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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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Dreadful

Captivity

Captivity is the latest horror/thriller/gorefest to be dubbed "torture porn" in certain sections of the media.

4

Poor

Lucky You

Somewhere in Lucky You is a very solid drama trying to get out. This is clearly shown when the screen is set alight by the rivalry between father and son...

6

Fair

5

Average

Grow Your Own

Being an Australian, the allotment is a foreign concept to me — a strange bend of backyard veggie patch and market garden.

8

Great

Tell No One

A French interpretation of a glossy American thriller? It’s not the most obvious of combinations, is it? Tell No One is Harlan Coben’s best-selling beach-read slab of crime fiction as...

4

Poor

Vacancy

It’s a slasher movie. In a motel. We have then, it’s fair to say, been on this territory in the past.

6

Fair

The Tiger’s Tail

John Boorman’s latest film is an oddball take on the nature v nurture debate. It's billed as a black comedy but, in truth, it’s neither particularly dark nor particularly funny...

8

Great

Black Gold

What is the cost of your morning coffee? If your answer is ‘around $4/£2’ then you should probably see Black Gold, a fascinating and disturbing call to arms to the...

7

Good

Ocean’s Thirteen

It started as a terrific remake of a dud 60s heist movie. Then came a dud sequel that's better off forgotten.

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INTERVIEW Jason Biggs

Dazed, but not confused