Movie Review

Latest movie reviews for new release films in Irish cinemas this month

4.0Magic indeed

The Amazing Johnathan Documentary

The Amazing Johnathan Documentary (USA / 15A / 91 mins) In short: Magic indeed Directed by Benjamin Berman. Starring The Amazing Johnathan, Benjamin Berman. The Plot: Documentary filmmaker Benjamin Ber...
3.0Scrappy but promising

Blue Story

Blue Story (UK / 16 / 91 mins) In short: Scrappy but promising Directed by Andrew Onwubolu. Starring Stephen Odubola, Micheal Ward, Khali Best, Karla-Simone Spence. The Plot: Peckham, London. The city ...
3.5Reaches new heights

Frozen II

Frozen II (USA / PG / 103 mins) In short: Reaches new heights Directed by Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee. Starring Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad, Ciaran Hinds, Evan Rachel Wood.   The ...
1.5Christmas stodge

Last Christmas

Last Christmas (UK / USA / 12A / 103 mins) In short: Christmas stodge Directed by Paul Feig. Starring Emilia Clarke, Henry Golding, Emma Thompson, Michelle Yeoh. The Plot: It’s Christmas in London. Kat...
4.0Revs to the max

Le Mans ’66

Le Mans '66 (USA / France / 12A / 152 mins)   In short: Revs it to the max   Directed by James Mangold. Starring Christian Bale, Matt Damon, Caitriona Balfe, Tracy Letts, Jon Bernthal, Josh Lucas.   The P...
4.0A little Aussie ripper

Little Monsters

Little Monsters (UK / Australia / USA / 16 / 94 mins)   In short: A little Aussie ripper   Directed by Abe Forsythe. Starring Lupita Nyong'o, Josh Gad, Alexander England, Diesel La Torraca.   The Plot: Da...
3.5Bright sparks

Luce

Luce (USA / 15A / 110 mins)   In short: Bright sparks   Directed by Julius Onah. Starring Kelvin Harrison Jr., Naomi Watts, Octavia Spencer, Tim Roth.   The Plot: Teenager Luce (Kelvin Harrison Jr.) didn’...
3.5Sky high

The Aeronauts

The Aeronauts (UK / USA / 12A / 100 mins)   In short: Sky high adventure   Directed by Tom Harper. Starring Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Himesh Patel, Tom Courtenay.   The Plot: 19th Century scientist ...
4.0Shines on brightly

Doctor Sleep

Doctor Sleep (USA / 16 / 152 mins)   In short: Shines on brightly   Directed by Mike Flanagan. Starring Ewan McGregor, Rebecca Ferguson, Kyleigh Curran, Cliff Curtis, Carl Lumbly.   The Plot: Many years a...
1.5Not worth installing

Countdown

Countdown (USA / 15A / 90 mins)   In short: Not worth installing   Directed by Justin Dec. Starring Elizabeth Lail, Jordan Calloway, Talitha Eliana Bateman, Peter Facinelli. The Plot: There’s a new m...
4.0Urgent and vital

BY THE GRACE OF GOD

By The Grace Of God (France / Belgium / 15A / 138 mins)   In short: Urgent and vital   Directed by Francois Ozon. Starring Melvil Poupaud, Denis Menochet, Swann Arlaud, Eric Caravaca, Bernard Verley.   Th...
3.0Terminator rejuvenated

Terminator : Dark Fate

Terminator: Dark Fate (China / USA / 15A / 128 mins)   In short: Terminator rejuvenated   Directed by Tim Miller. Starring Linda Hamilton, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mackenzie Davis, Natalia Reyes, Gabriel Luna...
4.0Don’t keep it a secret

OFFICIAL SECRETS

Official Secrets (UK / USA / 15A / 112 mins)   In short: Don’t keep it a secret   Directed by Gavin Hood. Starring Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes, Matt Smith, Matthew Goode, Rhys Ifans, Jeremy Northam.   ...
4.0

Maleficent – Mistress Of Evil

Release Date : Oct 18th Cast : Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Michelle Pfeiffer Director : Joachim Rønning Synopsis: Maleficent: Mistress of Evil is a follow up to the 2014 dark reimagining of the fa...
4.0Southern charmer

The Peanut Butter Falcon

The Peanut Butter Falcon (USA / TBC / 97 mins) In short: Southern charmer Directed by Tyler Nilson, Michael Schwartz. Starring Shia LaBeouf, Dakota Johnson, Zak Gottsagen, John Hawkes, Thomas Haden Church...
4.0Tasty French Fancy

Non-Fiction

Non-Fiction (France / 15A / 107 mins)   In short: Tasty French Fancy   Directed by Olivier Assayas. Starring Guillaume Canet, Juliette Binoche, Vincent Macaigne, Christa Theret, Nora Hamzawi.   The Plot: ...
4.0Out Of This World

A Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon

A Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (UK / France / USA / G / 87 mins)   In short: Out of this world   Directed by Will Becher, Richard Phelan. Starring Justin Fletcher, John Sparkes.   The Plot: The slee...
4.0Darkly involving

Dark Lies The Island

Dark Lies The Island (Ireland / 16 / 87 mins)   In short: Darkly involving   Directed by Ian Fitzgibbon. Starring Charlie Murphy, Moe Dunford, Peter Coonan, Pat Shortt, Tommy Tiernan.   The Plot: In the r...
2.5Hollow Man

Gemini Man

Gemini Man (China / USA / 12A / 117 mins)   In short: Hollow Man   Directed by Ang Lee. Starring Will Smith, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Clive Owen, Benedict Wong, Douglas Hodge.   The Plot: Henry (Will Smit...
4.0Explosive satire

The Day Shall Come

The Day Shall Come (UK / USA / 15A / 87 mins)   In short: Explosive satire   Directed by Christopher Morris. Starring Marchant Davis, Anna Kendrick, Denis O'Hare, Kayvan Novak.   The Plot: Moses (Marchant...