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Roe McDermott
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 100% The Image You Missed (2018) An intriguing generational bridge.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
4/5 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) Every time the action seems almost comically exotic and death-defying, McQuarrie ups the ante, often filming over Cruise's shoulder so we experience every thrill up close.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
94% First Reformed (2018) Masterful.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2018
4/5 58% Hotel Artemis (2018) The plot is light and inconsequential, but for a slice of steampunk noir-lite, it's great fun.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2018
64% Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) ...Sollima's film is dark and layered. It may not be as affecting as the original, but acts as a fascinating introduction to many other stories.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2018
3/5 39% Mary Shelley (2018) Combined with Mary's love of the gothic and macabre, a biopic of her life should be provocative and moving. So why does Haifaa Al-Mansour's film feel so staid and polite?‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2018
4.5/5 75% Dublin Oldschool (2018) Dublin Oldschool is consistently uproarious in its portrait of young Dubliners always looking for bants and raves, and the party-loving lads are what can only be described as a gas collection of characters.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
4/5 68% On Chesil Beach (2018) Set before the sexual revolution of the '60s, this drama about how repression and lack of communication play out in relationships is beautifully observed and strikingly prescient.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted May 29, 2018
71% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) Solo is entertaining but never compelling. Given the troubled production history, though, that still counts as a win.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted May 29, 2018
40% Anon (2018) Flat and confused sci-fi thriller is low on logic and, well, thrills.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
25% Breaking In (2018) Gabrielle Union excels in middling home invasion thriller.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
63% The Delinquent Season (2017) The Delinquent Season will undoubtedly inspire some interesting conversations about fidelity, masculinity, obsession and the mundane work of relationships. But next time, O'Rawe needs to fully explore what it is that makes cinema a different medium.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2018
94% Beast (2018) Nervy, wicked and intoxicating, Beast is a beaut.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2018
92% Love, Simon (2018) Love, Simon is sweet, relatable and funny. It's witty and accessible, and also conventional and very normal.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
95% A Quiet Place (2018) A Quiet Place is a truly original and unnerving horror. You'll want to scream - don't.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
3/5 100% Making the Grade (2017) Making The Grade is an undeniably pleasant overture, but slightly flat, and in need of a crescendo.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
5/5 100% Michael Inside (2017) Stunningly acted, never didactic and yet provoking endless important questions, Michael Inside is a searing portrait of a damaged system, and the boys we lose to it.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
99% Lady Bird (2017) Lady Bird, above all, wants to be part of something big. And now she is -- she's the sensational lead character in one of the most winning, witty and wise films of the year.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
89% I, Tonya (2018) Despite the heavy subject matter, I, Tonya overflows with an unexpectedly infectious and uproarious energy, manifested in jazzy, kinetic edits and inventive visual and narrative flourishes.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
83% Game Night (2018) This high-concept comedy could have been mediocrity embodied, but it excels in two ways. It sought out an R-rating, so the film noir-inspired action is surprisingly intense -- but the casting is also pitch-perfect, elevating the comedic punches.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
97% Black Panther (2018) A masterful, entertaining and brilliantly smart Marvel instalment, Black Panther is the superhero film we need right now. We may not deserve it.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
41% Den of Thieves (2018) Gudegest's failed character studies come at the expense of pacing, needlessly extending a potentially fun 90-minute flick into a bloated, self-regarding 140 -- extra time for the audience to notice the increasingly ludicrous plotholes.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
51% Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017) The bloated, unfocused and ludicrously U-turning script drags, and despite the lengthy running time, the story fails to give any character a satisfying arc.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
92% The Shape of Water (2017) Like the water of its title, the film is deep, mysterious, sparkling in some places and ominously murky in others; and containing wonders few can imagine.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
97% Coco (2017) Coco's creativity and joyfulness is always rooted in tradition, and Miguel's experience becomes a truly emotional coming-of-age story.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2018
56% The Commuter (2018) Diehard fans may enjoy seeing Neeson transform a guitar into, variously, a bludgeon, knife and battering ram in one violent sequence, but otherwise, there's little joy to be had.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2018
87% The Post (2018) Tom Hanks and Bob Odenkirk put in good performances as, respectively, The Washington Post's editor Ben Bradlee and reporter Ben Bagdikian, but the film belongs to Streep. The lessons, however, are ours to act on.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2018
4/5 92% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) As with all of McDonagh's work, Mildred's almost Biblical quest for justice is marked by a dark, blistering wit, and a humanity that belies all the deeply flawed characters, hidden under their irreverent humour and often violent interactions.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) Digressive rather than progressive, The Last Jedi fails to develop the new, exciting and complex characters we met in The Force Awakens.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
8/10 100% Condemned to Remember (2017) The call for empathy, social responsibility and resistance of bigotry feel incredibly prescient and important in this era of neo-Nazis, racism, xenophobia and Islamophobia.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
5/10 66% Breathe (2017) Serkis's movie addresses important issues such as disability and euthanasia, but the sentimental storytelling detracts from its power.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
3.5/5 54% Conor McGregor: Notorious (2017) Eschewing interviews and talking heads for a fly-on-the-wall approach, Fitzgerald submerges the viewer in McGregor's ambition.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
57% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) The screenplay simply isn't funny -- nor is it suspenseful enough to be dramatic. The tragedy at the centre of the mystery is rehashed too quickly to emotionally resonate, robbing the plot of its impact.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
6/10 89% Marjorie Prime (2017) This sense of artifice highlights awkward contrivances and melodramatic plot developments. But Marjorie Prime still feels like an important addition to the canon of movies that grapple with intimacy and technology.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
7/10 96% The Death of Stalin (2018) This dark and absurdist comedy is hugely enjoyable; but when it comes to authoritarian regimes, some more tragedy might have felt more affecting.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2017
8/10 92% Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017) A perfect example of a down-and-dirty exploitation flick done well.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2017
6/10 92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) You'll watch, be lightly amused for two hours, and go back to forgetting that Thor exists.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
6/10 86% Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami (2018) For knowledgeable fans, it will provide welcome glimpses of Jones' personality and a great show. For others, it may feel like a disappointing misfire that doesn't fully celebrate the wonder that is Amazing Grace.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
5/10 50% The Glass Castle (2017) This retelling ultimately undermines Wall's tale about overcoming the psychic wounds of the past. It needed to dive into deeper waters, to capture the story of a girl who spent her life desperately flailing just to stay afloat.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
40% The Mountain Between Us (2017) For a tale of two characters connecting while facing their mortality, Chris Weitz's screenplay simply has no depth.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
5/5 87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) With Blade Runner 2049, Villeneuve hasn't just outdone himself. He has outdone most directors working today.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
8/10 95% It's Not Yet Dark (2017) With Colin Farrell's narration adapted from the director's memoir, Frankie Fenton's documentary is powerful stuff.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
4/5 80% The Party (2018) Sally Potter's film combines the old-fashioned charm of theatrical drawing room comedy with the biting wit of a modern social satire.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
6/10 72% The Ritual (2017) The exploration of toxic masculinity - combined with the unique visual style - make The Ritual interesting even as it stumbles, marking Bruckner out as one to watch.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
3/5 39% Brimstone (2017) The excessive gendered violence and drudgingly long run-time of Brimstone deflate the power of what could have been an effectively nasty thriller.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2017
2/5 33% Home Again (2017) The mundane, superficial and hyper-privileged non-conflicts of the plot even dampen Reese Witherspoon's usually irrepressible charm.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2017
4/5 100% Daphne (2017) Mackie Burns perfectly evokes this isolation in his portrayal of London, watching closely as people interact in workplaces, bars and bedrooms across the impersonal city.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2017
3.5/5 55% The Lego Ninjago Movie (2017) The result is still fun and colourful, but lacking some Master Builder magic.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2017
100% The Work (2017) An unprecedented examination of toxic masculinity, Jairus McLeary's remarkable documentary chronicles a four-day programme of intensive group therapy for men. But not just any men.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
82% Patti Cake$ (2017) The cast is impeccable, with their music alternately fun and emotional. Patti Cake$ is a winner -- and Danielle Macdonald deserves to be a star.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017