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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

Magicians (DVD)

A rather inauspicious leap to the big screen for British TV favourites Mitchell & Webb (Peep Show, That Mitchell & Webb Look) actually works much better on DVD.

5

Average

December Boys

Daniel Radcliffe is wary of being typecast as Harry Potter. So in his first major film role away from the character he, um, plays an orphan.

8

Great

Superbad

Superbad might sound like a cross between American Pie and Porky’s, with a smattering of every other teen comedy ever made, and that’s because, basically, that’s exactly what it is.

6

Fair

Disturbia

Many are describing Disturbia as Rear Window with a teenage spin. There’s a good reason for that: Disturbia IS Rear Window with a teenage spin.

6

Fair

6

Fair

Shoot 'Em Up

There is a moment early in this insane action movie where Clive Owen’s character exclaims: "Sorry for the messy delivery." Old Clive isn’t being hypercritical of his own performance, though...

6

Fair

3:10 To Yuma

Western movies are seen by many as legendary, but I’ve never quite figured out why. They have always seemed dull and, dare I say it, I’ve never warmed to the...

8

Great

In The Hands Of The Gods review

What happens when a former drug dealer, a devout Christian, two failed footballers and a cheeky scouser decide to use their freestyle football skills to busk their way across America...

0

PREMIERE In The Hands Of The Gods

Cool young stars surrounded by has-beens and nobodiesBy Anna KrahnPremiership footballers, wannabe WAGs — and, of course, ex-Big Brother contestants — all graced the red carpet (well, green astro-turf actually)...

9

Excellent

Atonement

If you’ve seen the advertising campaign for this film, and the poster quotes, then you’ll know that all the best superlatives have already been taken — stunning, breathtaking, revelation, gorgeous...