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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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Great

The Ramones: It's Alive 1974-1996 (DVD)

From early scratchily-taped performances at legendary venue CBGBs, to playing on British stalwart pop shows like The Old Grey Whistle Test and Top of the Pop, this is a fantastic...

0

INTERVIEW In The Hands Of The Gods

In the Hands of the Gods, a low-budget documentary following five freestyle footballers journey across the Americas to meet their hero Diego Maradona, made a splash at the Cannes film...

0

INTERVIEW Kenny

A working man with real class Meet Kenny Smyth, a humble Melbourne plumber who has been flushed ... sorry, thrust ...

8

Great

Zodiac (DVD)

This is not the first film to be made based on the infamous San Francisco serial killer who caled himself Zodiac — that honour goes to 1971's The Zodiac Killer...

10

Superb

Kenny

Look out Rob Reiner and Chris Guest — your reign as kings of the mockumentary is over.

6

Fair

The Brave One

A new Jodie Foster movie is always something to get excited about. She makes so few these days — just eight in the past 10 years — that we’re generally...

4

Poor

Hot Rod

Hot Rod — or, to give it a more accurate title, Napoleon Dynamite: The Stunt Years — is a strange film.

6

Fair

Michael Clayton

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.

4

Poor

Mr Woodcock

On paper, this should be a real stinker. Seemingly reprising his role in last year's limp School for Scoundrels (or was it this year? I can’t even remember), Thornton plays...

2

Dreadful

Mrs Ratcliffe's Revolution

Mrs Ratcliffe’s Revolution. Heurgh. Good god, y’all. What is it good for? Absolutely nothing. Hmm. No. Doesn’t really work in this instance.