Lady Bird

February 23rd, 2018 by

Saoirse Ronan Beanie Feldstein Lady Bird

Director: Greta Gerwig Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Lucas Hedges, Tracy Letts, Timothée Chalamet, Beanie Feldstein Certificate: 16 Running time: 94 minutes Release date: Feburary 23rd There can be a fear when seeing a much-hyped film for the first time, especially during awards season, that it will not live up to the effusive praise that has preceded […]


Early Man

February 4th, 2018 by

Dug (Eddie Redmayne) and Hognob from Early Man

Director: Nick Park Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Maisie Williams, Tom Hiddleston, Richard Ayoade, Miriam Margoyles Certificate: PG Running Time: 85 minutes Release Date: January 26   Director Nick Park achieves an unexpected feat in his latest feature: creating a football match that I actually care about the outcome of (an achievement not accomplished since 2006’s She’s The Man.) […]


DVD Review: Maze

January 23rd, 2018 by

Director: Stephen Burke Cast: Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Martin McCann, Barry Ward Certificate: 15A Running Time: 92 minutes Home Media Release Date: January 22 Maze, the latest film from Stephen Burke, sees the Irish writer/director revisit the Troubles following his breakthrough short film 81. Based on the true story of the escape of 38 IRA prisoners from the notorious HMP […]


Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

January 12th, 2018 by

Frances McDormand and Woody Harrelson star in 3 Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Director: Martin McDonagh Cast: Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Caleb Landry Jones, Abbie Cornish, Clarke Peters, Peter Dinklage Certificate: 15A Running Time: 115 minutes Release Date: January 12th I went into Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri thinking I knew what to expect. Not that I knew everything that was going to happen, or even […]


The Disaster Artist

December 8th, 2017 by

Director: James Franco Cast: James Franco, Dave Franco, Alison Brie, Ari Graynor, Seth Rogen, Josh Hutcherson Certificate: 15A Running Time: 104 minutes Release Date: December 8th In a word, The Disaster Artist is unbelievable. The particular details of its narrative are so bizarre, so strange, so ridiculous, that you couldn’t make it up – and if you […]


Thelma

December 8th, 2017 by

Director: Joachim Trier Cast: Eili Harboe, Kaya Wilkins, Henrik Rafaelsen, Ellen Dorrit Petersen Certificate: 16 Running Time: 116 minutes Release Date: December 1st   Thelma (both the film and the titular character) knows exactly what it’s like to be gay and lonely in your first year of university. And also to have magic powers, maybe. […]


Ingrid Goes West

November 17th, 2017 by

Director: Matt Spicer Cast: Aubrey Plaza, Elizabeth Olsen, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Billy Magnussen Certificate: 16 Running Time: 97 minutes Release Date: 17th November Ingrid Goes West is a film that crawls under your skin. Writer-director Matt Spicer has created a tale that is uncomfortably enjoyable, a satirical take on today’s social media-driven society that is […]


The Killing of a Sacred Deer

November 3rd, 2017 by

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos Cast: Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Barry Keoghan, Raffey Cassidy, Alicia Silverstone Certificate: 16 Running time: 121 minutes Release date: November 3rd The myth of Iphigenia inspires the title of Greek writer/director Yorgos Lanthimos’ latest film, The Killing of a Sacred Deer. After angering the goddess Artemis, who then thwarted his fleet’s departure to Troy, […]


Thor: Ragnarok

October 27th, 2017 by

Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson and Mark RUffalo in Thor: Ragnarok

Director: Taika Waititi Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Cate Blanchett, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Jeff Goldblum Certificate: 12A Running Time: 130 minutes Release Date: 27th October From the moment that the trailer for Thor: Ragnarok burst into the public sphere, along with its vibrant marketing posters, it was clear that there would be a departure from the […]


The Death of Stalin

October 20th, 2017 by

Director: Armando Iannucci Cast: Steve Buscemi, Jeffrey Tambor, Michael Palin, Andrea Riseborough, Olga Kurylenko, Jason Isaacs, Rupert Friend, Paul Whitehouse Certificate: 15A Running Time: Release Date: October 20th What happens when your authoritarian regime is built around a cult of personality that suddenly collapses in a pool of its own urine? Pithily marketed as a […]


The Snowman

October 20th, 2017 by

Director: Tomas Alfredson Cast: Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, Chloe Sevigny Certificate: 15A Running Time: 119 minutes Release Date: October 13th With The Snowman, director Tomas Alfredson and cinematographer Dion Beebe have created a starkly beautiful film that is unfortunately more style than substance. Based on the novel by Jo Nesbo, this is no cheery animated […]


Blade Runner 2049

October 6th, 2017 by

Director: Denis Villeneuve Cast: Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas, Robin Wright, Jared Leto, Dave Bautista Certificate: 15A Running Time: 163 minutes Release Date: Oct 6 *This review contains mild spoilers.* One of the many reasons why Blade Runner endures some 35 years on is because it allowed – nay, challenged – its audience to wonder beyond […]


Home Again

September 29th, 2017 by

Director: Hallie Meyers-Shyer Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Michael Sheen, Candice Bergen, Lake Bell, Nat Wolff Certificate: 12A Running Time: 97 minutes Release Date: 29th September In an iconic episode of Mad Men, Don Draper talks about the transportive power of images, and of a projector he’s shilling as ‘a time machine. It goes backwards, forwards. It […]


Borg/McEnroe

September 22nd, 2017 by

  Director: Janus Metz Cast: Stellan Skarsgård, Shia LaBeouf, Sverrir Gudnason Certificate: 15A Running Time: 107 minutes Release Date: 22nd September Borg/McEnroe is a beautiful film. It is not the intense tennis sequences (though they are impressive) that linger after viewing, but the cinematography, the use of sound, and the impressive performances from a collectively strong cast. Director […]