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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
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 86% 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 74% 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 79% 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 70% 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 40% 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 90% 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 17% 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
5/5 86% Donnie Darko (2001) Donnie Darko rightly made a star of Gyllenhaal.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2017
4/5 95% Endless Poetry (Poesía Sin Fin) (2016) We are not worthy of Jodorowsky: we never have been.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2017
4/5 88% United States of Love (Estados Unidos de Amor) (2016) It's a magnificent achievement, but it's seldom pleasant to behold.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2017
3/5 100% The Black Hen (Kalo Pothi) (2015) With a nod to Robert Flaherty's ethnographs, director Min Bahadur Bham conveys a sense of centuries of unchanged, pre-industrial living, suddenly encroached by modernity.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2017
3/5 80% Strange Occurrences in a Small Irish Village (2016) Engaging but not entirely satisfying.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2017
4/5 86% The Idol (Ya Tayr El Tayer) (2016) Ehab Assal's mesmerisingly restless camera and a gaggle of spirited performances ensure there's never dull moment before the final bow.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2017
4/5 91% Jim: The James Foley Story (2016) [Jim] tries not to dwell on the end, insisting instead that we get to know its tragic subject.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2016
5/5 94% Life, Animated (2016) Editor David Teague skilfully places original animated inserts and favourite movie scenes to allow us a brief glimpse into Owen's wonderful Disneyfied psyche.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2016
5/5 87% A Monster Calls (2017) In a world where even supposedly highbrow drama condescends to adult audiences, A Monster Calls refuses to patronise any age.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2016
4/5 83% Captain Fantastic (2016) Fantastic, indeed.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2016
2/5 35% Blair Witch (2016) The multiple camera angles ensure that just as dread surges -- the waiting was always the hardest part in The Blair Witch Project -- we cut away to something less nerve-wrecking. ‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2016
3/5 69% The Infiltrator (2016) Despite the viewer knowing (largely) where the film is headed, The Lincoln Lawyer director Brad Furman squeezes plenty of white-knuckle tension from the details.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2016
3/5 50% The Land of the Enlightened (2016) It's remarkable that the film was made at all. If only it had been made a little better.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2016
3/5 64% Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) On paper, it might be just another damp Young Adult squib. In execution, it's a lovely, fun thing.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2016
3/5 98% Almost Holy (Crocodile Gennadiy) (2016) Steve Hoover's film makes for a sympathetic,yet quietly critical portrait. John Pope's dark lensing and Atticus Ross's score add to the sense of unease and intrigue.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2016
3/5 82% A United Kingdom (2017) Asante's handsome, glossy account of the Williams-Khama alliance, masks a great deal of ugliness.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2016
4/5 96% After Love (L'économie du couple) (2016) The film belongs to Bejo, who, fresh from a similarly wounded performance in Asghar Farhadi's The Past, brings texture to her character's seemingly endless exasperation.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2016
3/5 74% Trolls (2016) Kendrick and Timberlake bring snappy comic timing, even when the dialogue could be wittier. Co-director Walt Dohrn steals the picture as a high-fiving cloud-bro.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2016