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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 76% Richard Jewell (2019) Eastwood's "shut up and point the camera" style of storytelling is bluntly effective and the film is powered along by three terrific performances.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2020
4/5 81% Daniel Isn't Real (2019) Adam Egypt Mortimer's second feature ... offers a novel convergence of mental health issues, toxic masculinity and occultish vibes.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2020
1/5 15% Dolittle (2020) This nothingness doesn't even have the good grace to be a bad movie. The low-point of every single career involved.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2020
2/5 79% Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) If only Margot Robbie's incessant winks at the audience and exhausting meta-voiceover would pause long enough for, well, a movie to occur. ‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
4/5 95% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Another tremendous film from one of our era's great young directors.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2020
2/5 20% Cats (2019) What we have here is future technology that, to borrow an old Irish phrase, needs to be put beyond use. Shoo.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2019
4/5 100% So Long, My Son (Di jiu tian chang) (2019) Several of the plot twists might sit easy in a racy soap opera, but that powers the grandly-scaled film along.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2019
4/5 93% Ordinary Love (2020) Ignore the unassuming title: Ordinary Love is a love story that is extraordinary. ‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2019
3/5 71% Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) For all its weird compromises, Jumanji: The Next Level never stops being good fun.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2019
3/5 50% Earthquake Bird (2019) A mousy Alicia Vikander casts a convincing spell...and Westmoreland finds plenty of additional intrigue in this late 1980s Japanese setting...‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
5/5 96% I Lost My Body (2019) Dan Levy's mesmerising score, a stellar voice cast, and an unconventional denouement ensure that this is the best animated feature film of 2019.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2019
4/5 87% The Nightingale (2019) An extraordinary film, powered by political and historical fury.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2019
4/5 91% The Biggest Little Farm (2019) The word "diversity" is mentioned a little too often in the narration, but this is completely irresistible, nonetheless. ‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2019
2/5 46% Last Christmas (2019) At least half of the dialogue sounds like someone held the relevant actor's family at gunpoint and ordered them to speak random words. ‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet Land Without God (2019) Beats a furious path to escape the weight of generations of trauma and systemic abuse.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
2/5 43% The Addams Family (2019) Don't expect any of the wit or charm of the 1960s TV show or Barry Sonnenfeld's big-screen adaptations. Monstrous. But not in kooky, spooky way. ‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
3/5 70% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) It's fine for two hours. But all the diversity window dressing can't hide Dark Fate's inconsequentiality.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
5/5 93% Monos (2019) There's something ... of Werner Herzog's Aguirre, Wrath of God in Colombian director Alejandro Landes's surreal, wildly beautiful third feature.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
4/5 91% Luce (2019) Kelvin Harrison jnr, the young star of It Comes by Night, is superb in a shifting, slippery role. ... A performance and a film worth mulling over.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
3/5 79% Get Santa (2014) There are enough welcome details in the margins to keep viewers from fidgeting: a likeable if unevenly paced story, some inventive Lapland-related steampunk, and character actors one would happily crawl over jagged holly to see.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2019
4/5 87% Hustlers (2019) So here come words we weren't necessarily expecting to write : give Jennifer Lopez the freaking Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress right now. ‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
4/5 84% Ad Astra (2019) At times the film is so thoughtful, so interior, the dialogue can sound like it came from a classy mindfulness app. ‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
4/5 98% The Farewell (2019) A lovely, warm family picture featuring a star-making turn from Awkwafina.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
1/5 63% It Chapter Two (2019) Sounds like it was cribbed off a particularly pompous stack of inspirational posters, with lots of guff about promises and "the things we wish we could leave behind".‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
2/5 39% Angel Has Fallen (2019) The phrase "Never bring a knife to a gunfight" is radically undermined by a sequence that goes from machine gun fight, to pistol duel, to knife fight, to fisticuffs, to homoerotic frenemy moment. ‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2019
4/5 96% Hail Satan? (2019) Satan hasn't looked this appealing since John Milton's romantic write-up in Paradise Lost.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2019
4/5 83% Crawl (2019) Note perfect, impeccably timed, thrillingly stressful, brilliantly cinematic, inventively gory, and under 90 minutes.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2019
1/5 27% UglyDolls (2019) Not so much a movie as a contemplative space wherein the viewer ... explores the shifting dynamic between the eponymous plush toys and the hegemony of play.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
5/5 80% Holiday (2018) The gauzy cinematography, languid pacing and glossy resort backdrop somehow add to the overall distress and the vice-like grip of the drama. ‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
3/5 87% Animals (2019) [A] preposterous version of the Irish capital wherein folk who can't hold down barista jobs live in vast Georgian houses, or perform sean-nós in salons surrounded by objects d'art.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
4/5 79% Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love (2019) Broomfield maintains a delicate balance throughout. It's a tribute to his skill that critics have pulled this way and that on the film's depiction of Cohen.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2019
4/5 96% Only You (2018) The beautifully streamlined screenplay is as economical as it is unexpectedly revelatory.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2019
4/5 94% In Fabric (2019) Unlike Strickland's previous work ... it always feels like homage rather than art in its own right. A fabulous, spooky thing just the same.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2019
5/5 83% Midsommar (2019) In common with its predecessor, Midsommar is rooted in the sobbing, shrieking, Bergmanesque horrors of grief. ‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2019
3/5 91% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) At its best and funniest, Jon Watt's second Spider-Man film plays like Sweet Valley High with a powered guest star. But as a Marvel film, it's a little flat and low-key. ‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2019
4/5 63% Yesterday (2019) Himesh Patel has a wide-eyed charisma; Lily James, although underused, is a delight, and the earnestly-covered songs ensure this is a magical mystery tour worth boarding. ‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2019
5/5 61% Sunset (Napszállta) (2019) A thing to be admired and puzzled over, featuring fantastic feats of millinery. Magic and hats, anyone? ‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
1/5 38% PAW Patrol: Mighty Pups (2018) In keeping with the ideologically contradictory political theatre pioneered by Vladislav Surkov, the film's orthodoxy is offset by the film-makers' gleeful dismissal of Aristotelian structure‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted May 28, 2019
3/5 60% The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019) A sloppy affair, and Illumination's weakest film since 2011's Hop.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted May 28, 2019
2/5 64% Memoir of War (La douleur) (2018) La Douleur? Oui. Et les longueurs!‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted May 28, 2019
3/5 98% Too Late to Die Young (Tarde para morir joven) (2019) The glacial pace is counterpointed by wavy heat and golden, nostalgic hues.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted May 28, 2019
2/5 81% Furious 7 (2015) Director James Wan (Saw, The Conjuring) may be a dab hand at things that go bump in the night, but action is not his strong point.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
4/5 97% Woman at War (Kona fer í stríð) (2019) A huge showcase for Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir, who brings grit, determination, and quiet charisma to every scene. An engaging curiosity and an absolute joy.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
3/5 50% A Dog's Journey (2019) Is A Dog's Journey manipulative? Absolutely. Is it effective? Hell, yes.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
4/5 95% Styx (2019) Fischer's second feature is so minimalist it makes JC Chandor man-in-a-boat survival drama All is Lost look like Waterworld.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2019
4/5 81% Sorry Angel (Plaire, aimer et courir vite) (2019) A dying-young movie where everything else is working towards a strangely low-key and life-affirming dénouement.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2019
5/5 99% Ash Is Purest White (2019) Above all things, this is a film about the impossibility of love: it's When Harry Met Sally played out on a thorny landscape with a thornier ending.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2019
4/5 60% Greta (2019) This is Jordan's lightest, darkest film in years. ‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2019
3/5 75% Dragged Across Concrete (2019) Many genre fans will flinch, but if you can throw down with postmodernity and the prickliness, this is something to see.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2019
3/5 73% Lost & Found (2019) Some of the performances are better than others. And the long production period means that facial hair is apt to disappear from scene to scene. But O'Mochain gets the hard part right in maintaining a very whimsical tone.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019