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Tara Brady
Tara Brady's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Irish Times

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 17% Underworld: Blood Wars (2017) Over the years, the Underworld franchise has steadily evolved into the Attack of the Sexy Halloween Costumes. ‐ Irish Times
Posted Jan 17, 2017
96% The Social Network (2010) Fincher does, at least, make decent entertainment out of such inherently unprepossessing subjects as computer use and legal hearings. ‐ Hot Press
Posted Jan 13, 2017
68% Leaving (Partir) (2010) A heady, pertinent cocktail of love, mid-life crisis, and domestic abuse among the bourgeoisie, Catherine Corsini's classy, cerebral soap can feel a little schematic. Happily, KST is on hand with thespian superpowers to save the day. ‐ Hot Press
Posted Jan 13, 2017
4/5 96% Manchester by the Sea (2016) In Manchester by the Sea, men are soulful and women are shallow, a gender gap that wounds this otherwise compelling drama. ‐ Irish Times
Posted Jan 12, 2017
5/5 96% Boyz n the Hood (1991) The dialogue is hilarious, loaded, questioning. ‐ Irish Times
Posted Jan 10, 2017
5/5 86% Donnie Darko (2001) Donnie Darko rightly made a star of Gyllenhaal. ‐ Irish Times
Posted Jan 10, 2017
4/5 95% Endless Poetry (Poesía Sin Fin) (2016) We are not worthy of Jodorowsky: we never have been. ‐ Irish Times
Posted Jan 10, 2017
4/5 88% United States of Love (Estados Unidos de Amor) (2016) It's a magnificent achievement, but it's seldom pleasant to behold. ‐ Irish Times
Posted Jan 1, 2017
3/5 100% The Black Hen (Kalo Pothi) (2015) With a nod to Robert Flaherty's ethnographs, director Min Bahadur Bham conveys a sense of centuries of unchanged, pre-industrial living, suddenly encroached by modernity. ‐ Irish Times
Posted Jan 1, 2017
3/5 80% Strange Occurrences in a Small Irish Village (2016) Engaging but not entirely satisfying. ‐ Irish Times
Posted Jan 1, 2017
4/5 86% The Idol (Ya Tayr El Tayer) (2016) Ehab Assal's mesmerisingly restless camera and a gaggle of spirited performances ensure there's never dull moment before the final bow. ‐ Irish Times
Posted Jan 1, 2017
4/5 91% Jim: The James Foley Story (2016) [Jim] tries not to dwell on the end, insisting instead that we get to know its tragic subject. ‐ Irish Times
Posted Dec 31, 2016
5/5 93% Life, Animated (2016) Editor David Teague skilfully places original animated inserts and favourite movie scenes to allow us a brief glimpse into Owen's wonderful Disneyfied psyche. ‐ Irish Times
Posted Dec 30, 2016
5/5 87% A Monster Calls (2017) In a world where even supposedly highbrow drama condescends to adult audiences, A Monster Calls refuses to patronise any age. ‐ Irish Times
Posted Dec 29, 2016
4/5 82% Captain Fantastic (2016) Fantastic, indeed. ‐ Irish Times
Posted Dec 28, 2016
2/5 36% Blair Witch (2016) The multiple camera angles ensure that just as dread surges -- the waiting was always the hardest part in The Blair Witch Project -- we cut away to something less nerve-wrecking. ‐ Irish Times
Posted Dec 28, 2016
3/5 69% The Infiltrator (2016) Despite the viewer knowing (largely) where the film is headed, The Lincoln Lawyer director Brad Furman squeezes plenty of white-knuckle tension from the details. ‐ Irish Times
Posted Dec 28, 2016
3/5 60% The Land of the Enlightened (2016) It's remarkable that the film was made at all. If only it had been made a little better. ‐ Irish Times
Posted Dec 28, 2016
3/5 64% Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) On paper, it might be just another damp Young Adult squib. In execution, it's a lovely, fun thing. ‐ Irish Times
Posted Dec 27, 2016
3/5 98% Almost Holy (Crocodile Gennadiy) (2016) Steve Hoover's film makes for a sympathetic,yet quietly critical portrait. John Pope's dark lensing and Atticus Ross's score add to the sense of unease and intrigue. ‐ Irish Times
Posted Dec 27, 2016
3/5 89% A United Kingdom (2017) Asante's handsome, glossy account of the Williams-Khama alliance, masks a great deal of ugliness. ‐ Irish Times
Posted Dec 27, 2016
4/5 95% After Love (L'économie du couple) (2016) The film belongs to Bejo, who, fresh from a similarly wounded performance in Asghar Farhadi's The Past, brings texture to her character's seemingly endless exasperation. ‐ Irish Times
Posted Dec 27, 2016
3/5 75% Trolls (2016) Kendrick and Timberlake bring snappy comic timing, even when the dialogue could be wittier. Co-director Walt Dohrn steals the picture as a high-fiving cloud-bro. ‐ Irish Times
Posted Dec 27, 2016
3/5 86% The Surprise (De Surprise) (2015) Almost certainly the best euthanasia rom-com of 2016. ‐ Irish Times
Posted Dec 27, 2016
3/5 96% The Fencer (Miekkailija) (2015) The historical context does add a unique texture to the familiar trajectory of Anna Heinamaa's sturdy screenplay, as does Tuomo Hutri's wintry photography. ‐ Irish Times
Posted Dec 27, 2016
4/5 76% The Lovers And The Despot (2016) [A] fascinating historical documentary. ‐ Irish Times
Posted Dec 27, 2016
3/5 78% The First Monday in May (2016) Maddeningly unfocused. ‐ Irish Times
Posted Dec 27, 2016
4/5 77% Into The Forest (2016) Ellen Page and Evan Rachel Wood are as impressively understated as the direction. ‐ Irish Times
Posted Dec 27, 2016
4/5 97% Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) Sweeping tableaux, a wonderful voice cast and adventure that feels genuinely folkloric make this a film that definitely deserves to be taken out of cellophane. ‐ Irish Times
Posted Dec 27, 2016
3/5 89% Blood Father (2016) Blood Father boasts enough momentum and lively banter to compensate for any generic leanings. Robert Gantz' scorched cinematography keeps the heat on, even during quieter moments. ‐ Irish Times
Posted Dec 27, 2016
5/5 93% The Eagle Huntress (2016) DOP Simon Niblett's camera seems to fly over the steppe as dozens of eagle hunters gather for the national championship where this well-loved daughter and classic sports underdog must prove herself in a stirring contest. ‐ Irish Times
Posted Dec 27, 2016
3/5 23% American Pastoral (2016) It's far from perfect, but it's not a bad stab at tricky material. ‐ Irish Times
Posted Dec 27, 2016
4/5 82% Indignation (2016) A compelling drama. ‐ Irish Times
Posted Dec 27, 2016
3/5 93% The Innocents (Les innocentes) (2016) Every drama and conflict is quickly, near magically, resolved. ‐ Irish Times
Posted Dec 27, 2016
3/5 87% Leap! (Ballerina) (2017) The voice cast, too, are exceptional, enlivening dialogue that frequently sounds as though it has lost a little something in translation. If only the plot was worthy of their efforts. ‐ Irish Times
Posted Dec 27, 2016
2/5 33% Monster Trucks (2017) With low, low expectations in mind, the film is not utterly atrocious. ‐ Irish Times
Posted Dec 27, 2016
4/5 97% Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) Sweeping cinematography (by Lachlan Milne) and playful editing (by Luke Haigh, Tom Eagles and Yana Gorskaya) make the adventure all the more majestical. ‐ Irish Times
Posted Dec 27, 2016
4/5 No Score Yet The Great Wall (2016) Technically accomplished and so beautiful to look at. ‐ Irish Times
Posted Dec 19, 2016
4/5 83% Eden (2015) Eden, despite its celebrity cameos, never loses sight of French Touch's handmade garage origins. ‐ Irish Times
Posted Dec 13, 2016
3/5 93% I Am Not a Serial Killer (2016) A sour, wicked film that neither looks nor feels like the rest of the busy sub-genre. ‐ Irish Times
Posted Dec 10, 2016
3/5 72% The Birth of a Nation (2016) This is a square, conventional portrait, not befitting of a revolution or a revolutionary. ‐ Irish Times
Posted Dec 9, 2016
3/5 91% Southside With You (2016) The duo make for good company but the courtship can only just sustain the weight of history. ‐ Irish Times
Posted Dec 5, 2016
2/5 25% Ben-Hur (2016) Somehow, Ben-Hur 2016 feels longer and duller than its predecessor. ‐ Irish Times
Posted Dec 5, 2016
3/5 78% The Shallows (2016) [A] reasonably entertaining, imprudently daft aquatic thriller. ‐ Irish Times
Posted Dec 5, 2016
5/5 95% The Edge of Seventeen (2016) Hormonal strife is seldom this joyous, and the tremendous verbal sparring between Steinfeld and Harrelson brings a modern, post-ironic gloss to the rat-a-tat delivery of Golden Age Hollywood comedy. ‐ Irish Times
Posted Dec 4, 2016
4/5 No Score Yet South (2017) The musical theme and lovely handmade feel would mark this low-key, indie charmer as This Year's Once, except that Gerard Walsh's minimalist drama is composed of even smaller dramatic arcs and movements. ‐ Irish Times
Posted Dec 2, 2016
5/5 95% Paterson (2016) Paterson quietly contemplates the creative process and the beauty of everyday things through the unlikely personage of a Star Wars villain. Who knew Driver could be so mesmerisingly motionless? ‐ Irish Times
Posted Dec 2, 2016
3/5 23% Bad Santa 2 (2016) The thrill of novelty and oddness... may be gone but Billy Bob's reaction shots remain a Christmas miracle, Tony Cox snarls with aplomb and Bates hasn't been so much fun since Adam Sandler was tied to her apron-strings in The Waterboy. ‐ Irish Times
Posted Dec 2, 2016
4/5 96% Train to Busan (Bu-san-haeng) (2016) As with Romero's still-peerless original, Train to Busan infects its zombie DNA with a keen social and political awareness. ‐ Irish Times
Posted Dec 2, 2016
4/5 97% Your Name (Kimi No Na Wa.) (2016) Nobody does star-crossed puppy love like Shinkai. ‐ Irish Times
Posted Dec 2, 2016