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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 No Score Yet Make Us Dream (2018) The most ardent Liverpool haters will find plenty of entertainment in the film's larger engagement with the Premier League. ‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2018
4/5 92% The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) Couldn't look more like a carefully constructed omnibus if it emerged from the Amicus imprint during the 1960s and featured Christopher Lee as the Host and Joan Collins as the Girl.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2018
3/5 80% Overlord (2018) It zips by cartoonishly and pleasingly enough. The gore and blood work is fun, even if none of it comes close to eliciting anything like a scare.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
3/5 58% The Grinch (2018) It's a short and simple movie which is a relief given the clutter of the 2000 version, not to mention Illumination's last messy seasonally-themed entertainment, Hop. ‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
2/5 32% The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018) Decent actors attempt to prop up what quickly becomes a meaningless, indigestible blur of CGI.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
4/5 100% Mirai (2018) A crucial scene at a train station ... is almost heartstopping, but the film is never so intimidating that it won't charm audiences from Kun's age and up.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
3/5 74% Utøya: July 22 (Utøya 22. Juli) (2018) It's a grim, startling, and immersive experience, but without the historical rigour of Paul Greengrass's Bloody Sunday or the comforting heroics of United 93.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
4/5 62% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) In common with The Proclaimers film, this is very much a jukebox musical which rests entirely on the viewer's tolerance (or love) for Queen's music -- don't like the band; nothing to see here -- and Rami Malek's appropriately majestic performance.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
5/5 92% Mandy (2018) This is very much a 2018 film, with all our era's horrors and inadequacies and injustice exposed, writ large and remedied only by a retreat into fantasy.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
3/5 88% Under the Wire (2018) Under the Wire doesn't do enough to tease out the politics of the Syrian conflict. Worse, it fails to profile either Colvin or Conroy with anything like enough depth.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
4/5 97% Lucky (2017) This is no fluffy eulogy or hagiography. There are flashes of anger and discontentedness throughout.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
3/5 92% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) Aside from these important issues of representation and diversity, Crazy Rich Asians marks a welcome return for the funny, giddy, likeable, glamorous Hollywood romcom.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
2/5 49% Superfly (2018) The clothes are great. The cribs are well-appointed. The fight sequences, although too few, are nicely choreographed. Yet none of it seems to coalesce into a movie.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
2/5 69% The Seagull (2018) This isn't a movie. It's tonal warfare.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
4/5 86% The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018) This exquisite, bittersweet sophomore effort announces Akhavan as a major talent.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
3/5 86% Upgrade (2018) Jed Palmer's excellent 1980s-alike score would alone justify the admission price. Good, clean, gory fun.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
3/5 88% American Animals (2018) It's a clever film even when its characters are the opposite. ‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
4/5 81% C'est la vie (Le sens de la fête) (2017) Despite a fine, fun, multicultural ensemble cast, not every character and subplot here is gold, but the film breezes along so amiably that its weaker moments never grate. It's a shame that such an obvious crowd-pleaser is getting such a limited release.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
3/5 77% The King (2018) It's all rather random, but never dull. ‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
1/5 24% Luis and The Aliens (2018) Tonally and narratively, Luis and the Aliens is a dog's dinner.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
4/5 81% Alpha (2018) Smit-McPhee has to do most of the heavy lifting, and he does so with such magnetism, he puts the aurora borealis sequence to shame.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
80% Silent Grace (2002) Wonderfully humane, even-handed and quietly joyful.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
3/5 51% Equalizer 2 (2018) It's often cheesy and it's not deep, despite repeated cameos for a copy of Marcel Proust's In Search of Lost Time, but it is, appropriately enough, the equal of The Equalizer.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2018
3/5 91% Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (2018) Appropriately super. ‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2018
2/5 45% 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 83% 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 59% 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 40% 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 58% 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 93% 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 33% 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 89% 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 70% 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 31% 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 53% 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 63% 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 92% 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 68% 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 70% 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 63% 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