The Girl With All the Gifts

September 21st, 2016 by

Director: Colm McCarthy Cast: Gemma Arterton, Glenn Close, Paddy Considine and Sennia Nanua Runtime: 111 minutes Certificate: 15A Release date: September 23rd Just like its main character, The Girl with All the Gifts has oodles of disarming charm but its underlying issues mean that not everyone would want to spend two hours in its company. It is set in a […]


Blair Witch

September 18th, 2016 by

Director: Adam Wingard Cast: James Allen McCune, Callie Hernandez, Brandon Scott, Corbin Reid, Valorie Curry, Wes Robinson Certificate: 16 Running Time: 89 minutes Release Date: September 16th Confession time. The year is 1999 and a trip down the road to see an independent horror film results in a sleepless night for this particular scribe. In […]


The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years

September 16th, 2016 by

Director: Ron Howard Cast: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr Certificate: 12a Running Time: 100 minutes  Release Date: September 15th The story of the touring years of The Beatles is a familiar one. Hamburg, The Cavern Club, number one hits, Beatlemania takes over the world, hordes of screaming teenagers follow them wherever […]


The Young Offenders

September 14th, 2016 by

Director: Peter Foott Cast: Alex Murphy, Chris Walley, PJ Gallagher Certificate: 15a Running Time: 83min Release Date: September 16th For too long, Irish cinema has been synonymous with the sort of bleak realist dramas more likely to provoke an existential crisis than a belly laugh. Winning comedies have been few and far between on these shores, […]


Hell or High Water

September 9th, 2016 by

Director: David Mackenzie Cast: Chris Pine, Ben Foster, Jeff Bridges, Gil Birmingham Runtime: 102 minutes Certificate: 15A Release date: September 9th A tale as old as time, or at least as old as America, Hell or High Water follows two brothers, Toby (Pine) and Tanner (Foster) embarking on a string of bank robberies across West Texas, […]


Captain Fantastic

September 9th, 2016 by

Director: Matt Ross Cast: Viggo Mortensen, George McKay, Samantha Isler and Frank Langella Certificate: 15a Running Time: 119 minutes Release Date: September 9th Captain Fantastic opens on shots of the woods. The first few sights we see are of American forestry and the fauna therein, and slowly, having been presented with all this beauty, we start […]


Ben-Hur

September 9th, 2016 by

Director: Timur Bekmanbetov Cast: Jack Huston, Toby Kebbell, Morgan Freeman, Rodrigo Santoro, Pilou Asbaek Certificate: 15A Running Time: 123 minutes Release Date: September 9th Hey Judah, haven’t we Ben Hur before? This is the fifth film adaptation of Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ, a story most famously told in lavish fashion in William Wyler’s 1959 film starring […]


Don’t Breathe

September 9th, 2016 by

Director: Fede Alvarez Cast: Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette, Daniel Zovatto and Stephen Lang Certificate: 16 Running Time: 88 minutes Release Date: September 9th How do you make an audience root for a clutch of fairly loathsome protagonists? If you’re Fede Alvarez, you follow up an Evil Dead remake by sketching your opposing force with an instrument as […]


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 […]


Morgan

September 1st, 2016 by

Director: Luke Scott Cast: Kate Mara, Anya Taylor-Joy, Rose Leslie Certificate:  15a Running Time: 92 minutes Release Date: September 2nd What makes us human? Or more specifically can artificial life develop true human consciousness? This question has been a recurring theme in much of science fiction since the latter half of the 20th century from […]


War Dogs

August 28th, 2016 by

Director: Todd Phillips Cast: Miles Teller, Jonah Hill, Bradley Cooper Certificate:15a Running Time: 114 minutes Release Date: August 26th During the roll out for The Wolf of Wall Street, one thing never in doubt was the fact that Jonah Hill had the time of his life making the film. In countless interviews, he gleefully recounted […]


The Purge: Election Year

August 25th, 2016 by

Director: James DeMonaco   Cast: Frank Grillo, Elizabeth Mitchell, Mykelti Williamson, Betty Gabriel Certificate: 16  Running Time: 109 minutes Release Date: August 26th ‘Cunt’, ‘pussy’ and ‘bitch’ – select terms batted around when referring to women in the opening minutes of The Purge: Election Year, a terrifically tired and muddled stumble that is often either sexist or racist […]


The Childhood of a Leader

August 22nd, 2016 by

Director: Brady Corbet Cast: Bérénice Bejo, Liam Cunningham, Robert Pattinson and Stacy Martin Certificate: Club Running Time: 113 minutes Release Date: August 19th Anyone who has seen Brady Corbet in the likes of Michael Haneke’s shot-for-shot remake of Funny Games and the criminally under-seen Simon Killer will know that he makes the uneasy look really rather straightforward. Not […]


Lights Out

August 20th, 2016 by

Director: David F. Sandberg Cast: Teresa Palmer, Gabriel Bateman, Maria Bello Certificate: 15a Running Time: 81 minutes Release Date: August 19th Watching Lights Out is like watching that old magician’s trick involving three cups and a ball. You know exactly what’s happening but that still doesn’t prevent you from falling for the trick. Director David F. […]