Ciaran Kerr

Ciaran Kerr
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Ciaran is a film honours graduate with a passion for superhero flicks, Wes Anderson and the latest cinematic endeavours. She has an extensive record and comic collection and an extensive knowledge of film genre and academic film study. She also spends her spare time reviewing, editing and designing for FilmBunker.
Publications: Film Bunker

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
78% Frozen II (2019) While the cynical adult in me inwardly groaned at the prospect of seeing this film, my inner child was singing along with the colourful characters and, sometimes, it's nice to let go and give in to that naive joy. - Film Bunker EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2019
83% The Report (2019) Watching The Report is like reading a long-form New York Times article; you find yourself intrigued, hooked, and eventually, feel more intelligent having consumed it. - Film Bunker EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2019
65% The Day Shall Come (2019) While waiting for Morris' sophomore feature film was a test of patience, I found it was definitely worth it; The Day Shall Come is the auteur at his most unapologetic, and it is a glorious sight to behold. - Film Bunker EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2019
No Score Yet Measure for Measure (2019) The setting and social commentary within the piece elevate it to something a little more than a ballsy local picture, and while it does have its issues, it is definitely worth a viewing. - Film Bunker EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2019
88% Hustlers (2019) What could have been a film weighed down by its own agenda presented its main characters as living, breathing, complex individuals--shying away from the empty 'girl power' rhetoric that a lot of Hollywood features try to feed the masses as feminism. - Film Bunker EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
79% Judy & Punch (2019) Judy and Punch is a mixture of the dark revisionism of The Favourite with some Monty Python-esque flair. This is probably my favourite Australian film of the year so far, and is a showcase of the universal, yet unique, stories this country has to offer. - Film Bunker EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2019
69% Joker (2019) We are not given a genre-bending Joker film that taps into the fascinating anarchistic chaos and oddly enticing charisma of the character, we are instead given a sub-par remake of 'Taxi Driver' with the DC logo attached to it. - Film Bunker EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) The thing is just... messy, but like a Jackson Pollock painting, I found myself unable to look away. Did I enjoy my time watching it? Well, yes, I did. But do I know why? Not in the slightest. - Film Bunker EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
67% Danger Close (2019) This is a film that was made with good intentions, and did the best that it could with some difficult subject matter. Is it a revolutionary piece of war cinema? No, but it doesn't need to be. - Film Bunker EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2019
80% Late Night (2019) While the presence of Emma Thompson raised my interest, I didn't hope for much more than a cheap The Devil Wears Prada knockoff. Thankfully, I was left pleasantly surprised by what the film had in store for me. - Film Bunker EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2019
90% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Is this the best Spidey-outing in the last twelve months? Well... not really. However, as an epilogue for the MCU, and a worthy sequel to Homecoming, it does excel. - Film Bunker EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2019
63% Yesterday (2019) Essentially, it's a nice, charming film that will make you feel warm and fuzzy, and will serve just fine as something to flick on when you're looking for entertainment on a hard day's night. - Film Bunker EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2019
97% Toy Story 4 (2019) If you see this as an epilogue to the series, it fits the description well, providing adequate footnotes to a story already so well-told...[this] is a film that we didn't think we needed, but I for one am happy with its existence. - Film Bunker EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2019
23% Men in Black International (2019) My child-like wish for something entertaining was bogged down by strange narrative decisions, re-treading of concepts, and irritating characterisation. - Film Bunker EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
51% Tolkien (2019) I enjoyed Tolkien wholeheartedly. With a small, quaint film such as this, I hardly have high expectations. However, some stylistic flair and a good amount of heart boosted Tolkien above the average biopic. - Film Bunker EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2019
57% Aladdin (2019) Is Aladdin a perfect film? By no means. Is it a shameless cash grab? Probably. Despite this, it's a hell of a lot of fun, and my cynicism was counteracted by its charm. - Film Bunker EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
56% Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019) For the people who are interested in Bundy, but not invested in the story long enough to dedicate an entire four hours to his tapes, this will serve as an engaging enough vehicle to educate them. - Film Bunker EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2019
71% All Is True (2019) While this film may bore the new generation of English classrooms, it is safe to say that this film is probably a more accurate representation of the literary icon than 'Shakespeare in Love'. - Film Bunker EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2019
94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) Despite usually being a passive moviegoer, I found myself cheering mid-scene, crying for an embarrassingly long portion of the runtime, and leaving the cinema completely blown away. - Film Bunker EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2019
57% The Doors (1991) Oliver Stone's The Doors is a grandiose, highly kinetic, film that flourishes in its own excess. - Film Bunker EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2019
84% Oasis: Supersonic (2016) The expert crafting of the narrative leading up to the final moments earns itself the right to maintain convention. - Film Bunker EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2019
39% The Dirt (2019) Netflix's The Dirt tries to tell a 'no-nonsense' account of Motley Crue's notoriously lavish existence, only to end up confused (and, at points, unnecessarily misogynistic). - Film Bunker EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2019
17% Hellboy (2019) In essence, I found this film rather like a greasy McDonalds breakfast-sometimes it tastes horrible, but when you are hungover and mostly braindead, it hits just the right spot. - Film Bunker EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2019
47% Dumbo (2019) In essence, the film kept me entertained throughout and I didn't really question its existence too much. While the whole thing was quite Disney-fied, it was very nice to be able to see Tim Burton work his magical realism once again. - Film Bunker EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
78% Captain Marvel (2019) Captain Marvel has given us an engaging female character that does not come off as an empty 'agenda'. Larson's magnetic performance paired with an entertaining buddy-cop romp and some character moments makes this another strong entry into the MCU. - Film Bunker EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
60% A Dog's Way Home (2019) A film like this is created to manipulate any empathetic human being to cry. If you love dogs, the lump in your throat is pretty much guaranteed, even if the film doesn't seem to really earn it. - Film Bunker EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2019
61% Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Basically, the film is as dumb as a rock but fun as hell. Do you want some interesting ideas around AI without an ensuing existential breakdown? Then this is the film for you. - Film Bunker EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2019
63% Mary Queen of Scots (2018) This is a film with some good intentions that failed to deliver. While the story of both of these monarchs has never failed to intrigue the masses,Mary Queen of Scots strips the titular characters of their nuances, much to the detriment of the film. - Film Bunker EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
70% The Mule (2018) If you want a serious entry into the drug conversation, then this won't satisfy your urges. However, if you want a light, interesting story with a likeable, if not a bit grizzled, lead, this should do the trick. - Film Bunker EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2019
90% How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) Toothless and Hiccup are back, and that is all you need to know before buying tickets to see this film. What will keep you engaged is the mature, natural growth of its characters and the feelings of reconnecting with and saying goodbye to old friends. - Film Bunker EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2019
74% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) Does it reach the extremely high standards of the first Harry Potter film? I would say no, it does not. But it is extremely likeable, and there was not one second in the entire two-hour run that I was bored. - Film Bunker EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2019
77% Split (2017) Split surprises the most avid of Shyamalan watchers, presenting a well-made thriller, indistinguishable from the director's latest fair. - Film Bunker EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2019
84% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Vol. 2 feels less like a sequel made to surpass its predecessor, and more like a continuation of a story. Much like a comic from your childhood, you know you can pick it up, continue with beloved characters, and escape into a world you are familiar with. - Film Bunker EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2019
92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) What might have been an average movie with the wrong lead turns out to be an excellent vehicle for Holland's budding talent and Keaton's experienced charm. - Film Bunker EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2019
52% Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) The second Kingsman outing feels as if it is trying to relive its glory days ... Rather than feeling like the second outing was capturing the joys of past experiences, I felt like it was instead trying to hit us over the head with, "Do you remember this?" - Film Bunker EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2019
87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) As the credits rolled, I sat in my seat both physically numb (as I said, cinema seats are unforgiving) and emotionally drained. This is sci-fi cinema at its absolute finest. - Film Bunker EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2019
93% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) After a disappointing second venture with Thor: The Dark World, it seems Waititi has saved a superhero that was struggling to find his place in a, frankly, more interesting MCU ensemble. - Film Bunker EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2019
60% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) My interest was maintained, but I would rather watch a film like this at home. This isn't the film to watch if you're seeking a thrill-ride; still, Murder on the Orient Express has enough steam to chug your attention through a couple of hours. - Film Bunker EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2019
40% Justice League (2017) Superhero films are no longer just superhero films-they are comedies, fantasies, heist films, spy films, hybrids of genres that work to keep the audience invested in a box-office flooded with men in capes. Justice League is just a superhero film. - Film Bunker EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2019
90% Isle of Dogs (2018) For those of you looking to step into the wonderful world of Wes, Isle of Dogs is an adventure story with so much soul and warmth that it could become a gateway drug to his body of work. - Film Bunker EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2019
85% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Avengers: Infinity War wasn't merely a film, it was an event-my usual cinema was jam-packed with eager fans, buzzing with excitement. The most astonishing moment of this entire experience was the weight of leaving the cinema in a heavy silence. - Film Bunker EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2019
84% Deadpool 2 (2018) This sequel may have given us more of the same, but when the initial feature is that awesome, it is a great achievement to recapture some of that blood-soaked magic. - Film Bunker EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2019
47% Skyscraper (2018) Overall, the film is a mix of Towering Inferno and Die-Hard-just not as good as either of those flicks. I didn't expect a cinematic masterpiece, but unfortunately, this popcorn flick was a little too weighed down by its own ambition. - Film Bunker EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2019
96% BlacKkKlansman (2018) In any other hands, this film could have been relegated to a mediocre biopic toeing the line between political validity and a safe marketability. What we get instead is a film that will stay in your mind for a while after leaving the cinema. - Film Bunker EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2019
66% The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018) Everybody obviously had a blast on this, and the adult actors in particular were very fun to watch. Jack Black and Cate Blanchett had some great bickering, and Kyle MacLachlan wasn't afraid to ham it up when necessary. - Film Bunker EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2019
92% Searching (2018) While this style of storytelling has been used before in the horror genre (Unfriended comes to mind), it was interesting to see such an inventive manner of presenting a mystery/thriller story for the modern age. - Film Bunker EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2019
83% Juliet, Naked (2018) The clever writing and genuine performances catapulted this film above the standard romantic-comedy affair, injecting some realistic humanity into its heartfelt storytelling. - Film Bunker EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2019
91% Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (2018) While this will be to some people's tastes, I found the film dull and, at points, irritating. Most of the meta-comedy jokes were a little too easy for me to truly find clever, and I probably only chuckled a couple of times. - Film Bunker EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2019
36% Patrick (2019) If you're looking for a movie with some cute dog stuff in it and some sappy romance and light comedy, this will hit the spot; just don't expect much more here. - Film Bunker EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2019
63% Dog Days (2018) With a title like 'Dog Days', it is clear that you're not going to be watching Citizen Kane. Really, the film does what it says on the tin-there are a lot of cute dogs, some cheesy dialogue, and sweet relationships. - Film Bunker EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2019