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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 86% The Night Eats the World (La nuit a dévoré le monde) (2018) Non-vocal zombies make for a fine and creepy innovation. And not a rampaging horde in sight.‐ Irish Times
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2/5 49% Scoob! (2020) Grow? Scooby-Doo isn't supposed to grow. He's supposed to cower and get the munchies. And that title!‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2020
4/5 98% Hamilton (2020) For fans who have never had a chance to see the show, it's a dream come true. For the uninitiated, it remains the cultural event of a troubled season.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jul 4, 2020
3/5 70% 7500 (2020) The two-step between Gordon-Levitt and Austrian newcomer Memar as their respective plights shift and evolve is more pleasingly naturalistic than one might expect.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2020
4/5 53% Joan of Arc (Jeanne) (2019) Not for everyone, but those seeking a battle against the English staged in the medium of horse choreography will not be disappointed.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2020
2/5 46% A Rainy Day in New York (2019) It's not the worst Woody Allen picture ... but the familiar stomping ground only serves to remind of many better Woody Allen films.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2020
3/5 69% The High Note (2020) The High Note has enough heart and grace to see it through. ‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted May 29, 2020
4/5 92% The Vast of Night (2020) Demonstrates that show-don't-tell isn't always the way to go. McCormack and Horowitz put in star-making turns. A perfect storm. ‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted May 29, 2020
4/5 100% Take Me Somewhere Nice (2019) Take Me Somewhere Nice, a spirited sexual awakening dramedy, trills with feminine desires and wiles.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted May 22, 2020
2/5 43% All Stars (2013) Does All Stars belong in a cinema house? Hell, no.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted May 7, 2020
77% Essential Killing (2010) The religious-themed inserts are incongruous in a project that so studiously sidesteps political markers and prove an unwanted distraction in the cinema.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted May 5, 2020
4/5 92% The Assistant (2020) Green's follow-up to the innovative crime documentary Casting JonBenet is elegant, gripping and minimalist. ... Julia Garner is terrific.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted May 1, 2020
5/5 91% Ema (2019) There is only defiance, a boldness that courses through every fibre of Di Girolamo's being, through every stunning composition by Sergio Armstrong.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted May 1, 2020
4/5 88% Selah and the Spades (2020) The best high school movie since Heathers. Tayarisha Poe has arrived. ‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2020
3/5 60% Ultras (2020) Free-flowing and powered along by dance beats, Lettieri's film conveys the romance and camaraderie of the crew while maintaining a constant air of menace.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2020
4/5 88% Swallow (2020) The debut feature from writer-director Carlo Mirabella-Davis is a cool, contemporary takedown of domestic dissatisfaction.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2020
3/5 71% Stargirl (2020) Stargirl, as essayed by 16-year-old Grace VanderWaal, the ukulele-wielding 2016 winner of America's Got Talent, has a puppy-dog earnestness to recommend her. ‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2020
4/5 88% Misbehaviour (2020) Misbehaviour makes for especially mortifying viewing in a country where a two-day beauty pageant is still a ratings winner. Equality activists might like to pay close attention.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2020
3/5 47% My Spy (2020) The script, written by Jon and Erich Hoeber, is nonsense, but it's the best darned nonsense it can be.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2020
4/5 97% Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (2019) Greenfield-Sanders's film is not as structurally daring as its subject, but it makes great use of archive and text alongside its talking heads.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2020
3/5 88% Onward (2020) Scanlon's film is an improvement on his previous directorial effort, the pointless prequel Monsters University. But Onward falls well short of magical.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2020
5/5 98% Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Portrait de la jeune fille en feu) (2020) By the time the final heartbreaking, all-a-flutter sequence plays out to the strains of Vivaldi, it's been a remarkable sensory journey.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2020
4/5 90% Jihad Jane (2019) Cassidy's fascinating documentary ... touches down on the strange intersection of the dark web, alienation, and the grey area between free speech and hate speech‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2020
4/5 62% The Call of the Wild (2020) Exactly the kind of big-hearted entertainment that was once Disney's stock in trade. ‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2020
2/5 21% Like a Boss (2020) Everyone in this movie deserves better than this movie. And so do you.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2020
4/5 100% Midnight Traveler (2019) A film that finds poignant family moments even in the darkest depths of the ongoing refugee crisis. ‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2020
3/5 77% 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 83% 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 14% 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 78% 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 72% 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 86% 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 47% 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 44% 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 90% 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