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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 88% Asterix and Obelix: Mansion of the Gods (Astérix: Le domaine des dieux) "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 86% Blinky Bill The Movie "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 69% David Brent: Life on the Road "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) "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 "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 "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) "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
4/5 100% 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 91% Graduation (Bacalaureat) "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
4/5 100% Fire at Sea (Fuocoammare) "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
4/5 100% Long Way North (Tout en haut du monde) "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 47% 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 90% 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 "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 11% 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
4/5 100% Notes on Blindness "Befitting Hull's original project, Notes on Blindness is achingly, poignantly human. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Aug 9, 2016
4/5 100% The Hard Stop "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 "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
3/5 81% Chevalier (2016) "Cinematographer Christos Karamanis boxes in the madness with disciplined framing. It is, perhaps entirely the point, that the film's shenanigans leave one yearning for the same sense of order to be imposed elsewhere. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Aug 9, 2016
4/5 88% Sweet Bean (An) (2016) "Sweet Bean's gentle, quiet drama shares DNA with the work of Kawase's compatriot, Hirokazu Koreeda. Sweet by name, sweet by nature. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Aug 9, 2016
4/5 88% Sid and Nancy (1986) "The great DOP Roger Deakins works hard to make cramped, dank interiors look cinematic. Cox's humour, meanwhile, compensates for the grim subject matter. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Aug 9, 2016
2/5 16% Gods Of Egypt (2016) "ny picture featuring Geoffrey Rush channelling King Lear as the patriarch god Ra while flying about in a spaceship can't be all bad. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Aug 8, 2016
3/5 87% Suburra "A sprawl of beautifully cast characters -- a weasly pimp (Germano) here, a junkie moll (Scarano) there -- and their many intersections are deftly juggled, thanks to Patrizio Morane's darting cuts. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Aug 8, 2016
2/5 58% Me Before You (2016) "Me Before You has no interest in the realities of life with disability; it is, rather, yet another variant on a threadbare formula. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Aug 8, 2016
3/5 91% The Nice Guys (2016) "Too often, The Nice Guys feels like the Funniest Film of 1994. There are worse things. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Aug 8, 2016
2/5 22% Ma ma (2016) "What is this telenovela doing in a cinema? " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Aug 8, 2016
3/5 35% Up for Love (Un homme à la hauteur) "Making terrific use of M Dujardin's prankster appeal, Up For Love doesn't care for accurate proportions when there's a short gag to be had at its leading man's expense. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Aug 8, 2016
2/5 48% X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) "Time for X to take some zzzz, perhaps. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Aug 8, 2016
4/5 93% Troublemakers: The Story of Land Art (2016) "The terra incognita beneath the installations ensure much of what we see is a revelation. Despite the short running time, there's much to see here. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Aug 8, 2016
2/5 45% The Wild Life (2016) "Save a final swashbuckling sequence in which Crusoe and chums fend off pirates, there's nothing to match, say, that spooky moment when the hero finds footprints in the sand. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Aug 8, 2016
2/5 17% Golden Years "John Miller's good-natured picture makes a noble stab at yoking real-world social problems to capering. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Aug 8, 2016
4/5 72% Louder Than Bombs (2016) "An ambitiously thorough yet quiet exploration of familial dysfunction. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Aug 8, 2016
3/5 96% Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures (2016) "Despite some moving contributions from family members, particularly Mapplethorpe's younger brother Edward, the film never really gets anywhere near its subject. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Aug 8, 2016
4/5 81% The Brand New Testament "It ought to be too daft and random for its own good, but Brand New Testament is a book we can believe in. Hallelujah. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Aug 8, 2016
3/5 89% Dheepan (2016) "Engaging enough for the duration but muddled and ill-conceived. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Aug 8, 2016
2/5 65% Nasty Baby (2015) "Nasty indeed. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Aug 8, 2016
5/5 96% Ran (1985) " One can never be short of things to look at while Kurasawa's Ran is in the world. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Aug 8, 2016
4/5 87% The Club (El Club) (2016) "Prepare for feel-bad cinema. Larraín skilfully manipulates the viewer to feel sympathy for the priests and revulsion for their victim. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Aug 8, 2016
3/5 74% Disorder (Maryland) (2016) "This is very much a Matthias Schoenaerts picture. Having been hopelessly miscast in a series of rather poor English language pictures, Disorder's soulful brute allows him to revisit the brooding and hulking of Bullhead and Rust and Bone. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Aug 8, 2016
5/5 100% Court (2015) "Just when you imagined that the courtroom drama had no particular place left to go, along comes Chaitanya Tamhane's fiendishly clever debut feature. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Aug 8, 2016
5/5 96% Marguerite (2016) "Marguerite's unspeakable voice is counterpointed by cinematographer Glynn Speeckaert's exquisitely composed tableaux. And the denouement yields more than one surprise. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Aug 8, 2016
3/5 75% The Commune (Kollektivet) "If the characters on screen aren't too bothered, then what hope for the viewer? " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Jul 31, 2016
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