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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% Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (2018) Appropriately super. ‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2018
2/5 48% The Meg (2018) The biggest problem, however, is the Meg itself. Director Jon Turteltaub sees to have entirely misinterpreted the mechanics of the creature feature. ‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2018
5/5 82% Under the Tree (Undir trénu) (2018) A remarkable writer-director gifted with razor-sharp wit and an uncanny grasp of human foibles, Sigurðsson is the best approximation to a 21st century Billy Wilder that contemporary cinema has to offer.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2018
2/5 58% Unfriended: Dark Web (2018) Figuratively speaking, Unfriended 2 puts a sheet over its head and says "whooo; the internet is scary". It is seldom as scary as a sheet. ‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2018
3/5 62% Dog Days (2018) Vanessa Hudgens pops up to ask the question that mankind has been grappling with for ages. Why isn't Vanessa Hudgens in more things?‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2018
4/5 94% Sicilian Ghost Story (2017) The film-makers deftly husband moods and tones. Everything still hinges on the excellent performances of Fernandez and Jedlikowska. The teenagers, who had never acted before, acquit themselves with plenty of verve.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
3/5 27% Extinction (2018) Budgetary constraints tell throughout. Although shot in Serbia, for long stretches Extinction might have been filmed in a cardboard box with a dry ice machine.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2018
3/5 61% Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018) Even watched beside various incarnations of the Addams and the Munsters, this remains the most family-friendly and proudly silly of all the monster dynasties.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
4/5 100% The Bleeding Edge (2018) The only non-surprise in this eye-opening chronicle is that no representatives for the manufacturers or for the FDA agreed to be interviewed. ‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
4/5 94% First Reformed (2018) You won't see a more textured film this summer.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2018
3/5 45% Generation Wealth (2018) These competing strands might have been successfully integrated as a larger critique of late consumer capitalism, but there's no room for the "c" word...‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2018
3/5 29% Racer and the Jailbird (Le Fidèle) (2018) What ought to have been a sleek romantic heist movie is soon overcomplicated by a dizzying number of plot developments.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2018
4/5 88% Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat (2018) Down, delightfully dirty and almost impossible to reconcile with last year's record-breaking $110 million sale of Basquiat's untitled skull painting, Boom for Real is for real all right.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2018
3/5 69% The Apparition (L'apparition) (2018) The Apparition is often entertaining, and sleekly crafted by Xavier Giannoli...‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2018
4/5 83% Path of Blood (2018) The most fascinating and compromised film of the year.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet Lost & Found (2017) But O Mochain gets the hard part right in maintaining a very whimsical tone, whether he's presenting a wedding or a wake. ‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
3/5 38% Patrick (2018) Patrick, a perfectly agreeable kids' film about a pugnacious pug, is an unusual and welcome find in the summer schedule.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2018
5/5 97% Yellow Submarine (1968) The plot and the wry dialogue takes cues from Beatles lyrics and from Edelmann's designs.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2018
3/5 52% The First Purge (2018) There is something compelling about the film's community fightback, but mostly, this prequel coasts along on silliness.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2018
3/5 64% Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) As a movie, it is expectedly exciting, yet not nearly as heart-pounding as its predecessor. It's well assembled but it lacks the impactful horrors and falls well short. ‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2018
4/5 100% Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms (2018) A colourful, richly imaginative world of soaring dragons and clockwork and castles.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2018
5/5 91% The Piano (1993) Hunter's gothic heroine is complemented by Stuart Dryburgh's dark cinematography and gaspingly restrictive widowy petticoats.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
4/5 88% A Ciambra (2018) Tim Curtin's handheld camerawork and Dan Romer's score are restless and energetic. Pio Amato, who is in almost every frame, makes for a charismatic lead. He is likable enough for the viewer to overlook his low-level lawlessness.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
3/5 67% Ocean's 8 (2018) There's been far more evidence of camaraderie on the press tour and red carpet than we ever see in the film. Still, as a canon entry, it's an improvement on Ocean's Thirteen.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
4/5 78% Lek and the Dogs (Ivan and the Dogs) (2018) Experimental film can be a euphemism for half-baked, but there's unorthodox and compelling architecture at play here.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
4/5 100% New Town Utopia (2018) As with Kate McCullough's exemplary gliding camerawork for The Quiet Architect, [director Christopher Ian] Smith uses graceful Steadicam and elegant composition to find beauty in brutalist forms.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2018
4/5 62% The Boy Downstairs (2018) The screenplay of this post-mumblecore, millennial When Harry Met Sally trades on good humour and scarlet-making awkward situations.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2018
5/5 89% Hereditary (2018) The young American writer-director has made a film that goes to a few places that no horror has previously ventured. And he does so elegantly. ‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2018
5/5 92% Pandora's Box (1929) There is something hypnotically unbridled about Brooks's performance.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
4/5 100% Even When I Fall (2017) No film will break your heart and then raise your spirits quite like this affecting depiction of exploitation.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
3/5 82% That Summer (2018) At just 80 minutes, That Summer is probably one for enthusiasts only, but existing fans will find plenty to savour.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
3/5 72% Double Lover (L'amant double) (2018) Were L'Amant Double the work of any other film-maker - one without the credible female-oriented pictures 8 Women and Swimming Pool on his CV - it would make for unimaginatively troubling viewing.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
3/5 68% Edie (2017) In common with its difficult protagonist and her hardscrabble holiday, director Simon Hunter's film is pleasingly gritty, even in moments of levity. ‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
4/5 100% McQueen (2018) There are interesting details to be gleaned from this elegant film... But there are also gaping omissions.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
4/5 95% Zama (2018) Textured, slow-burning and hypnotic, the most resolutely arthouse release since Hard to Be a God unfolds as a fever dream.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
2/5 17% Show Dogs (2018) The fluff factor may sell this mutt movie to smaller viewers, but it has no business in the winner's circle.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted May 30, 2018
3/5 28% Sherlock Gnomes (2018) Kung Fu Panda director John Stevenson keeps the plot moving at a jaunty pace.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
4/5 44% Allure (2018) Excavates sexual trauma to darkly fascinating and meaningful effect.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
4/5 100% Citizen Lane (2018) Working from Mark O'Halloran's fiendishly clever script, the December Bride director and dexterous editor Mick Mahon have fashioned a project as elegant as its subject.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
5/5 100% Montparnasse Bienvenue (Jeune femme) (2017) There's a white-knuckle sense of emotional freefall powering every fraught scene.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
4/5 83% Have a Nice Day (Hao Ji Le) (2018) A stunning achievement... Nobody is making films quite like Liu Jian.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
3/5 71% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) Solo is not the disaster that many feared... it's very much a film of good bits and bad bits.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
3/5 25% Breaking In (2018) Does she get to say: "You broke into the wrong house"? You bet she does.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
3/5 25% 7 Days in Entebbe (2018) The war-room negotiations are tautly realised. Bruhl and Pike are excellent, as ever... Still, it's hard to see who the film is for. ‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
4/5 57% The Young Karl Marx (Le jeune Karl Marx) (2018) Kolja Brandt's cinematography makes a modest production budget look lavish. ‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
4/5 86% Mary and The Witch's Flower (2018) Gorgeously detailed pastel interiors, watercolour landscapes and imaginative grotesquery make for suitably magical spectacle. As transporting as any witch's broomstick. ‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
4/5 92% Lean on Pete (2018) An unvarnished fable that falls somewhere between The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Grapes of Wrath. ‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted May 3, 2018
4/5 94% Beast (2018) It's a breakthrough film for the director of photography, for the director, and especially for the two stars, Buckley and Flynn.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted May 2, 2018
2/5 63% The Delinquent Season (2017) Mark O'Rowe will undoubtedly direct a brilliant piece of cinema someday. The Delinquent Season is not it.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted May 2, 2018
4/5 76% Never Steady, Never Still (2018) Like the remote and frequently challenging terrain, Never Steady, Never Still has a sublime, hypnotic gravitas.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted May 2, 2018