For 68 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 47% higher than the average critic
  • 7% same as the average critic
  • 46% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 7.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Tara Brady's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 System Crasher
Lowest review score: 20 Hellraiser: Judgment
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 68
  2. Negative: 1 out of 68
68 movie reviews
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Tara Brady
    The appearance of Malik Zidi rounds off a fine cast and introduces intriguing echoes of the amnesiac romance of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. That and decent tech specs, including some nifty shots from veteran horror cinematographer Maxime Alexandre, offset the slightly cobbled-together feel of the material.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Tara Brady
    Life in The Villages intersects with the suburbia of Blue Velvet and, in common with that dark dramatic underbelly, there’s a compelling soap opera bubbling under the sterile surface.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Tara Brady
    The Mitchells vs the Machines feels, even without the benefits of a theatrical run, just like summer.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Tara Brady
    An anecdote concerning the “amusing, bright, and always very vinegary” Gore Vidal being caught by a woman police officer breaking into Williams’s New York apartment would, alone, make Truman & Tennessee required viewing.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Tara Brady
    It’s life, both not as we know it, and yet precisely as we experience it.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Tara Brady
    There’s nary a dull moment – nor a dull character – in this gripping history.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Tara Brady
    Lawrence Michael Levine’s blisteringly original, provocative, often hilarious screenplay lurches between familiar tropes – “I saw the way you were looking at her!” – and jagged edges. It’ll keep you guessing long after the credits roll.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Tara Brady
    It’s fortunate that Dylan O’Brien has just enough goofy charm to hold all the plundered Build-a-Bear bits together.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Tara Brady
    Marder, who co-wrote the script with his brother Abraham, sets out quite a stall with a drama that’s as visceral and hard-hitting as its protagonist’s drum solos.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Tara Brady
    It adds up to a rare film about assimilation that can be equally cherished by both poles of the American political landscape. And everybody in between.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Tara Brady
    An intriguing romance that plays pleasing games with the viewer until the final ambiguous scene.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Tara Brady
    This French-made documentary, though not nearly as much fun as Banksy’s own Oscar- nominated doc Exit Through the Gift Shop, presents a decent potted history of Bristol’s (?) most famous export since Cary Grant. Various art correspondents and dealers pop up to discuss Banksy’s cultural significance while a number of investigators put forward their theories.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Tara Brady
    At 118 minutes, Tina – an old-fashioned marriage of talking heads and footage– is long for a music documentary. But there’s plenty to mull over, a fine array of contributors and wonderful archive material.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Tara Brady
    Malmkrog is a talky, challenging slog, but it’s seldom short of ideas. One is unlikely to find greater consideration of pelagianism in any other film this year. Or decade.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 100 Tara Brady
    The second feature by Hungarian writer-director Horvat plays in the thin space between love, madness and consciousness. There are pleasing overlaps with Alain Resnais’s Je T’aime Je T’aime and An Affair to Remember, but Preparations is unique.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Tara Brady
    The quality of the staff only sets the viewer wondering why they all signed up for this. And that’s before the late, sigh-making twist. It’ll do well enough for fans of 1990s artefacts.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Tara Brady
    Coming 2 America understands its relationship with nostalgia and by golly, it wrings every last warm feeling for the end of cultural history.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Tara Brady
    It’s good fun. The critters are cute. The landscapes are burnt orange dystopian or pretty and pink. The action sequences – some utilising the Philippines’ national martial art, arnis – are staged with aplomb. The central conceit, however, feels unwieldy.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 80 Tara Brady
    As a love letter from grown-up Riot grrrls to their growing-up daughters, it’s a lovely cross-generational gesture.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Tara Brady
    Nicholas and Tryhorn’s new film for Netflix, though plenty laudatory, presents a contemplative Pelé that appears human after all.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 20 Tara Brady
    One for Hellraiser completists only. Assuming there are any left.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Tara Brady
    The final act descends into chaotic silliness, but watching Dinklage and Pike attempting to out-villain one another is never dull. Deborah Newhall’s costumes would look intimidatingly power-hungry on a clothes hanger, let alone Ms Pike. And there’s a terrifying subject lurking under the dark humour.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 60 Tara Brady
    Ziegler’s performance is the best thing about Music. For friends and family members of those on the spectrum, it’s a revelation and an acknowledgment that people with autism can be remarkable without having remarkable abilities like those found in Rain Man or Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Tara Brady
    It’s a recipe for an emotional journey to match the trajectory of the title, but director Charlène Favier’s script, co-written with Antoine Lacomblez and Marie Talon, is as chilly as the permacold of its surroundings, and punctuated by DOP Yann Maritaud’s serene, snowy tableaux.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 80 Tara Brady
    The script is as indulgent as it is compelling, which is fair considering its depiction of two riled people who know each other’s weaknesses. Marcell Rév’s crystalline high-contrast black and white cinematography is gorgeous enough to transform a domestic dispute into something wonderfullycinematic.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 60 Tara Brady
    Expect head-scratching, some non-sequiturs and lots of quirks and Bliss will mostly entertain and consistently baffle.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Tara Brady
    Away is as unique as it is lovely.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Tara Brady
    The lively narration and rollicking pace make for favourable comparisons to Scorsese’s Goodfellas. The Bangalore backdrop and Indian social relations bring something unique to this frequently imitated (and seldom rivalled) crime movie template. Paolo Carnera’s camera has fun with dark corners and sickly neon. Adiga’s dark humour keeps abreast of the political commentary in a film that powers through its source material at breakneck speed.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Tara Brady
    It’s a fascinating news story, but the film’s additional, if entertaining speculations remain just that.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Tara Brady
    Archival footage of King, including a lively interview with Merv Griffin, allows the late activist to talk us through his rise to prominence. Whatever is on those sealed tapes, there’s no quibbling with his charisma or his humanity. Pollard’s questioning, vital chronicle is a fitting tribute.

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