Paddy Kehoe

Paddy Kehoe
Paddy Kehoe's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): RTÉ (Ireland)
Publications: RTÉ (Ireland)

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
2/5 93% Beanpole (Dylda) (2020) There is no point obviously in trying to like Beanpole, it doesn't have a sticker attached that says 'like me,' you will either get its uncompromising delving into deep hurt or you won't. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2019
5/5 100% So Long, My Son (Di jiu tian chang) (2019) So Long, My Son, whose original title in Mandarin is Di Jiu Tian Chang, is an easily accessible, beautifully-wrought work of cinema whose universal human story of heartbreak and tragedy is spellbinding. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2019
4/5 91% The Biggest Little Farm (2019) The film is so companionable in John's unrelenting grin-and-bear-it voice-over, and so lovable with Molly's all-American positivity that, heck, you even want to know how they got Todd in the first place. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2019
.5/5 97% Knives Out (2019) Knives Out is a trite, pale comedy that tries to be as infantile as it can be within the bounds of adult entertainment. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2019
5/5 83% La Belle Époque (2019) Written and directed by Nicolas Bedos, La Belle Epoque is a dazzling tour de force for everyone who likes magnificent escapism. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
3/5 82% The Report (2019) The movie is solid and engaging enough, but it is not particularly exceptional and one might say the same about Spotlight. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2019
5/5 90% Meeting Gorbachev (2019) Alas, the sweets do not have sugar but they are at least chocolates. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2019
4/5 44% After the Wedding (2019) Williams inhabits the role with great skill and the film is almost worth seeing just for her master class in quietly-simmering anxiety. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
3.5/5 96% By the Grace of God (Grâce à Dieu) (2019) Sobering viewing. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019
5/5 No Score Yet The Curious Works of Roger Doyle (2018) This magisterial tribute documentary is framed around the staging of Doyle's first opera, Heresy... - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2019
.5/5 71% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) It's one of the most turgid, mind-numbing exercises in so-called cinematic craft that one could ever expect to witness and hear, very loudly indeed, way louder than the crunching of popcorn. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet Best Before Death (2019) So, in conclusion, a slightly fusty air of nineteenth century good works and leatherette prayer books meets a version of late English hippiedom and unshowy sharing. Unshowy, yes, even if that film-maker chap insists on recording it all. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
5/5 87% Non-Fiction (Doubles vies) (2019) Printed books versus e-books, love and infidelity behind the bookshelves, it's all rather topical in this charming, restrained comedy of manners featuring Juliette Binoche - and indeed everybody else - doing star turns in Oliver Assayas's engaging drama. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
3.5/5 93% Werewolf (Wilkolak) (2018) Here in Werewolf is an interesting Polish take on horror, an object lesson in how it might be done successfully. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet Losing Alaska (2018) It's an important film, underscoring the troubled realities of climate change and its widespread ramifications. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2019
4/5 41% The Laundromat (2019) The movie is, in sum, an enjoyable romp, the cinematic equivalent of a Radox bath after a hard day. Go for it. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
3.5/5 99% The Farewell (2019) Made with the necessary narrative and directorial guile to get the Oscars in its sights, and with dialogue in English and Mandarin Chinese, The Farewell presses all the right buttons and is a heart-warming tale about cultural dislocation. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
5/5 99% For Sama (2019) Waad Al-Khateab is undoubtedly one of the bravest, imaginative film-makers of our times with hopefully many more films to deliver. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
4/5 90% The Souvenir (2019) The Souvenir might be glibly written off as an art movie by viewers who cannot engage with what is ultimately a tragic adaggieto of self-destruction. Be patient with it, however, it's worth it. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2019
4/5 90% Never Grow Old (2019) Black as pitch, Never Grow Old is a convincing thriller set in in 1849 in an American settlement ruled over by a psychopathic thug, played with consummate, unadulterated evil by John Cusack. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2019
4/5 97% Pain and Glory (Dolor y gloria) (2019) Call it suspense then, but it's of a very sophisticated kind. Superb. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2019
4/5 51% The Sun Is Also a Star (2019) Sure, Tracy Oliver's screenplay is simplistic and gee-whizz-earnest but so what, Ry Russo-Young directs with admirable skill and sensitivity. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019
5/5 95% Gaza (2019) Gaza is compelling because we hear of life there in the people's own words, we can judge the tone of the revelations and observations, look at the weary expressions. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019
3.5/5 44% The Art of Racing in the Rain (2019) Look, The Art of Racing in the Rain is not Sergei Eisenstein or Jean Cocteau, but it serves its purpose as a meat-and-two-veg family story which does what it says on the tin with real expertise. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019
1.5/5 49% Tell It to the Bees (2019) What might have been, in more capable hands, an indie gem is instead a melodramatic TV movie. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2019
5/5 100% The Cold Blue (2019) [A]n extraordinarily moving portrait of the American bomber pilots of the Second World War. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2019
2.5/5 78% Never Look Away (2019) Never Look Away runs to over three hours and is a reasonably engaging human story but it is overly-long and flawed by a certain degree of cinematic indulgence that makes it syrupy and fluffy when it should not be so. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2019
5/5 75% Halston (2019) Take a look at Bergdorf Goodman's website and see how Halston Heritage still informs in handbags, footwear, accessories. Nothing ever really dies. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
3.5/5 91% Gloria Bell (2019) Less taut and focused than the Spanish language original, Sebastián Lelio's own remake is nevertheless passably pleasant. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
4/5 98% Too Late to Die Young (Tarde para morir joven) (2019) It is a real virtue of the movie that one has to think this so often. You will only come to tentative theories about its raison d'être when you have finished viewing it. See it at the IFI. Recommended. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
5/5 64% Memoir of War (La douleur) (2018) Memoir of War is composed beautifully through highly theatrical camera angles, capturing, for example, reflections in mirrors to brilliant effect. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
5/5 96% Birds of Passage (Pájaros de verano) (2019) The broodingly incendiary Birds of Passage will keep you captivated until the exhausted conclusion as a feud between two families of the Wayuu people of Colombia ratchets up the drama to breaking point. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2019
2/5 87% Float Like a Butterfly (2018) There are the bones of a decent film here but the script is clichéd, while the over-employed score mostly spoils it. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
3.5/5 92% Donbass (2018) Well worth seeing, if you can bear its visceral mini-dramas and unnerving set pieces. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2019
5/5 99% Ash Is Purest White (2019) In Ash is Purest White, director Zhangke has switched on what are in effect noir sidelights into a Chinese underworld while credibly building a certain sympathy for the two gang leaders of the piece. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2019
5/5 94% Styx (2019) A work of high drama that is superbly executed. Through a measure of suggestive narrative guile, the film cannot help but make us think about the plight of refugees who risk it all in the Atlantic to try and get to Europe. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2019
3.5/5 79% Loro (2019) The mood has darkened irrevocably and the closing scenes of devastation at L'Aquila seem to point up something much bigger than Berlusconi, something sinister at the heart of Italian statehood. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2019
2.5/5 60% Greta (2019) Director Neil Jordan has a stab at psychodrama in his new film, Greta, which is saved - and only just - by the presence of French veteran, Isabelle Huppert. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2019
2/5 39% Don't Go (2018) A puzzling finish, as dream over-hangs reality. Must have been something in the whiskey. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2019
4/5 92% Last Breath (2018) Ultimately, the film is a stirring tribute to a band of unpretentiously likable, yet highly skilled individuals, bonded together in their own ways, and looking out for each other whatever the danger. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
3.5/5 No Score Yet The Limit Of (2017) Sharper, snappier editing and less of that deliberate ponderousness in the dialogue and direction would have helped achieve a more supple rhythm but this is a mere caveat. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
2.5/5 90% Happy as Lazzaro (Lazzaro felice) (2018) The film begins with real promise but fizzles in its second act into a foggy portentousness. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
4/5 100% The Man Who Wanted to Fly (2019) The Man Who Wanted To Fly is a thoughtful, unassuming film about one man's ambition to take to the skies. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2019
5/5 100% Minding the Gap (2018) Tender and perceptive, and a balanced picture of extraordinary lives, Minding the Gap is unmissable for anyone interested in this neglected corner of America, a million miles from Trump Tower. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2019
2.5/5 97% Border (Gräns) (2018) Border is strange, disturbing and brave in its own way, but not everyone will be willing to accept its nervy, visceral terror. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
4.5/5 92% Sauvage / Wild (2019) Sauvage features a mesmerising performance from Félix Maritaud as the 22-year old rent boy Léo who is looking for love and security of a kind behind that tough, insouciant exterior. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2019
5/5 94% Foxtrot (2018) Maoz's masterful, intelligent feature shows how war can challenge a decent family unit, while hollow rhetoric destroys its spirit. A salutary film that eschews gimmickry or empty sloganeering, Foxtrot deserves to be seen. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2019
5/5 90% Capernaum (Capharnaüm) (2018) Magnificent but harrowing. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2019
5/5 95% Burning (Beoning) (2018) Burning is a sophisticated, deliciously opaque thriller, wrought through gifted cinematography, depicting the Korean countryside with a sense of atmosphere and, in one memorable scene, capturing a spectacular sunset. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2019
3.5/5 97% Free Solo (2018) Because we are fed little tidbits of biography, we look for clues therein as to how such a risky pursuit could so engulf this wide-eyed enigma. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018