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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 97%

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
5/5 79%

I, Olga Hepnarová (Já, Olga Hepnarová) (2016)

"Echoing the ethical complexity of Krzysztof Kieslowski's A Short Film About Killing, Weinreb and Kazda offer no easy conclusions, only cruel, confusing realities." ‐Irish Times
Posted Dec 2, 2016
4/5 79%

Magnus (2016)

"Unexpectedly swashbuckling viewing." ‐Irish Times
Posted Dec 2, 2016
4/5 85%

Sully (2016)

"Eastwood is not a showy filmmaker and almost everyone on the planet will know the movie's outcome. That makes it all the more remarkable that there are plenty of white-knuckle moments." ‐Irish Times
Posted Dec 2, 2016
4/5 70%

Bleed For This (2016)

"There is... something intriguing in Younger and Teller's understanding of the film's hero. An all-round addict who frequents sleazy strip clubs and gambling dens, Vinny's rage against impossible odds is both admirable and utterly crazed. " ‐Irish Times
Posted Dec 2, 2016
4/5 72%

Nocturnal Animals (2016)

"The scalpel-steel chill that left some of A Single Man's critics cold works with, rather than against, the material." ‐Irish Times
Posted Nov 6, 2016
4/5 79%

You've Been Trumped Too (2016)

"There's nothing as condemnatory in this stirring documentary as the Donald himself. " ‐Irish Times
Posted Nov 4, 2016
3/5 91%

Doctor Strange (2016)

"Nimble dialogue and a constellation of capable - if mostly whitewashed - stars ensure this is a rather livelier creation than this year's Captain America: Civil War." ‐Irish Times
Posted Oct 25, 2016
2/5 82%

Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016)

"All attempts to make the film look like it was made shortly before The Exorcist - the non-period period clothing, the 1960s Universal logo - play as kitsch, not clever." ‐Irish Times
Posted Oct 21, 2016
4/5 92%

Queen of Katwe (2016)

"It's a fantastic, feelgood story; one that neatly conforms to the beats of a classic sporting underdog movie: think Rocky and the Rooks or The Bad News Bears with Bishops. " ‐Irish Times
Posted Oct 21, 2016
3/5 84%

Kate Plays Christine (2016)

"This meta-doc is sorely and maddeningly lacking testimonies from those who were close to Chubbuck." ‐Irish Times
Posted Oct 14, 2016
3/5 63%

Storks (2016)

"We expected better from the studio that gave us The Lego Movie. " ‐Irish Times
Posted Oct 14, 2016
1/5 63%

War on Everyone (2016)

"If you thought the era of woefully misconceived attempts at aping Pulp Fiction was mercifully over, then best duck and cover." ‐Irish Times
Posted Oct 6, 2016
4/5 90%

The Clan (El Clan) (2016)

"The familiar beats of the crime saga ... are all present and correct. But the dark political and societal subtext makes for a new, discombobulating sensation." ‐Irish Times
Posted Sep 23, 2016
4/5 98%

Little Men (2016)

"This understated drama thumbs its nose at the business of gentrification with delicately calculated movements." ‐Irish Times
Posted Sep 23, 2016
4/5 83%

The Girl With All the Gifts (2016)

"Colm McCarthy fashions a terrifying alt-future from confined spaces and group dynamics where another film-maker might have lazily summoned a CGI vista." ‐Irish Times
Posted Sep 23, 2016
4/5 65%

Anthropoid (2016)

"This smart, grown-up drama is one of those films that seems happier to start a conversation, rather than having the last word." ‐Irish Times
Posted Sep 12, 2016
3/5 83%

Sausage Party (2016)

"About 20 per cent less anarchy. 30 per cent more jokes, and 40 per cent more story would have made for better viewing." ‐Irish Times
Posted Sep 1, 2016
3/5 59%

Bad Moms (2016)

"Mostly, Bad Moms is remarkably astute about the pressures and neuroses of modern parenting." ‐Irish Times
Posted Aug 29, 2016
3/5 59%

War Dogs (2016)

"There are moments when War Dogs approximates the effective politics-channelling comedy of The Big Short." ‐Irish Times
Posted Aug 25, 2016
4/5 78%

Asterix and Obelix: Mansion of the Gods (Astérix: Le domaine des dieux) (2014)

"The CG might be a little algorithmic but this new animated feature based on the much-loved Asterix adventure Mansion of the Gods is a marked improvement on the same franchise's live actioners starring Gérard Depardieu." ‐Irish Times
Posted Aug 22, 2016
4/5 95%

Tickled (2016)

"More meaningfully, Tickled offers an anatomy of intimidation that feels particularly relevant for our post-Gamergate times." ‐Irish Times
Posted Aug 22, 2016
3/5 73%

Blinky Bill The Movie (2016)

"Accompanying adults may notice that the plotting could be tighter and the animation could be more sophisticated, but at 87 minutes, Blinky at least knows when to say "Hooroo"." ‐Irish Times
Posted Aug 22, 2016
2/5 67%

David Brent: Life on the Road (2017)

"A double vinyl album and The David Brent Songbook is on the way. A fictional character's vanity project is still a vanity project. " ‐Irish Times
Posted Aug 17, 2016
3/5 100%

Ingrid Bergman in Her Own Words (Jag är Ingrid) (2015)

"It would have been nice to have examined more of Bergman's odd transatlantic career -- glimpses of an early screen test can only be described as ravishing -- but classic Hollywood buffs will be well-served, nonetheless." ‐Irish Times
Posted Aug 12, 2016
3/5 No Score Yet

Pericle (Pericle il nero) (2016)

"The mafia diaspora makes for interesting textures and Scamarcio's magnetism never wavers, but the smudged narrative simply doesn't work." ‐Irish Times
Posted Aug 11, 2016
3/5 22%

The Boss (2016)

"There's something irrepressible about McCarthy's shtick. Her foul-mouthed rants are always amusing, even when they're not quite laugh-out-loud funny." ‐Irish Times
Posted Aug 10, 2016
100%

Versus: The Life and Films of Ken Loach (2016)

"Talk about good timing. Having just scored the Palme d'Or at Cannes for I, Daniel Blake - he also won it in 2006 for The Wind that Shakes the Barley - Ken Loach receives the documentary treatment with this very fine overview of a chequered career." ‐Irish Times
Posted Aug 10, 2016
4/5 100%

Risk (2016)

"One couldn't claim Risk is an unqualified success but there are enough such highlights to compensate for the lack of cogency." ‐Irish Times
Posted Aug 10, 2016
3/5 61%

Journey To The Shore (Kishibe No Tabi) (2015)

"The cinematography by Akiko Ashizawa ensures that their vacation is always lovely to behold, but almost everything else about this odd, elliptical drama is frustrating." ‐Irish Times
Posted Aug 10, 2016
4/5 90%

The Red Turtle (La tortue rouge) (2017)

"Unlikely as it sounds, this strangely compelling allegory is punctuated by nerve-wrecking action scenes, as the survivors battle against elements and circumstance." ‐Irish Times
Posted Aug 10, 2016
4/5 93%

Graduation (Bacalaureat) (2016)

"This isn't as hard-hitting as Mungiu's other Cannes contenders, but the subtleties of quiet backslapping and knowing-a-guy turn out to be plenty dramatic." ‐Irish Times
Posted Aug 10, 2016
3/5 61%

Race (2016)

"Race is a classic underdog sports movie." ‐Irish Times
Posted Aug 9, 2016
4/5 92%

When Marnie Was There (2015)

"The quasi-Sapphic intensity of Anna and Marnie's relationship - recalling Ghost World or a benign Heavenly Creatures - is poetically and sensitively handled." ‐Irish Times
Posted Aug 9, 2016
4/5 83%

The Stanford Prison Experiment (2015)

"Crudup's Zimbardo shifts from ruthlessness to panic, but that shift isn't nearly as marked as what we observe among his subjects." ‐Irish Times
Posted Aug 9, 2016
4/5 93%

Fire at Sea (Fuocoammare) (2016)

"Rosi disguises the urgency of these unfolding horrors with a stately, procedural crawl. There is no political grandstanding or direct campaigning, but this is a call to arms from those left to ferry the corpses." ‐Irish Times
Posted Aug 9, 2016
4/5 97%

Long Way North (Tout en haut du monde) (2016)

"The characterisation is particularly strong: the goal-driven, hard-working, clever and brave Sasha ultimately wins over even the most hard-hearted of navvies." ‐Irish Times
Posted Aug 9, 2016
3/5 42%

The Girl King (2015)

"Malin Buska's pointedly manly performance as Kristina (a role that has been previously essayed by Greta Garbo and Liv Ullmann) -- all strides and swordplay -- is one of those heavily stylised turns that is either genius or folly." ‐Irish Times
Posted Aug 9, 2016
3/5 92%

Summertime (La Belle Saison) (2016)

"There are many things to recommend Catharine Corsini's erotically charged drama." ‐Irish Times
Posted Aug 9, 2016
2/5 19%

The Silent Storm (2014)

"Everything about The Silent Storm suggests a screenplay was written entirely IN CAPITAL LETTERS. No "r" goes unrolled, no piece of furniture is unpounded." ‐Irish Times
Posted Aug 9, 2016
1/5 13%

Ice Age: Collision Course (2016)

"So, here we are: five films in, and by the time we've finished with the introductions, there's hardly any time for a movie or jokes. Laugh? Not even once; not even close." ‐Irish Times
Posted Aug 9, 2016
4/5 92%

Notes on Blindness (2016)

"Befitting Hull's original project, Notes on Blindness is achingly, poignantly human." ‐Irish Times
Posted Aug 9, 2016
4/5 100%

The Hard Stop (2015)

"The Hard Stop doesn't spoon-feed its audience. The film prefers driving around Tottenham's Broadwater Farm with the two riled, but grief-stricken men listening to stories from their childhood and teens." ‐Irish Times
Posted Aug 9, 2016
4/5 88%

No Home Movie (2016)

"Long shots of barren landscapes and domestic nothingness are punctured, in true Akerman style, with momentary eruptions of pain, poignancy and, most of all, love." ‐Irish Times
Posted Aug 9, 2016
3/5 79%

Adult Life Skills (2016)

"Anna shares DNA with the men-children of the Apatow oeuvre and yet Adult Life Skills is a unique specimen." ‐Irish Times
Posted Aug 9, 2016
3/5 34%

Now You See Me 2 (2016)

"It's impossible to dislike NYSM2, a big blousy movie that is giddily in love with its own preposterousness. " ‐Irish Times
Posted Aug 9, 2016
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