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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 83% The Wave (Bolgen) (2016) Other than its Nordic setting, The Wave has nothing new to offer the genre, lifting its entire structure from any number of volcano or earthquake films we've seen dozens of times already.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2020
3/5 85% Sea Fever (2020) Iffy accents aside, there is an old-school charm to this. Just don't expect any great innovations.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2020
3/5 68% Extraction (2020) Golshifteh Farahani adds a touch of class to the cast, while director Sam Hargrave, making his feature debut, goes all out to put on a spectacle.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2020
4/5 100% Moffie (2019) It is a powerful film that takes a steady-handed approach to an era of grave historical injustice.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2020
4/5 90% The Willoughbys (2020) It is unrelentingly hilarious but there is a slight air of threat to things, especially in the early scenes, that might be just a little too edgy for very young viewers.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2020
3/5 56% Sulphur & White (2020) While not a barrel of laughs, Susie Farrell's sensitive screenplay has much to say about trauma, masculinity and the power of love.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2020
3/5 70% Trolls World Tour (2020) The plot is a mere device for breakneck medleys of chart hits with lyrics tweaked to serve the narrative. Best advised to stick this on and leave the little ones to it.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2020
3/5 31% Love Wedding Repeat (2020) A breezy and pretty diversion, for sure, but this is just not really funny enough where it needs to be.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2020
4/5 58% Four Kids and It (2020) Even Brand is unable to sully the cast's good work, while director Andy De Emmony hits a balance between fun, fantasy and danger.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2020
3/5 71% Pink Wall (2019) Both actors are committed, but some extended bouts of navel-gazing dialogue are tiresome.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2020
4/5 93% The Perfect Candidate (2020) A gently courageous piece of Arab cinema.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2020
4/5 86% The Truth (La vérité) (2020) Kore-eda manages to have fun with his super characters while also telling a tale of memory and redemption.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2020
3/5 88% Misbehaviour (2020) Rather than tackle the complex truth Hosten's character presents - that feminism can mean different things to different women - we're fed a version of events that is a little too neat and tidy, as if it was all about putting Bob Hope in his place.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2020
4/5 88% Onward (2020) While not strikingly original, the plot has huge fun with fantasy tropes, teenage kicks, and the incongruities and harmonies between. But as with all of the mighty animation studio's fare, it is the poignancy underpinning it all that gets you.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2020
4/5 90% Dark Waters (2019) While worthy and important, Dark Waters is a functional, by-numbers legal drama that is illuminating without setting your world alight.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2020
3/5 89% 1917 (2020) [A] film that works best when it takes its focus away from Schofield and Blake and loses itself in extravagant set piece.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2020
4/5 97% The Kingmaker (2019) Greenfield is careful to balance the vast shoe collections and showers of banknotes with victim testimony about the notorious period of martial law Imelda's husband imposed on enemies of the state.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2019
4/5 95% Citizen K (2019) As a primer for what has befallen Russia in the modern era, what with its limping economy, wide-scale corruption and hackneyed politics, Citizen K is a success, something to file near the social-realist dramas of Andrey Zvyagintsev.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2019
4/5 91% The Biggest Little Farm (2019) The team bang heads before satisfying eureka moments are struck, and the feeling of a symphony coming to life becomes irresistible, despite the at-times overly glossy texture of it all.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2019
3/5 86% The Nightingale (2019) Academy ratio ups the feverish claustrophobia in a darkly sensual but over-cooked and exhausting schlep of a thing.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2019
3/5 51% Charlie's Angels (2019) While overpoweringly cheesy and downright rickety in places, the fluff being served is harmless and forgettable.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2019
4/5 89% The Two Popes (2019) The Two Popes is superb fare, with two towering performances and finely calibrated dialogue. But Ratzinger gets off too lightly, even if this is just "inspired by true events".‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2019
3/5 59% Them That Follow (2019) While comprising a fine cast... this feature debut by the writer-director team of Britt Poulton and Dan Madison Savage never quite seems to fully catch fire...‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
4/5 42% A Dog Called Money (2020) As a peek inside the artistic process, Murphy's film succeeds: it's the type of demystification that only serves to make the endeavour more remarkable.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
5/5 72% The Aeronauts (2019) That gorgeous double act is central to director Tom Harper's and co-writer Jack Thorne's thrilling, elegant and hugely satisfying mini epic that has its head firmly in the clouds.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2019
4/5 63% The Good Liar (2019) Director Bill Condon maintains a classy feel as he walks us through Nicholas Searle's novel of the same name, but the finale's unspooling reveal is perhaps a little too extravagant for the signposts preceding it.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2019
5/5 96% The Irishman (2019) Vitally, it feels like more than just the sum of its excellent parts.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2019
3/5 88% Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019) Sturdy, if light on surprises.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2019
3/5 77% Doctor Sleep (2019) Doctor Sleep seems at pains to explain every how and what of its supernatural caper, so that by the time we're zooming back over that same lake and mountain road, you feel like you've just been led on an elaborate scenic route to "Here's Johnny!".‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2019
4/5 96% By the Grace of God (Grâce à Dieu) (2019) Ozon puts courage and pain against a softened bourgeois setting in this slow-burner.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2019
2/5 44% The Addams Family (2019) The laughs are a bit dreary too, with little beyond the family's flipped tastes and macabre worldview. Pink and fluffy, they recoil. Sharp and nasty, they rejoice. Thirty years suddenly seems like a lifetime ago.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2019
5/5 97% Woman at War (Kona fer í stríð) (2019) Make a note to seek out this beguiling gem that manages to be a gripping eco quasi-thriller as well as a quirky and sensitive character portrait. ‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted May 7, 2019
4/5 50% A Dog's Journey (2019) Gail Susan Mancuso's film brings younger viewers into some admirably weighty themes, using winning doggies, light interludes and a broad scope to impart its wisdom.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted May 7, 2019
2/5 55% Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019) There's no doubting Efron's committal to the job and the sense of the era whipped together, but despite the portrayal's "idiosyncrasies" and ethical question marks, this film feels as awkward as its title and oddly lacking in verve or inspiration.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted May 7, 2019
4/5 94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) Some of the smarmy humour falls flat on its face, while other parts are surprisingly dark. All the same, you couldn't deny its sheer value for money.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2019
3/5 75% Dragged Across Concrete (2019) A two-and-a-half hour scenic route is taken to its finale, and this unhurried pace, constant off-kilter humour, and a devil-may-care attitude to violence, won't suit everyone. ‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2019
4/5 78% Loro (2019) Loro's narrative gaps are a result of it originally being two films that have here been condensed into one 150-minute job. But between Servillo's brilliance...and Sorrentino's majestic scene orchestration, you may be too agog to notice.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2019
3/5 30% Red Joan (2019) The atmospherics of the wartime scenes and its plucky cast serves to highlight the mundanity of those in the present, with Dench's conflicted turn the central highlight. ‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2019
2/5 39% Don't Go (2018) Simon Delaney's poker-playing priest is a small mercy in this muddled misstep of a film that collapses into complete confusion in its final act.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2019
5/5 92% Wild Rose (2019) Walters is in particularly excellent form -- though Buckley is the vortex at the centre whom you simply can't take your eyes off. ‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2019
3/5 92% Last Breath (2018) Last Breath milks the extraordinary drama of its real-life survival tale, but it can sometimes feel like the theatrics...are overdoing it. If ever there was a saga that didn't need embellishments, it's this deep-sea nightmare. ‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2019
4/5 80% At Eternity's Gate (2018) Alongside Dafoe's immersive turn and an intrusive, elliptical quality that is hard to tie down, this is often a dazzlingly heady biopic that has much affection for its subject and his struggles. ‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2019
4/5 100% Minding the Gap (2018) This uniquely insightful and award-winning documentary captures the urgent escapism that skateboarding holds for Bing's subjects -- alongside sensitive, patient investigation of the root of that urgency. ‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2019
4/5 85% Girl (2019) Polster is quite astounding for every second he is on screen here. ‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2019
2/5 58% Under the Silver Lake (2019) Mitchell's self-indulgence at the typewriter is this otherwise curious project's undoing.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2019
1/5 20% Serenity (2019) With all of this foolishness going on...Serenity is a real stinker. There are lines of dialogue here that beggar belief, they are so lame.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2019
4/5 97% Border (Gräns) (2018) Ugly and twisted though some of it is, there is something bold, confident and wholly compelling about this Cannes-winning blizzard of odd that deserves praise and attention. ‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2019
3/5 82% Ben is Back (2018) Peter Hedges...writes and directs this family drama with mixed results, its sturdy and observant opening half giving way to tail-chasing.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2019
4/5 93% Fighting with My Family (2019) This jewel finds a rare balance between the silliness of the "sport" (and the characters it attracts), a feel-good underdog yarn and some big-hearted sentiment. ‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2019
2/5 27% The Aftermath (2019) More problematic is the inert chemistry between Knightley and Skarsgard, the latter particularly lacking the requisite vulnerability given what his character has supposedly been through. ‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2019