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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 91% 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 68% 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 49% 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 94% 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 99% 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 86% 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 88% 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
4/5 80% Personal Shopper (2017) Stewart and the haunting atmospherics are enough to make us forget about the film's clunky CG spectres, clumsy lunges into auto-erotica, and its unfortunate preoccupation with couture. Intriguing and properly spooky.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017
3/5 71% Beauty and the Beast (2017) Beauty and the Beast, a flat-pack rebuild of the animated 1991 fairytale, quickly demonstrates the limitations of movie life beyond the drawing board.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017
3/5 100% In Loco Parentis (2016) It is, however, a very endearing portrait of John and Amanda Leyden, the chain-smoking, wise-cracking educators who run Headfort, and whose proximity to retirement age lends the project a certain wistfulness.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
4/5 92% Certain Women (2016) In a movie characterised by delicate, precise movements from a formidable ensemble, it is soulful Gladstone - whose ancestors include both William Gladstone and treaty chief Red Crow - who leaves the most indelible impression.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
5/5 99% Taxi Driver (1976) As with John Wayne's Ethan Edwards (Travis's spiritual forefather), his thwarted patriarchal possessiveness is not tempered by anything like genuine concern, yet it is enough... to make him a peculiarly American folk hero.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
3/5 42% Gold (2017) When the tricksy denouement hits, we're not sure if we've been hoodwinked, but we're happy to have been taken for a ride, nonetheless.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
4/5 92% Toni Erdmann (2016) A diptych character study featuring characters well-worth studying, Toni Erdmann is an affecting, delightful original. Prepare to face-palm - in a good way.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
4/5 92% The Son of Joseph (Le fils de Joseph) (2017) Eugène Green began his career in Baroque theatre and opera, which may explain the odd, exaggerated manner of his movies. Many commentators have cited Wes Anderson...In truth, it's much droller than that comparison indicates.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
2/5 43% xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017) If it isn't a crime to chop up the beautiful fight choreography of Donnie Yen into unintelligible ribbons, well, it ought to be.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
3/5 100% The Dreamed Ones (2016) The Dreamed Ones is almost certainly too cerebral and specialised to appeal to anyone who doesn't have an academic interest in the Holocaust or German poetry. But, given a chance, it makes for hypnotic viewing.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
3/5 82% George Best: All by Himself (2017) Don't expect many revelatory details from this fond, fair film.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
3/5 41% A Cure For Wellness (2017) An absurdly over-long run time allows the film to keep on answering questions that we never asked.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
3/5 73% Viceroy's House (2017) The cast are as grand as the gaff. Fans of BBC costume drama will likely be happy cinema patrons.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
3/5 67% Tomato Red (2017) The picture is not in the same class as the two previous Woodrell adaptations, but it has unmistakable personality.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
4/5 93% Hidden Figures (2017) No people have ever deserved their own movie more than they do. And what a lovely movie this is. ‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
3/5 91% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) The effect is a little bit like a diet of cake and ice cream. You thought you wanted it. Yet you yearn for the broccoli of conversation and characterisation. ‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
4/5 90% The Lego Batman Movie (2017) Under the direction of Robot Chicken's Chris McKay, Arnett relentlessly prods at Batman with a welcome helping of BoJack Horseman-brand misery and narcissism.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
3/5 88% 20th Century Women (2017) Too often, one yearns for the simple organising principles of three-act structure and boring linear storytelling.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
4/5 88% Christine (2016) A compelling drama that is simultaneously respectful and provocative.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
4/5 73% Sing (2016) It helps that unlike the TV talent shows that inspired it, Sing hangs on to the popular, gifted contestants instead of sticking with the hot, marketable ones.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
5/5 99% Cameraperson (2016) Cameraperson's scrapbook of outtakes and downtime surpasses any of Johnson's greatest hits. ‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
2/5 18% Underworld: Blood Wars (2017) Over the years, the Underworld franchise has steadily evolved into the Attack of the Sexy Halloween Costumes.‐ Irish Times
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
5/5 96% Boyz n the Hood (1991) The dialogue is hilarious, loaded, questioning.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2017