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Tara Brady

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 20% Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (2017) Now, with a new cast in place, and tweaks to allow such mod-cons as social media, the wheels have come off entirely.‐ Irish Times
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4/5 93% The Other Side of Hope (Toivon tuolla puolen) (2017) The urgent subject matter lends weight to a lovely-looking, slow-cooked confection. ‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2017
4/5 90% Frantz (2017) A splendid cast work through the complications and stages of grief to provide a scathingly anti-nationalist warning from history. ‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2017
3/5 96% Manhattan (1979) A pretty and problematic picture that leaves a sour taste in the mouth.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2017
4/5 100% Jawbone (2017) This is the small-time, replete with unforgiving glare and hostile punters. ‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2017
3/5 93% Citizen Jane: Battle for the City (2017) A timely warning against big-block buildings with empty ground-floor shop units, nonetheless.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2017
3/5 30% A Dog's Purpose (2017) A welcome, woofy warning against human speciesism.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2017
2/5 77% Without Name (2016) When genre fans say "beware the 15A horror film", they're not talking about the scare quotient, but they could be talking about this film.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2017
3/5 50% The Promise (2017) As one might expect, the horrors and the normalisation of same are deftly handled, even when the dialogue is overloaded with historical and political details.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2017
3/5 75% Suntan (2017) See it, from between your fingers. But only if you're not in the throes of a midlife crisis.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2017
5/5 97% Daughters of the Dust (1991) Dash drew on her own family history to fashion Daughters of the Dust and throughout, there's an unshakable sense that the viewer is being called to bear witness. Heed the call.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2017
3/5 76% Ballerina (2016) 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
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2017
4/5 96% After the Storm (Umi yori mo mada fukaku) (2017) As ever, the director has fashioned a lovely, appealing, lightly comic film that exists somewhere between late Ozu and early Spielberg.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2017
1/5 19% Baywatch (2017) Here is a film so poor, so half-arsed, and so contemptuous of its audience, that it screws up one of the great, (previously) infallible tropes of contemporary cinema: the David Hasslehoff cameo.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2017
3/5 67% Bushwick (2017) Fast, chaotic, and slightly out of step with contemporary Trumpian politics, the second feature from Cary Murnion and Jonathan Milott, brings little innovation to the civil apocalypse sub-genre, but it plays the beats cheerfully and effectively.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2017
3/5 88% Closeness (Tesnota) (2017) [Its] rawness, like the film's mesmerizingly grimy locales, has its own peculiar, aggressive charm.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2017
4/5 83% Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts (2017) Marlina the Murderer is one of the most ravishingly beautiful films at Cannes.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2017
2/5 29% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) There are lame, crude jokes about bottoms and horologists. There is $230 million of CG effects that never look like anything more than pixels. And then there's Depp's panto drunkenness.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2017
2/5 11% Spark: A Space Tail (2017) Crappy internationally co-produced animation, ahoy.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2017
5/5 97% The Road (La Strada) (1954) It holds its own, more than six decades on. If Giulietta Masina and Anthony Quinn's tragic two-step doesn't break your heart, then Nino Rota's score will.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2017
4/5 80% Colossal (2017) A dazzlingly original fantasy conceit, worked to perfection.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2017
4/5 100% Inversion (Varoonegi) (2017) Sahar Dowlatshahi, an actor who can emote with just gaze and eyebrows, beautifully complements [writer-director Behnam Behzad's] nuanced approach.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2017
4/5 94% Good Time (2017) The film received a six-minute standing ovation at Cannes. We concur. ‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
4/5 100% Harmonium (Fuchi ni tatsu) (2017) The softness and straightness of the performances obscure the monstrous melodrama underneath.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted May 16, 2017
3/5 100% School Life (2017) In Loco Parentis remains a lovely, likeable picture, but one that, ironically, might have benefitted from some old-school discipline.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
5/5 92% Lady Macbeth (2017) If there's a chillier Lady Macbeth than Florence Pugh's callous, scheming madam then we'll pass on the resultant heating bill.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2017
3/5 92% A Quiet Passion (2017) Davies works Dickinson's poetry into the script, resulting in violently bipolar shifts in mood and overly mannered dialogue. The writing is here, but the author is much harder to pinpoint.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2017
4/5 75% The Eyes of My Mother (2016) The running time - or lack thereof - is a problem, but this otherwise perfectly ghoulish exercise marks Nicolas Pesce and his crew as talents to keep track of.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2017
5/5 97% Aquarius (2016) This clever, nuanced drama doubles as a political allegory concerning Brazilian corruption. But it would matter, regardless. A dawning, as the similarly-titled song has it. ‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2017
4/5 88% The Lost City of Z (2017) They don't make them like this any more.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2017
3/5 44% Sweet Dreams (Fai bei sogni) (2016) As a high-end soap, Sweet Dreams works very nicely. The film flows down the gullet without much irritation.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2017
3/5 67% Life (2017) The recycled plot is very much at odds with Seamus McGarvey's knockout floating cinematography, Nigel Phelps' multi-dimensional space station designs, and (Safe House) director Daniel Espinosa's aptitude for white-knuckle runarounds.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2017
2/5 37% Smurfs: The Lost Village (2017) There's little here for accompanying parents or older siblings. And the film never does figure out what the smurfing point of Smurfette is.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2017
5/5 100% Angst Essen Seele auf (Ali: Fear Eats the Soul) (1974) It even manages something like a happy ending without sugar-coating the still poignantly relevant themes.Timely and heartbreaking, some 43 years after its debut.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2017
5/5 95% One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) The sexual politics have dated, yet conversely, Cuckoo's overlap with Michel Foucault's ideas on the construction and socio-political appropriation of madness remains potent and urgent.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2017
4/5 95% The Handmaiden (Ah-ga-ssi) (2016) The tricksy plot streamlines and improves the final messy section of the source novel, to tease and mislead even the most astute viewer.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet Ted Sieger's Molly Monster - Der Kinofilm (2017) Sweet and silly viewing for the littlest cinema patrons.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2017
4/5 85% The Transfiguration (2017) A lovely new addition to 2017's splendid gallery of superior art-horrors.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
3/5 53% The Belko Experiment (2017) Good, clean - well, not clean - generic fun from Wolf Creek director Greg McLean, bolstered by a solid ensemble cast and impressive bloodwork. ‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
4/5 87% Their Finest (2017) The production makes charming use of the no-budget film-within-the-film and of its talented, likeable ensemble.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
3/5 89% A Dark Song (2017) The two central performances, Cathal Watters' claustrophobic lensing and Anna Maria O'Flanagan's trippy cuts ensure there's quite enough black magic. ‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2017
5/5 98% I Am Not Your Negro (2017) An urgently needed slap-down for the history-blinkered who say "What about all lives?" when confronted with Black Lives Matter. ‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2017
4/5 100% The Age of Shadows (2016) It may not be the helmer's finest film, yet it darts nimbly and appealingly between its slickly delivered set-pieces.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2017
2/5 45% Ghost in the Shell (2017) Why, given that Sexy Fighting Robot Lady, has a Barbie body, does she bother with underpants and clothes in some scenes but not in others? Do Donald Duck rules apply? ‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2017
4/5 87% Dancer (2016) Filmmaker Cantor has enough access to the titular hoofer's parents, grandmother and Royal Academy colleagues to unravel his mystery of his 'retirement' and to capture the precise moment when he falls back in love with dancing.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017
5/5 87% The Student ((M)uchenik) (2017) Vladislav Opelyants' fluid cinematography and Ekaterina Scheglova's carefully-constructed everyday production design help emphasis the insidiousness of the titular antihero's brand of evil.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017
2/5 27% Fist Fight (2017) Here is a film that continually squanders its cast and your time.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017
3/5 73% Catfight (2017) By the time Catfight recycles its punchline for the third time, the power has gone out of its punch. But we'll never say no to a one-joke movie as long as it's a good joke.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017
4/5 100% Uncertain (2017) Where another filmmaker might have revelled in Uncertain's poverty and crime statistics, these directors find the sweetness in the saltiest of subjects and majesty in infested waters.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017
4/5 97% The Salesman (Forushande) (2017) It is drier than either of these predecessors... But this remains the work of a singular storyteller who conducts actors and coaxes narrative arcs as well as any living director.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017