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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
3/5 56% The Odyssey (L'odyssée) (2016) Jérôme Salle's big-budget biopic L'Odyssée is at its best when recreating Cousteau's oceanic adventures.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2017
4/5 70% Napping Princess (Hirune-hime: Shiranai watashi no monogatari) (2017) It takes a special, innovative, spectacular kind of film to simultaneously invite comparisons with Sailor Moon, The Wizard of Oz, and Primer.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2017
4/5 77% An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power (2017) Whether one agrees with Gore's assessment -- that businesses, local government and individuals can work towards the emission targets set in Paris regardless -- there's no doubting his sincerity and passion.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2017
4/5 84% Godzilla Resurgence (Shin Godzilla) (2016) Thirty-one films and 63 years later, the monster has seldom looked better. The final shot will haunt your dreams. ‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2017
3/5 67% Annabelle: Creation (2017) For the first two acts, while Annabelle: Creation concerns itself with little girls checking under beds and investigating things that go bump in the night, it's equal to James Wan's Conjuring films. ‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2017
3/5 95% Tom of Finland (2017) Despite these third-act fumbles, Karukoski's drama remains a carefully observed and fascinating chronicle of 20th-century institutionalised homophobia and various underground subcultures.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2017
3/5 90% Hounds of Love (2017) Genre fans should steel themselves for ickiness and heated post-screening debate.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2017
2/5 18% Wish Upon (2017) It won't do much for grown-ups, but a camp slumber-party classic is born.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2017
3/5 68% The Wall (2017) The dialogue ("We're not so different, you and I") can sound a little ripe, but the action is appropriately brutish and impeccably timed.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2017
4/5 91% The Boy And The Beast (Bakemono No Ko) (2016) [Its] familiar beats cunningly coalesce into an elaborate plot, set to Takagi Masakatsu's bustling score.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2017
3/5 54% 47 Meters Down (2017) British director Johannes Roberts makes decent use of the murk (the film was largely shot in a tank in London) and the sisterhood theme gives the film a broader appeal than, say, The Shallows.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2017
4/5 100% Sanctuary (2016) O'Reilly's script has been written around the actors so the ensemble is particularly strong.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2017
3/5 84% The Midwife (Sage femme) (2017) It's a waste of Frot, an actor so gifted she wiped the floor with Meryl Streep in last year's great Florence Foster Jenkins stand-off. ‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2017
4/5 No Score Yet Genocidal Organ (Gyakusatsu kikan) (2017) Writer-director Shuko Murase patiently teases out Itoh's unwieldy and dark themes of political skulduggery, military outsourcing and public apathy.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
3/5 68% Cars 3 (2017) Cars 3, which picks up where the first, perfectly adequate, film left off, is by far the best instalment in the series.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
4/5 93% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) These are characters. They are also animals, and when they are slain, there's a ghastly novelty to it, one that has long ago worn off the spectacle of dying humans‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
2/5 11% The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature (2017) The pun-heavy script ("I am a weapon of mouse destruction," offers Jackie Chan's rodent) and the animation is almost as low-rent as one might expect from a film called The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature. Almost. Bring back Psy.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
2/5 51% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) This film won't be troubling awards season. Unless they're handing out Oscars for leading eyebrows.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2017
4/5 92% Williams (2017) Racing fans are sure to enjoy a history that takes in Patrick Head's innovative car designs in the late 1970s and the 1986 rivalry between Nigel Mansell and Nelson Piquet.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2017
3/5 58% England Is Mine (2017) It's a little lopsided but there's plenty for Smiths fans to enjoy.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
1/5 42% Song to Song (2017) Remember when Terrence Malick movies happened once in a geological age? God be with the days. ‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2017
5/5 93% Dunkirk (2017) The crunching realism, as captured on large format film stock, is unmistakable, and puts every other rival summer spectacle to shame.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2017
4/5 61% Despicable Me 3 (2017) Think of it, in terms of quality, as The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of the Despicable Me films. ‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017
3/5 59% Alone in Berlin (2017) Alone in Berlin is hampered by stodgy pacing, budgetary constraints, and drab interiors. ‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017
3/5 16% All Eyez on Me (2017) Its reverence and sketchiness gets between the viewer and the subject. ‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017
2/5 22% The Book of Henry (2017) "Sometimes a good story will remind you of who you want to be," says Henry. Someone watching a different movie? ‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
3/5 62% Slack Bay (Ma loute) (2017) The surreal, discombobulating Slack Bay sees the director take an even weirder, Pythonesque turn.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
4/5 100% Twice Shy (2016) Stay tuned. Ryan is one to watch and then some. ‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
2/5 44% Nails (2017) Unlike The Babadook or Under the Shadow, Nails fails to satisfactorily link its titular monster and its psychological dimension. ‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
4/5 86% Whitney: Can I Be Me (2017) Car-crash gawpers may quibble that Broomfield has (respectfully) avoided footage of the final years, but this remains a quietly devastating portrait of a magnificently loud talent.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
3/5 48% Churchill (2017) There are some beautifully written supporting characters enlivened by astute performances, particularly from James Purefoy as King George and Richard Durden as South African prime minister Jan Smuts.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2017
3/5 87% By the Time It Gets Dark (Dao khanong) (2017) History has seldom seemed more challenging. And history on film is a hiding to nothing. ‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2017
5/5 89% Destiny (Der müde Tod) (1924) Its key horrors and delights - an owl in the moonlight, a midget presiding over a cockfight, a secret lover buried alive - are all the more searing.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2017
2/5 21% The Shack (2017) Perhaps there are Christians who will appreciate The Shack's Oprahfied universal heaven, wherein no bad deed goes punished. But it made us pine for the Book of Job God to spitefully hurl leviathans and behemoths.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2017
3/5 84% I Am Not Madame Bovary (2016) Bingbing heads a terrific ensemble, although the sly anti-bureaucratic fun does feel a little overextended at 137mins.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2017
4/5 98% Kedi (2017) A purrfect antidote to blockbuster fatigue. ‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2017
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
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2017
4/5 91% 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 94% 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 76% 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 73% 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