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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 55% Fireworks, Should We See It from the Side or the Bottom? (2017) Temporal loops and magic balls make for a strange, colourful combination.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
4/5 97% Mudbound (2017) For an epic that might easily be titled "America", Mudbound is never heavy-handed or pretentious.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
4/5 94% Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2017) A film that really earns it's epic title and the lush Elvis Costello ballad over the final credits. ‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
2/5 40% Justice League (2017) It falls to Henry Cavill and Amy Adams to bring some semblance of humanity to the unlovely material. But it's not enough to save us from the balderdash.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
4/5 100% Paddington 2 (2018) Hugh Grant preens and puffs magnificently. Brendan Gleeson scowls and softens with similar aplomb. Both look to be having an absolute ball.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
3/5 73% No Stone Unturned (2017) It's great that O'Toole and the others get a platform. But one can't help but wish that platform was a little more pleasingly movie-shaped. There's some good journalism here, particularly from The Detail's Barry McCaffrey, nonetheless.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
3/5 78% Kaleidoscope (2017) A pleasingly discombobulating thriller. ‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
4/5 78% The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) It's Barry Keoghan who steals the show, thanks to a mouth-breathing, awkwardly gaited physicality and a breathless and-then-and-then playground game tone he uses to deliver his malevolent plan.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2017
3/5 32% Jigsaw (2017) The resulting Grand Guignol will please fans, although the gore is never as groundbreaking as the drowning in pig entrails and reserve bear traps of old. ‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2017
5/5 88% Thelma (2017) Both Eili Harboe and Kaya Wilkins maintain an enigmatic, wide-eyed blankness as the possibly star-crossed lovers. Mesmerising and thrilling.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2017
4/5 72% Perfect Blue (1999) Perfect Blue is every Spice Girl, Shirelle and Supreme of yore refashioned and recast in Bergman's persona. An edgy new career, indeed.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2017
4/5 71% Happy Death Day (2017) If you can't enjoy [Happy Death Day], give up on film.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2017
4/5 80% The Ballad Of Shirley Collins (2017) [Shirley Collins] is a ballad worth hearing.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2017
3/5 84% Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami (2017) Although this biopic is unfocused in parts, the live performances make for spectacular viewing.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet Property of the State (2016) Property of the State is a relentlessly grim chronicle of systemic failure and institutional abuse.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2017
4/5 100% I Am Not a Witch (2017) An extravagant flight of fancy that functions equally well as an anthropological curiosity, engrossing drama, feminist allegory, tart political satire and dire warning against xenophobia.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
3/5 45% My Little Pony: The Movie (2017) Daniel Ingram's big, Broadway musical numbers are epically-produced toe-tappers. The background designs are Ghibli-inspired excellent. And Emily Blunt couldn't invest Tempest with more tragedy and effort if she was doing an Ibsen play.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
4/5 92% Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017) Brawl in Cell Block 99 is a comeback and a showcase for the bone-dry delivery of Vince Vaughn, who has never brooded bigger and badder than he does here.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet Kevin Roche: The Quiet Architect (2017) Kate McCullough, one of our fines[t] - and most underrated cinematographers - savours each Roche build like a sommelier with a rarified Château Margaux. ‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2017
3/5 50% The Glass Castle (2017) It's misery porn at its most prettily dishonest, but against all odds, Harrelson, Brie Larson and a gaggle of talented child stars render it soapishly watchable. ‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
4/5 100% In Between (2018) Who needs Sex & the City 3? A brave film befitting its brave depiction of women.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
4/5 86% The Night Is Short, Walk On Girl (2017) By the final act in this film, the randomness coalesces into something philosophical‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet Tawai: A voice from the forest (2017) Parry makes for an amiable travelling companion. Will his unabashed tree-hugging translate at a moment of peak climate-change denial? We do hope so. ‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
1/5 92% The Party (2018) Even with Aleksei Rodionov's handsome monochrome cinematography, this is still just a bad, bad play. Let's not get this party started. ‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
3/5 54% The Lego Ninjago Movie (2017) Lego Ninjago, conversely, can't sustain its central joke over an overlong 101 minutes. Everything is not quite awesome.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
3/5 73% The Ritual (2017) Bruckner's genre timing is spot on even if the finished film could be a tad more terrifying. Winningly witchy, nonetheless.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2017
5/5 100% Branded to Kill (1967) Cult classic? Try one of the greatest films ever made.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2017
1/5 31% Home Again (2017) It all amounts to precisely nothing. It's not us, rom-com: it's you. ‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2017
4/5 100% Daphne (2017) A character study that, much like its titular subject, refuses to conform to neat, trite expectations (as marvellously inhabited by Emily Beecham) is an appealing mess of uncertainties.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2017
4/5 92% On Body and Soul (A Teströl és Lélekröl) (2017) Géza Morcsányi's inventive wide-eyed turn steals the show.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
4/5 76% Borg vs McEnroe (Borg McEnroe) (2017) [Shia] LaBeouf makes McEnroe his own, while costar Sverrir Gudnason does a remarkable approximation of Borg, right down to his walk and hockey-derived backhand. ‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
4/5 89% First They Killed My Father (2017) [Angelina] Jolie's fourth narrative feature,confirms her as an exquisite craftswoman and an artist capable of tackling geopolitical complexities.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
2/5 34% American Assassin (2017) There are 15 more novels in the Mitch Rapp series. Who will save us from American Assassin 2? ‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
31% The Jungle Bunch (Les as de la jungle) (2017) At worst, the English dialogue sounds as if it were translated from dolphin noise into human.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2017
4/5 82% The Villainess (Ak-Nyeo) (2017) [The Villainness] is 2017's most breathtakingly unhinged action film.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2017
4/5 87% Wind River (2017) Wind River's strong sense of place differentiates the film from the rest of the noir genre. ‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
3/5 85% In Syria (Insyriated) (2017) Ultimately, this war-torn drama fails to bring out the big guns.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
4/5 100% The Work (2017) There's something indescribably moving about watching grown men - at least one of whom has tried to cut another man in half - wail and sob.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet Most commendably, Day of the Gusano captures the auditorium-shaking sensation of the live experience.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
4/5 60% Dark Night (2017) [Dark Night] takes a macro approach to a disjointed society where guns are freely available and routinely glamorised.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
3/5 76% The Limehouse Golem (2017) A wonderful cast make themselves at home against the music halls and maggoty, murky streets of 1880s London.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
5/5 99% God's Own Country (2017) Beneath the grey veneer of rural realism, this is a magical film, one of the best you'll see this year.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
4/5 100% Terminator 2: Judgment Day 3D (2017) Continuity geeks may lament the fixing of one of Cameron's most famous gaffs.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2017
2/5 45% Rough Night (2017) Mirthless enough to leave one pining for the comparative levity of Ingmar Bergman's The Seventh Seal. ‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2017
3/5 83% Detroit (2017) It's an admirably worthy project, but not nearly as worthy of your time as it ought to be. ‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2017
3/5 61% 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 67% 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 79% 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 69% 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