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Rating Title/Year Author
Malcolm & Marie (2021) Brian Lloyd It can't be said that 'Malcolm & Marie' is an enjoyable movie, but it's definitely one that sticks with you. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2021
The Rental (2020) Deirdre Molumby The Rental can be quite clichéd, using a variety of familiar tropes, but it's a decent directorial debut and impressively tight. Put it down for a late night watch or second movie in the night kind of watch. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2021
The Dig (2021) Deirdre Molumby The film is charming and difficult to fault too much. It's just nothing special, so one isn't inclined to shout its praises from the rooftop. Watch it with mammy or granny and all will be content. EDIT
Posted Jan 18, 2021
Blithe Spirit (2020) Deirdre Molumby It can make the source material feel outdated, and there are other flaws with the adaptation. Its silliness can get grating, particularly in that first act. EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2021
One Night in Miami (2020) Deirdre Molumby Regina King's direction is really remarkable. The atmosphere is electric and performances awe-inspiring. EDIT
Posted Jan 12, 2021
The White Tiger (2021) Deirdre Molumby Based on Aravind Adiga's best-selling and award-winning novel of the same name, The White Tiger expertly integrates an engrossing socio-political commentary about the rich-poor divide in India, in parallel with a thrilling narrative. EDIT
Posted Jan 5, 2021
Pieces of a Woman (2020) Deirdre Molumby If Kirby doesn't receive the Oscar for her performance, she's sure to get a nomination. She conveys the confusion, coolness, fury, and desolation of what her character is going through with a penetrative force. EDIT
Posted Jan 4, 2021
5/5 Phil Lynott: Songs for While I'm Away (2020) Deirdre Molumby This really is the definitive Phil Lynott documentary, revealing a fascinating story that feels genuine and purposeful. While the ending is sad, the tone is ultimately uplifting and celebratory. See it in the cinema with surround sound. EDIT
Posted Dec 22, 2020
3.5/5 Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) Brian Lloyd 'Wonder Woman 1984' is an effective comic-book movie that leans heavily on wholesomeness and optimism, leaving out any kind of moral ambiguity or nuance for bright colours and popcorn-friendly action and adventure. EDIT
Posted Dec 15, 2020
4/5 Let Him Go (2020) Deirdre Molumby Well-written, well-paced, exciting and soul-stirring, Let Him Go can feel conventional but it is elevated by its performances, as well as emotional and thrilling nature. EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2020
Soul (2020) Brian Lloyd 'Soul' is a splashy riff and a meandering tune that's unmistakably original. It may go off notes once or twice, but you won't be able to stop yourself from enjoying it right through. EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2020
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020) Deirdre Molumby Davis in the titular role has a commanding presence, creating such a force with the slightest tonal changes in her voice or piercing looks. Boseman is terrific as the stubborn and obnoxious Levee, who too is fighting for a piece of the pie. EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2020
2/5 Songbird (2020) Deirdre Molumby The haphazard nature of the production is more than apparent. It's so rushed together that parts of the dialogue jump, lacking cohesion, and the plot jumps too. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2020
Ava (2020) Deirdre Molumby Ava leans into all the clichés without any self awareness and just comes across as entirely lazy. It's a bafflingly boring movie, which you could tap out watching at any point, not caring what happens or who lives or dies. EDIT
Posted Dec 7, 2020
Godmothered (2020) Deirdre Molumby Unimpressive and bland, Godmothered is essentially the B-movie version of Enchanted. EDIT
Posted Dec 2, 2020
Wolfwalkers (2020) Deirdre Molumby Could easily go down as one of the great animations of the decade EDIT
Posted Dec 1, 2020
3/5 Pixie (2020) Deirdre Molumby A fun albeit somewhat inconsistent crime caper with a strong ensemble cast EDIT
Posted Dec 1, 2020
4/5 Crock of Gold: A Few Rounds With Shane MacGowan (2020) Deirdre Molumby Bold and crass, insightful and fascinating. Director Julien Temple makes clear that this is a complex artist, with a multi-faceted personality, who has changed greatly over the years. EDIT
Posted Nov 30, 2020
3.5/5 A Girl From Mogadishu (2019) Deirdre Molumby A highly commendable watch, hopeful as well as inspiring EDIT
Posted Nov 30, 2020
Uncle Frank (2020) Deirdre Molumby Sadly, it's not quite the amalgamation between coming-of-age, road trip, family drama, and LGBTQ narrative that one was hoping it would be. EDIT
Posted Nov 25, 2020
Noelle (2019) Deirdre Molumby The proceedings are all so enthusiastic that one is easily charmed. And gosh darn it, but Kendrick is swell and so darn likable. EDIT
Posted Nov 24, 2020
Black Beauty (2020) Deirdre Molumby In spite of some pacing issues and tendency to play things safe, Black Beauty has moments of sentimentality that ring sincere, and you end up warming up to its equine protagonist and mopey teenage lead. EDIT
Posted Nov 23, 2020
Dolly Parton's Christmas on the Square (2020) Deirdre Molumby Packed with singing, dancing, cheesiness and conventions, musical lovers will adore Dolly Parton's Christmas on the Square; and it's so full of feel good factor and heart that it has more than earned a pass. EDIT
Posted Nov 23, 2020
The Princess Switch: Switched Again (2020) Deirdre Molumby It's a lazy and less substantial rehash of the first, crowned off with a completely ludicrous finale that's supposedly romantic, but just nonsensical. EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2020
The Life Ahead (2020) Deirdre Molumby The Life Ahead is sweet and full of feeling. It's a story about hopefulness amidst tragedy, and is wholly enveloping EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2020
Mank (2020) Brian Lloyd As like the titular character, 'Mank' is smug and self-satisfied, yet you're never not entertained and enthralled by it. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2020
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run (2020) Deirdre Molumby While there's little here for non-fans, the movie is as speedy with the plot and jokes as Spongebob Squarepants usually is. In these uncertain times, a bit of normality is a comforting thing. EDIT
Posted Nov 5, 2020
His House (2020) Deirdre Molumby While the film marks an assured feature debut for director Remi Weekes, it gets a bit muddled in its second half. There are enough intriguing elements overall though to deem it worth a watch. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2020
Holidate (2020) Deirdre Molumby It's by no means the worst rom com out there, but it is clichéd, predictable and dull. EDIT
Posted Oct 28, 2020
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (2020) Deirdre Molumby Obviously living up to its predecessor was going to be near impossible. But the sequel offers enough laugh-out-loud moments, intermittent though they are, to make for an entertaining feature. EDIT
Posted Oct 21, 2020
Roald Dahl's The Witches (2020) Deirdre Molumby Kids might enjoy the silliness and fact that it's not too scary, but there's little to nothing to consider exemplary here. EDIT
Posted Oct 21, 2020
On the Rocks (2020) Deirdre Molumby Sofia Coppola is a solid choice when it comes to infusing quiet drama with something beguiling, and such is the case with On the Rocks. EDIT
Posted Oct 21, 2020
Over the Moon (2020) Deirdre Molumby Over the Moon is a spectacular feature and emotional journey that viewers will cherish. EDIT
Posted Oct 21, 2020
Rebecca (2020) Deirdre Molumby All erupts in the final court act, the drama proving delicious. Admittedly, it can all be a bit camp, but such is the nature of the material. For a movie that's over 2 hrs long, you honestly never feel it. EDIT
Posted Oct 15, 2020
Hubie Halloween (2020) Deirdre Molumby Hubie Halloween is barely a movie. It's more like watching a bunch of sketches that didn't make it into the final cut in other movies, strewn together. EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2020
American Murder: The Family Next Door (2020) Deirdre Molumby Clocking in at 83 minutes, it squeezes all it possibly can out of its subject matter. It could almost have been an episode in a show, but it works as a standalone feature regardless. EDIT
Posted Sep 30, 2020
3.5/5 Rialto (2019) Deirdre Molumby Its greatest selling point is really in the performances EDIT
Posted Sep 29, 2020
The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) Brian Lloyd The Trial of the Chicago 7' is an exhilarating piece of courtroom drama, and the starry cast makes the weighty script fly off the screen. EDIT
Posted Sep 25, 2020
Secret Society of Second Born Royals (2020) Deirdre Molumby Secret Society of Second Born Royals depends entirely on the most trite and overused movie conventions. It's painfully blasé and contains so many plot holes, you could make a colander out of the film. Avoid. EDIT
Posted Sep 22, 2020
Enola Holmes (2020) Deirdre Molumby What joy Enola Holmes brings to these uncertain, often gloomy times! The feature plays like a classical adventure film from one's youth. Think more The Goonies than previous iterations of Sherlock Holmes. EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2020
4/5 Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020) Brian Lloyd Excellent! (guitar solo) EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2020
The Devil All the Time (2020) Deirdre Molumby While the acting is all very good, the build-up is slow and the payoff not worth it. It's cynical, relentless, and pointless. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2020
3.5/5 Nocturnal (2019) Deirdre Molumby A slow-burning drama with two genuine lead performances EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2020
4/5 The Broken Hearts Gallery (2020) Deirdre Molumby Geraldine Viswanathan is absolutely adorable... Rom com fans are going to fall head over heels. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2020
3/5 Savage (2019) Deirdre Molumby Generally speaking, while an accomplished directorial debut from Sam Kelly, there isn't much new here. While you'll want to see how it all works out, the ending doesn't provide much that's unexpected. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2020
3/5 Mulan (2020) Deirdre Molumby It's fast-paced but the editing feels overdone, and there's a lack of heart as nothing is left to sit. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2020
I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020) Deirdre Molumby If you want a movie that makes you feel and think, this undeniably does both - the puzzle box it is contained within will have you discussing its meaning with those you share it with for hours. EDIT
Posted Sep 1, 2020
2/5 The New Mutants (2020) Deirdre Molumby The feature has little by way of direction or ambition. It's the third worst in the X-Men franchise after The Last Stand and Dark Phoenix. EDIT
Posted Sep 1, 2020
3.5/5 A White, White Day (2019) Deirdre Molumby Part family drama, part murder mystery, part thriller, A White, White Day plays out unconventionally. Its striking visuals and impressive performances hook you in. EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2020
Project Power (2020) Deirdre Molumby There's something so basic and juvenile about its concept and special FX, and yet it's too violent for kids. It's all just so weird, but not in any way that's remotely appealing. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2020