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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 94% Come As You Are (2020) All in all, about 200 per cent better than it reads on paper (though the title is still unforgivable).‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2020
4/5 92% Clemency (2019) Woodard, unshowy and preternaturally still, offers us a stubborn professional being steadily eaten up by her involvement with the glacially slow killing-machine.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2020
1/5 25% Inheritance (2020) Just awful.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2020
2/5 48% Black Water: Abyss (2020) Black Water Abyss is mostly composed of actors breathing heavily in studio tanks while torches bounce off dampened sets. The characters are dull, the tension poorly maintained and the outbreaks of violence deeply confusing.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2020
3/5 81% The Old Guard (2020) [The] tweaking of origins does not ... interfere with an engaging series of action sequences that allows the star to exercise (literally and figuratively) her considerable gifts.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2020
3/5 40% Irresistible (2020) The final impression is of a thesis only partially expanded into satisfactory dramedy.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2020
3/5 56% Resistance (2020) This was a film worth making and its mere existence does honour to an extraordinary life. We're better with it than without it.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2020
4/5 75% The Day After I'm Gone (2019) Among the more acclaimed debuts of the 2019 Berlin Film Festival, this excellent Israeli film attacks a serious subject with rigour and ingenuity.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2020
2/5 9% Artemis Fowl (2020) Rarely in the history of cinema has so much tortured exposition failed so completely to explain such an undistinguished plot. ‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2020
3/5 95% Dating Amber (2020) One could teach a class on romantic-comedy structure using David Freyne's agreeable second feature as sole template.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2020
2/5 90% Echo In the Canyon (2019) There is ... some desperately bland film-making on display here‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2020
4/5 94% Only the Animals (Seules les bĂȘtes) (2019) Jolts are not severe enough to derail a smooth-running machine, but you may like to take a few Dramamine before the last act begins.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted May 29, 2020
4/5 95% Mike Wallace Is Here (2019) A little more air might have been welcome, but this remains a hugely entertaining film for anyone interested in the American way of communicating. ‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted May 29, 2020
5/5 94% Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema (2018) Gathers together a century of material ... into a package that combines warmth with rigour, wit with technical know-how. It is essential.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted May 22, 2020
42% Cherrybomb (2009) Unfortunately, the longer the picture goes on, the more it becomes clear that we are missing any kind of serviceable plot.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted May 13, 2020
4/5 100% Diana Kennedy: Nothing Fancy (2020) Nothing Fancy is a rare documentary one would wish longer. ‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted May 1, 2020
3/5 68% We Summon the Darkness (2020) What really sets We Summon the Darkness apart ... is its joyous - if nasty - celebration of the female rock fan at a crucial point in her development.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2020
3/5 43% Sergio (2020) Something like a "faith drama" without the faith (unless you count unquestioning devotion to the United Nations).‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2020
1/5 32% Love Wedding Repeat (2020) Dean Craig's script relies on the cheaper fallbacks from Four Weddings: posh people swearing, posh people stammering, posh people falling off battlements.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2020
23% Leap Year (2010) If a worse film is released this year I'll eat my own weight in cuddly leprechauns. So I will. So I will.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2020
1/5 21% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) A shockingly boring, endlessly unimaginative advertisement for pizza, soft drinks and the capitalist ideal.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2020
3/5 94% The Shadow of Violence (2020) Rowland has created an impressively spooky version of County Nowhere in this tense, well-acted variation on a Colin Barrett story about mad hoodlums.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2020
3/5 93% And Then We Danced (2020) And Then We Danced is a film full of life, emotion and - though the authorities may not like to hear it - uninhibited sexuality.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2020
4/5 56% The Hunt (2020) Appalling, irresponsible, reprehensible - and darn good fun. Don't ban this sick filth.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2020
3/5 56% Sulphur & White (2020) Atad too one-note to justify its substantial length. We eventually get a plausible semi-redemption, but there is a great deal of gruelling repetition on the path‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2020
2/5 74% The Photograph (2020) It's hard to imagine even the most susceptible audiences caring whether this bland couple get it together. ‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2020
3/5 76% Military Wives (2020) To suggest this cosy flick was by the numbers would be to do a disservice to integers, fractions and decimals.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2020
4/5 79% True History of the Kelly Gang (2020) Kurzel hits form again with a careering drama that harks back to bleary cinematic experiments of the early 1970s.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2020
3/5 38% Downhill (2020) Worth seeing. Which is not the same as saying it was worth making.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2020
4/5 91% The Invisible Man (2020) Why would you want another slavish translation when you have this level of frantic entertainment? An absolute cracker.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2020
3/5 47% Greed (2020) Greed is good enough (sorry). But we still deserve something better.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2020
3/5 97% Midnight Family (2019) Packed with tense moments and disturbing shots that, without compromising the clients' privacy, hint at the unhappiness just offscreen.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2020
1/5 48% Underwater (2020) "Last night I saw my Kristen making a bomb. Oo-oo-ee. Murky, murky, cheap, cheap!"‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2020
4/5 100% Honeyland (2019) Terribly sweet. Terribly sad.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2020
3/5 87% Emma. (2020) The overpowering prettiness is welcome in the windy months. But the characters are lost in a busy rush to find some new angle (any new angle).‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2020
1/5 62% Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) They do make garbage like they used to.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2020
2/5 28% The Rhythm Section (2020) Somewhere along the line, a potentially promising idea has curdled into off-key pandemonium.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2020
5/5 94% The Personal History of David Copperfield (2020) No term better sums up the Dickensian aesthetic than "generosity" and the busy clatter of cultures yells that word throughout.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2020
1/5 11% The Turning (2020) A total waste of time.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2020
4/5 89% 1917 (2020) A slice of prestige British film-making that nimbly avoids accusations of heritage cosiness. ‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2020
5/5 92% Uncut Gems (2019) Invites such total immersion in one corner of New York that the picture takes on an anthropological flavour.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2020
3/5 82% High Life (2019) There is much of Tarkovsky's Solaris in the main body and the flashbacks... could be lifted straight from the same director's Stalker. High Life is, however, stuffed with Denis' characteristic philosophical derangement.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2019
2/5 51% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) It has no more use or appeal when examined in isolation than would a sparkplug or a distributor cap.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
3/5 94% Honey Boy (2019) It works as therapy. It works as an acting showcase. But the dips and flips we demand from narrative art are missing throughout.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2019
3/5 63% The Last Right (2019) A reasonably likeable salute to a Magic Ireland we don't see much anymore. ‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2019
4/5 99% Knock Down the House (2019) It's a friendly record of an extraordinary moment.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2019
3/5 97% Toy Story 4 (2019) Not absolute top-flight Pixar. No embarrassment either.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2019
4/5 97% Knives Out (2019) Decorating the action with brown wood and rep-theatre costumery, [Johnson] makes no concessions to safety in his vigorous hammering of the accelerator. ‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2019
4/5 89% The Two Popes (2019) If none of it were true, The Two Popes might register as a minor masterpiece.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2019
1/5 52% Charlie's Angels (2019) The film nobody asked for turns out to be the film nobody deserves.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2019