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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 92% Love, Simon (2018) The film is a landmark in LGBTQ representation, but succeeds on its own merits.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
2/5 17% Death Wish (2018) While Death Wish doubles as a commercial for the gun lobby, its alt-right posturing is undermined by its uneven, head-scratching tone.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
2/5 45% The Hurricane Heist (2018) Rob Cohen [...] can surely do better than the terrible CGI, unconvincing tax-break landscapes [...], and wince-making dialogue [...] on display here.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
4/5 83% Ghost Stories (2018) The film makes terrific use of what can only be called Dismal Britain: ugly, windswept roads, empty pubs by daylight, and gloomy caravans. ‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
2/5 67% Wonderstruck (2017) Sadly, the only wonder about this messy, overstuffed film, is the bewilderment of seeing so many talented people attached.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
3/5 84% Journeyman (2017) Thoughtful, tender-hearted drama pivots around the actor-turned-director's central performance, but that turn is never allowed to overshadow terrific work by [Jodi] Whittaker and [Anthony] Welsh‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
2/5 16% Midnight Sun (2018) Forced to act beside this handsome stick of furniture, Bela Thorne, who sings bland songs and delivers blander dialogue as Katy Price, comes across as the reincarnation of both Barbara Stanwyck and Judy Garland. She's grand. She'll survive.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
5/5 98% A Fistful of Dollars (Per un Pugno di Dollari) (1964) [Clint] Eastwood may not have been technically gifted, but he had plenty of star quality.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
4/5 100% Making the Grade (2017) Reserves a nice spot alongside Être et Avoir and Monsieur Lazhar as one the great, affecting films about teaching. ‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
5/5 95% A Quiet Place (2018) The film's nail-biting tension makes for pleasing genre thrills and a conduit for parental anxiety. As good a film as you'll see this year.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
3/5 100% Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist (2018) Tucker's film is at its best when covering Westwood's extraordinary rollercoaster journey from failed housewife to outsider artist to the go-to designer.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2018
4/5 90% The Third Murder (Sandome no satsujin) (2017) Look closer, and despite the curveball content, the film teases out relationships just as carefully and patiently as the director's earlier, gentler films.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2018
5/5 91% Isle of Dogs (2018) Aesthetically and thematically, Isle of Dogs is Anderson's most ambitious feature to date. ‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2018
3/5 39% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) ... in common with its plucky heroine, A Wrinkle in Time looks certain to find its own place in the universe, making good chums along the way.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
4/5 94% The Magic Flute (Trollflöjten) (1975) It's the most fun you'll have at an opera this side of Elmer Fudd and Bugs Bunny. No wonder the audience - glimpsed in individual tightly framed shots - seem enraptured.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
3/5 62% Peter Rabbit (2018) Gleeson and his committed stunt doubles fall down stairs impressively and often. The voice cast for the animated animals (Robbie, Ridley et al) is absurdly starry and game. Expect many, many sequels to this solid family comedy. ‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
4/5 73% Mom and Dad (2018) ... delightfully delirious...‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
4/5 87% Annihilation (2018) The more familiar aspects of Annihilation are enlivened by the entirely female dynamic, who seldom conform to simplistic group archetypes.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
5/5 94% Sweet Country (2018) [Warwick] Thornton's direction, cinematography and screenplay could not be more impactful or ochre. The ensemble cast are excellent. And the frontier has seldom looked so forbidding.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
3/5 40% Gringo (2018) It's hard to begrudge them the fun they're having on the screen.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
1/5 49% Tomb Raider (2018) One can only assume this is Alicia Vikander's anniversary gift to Michael Fassbender, so that he can feel a bit better about the underwhelming Assassin's Creed.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
3/5 76% Dark River (2017) An impressive murder ballad.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2018
2/5 47% Red Sparrow (2018) There is, one suspects, a post-Cold War caper buried deep in this muddled, insanely boring film. But apparently it has no intention of surfacing or blowing its cover.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2018
4/5 75% The Touch (1971) The moral of the story is that lesser Bergman still beats the pants of everything else. And The Touch is not, as we have been led to believe, lesser Bergman.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2018
4/5 90% I, Tonya (2018) [Allison Janney's] undiluted unsentimentality is the perfect compliment for a sporting underdog movie that disobeys the rules.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2018
4/5 80% Goldstone (2018) No contemporary screen actor can do duplicity quite like the great Jacki Weaver.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2018
3/5 68% Finding Your Feet (2018) With its cast of stalwarts and its fish-out-of-water narrative, Finding Your Feet can feel awfully familiar. Yet one would hesitate to call the same film cosy. ‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2018
1/5 19% Father Figures (2017) Come back, Daddy's Home 2; all is forgiven! ‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2018
3/5 29% Irreplaceable You (2018) It sounds unbearably beatific; it's not. Irreplaceable You is not afraid to depict its central characters as unreasonable jerks....The lactose-intolerant have nothing to fear: no cheese was used in the making of this movie.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
1/5 13% Fifty Shades Freed (2018) Even the likable stars, Jamie Sidegroin and Dakota Frontboob, can do nothing with material that has grown more tedious with each installment.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
2/5 25% Tad the Lost Explorer and the Secret of King Midas (Tadeo Jones 2: El secreto del Rey Midas) (2017) A bumbling excavator is not the worst idea, even if the new film fails to go the full Clouseau.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
2/5 73% The Mercy (2017) It defies comprehension that a director as accomplished as James Marsh... was involved in this woefully misconceived (and suspiciously long-delayed) period drama.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2018
2/5 25% The 15:17 to Paris (2018) One can't help but think that a movie chronicling Ayoub El Khazzani's journey toward that fateful day might be more interesting and useful.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2018
4/5 90% Makala (2017) Makala the film offers the kind of confrontational, truthful depiction of capitalism that ought to screen early and often in schools.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2018
3/5 14% Winchester (2018) This animated theme-park ride won't scare genre veterans. But it'll do as a Pot Noodle snack until such horror entrées as Hereditary, Cold Hell, and Mom and Dad arrive. ‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2018
3/5 41% Den of Thieves (2018) Den of Thieves desperately wants to be Heat or The Killer when it grows up. Instead it's a daft, distant, drunken cousin to those pictures, but if you studiously avoid thinking about it, you can at least enjoy its moronic antics.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2018
3/5 61% A Futile and Stupid Gesture (2017) For those unfamiliar with the details, there's a neat narrative curve ball in the final act. Stupid: For sure. But futile? Hardly. ‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2018
3/5 76% Last Flag Flying (2017) At least there's a camaraderie in knowing that your losses were for nothing. ‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2018
2/5 54% 12 Strong (2018) As pointless and as unnecessarily long as the conflict that inspired it.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2018
3/5 59% The Polka King (2017) There's a touch of School of Rock with an Oom-Pah-Pah beat about this likeable, if lightweight comedy.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
3/5 57% The Commuter (2018) The real star is editor Nicholas De Toth, whose breakneck pacing, combined with Neeson's growling charisma, allows us to forget that not much in The Commuter makes a lick of sense.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
4/5 97% Coco (2017) On paper, the mythology scans as complicated and dark, but in the capable hands of Academy Award winner Lee Unkrich and Pixar veteran Adrian Molina, Coco is accessible for even the youngest cinema patrons.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
2/5 84% The Final Year (2018) Unhappily, the "unprecedented access" afforded Greg Barker's often rudderless documentary largely consists of spin, pillow shots and political humblebragging. If you're hoping for Obama's very own West Wing spin-off, you'll soon be disappointed.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
4/5 80% A Woman's Life (Une vie) (2017) Whirlwind is something of a watchword for this inventive melodrama, which condenses into some 27 years into two hours, using daringly succinct, precise scenes, brilliantly spliced by editor Anne Klotz.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
3/5 69% Eric Clapton: A Life in 12 Bars (2017) Contemporary fans may be a little disappointed with 12 Bars' shut-up-and-play-the-hits focus on the earlier years. But even agnostics are likely to get caught up in the drama of his painful upbringing and boozy, self-destructive years.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
3/5 78% Manifesto (2017) One for the fans. Fans of Blanchett and Kazimir Malevich's Suprematist Manifesto. Wherever they may be.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
3/5 82% Brad's Status (2017) Stiller has visited this territory before, but never with such grating effectiveness. Following on from Ingrid Goes West; Brad's Status has dark fun with social media envy. ‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2018
3/5 80% Walk With Me (2017) Walk with Me has several warm moments and should prove unmissable for fans of mindfulness. For the uninterested it's a test of faith.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet L'ascension (2017) Loosely inspired by Dendoune's remarkable achievement, this warm, likable film adds a romantic-comedy subplot to an already irresistible underdog tale.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2018
2/5 55% The Greatest Showman (2017) The film's insistence that Barnum's freakshow is born from warm, fuzzy humanity and very contemporary notions of inclusivity is not just historically inaccurate, it's at odds with The Greatest Showman's extremely pretty idea of freakery. Pink hair? ‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2017