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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
5/5 86% Donnie Darko (2001) Donnie Darko rightly made a star of Gyllenhaal.‐ Irish Times
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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
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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
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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 83% 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
3/5 86% The Surprise (De Surprise) (2015) Almost certainly the best euthanasia rom-com of 2016.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2016
3/5 96% The Fencer (Miekkailija) (2015) The historical context does add a unique texture to the familiar trajectory of Anna Heinamaa's sturdy screenplay, as does Tuomo Hutri's wintry photography.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2016
4/5 77% The Lovers And The Despot (2016) [A] fascinating historical documentary.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2016
3/5 78% The First Monday in May (2016) Maddeningly unfocused.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2016
4/5 77% Into The Forest (2016) Ellen Page and Evan Rachel Wood are as impressively understated as the direction.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2016
4/5 97% Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) Sweeping tableaux, a wonderful voice cast and adventure that feels genuinely folkloric make this a film that definitely deserves to be taken out of cellophane.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2016
3/5 89% Blood Father (2016) Blood Father boasts enough momentum and lively banter to compensate for any generic leanings. Robert Gantz' scorched cinematography keeps the heat on, even during quieter moments.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2016
5/5 92% The Eagle Huntress (2016) DOP Simon Niblett's camera seems to fly over the steppe as dozens of eagle hunters gather for the national championship where this well-loved daughter and classic sports underdog must prove herself in a stirring contest.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2016
3/5 23% American Pastoral (2016) It's far from perfect, but it's not a bad stab at tricky material.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2016
4/5 82% Indignation (2016) A compelling drama.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2016
3/5 93% The Innocents (Les innocentes) (2016) Every drama and conflict is quickly, near magically, resolved.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2016
3/5 79% Leap! (Ballerina) (2017) The voice cast, too, are exceptional, enlivening dialogue that frequently sounds as though it has lost a little something in translation. If only the plot was worthy of their efforts.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2016
2/5 32% Monster Trucks (2017) With low, low expectations in mind, the film is not utterly atrocious.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2016
4/5 97% Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) Sweeping cinematography (by Lachlan Milne) and playful editing (by Luke Haigh, Tom Eagles and Yana Gorskaya) make the adventure all the more majestical.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2016
4/5 No Score Yet The Great Wall (2016) Technically accomplished and so beautiful to look at.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2016
4/5 83% Eden (2015) Eden, despite its celebrity cameos, never loses sight of French Touch's handmade garage origins.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2016
3/5 93% I Am Not a Serial Killer (2016) A sour, wicked film that neither looks nor feels like the rest of the busy sub-genre.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2016
3/5 71% The Birth of a Nation (2016) This is a square, conventional portrait, not befitting of a revolution or a revolutionary.‐ Irish Times
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3/5 91% Southside With You (2016) The duo make for good company but the courtship can only just sustain the weight of history.‐ Irish Times
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2/5 25% Ben-Hur (2016) Somehow, Ben-Hur 2016 feels longer and duller than its predecessor.‐ Irish Times
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3/5 78% The Shallows (2016) [A] reasonably entertaining, imprudently daft aquatic thriller.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2016
5/5 95% The Edge of Seventeen (2016) Hormonal strife is seldom this joyous, and the tremendous verbal sparring between Steinfeld and Harrelson brings a modern, post-ironic gloss to the rat-a-tat delivery of Golden Age Hollywood comedy.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2016
4/5 No Score Yet South (2017) The musical theme and lovely handmade feel would mark this low-key, indie charmer as This Year's Once, except that Gerard Walsh's minimalist drama is composed of even smaller dramatic arcs and movements.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2016
5/5 95% Paterson (2016) Paterson quietly contemplates the creative process and the beauty of everyday things through the unlikely personage of a Star Wars villain. Who knew Driver could be so mesmerisingly motionless?‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2016
3/5 23% Bad Santa 2 (2016) The thrill of novelty and oddness... may be gone but Billy Bob's reaction shots remain a Christmas miracle, Tony Cox snarls with aplomb and Bates hasn't been so much fun since Adam Sandler was tied to her apron-strings in The Waterboy.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2016
4/5 96% Train to Busan (Busanhaeng) (2016) As with Romero's still-peerless original, Train to Busan infects its zombie DNA with a keen social and political awareness.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2016
4/5 98% Your Name. (Kimi No Na Wa.) (2017) Nobody does star-crossed puppy love like Shinkai.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2016
5/5 71% I, Olga Hepnarová (Já, Olga Hepnarová) (2017) Echoing the ethical complexity of Krzysztof Kieslowski's A Short Film About Killing, Weinreb and Kazda offer no easy conclusions, only cruel, confusing realities.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2016
4/5 79% Magnus (2016) Unexpectedly swashbuckling viewing.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2016
4/5 85% Sully (2016) Eastwood is not a showy filmmaker and almost everyone on the planet will know the movie's outcome. That makes it all the more remarkable that there are plenty of white-knuckle moments.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2016
4/5 71% Bleed For This (2016) There is... something intriguing in Younger and Teller's understanding of the film's hero. An all-round addict who frequents sleazy strip clubs and gambling dens, Vinny's rage against impossible odds is both admirable and utterly crazed. ‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2016
4/5 73% Nocturnal Animals (2016) The scalpel-steel chill that left some of A Single Man's critics cold works with, rather than against, the material.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2016