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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.


Surf's Up (DVD)

Bloody hell. What is it about filmmakers and sodding penguins? After March of the Penguins and Happy Feet, you’d think we’d have had enough of their stumpy little forms. But,...



The Simpsons Movie (DVD)

The Simpsons Movie is good. Very, very good. And, not surprisingly, it's better on the small screen than it was on the big one.



The Bourne Ultimatum (DVD)

This year has been less than exciting on the film front, but that changed over summer with The Bourne Ultimatum — easily the biggest thrill ride of the year, the...



The Killing of John Lennon

Let's start with the positives. Combine The Killing of John Lennon with the portrayal of the 'hired gun' from Cocaine Cowboys and Hollywood will have to redress its whole serial...



He Was A Quiet Man

Bob Maconel (Slater) is a very small cog in a very big wheel. With his bad teeth, thinning hair and cheap clothes, he's destined for a life of basic admin...


Code Name: The Cleaner ½

This appalling comedy may have the misfortune of coming out in the same year as another amnesiac assassin movie (in fact two if you count last weeks ‘Hitman’), but there...



You Kill Me

Frank Falenczyk (Kingsley) is a mob hitman. Or rather he would be if his drinking problem didn't mean he kept messing up his jobs.



Southland Tales

The excesses of success: such a pretentious and unremarkable opening would normally be derided, but for this second feature by Donnie Darko director Richard Kelly it seems perfectly apt.



The Golden Compass

It must be December, because here comes the franchise. With Harry Potter drawing to a close, the responsibility for family bums on seats looked to be falling to The Chronicles...



Transformers (DVD)

Transformers is big, loud and dumb — I mean, it’s a film based on a cartoon that was based on a toy, for crying out loud — but when it’s...