Kara Byrne

Aspiring Director/Writer | Movie Buff | Film Reviews |

Favorite films

  • Gravity
  • Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
  • Interstellar
  • Gone Girl

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  • Jojo Rabbit

    ★★★★

  • Uncut Gems

    ★★★★

  • Waves

    ★★★½

  • A Hidden Life

    ★★★★

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  • Jojo Rabbit

    Jojo Rabbit

    ★★★★

    #Jojo Rabbit is a brilliant Nazi-mocking satire, but I was also surprised how deeply affecting it was. This feel-good film has plenty of genuine humour, emotion, and heart. It could've gone horribly wrong but with its smart storytelling and charming performances it delivers!

  • Uncut Gems

    Uncut Gems

    ★★★★

    Delivering one of his best performances, Sandler takes us on an excruciating, yet exhilarating experience. Uncut Gems with its gleam cinematography, unsettling electronic score, propulsive pacing, and thematic elements on self-delusion and hopelessness, the film is relentless!

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  • First Man

    First Man

    ★★★★★

    Damien Chazelle, the youngest filmmaker to earn a Best Director Academy Award has once again delivered a world-class masterpiece in his biographical drama film based on the book ‘First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong’ by James R. Hansen. A film that follows in the footsteps of his previous critically acclaimed films Whiplash and La La Land.

    Building off his short of the same name, Whiplash (2014) is about a talented, ambitious first year conservatory jazz drumming student (Teller)…

  • Captain Marvel

    Captain Marvel

    ★★★½

    Visually impressive, entertaining, and as the first female-led Captain Marvel is a formidable addition to the MCU. Rising to the occasion, Larson is sublime with her wise-cracking performance, but while it doesn’t shy away from the responsibility it carries, it doesn’t quite thrill as an origin story.

    One of the film’s main trope is about Carol being held back from reaching her full potential, it’s empowering not only to women but to everyone, as this film highlights we aren’t limited by our label.