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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
91% Widows (2018) McQueen's usual cinematic artistry is also missing, leading to a more generic looking film than expected, but the pulp factor is just right.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
82% Juliet, Naked (2018) Overall, Juliet, Naked is light, charming and filled with characters you want to spend more time with.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
2.5/5 32% The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018) With few jokes and one-dimensional characters, The Nutcracker remains a tin soldier - pretty, empty, echoing, and indistinguishable from its peers.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
93% Wildlife (2018) Carey Mulligan is mesmerizing in poetic portrait of unraveling family.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
4.5/5 64% Good Favour (2017) A unique and wonderfully unnerving beast that is ripe for interpretation.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
63% Peterloo (2019) Peterloo is a vital story about the powerless and the powerful, and we understand it due to Leighıs approach - but it could have been much more impactful had we understood the characters, too.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
2.5/5 41% Touch Me Not (2018) Touch Me Not proves that you can reveal a lot of the body while revealing very little of the self.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2018
4/5 79% Halloween (2018) A tremendously fun frightfest.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2018
100% Katie (2018) Accomplished doc provides insight into Ireland's most incredible - and private - athlete.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
3/5 85% The Gospel According to AndrĂ© (2018) This gospel may be joyous and uplifting, but it could have used more depth and soul.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
4/5 90% A Star Is Born (2018) But there's undeniable passion, talent and naked humanity onscreen, and for much of its run-time, A Star Is Born is impressively rapturous and romantic.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
92% Mandy (2018) It's ludicrous, excessive and scuzzy. It rocks.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2018
73% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) After an hour, you'll forget Motown and instead be plagued by the taunts of a classic rock song: "You can check out any time you like / But you can never leave!"‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2018
4/5 100% Rosie (2018) Though never particularly cinematic, the experience is immersive, exhausting and breathtakingly empathetic, with Cathal Watters' intimate cinematography and the tragic soundtrack from Stephen Rennicks adding to the emotion.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
4/5 No Score Yet Losing Alaska (2018) Losing Alaska highlights the very real and encroaching danger of climate change, and its layered impacts. Alarming and engaging viewing.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
No Score Yet The Meeting (2018) In The Meeting, Ailbhe Griffith recreates her mediated encounter with the man who sexually assaulted her, as she sought restorative justice. The result is one of the year's most powerful films.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
92% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) A culturally complex, swoon-worthy rom-com.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
88% American Animals (2018) But as the men learn, violent crime isn't fun, or glamorous - it's terrifying and anxiety-laden and ultimately, doomed. But my god, is it fun to watch.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
88% I, Dolours (2018) Complex, deeply uncomfortable and endlessly compelling, this is a film about history seen from the perspective of a fascinating woman.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
3/5 77% The King (2018) Jarecki's road-trip never reaches answers or a destination, but it's a curiously diverting ride.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
3/5 76% Black '47 (2018) Daly made a bold choice by approaching Black 47 as a genre film. It just mightn't be the choice to do full justice to the theme.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
70% The Children Act (2018) The Children Act can feel sluggish and melodramatic, weighed down with the use of superfluous flashbacks, letter-reading voice-overs, and the repeated use of stodgy Bach passages. Intelligent, but airless.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
95% BlacKkKlansman (2018) Spike Lee brings humor and a hard-hitting message to bizarre true story about the KKK.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
100% Older Than Ireland (2016) As the comforting stillness of the camera lends an intimately observant feel to the film, Older Than Ireland acts as an organically flowing oral history of Ireland.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
51% Equalizer 2 (2018) ... if anyone can make meaningless look meaningful, it's Denzel. That's a big energy.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2018
3/5 58% Unfriended: Dark Web (2018) But when you've forgotten the hacky script, silly plotting and paper-thin characterisations, an uneasy sense of dread may well linger, causing you to adjust your privacy settings and cover up that webcam.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2018
2/5 17% The Darkest Minds (2018) Dystopian young adult film fails to connect despite its relevant theme of youth resistance.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2018
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
93% First Reformed (2018) Masterful.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2018
4/5 57% 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
63% 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 40% 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
70% 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
39% Anon (2018) Flat and confused sci-fi thriller is low on logic and, well, thrills.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
26% Breaking In (2018) Gabrielle Union excels in middling home invasion thriller.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
70% The Delinquent Season (2018) 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
84% 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
52% 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