Josephine O'Neill

Josephine O'Neill
Josephine O'Neill's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Sydney Morning Herald Daily Telegraph (Australia)

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
No Score Yet My Brother Talks to Horses (1947) MGM'S film from Morton Thompson's comic fantasy has the charming practicality of the original. - Daily Telegraph (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019
83% It Happened in Brooklyn (1947) The film's most interesting angle: Sinatra's bloom into a carefree, light-comedy personality. - Daily Telegraph (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019
No Score Yet The Other Love (1947) Here is a drama, presented with intelligence and taste, that all women will love. - Daily Telegraph (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019
No Score Yet Quiet Weekend (1946) Harold French's direction, agreeable acting, and that country setting, turn the film into cosy entertainment. - Daily Telegraph (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019
No Score Yet The Lisbon Story (1946) It is stodgy stuff, stodgily produced. - Daily Telegraph (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019
98% Notorious (1946) The first love-scene between Miss Bergman and Mr. Grant is the most incandescent interlude ever to reach the screen. - Daily Telegraph (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
No Score Yet Men in Her Diary (1945) Usually a deft, beguiling actress, Louise [Allbritton] is the worst over-player of the lot. - Daily Telegraph (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2019
100% Three Came Home (1950) Jean Negulesco's direction, though full of repetitive shots, catches such moments of dramatic and poignant contrast. - Daily Telegraph (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
No Score Yet Two Guys from Texas (1948) [This] musical in overdone Technicolor, has the air of being tossed up from all the old joke books. - Daily Telegraph (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
No Score Yet Boston Blackie Booked on Suspicion (1945) Columbia's melodrama taken at top speed by the cast is highly improbable, but as cheerful as hero Chester Morris. - Daily Telegraph (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
No Score Yet Princess O'Rourke (1943) [Princess O'Rourke] proves that Olivia de Havilland can be the most delightful comedian -- and that all average films of World War II are startlingly out-of-date. - Daily Telegraph (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
87% Ministry of Fear (1944) An astonishing combination of clumsy, false adaptation, unsure direction, and mis-casting, has changed Greene's Ministry of Fear into an ordinary spy film, with a few expensive and Hitchcock flourishes. - Daily Telegraph (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
No Score Yet The Red Danube (1949) [The Red Danube's] drama comes from the story by novelist Bruce Marshall, adroitly tackles communism on two fronts -- the human and the religious. - Daily Telegraph (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2019
97% All the King's Men (1949) His film never loses the speed and impact of its subject; and Rossen's use of his camera and of crowds -- apparently so spontaneous, and yet so dramatic -- keeps the watcher absorbed in happenings that might come from life. - Daily Telegraph (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2019
No Score Yet Where There's Life (1947) It would have been better if [Bing Crosby] had taken more part. Hope is at his sunniest when he has brash competition. In Where There's Life he carries more of the story than is good for such an ebullient fellow. - Daily Telegraph (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
No Score Yet Honeymoon (1947) This frivolous little comedy... is more pleasing than you would expect. - Daily Telegraph (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
No Score Yet Last of the Redmen (1947) Insufferable. - Daily Telegraph (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
82% The Lady From Shanghai (1948) The Boy Wonder is so busy playing with the tricks of the trade he forgets the trade itself. - Daily Telegraph (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
60% Impact (1949) If Impact were a library book, I'd classify it as something for a wet weekend. - Daily Telegraph (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2019
No Score Yet Sealed Verdict (1948) The same settings of the ruined city, the same handsome uniforms, give the watcher the impression that Marlene Dietrich is going to stroll out from behind the nearest heap of rubble. - Daily Telegraph (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2019
No Score Yet Family Honeymoon (1948) This thoroughly domestic comedy will appeal more to the older fans. - Daily Telegraph (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2019
No Score Yet Nora Prentiss (1947) A different actor might have helped Nora Prentiss to obtain the punchy melodrama success that the Warner Bros. have made their own. - Daily Telegraph (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2019
No Score Yet Deep Valley (1947) A production which fails for the lack of just the right casting. - Daily Telegraph (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2019
No Score Yet Deep Waters (1948) Cesar Romero, as a Portuguese fisherman, steals the film. - Daily Telegraph (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2019
No Score Yet My Brother's Keeper (1948) [Jack] Warner himself, in an odd role for him, gives a strong, impression of the corrupted charmer, who erupts into violence. - Daily Telegraph (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2019
No Score Yet Apartment for Peggy (1948) Apartment For Peggy was written by Faith Baldwin, who knows just how much salt of truth to blend with the sweetness of a happy-ever-after tale. - Daily Telegraph (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2019
No Score Yet Love and Learn (1947) Some labored nonsense about a Park Avenue heiress and two penniless song-writers gets the scuffled work it deserves from Martha Vickers, Janis Paige, Jack Carson, and Bob Hutton (that ersatz Jimmy Stewart). - Daily Telegraph (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2019
No Score Yet The Verdict (1946) This is a gaslight thriller without romance. - Daily Telegraph (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2019
No Score Yet The Upturned Glass (1947) Yet in spite of its original plot... The Upturned Glass is a muted, fairly rambling affair. - Daily Telegraph (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2019
No Score Yet Theirs is the Glory (1945) It is almost impossible to believe that this fine and grim film is not an actual flaring record of battle. - Daily Telegraph (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2019
No Score Yet The Long Night (1947) RKO'S film dissipates its suspense and its reality gradually -- because of a timid script. - Daily Telegraph (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2019
No Score Yet Frieda (1947) Basil Dearden's plain, modulated direction, which leaves a doubt even in the happy ending... is exactly right for such a story. - Daily Telegraph (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2019
No Score Yet Killer McCoy (1947) Rooney himself (someone has clamped down upon his usual exaggerations) does well. - Daily Telegraph (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2019
No Score Yet The Prince Of Thieves (1948) The kids may love it, but any adult will just have to sweat it out. - Daily Telegraph (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2019
No Score Yet I Walk Alone (1948) Now that I come to think of it, the whole melodrama, like [Kristine] Miller, is intolerably chic. - Daily Telegraph (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2019
89% Possessed (1947) Possessed faintly echoes Lost Weekend, Seventh Veil - and has one camera shot straight from Stairway to Heaven. It is, however, a powerful and effective document - from which the susceptible will totter. - Daily Telegraph (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2019
No Score Yet One More Tomorrow (1946) This film was well under way before I grasped that we were seeing a re-make of Philip Barry's comedy-drama. The Animal Kingdom. - Daily Telegraph (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2019
No Score Yet Song of Arizona (1946) A sentimentally handled ranch for homeless boys, and an old bang-bang Western. - Daily Telegraph (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2019
No Score Yet Fiesta (1947) Ricardo Montalban commands this film; I'd like to see his second one. - Daily Telegraph (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2019
No Score Yet Burma Victory (1945) It spring vigorously... telling the startling and little-known story of the 14th Army's campaigns. - Daily Telegraph (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2019
No Score Yet Janie Gets Married (1946) Any filmgoer can recite the plot in his sleep. - Daily Telegraph (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2019
No Score Yet In His Steps (1936) Cecilia Parker and Eric Linden have youthful charm, old Harry Beresford and Roger Imhof rise with massive dignity above its inadequate treatment. - Daily Telegraph (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2019
No Score Yet The Heart of a Nation (1943) [Contains] individual sequences of enchanting or moving realism - from the family wedding to the night-club sequence. - Daily Telegraph (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2019
100% Canyon Passage (1946) Only a rambling script, which settles down to a jog-trot through magnificent Technicolor backgrounds of Oregon lake and timber, prevents it from being a film of this or any other week. - Daily Telegraph (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2019
No Score Yet Caravan (1949) A glut of rich, preposterous entertainment. - Daily Telegraph (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2019
No Score Yet The Time of Their Lives (The Ghost Steps Out) (1946) Quite blithe spirits. - Daily Telegraph (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2019
No Score Yet Shadowed (1946) Columbia spends an hour showing a feeble duel betwen the family man and the counterfeit gang. - Daily Telegraph (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2019
No Score Yet I'll Be Yours (1947) Deanna Durbin who has latterly played truant from sweet society, returns to her traditionally winsome self in Universal's carefully tailored comedy. - Daily Telegraph (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2019
No Score Yet California (1946) Technicolor becomes Barbara Stanwyck, that masterfully sure actress, with unsuspected charms. - Daily Telegraph (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2019
No Score Yet Murder in the Music Hall (1946) The result is slightly difficult to swallow. - Daily Telegraph (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019