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Roe McDermott

Roe McDermott
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
8/10 No Score Yet 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
58% 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 97% The Death of Stalin (2017) 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 91% 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 84% Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami (2017) 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 49% 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
41% 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 92% 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 71% 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 38% 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 31% 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 54% 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
100% The Drummer and the Keeper (2017) This warm, thoughtful and insightful film marks Kelly as one to watch.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
75% Una (2017) Despite a distracting British accent, [actress Rooney] Mara is stunning; brilliantly broken but trying to force her pieces back together.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
83% Detroit (2017) Bigelow's desire to highlight this still-too-relevant tale of police brutality and racism is admirable; however, there's a difference between commenting on horrific violence and merely shoving it under a spotlight. ‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
90% A Ghost Story (2017) A simultaneously tragic and comic exploration of the people, places and loves that we hold on to.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2017
42% Song to Song (2017) [Terrance Malick] prefers to create a visual representation of love, which is fine in theory and juvenile in execution.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2017
77% Final Portrait (2018) The seemingly infinite, repetitive nature of their interactions become surreal, hilarious and exasperating, though [Stanley] Tucci imbues them with a genuine affection for the artistic process.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2017
4/5 100% The Farthest (2017) For anyone who ever doubted that technology could contain philosophy, that physics could be metaphorical poetry, that science is the closest force to magic that we will ever know: watch The Farthest. ‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2017
93% Baby Driver (2017) For the film, the ringing sound is an alarm: once the music stops, beware. The soul of Baby Driver dies with it.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2017
3/5 90% Land of Mine (Under Sandet) (2017) [Land of Mine] poses wrenching emotional questions, and shows how the battles of war rage on long after a victor has been declared.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
98% The Big Sick (2017) The Big Sick is messy and complex in a fantastic way, exuding a deeply-felt empathy for all its charming characters.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) Spidey Senses are set to snooze.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
69% Pilgrimage (2017) Sadly, the complexity posed by this premise and setting is not realised in Pilgrimage's execution, which sacrifices subtlety and development in favour of relentless graphic violence.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2017
3/5 54% 47 Meters Down (2017) Clever, claustrophobic premise elevates mediocre shark thriller.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2017
100% Sanctuary (2016) The film's representation and casting choices aren't the only way in which Sanctuary is groundbreaking.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2017
100% Twice Shy (2016) Warm, emotional and never didactic, Twice Shy is a beautiful film that urges us all to do better, for each other.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2017
81% Risk (2017) Entirely valid questions about Julian Assange are ultimately overshadowed by the director's conflict of interest and lack of transparency. Disappointing.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
78% The Beguiled (2017) This aloof period drama just doesn't let its crisp white petticoats get sullied enough.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
33% Halal Daddy (2017) Well-intentioned but disappointing in its predictability.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2017
17% The House (2017) Unforunately, the relatable dynamics of struggling middle American families soon become lost amid absurd set-pieces.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2017
73% Gifted (2017) Though featuring great performances and an undeniable warmth, Gifted's best moments are overshadowed by its cynically tear-jerking formula.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2017
100% Cardboard Gangsters (2017) O'Connor thrusts the viewer into not just the action, but also its severe ramifications.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
87% Whitney: Can I Be Me (2017) Broomfield settles for easy answers. But there are occasional glimmers of devastating insight.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
3/5 73% Berlin Syndrome (2017) Shortland excels at building not just fear, but a messier, queasier blend of eroticism, gender horror and political unease.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2017
95% The Red Turtle (La tortue rouge) (2017) There's something essential, meditative and soul-soothingly simple about The Red Turtle.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2017
97% After the Storm (Umi yori mo mada fukaku) (2017) The director skips explosive climaxes for a quiet -- though satisfying -- emotional resolution; the result of a drama designed to slowly simmer.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
98% My Life as a Zucchini (Ma vie de courgette) (2017) The emotional heft of the story doesn't detract from the charm of the protagonists, with the film's humour and joy jumping off the screen, as oversized and unmissable as the characters' adorable faces.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
92% Wonder Woman (2017) Wonder Woman is glorious.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted May 31, 2017
37% Snatched (2017) Linda's uptight nature leaves no room for Hawn's adorable silliness to shine, and she often looks like she wants to be elsewhere. I don't blame her.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted May 31, 2017
84% I Am Not Madame Bovary (2016) As the second half of the film essentially repeats the action, only years later, the film's pace becomes sluggish, and its impact rapidly deflates. The artful charm of Feng's stylistic choices also begin to feel limiting.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017