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Stuart OConnor

Stuart O'Connor is the Managing Editor of Screenjabber, the movie review website he co-founded with Neil Davey far too many years ago. He likes all genres, as long as the film is good (although he does enjoy the occasional bad "guilty pleasure"), and drinks way too much coffee.
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Fair

Michael Clayton (DVD)

The last time George Clooney was a lawyer was in the ill-received romantic-comedy from the Coens, Intolerable Cruelty. As in Syriana, Clooney’s eponymous Michael Clayton is another shady character.

6

Fair

The Riches: Season 1 (DVD)

Once upon a time, Hollywood Brits were distinguished by their sneers; these days, it’s accents. Bob Hoskins, Hugh Laurie, Michael Caine and now Eddie Izzard have all found pots of...

8

Great

U2 3D

This 3D presentation of the recent Vertigo tour is an extraordinary experience. Having been impressed by the technology with the recent animation Beowulf, this film elevates it to a whole...

8

Great

Sharkwater

With documentaries enjoying a boom, it's easy to overlook some of the quieter releases in the midst of some of the high profile films coming out.

4

Poor

My Blueberry Nights

Some confections just don’t work; think chicken with strawberries or perhaps ask an Italian about pineapple on a pizza.

6

Fair

Rambo

Often mocked but never bettered, Stallone's John Rambo was the true action man of the 1980s.

6

Fair

Be Kind Rewind

In the week where Blu-ray finally saw off HD DVD, the studied retro charm of Gondry's VHS-based comedy seems oddly appropriate.

9

Excellent

Black Water

I really had no idea what to expect from this movie, and with its slow start, and tear-your-eyes out predictable acting of Ben Oxenbould I almost wish I hadn’t come.

4

Poor

W?Z

The unfortunately named Waz — insert own toilet gag here — was always going to suffer with a title like that.

6

Fair

River Queen

A film that has had its release delayed for almost three years is hardly the best of starts, but River Queen is an interesting and thought-provoking little film.