Michael Pope

Michael Pope

Film critic for RTE, Entertainment.ie and Spin 103.8

Favorite films

  • Jaws
  • There Will Be Blood
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Brokeback Mountain

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  • House of Gucci

    ★★★½

  • Cross My Heart

    ★★

  • Cujo

    ★★★

  • Ghostbusters: Afterlife

    ★½

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  • Tenet

    Tenet

    ★★

    A loud, incoherent, shallow mess of a movie. It's got scale, spectacle and some good action beats but with no emotional engagement it all rings a little hollow. John David Washington is as miscast as R-Patz is under-utilised.

    Also, does Nolan think footage played in reverse is this sick, rad new effect no one's ever seen before? My phone can do that. I think my dad might think it looks cool but he'd fall asleep around the 90 minute mark.

    A serious disappointment and Nolan's weakest since TDKR.

  • Artemis Fowl

    Artemis Fowl

    A catastrophic, cynical, incompetent, dead-on-arrival franchise non-starter with maybe the worst child performance since Jake Lloyd.