The LEGO Batman Movie

February 11th, 2017 by

Director: Chris McKay Cast: Will Arnett, Rosario Dawson, Michael Cera, Zach Galifiniakis, Jenny Slate, Mariah Carey, Ralph Fiennes Certificate: G Running Time: 104 minutes Release Date: February 10th After being exposed to scenarios of Bruce Wayne stuck down a well and beating a tire with a sledgehammer for the past few years, it’s refreshing to […]


January 20th, 2017 by

Director: Pablo Larraín Cast: Natalie Portman, Billy Crudup, Greta Gerwig, Peter Sarsgaard, John Hurt Certificate: 15a Running Time: 99 minutes Release Date: January 20th Jackie arrives in cinemas the same day as the inauguration of the 45th President of the United States of America. It’s fitting, and oddly prescient, as it provides one of the best […]

Manchester by the Sea

January 13th, 2017 by

Director: Kenneth Lonergan Cast: Casey Affleck, Lucas Hedges, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler, Gretchen Mol Certificate: 15a Running Time: 137 minutes Release Date: January 13th There’s a humour in death and loss. It’s not immediately apparent at a time of grief but human nature and our innate clumsiness in dealing makes it inevitable. With his new film Manchester […]

La La Land

January 11th, 2017 by

Director: Damien Chazelle Cast: Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling, John Legend, Rosemary DeWitt, J.K. Simmons Certificate: PG  Running Time: 128 minutes Release Date: January 13th Given its ‘you will bleed for your craft’ message, it’s easy to imagine that Whiplash director Damien Chazelle has a pretty complicated history with music. A former jazz drummer himself, he funnelled […]

John Carpenter – Vicar Street, Dublin

October 28th, 2016 by

He may have only made one movie in the past fifteen years, yet John Carpenter feels as relevant today as he did during his run of unseen prolificacy in the late 70s and through into the 80s. Netflix’s Stranger Things has undoubtedly been one of the cultural landmarks of 2016, and while it mined Spielberg […]

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

October 22nd, 2016 by

Director: Edward Zwick Cast: Tom Cruise, Cobie Smulders, Aldis Hodge, Patrick Heusinger, Danika Yarosh, Robert Knepper Certificate: 12a Running Time: 118 minutes Release Date: October 21st Jack Reacher was something of an anomaly, existing in the long forgotten midrange budget of yesteryear, that has been abandoned for the new economic framework stating that movies need to […]

Café Society

September 1st, 2016 by

Director: Woody Allen Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Steve Carrell, Blake Lively, Corey Stoll and Jeannie Berlin Certificate: 12a Running Time: 96 minutes Release Date September 2nd I love Pusha T’s ‘Sweet Serenade’ and struggle to think of a better song this year than Kanye West’s ‘Waves’. My enjoyment of both of them are somewhat fettered by […]

The Shallows

August 12th, 2016 by

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra Cast: Blake Lively, a great white shark and a seagull Certificate: 12a Running Time: 86 minutes Release Date: August 12th Brand Shark has taken quite a beating over the past while. After years of slumming it in the Sharknado franchise, jobbing to the likes of Ian Ziering, Tara Reid and David Hasselhoff, […]

Green Room

May 14th, 2016 by

Director: Jeremy Saulnier Cast: Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots, Patrick Stewart and Alia Shawkat Certificate: 16 Running Time: 95 minutes Release Date: May 13th Three films in and Jeremy Saulnier is already a master of horror, yet hasn’t worked exclusively in the genre. The horror he works with is that which exists within the world we […]

Midnight Special

April 8th, 2016 by

Director: Jeff Nichols Cast: Michael Shannon, Jaeden Lieberher Kirsten Dunst, Joel Egerton, Adam Driver and Sam Shepard Certificate: 12a Running Time: 111 minutes Release Date: April 8th In Michael Crichton’s Sphere, after the U.S. Navy discovers an alien spaceship at the bottom of an ocean, they corral a team of scientists of varying skill sets to […]

Hail, Caesar!

March 4th, 2016 by

Directors: Joel and Ethan Coen Cast: Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Tilda Swinton, Scarlett Johansson, Jonah Hill, Ralph Fiennes, Frances McDormand, Channing Tatum and Alden Ehrenreich Certificate: 12a Running Time: 106 minutes Release Date: March 4th While the creators of some of the richest and most memorable characters committed to celluloid, the Coens have never left […]


January 29th, 2016 by

Director: Tom McCarthy Cast: Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, John Slattery, Stanley Tucci and Billy Crudup Certificate: 15a Running Time: 119 minutes Release Date: January 29th One of the first things that strikes you about Spotlight is its incredible sense of place. You don’t have to be a frequent visitor to Boston […]

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

January 29th, 2016 by

Director: Michael Bay Cast: James Badge Dale, John Krasinski, Max Martini and David Costabile Certificate: 15a Running Time: 144 minutes Release Date: January 29th Michael Bay has said that 13 Hours is not a political movie. In his defence, he probably just saw the Battle of Benghazi as a plum opportunity to dish out his incoherent, […]

The Revenant

January 14th, 2016 by

Director: Alejandro Iñárittu Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Will Poulter and Domhnall Gleeson Certificate: 16 Running Time: 156 minutes Release Date: January 15th Whether Leonardo DiCaprio’s chase for an Oscar is a Hollywood self-fulfilling prophecy or complete media fabrication, it makes for an interesting lens with which to watch the award season through. As years go […]