The Accountant

November 1st, 2016 by

Director: Gavin O’Connor Cast: Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, John Lithgow, J.K. Simmons, Jon Bernthal Certificate: 15a  Running Time: 128 minutes Release Date: November 4th While perfectly serviceable and with stand-out moments of acting and directing, The Accountant‘s sole purpose seems to be to maintain and promote the questionable ‘Ben Affleck: Action Hero’ brand. The film […]


Doctor Strange

October 23rd, 2016 by

Director: Scott Derrickson Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Rachel McAdams, Tilda Swinton, Mads Mikkelsen and Chiwetel Ejiofor Certificate: 12a Running Time: 115 minutes Release Date: October 25th It’s right there in the title. Strange. This was Marvel’s chance to let loose and have a little fun by doing something a little different, but aside from some trippy […]


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 […]


Queen of Katwe

October 21st, 2016 by

Director: Mira Nair Cast: Lupita Nyong’o, David Oyelowo, Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, Madina Nalwanga Certificate: PG Running Time: 124 minutes Release Date: 21st October  Adapted from the non-fiction book by Tim Crothers, Queen of Katwe tells the story of Phiona Mutesi (Madina Nalwanga), a young girl from the slum of Katwe in Kampala, Uganda, who became a chess […]


Inferno

October 14th, 2016 by

Director: Ron Howard Cast: Tom Hanks, Felicity Jones, Omar Sy, Ben Foster, Sidse Babett Knudsen Certificate: 12a Running Time:  Release Date: October 14th In the never-ending quest to inject his series with enthralling mystery and forced action sequences, Ron Howard has managed to suck what remaining life his Dan Brown adaptations still possess, leaving Inferno to stand […]


Swiss Army Man

October 5th, 2016 by

Director: Daniel Scheinert and Daniel Kwan Cast: Paul Dano, Daniel Radcliff, Mary Elizabeth Winstead Certificate: Club Running Time: 97 minutes Release Date: September 30th Just as he’s about to kill himself, an overly-morose Paul Dano spots a corpse (Daniel Radcliffe) freshly washed up on the beach. He soon discovers that he can harness the power […]


Deepwater Horizon

September 29th, 2016 by

Director: Peter Berg Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, John Malkovich, Kate Hudson Certificate: 12A Running Time: 107 minutes Release Date: September 30th If anyone can turn a giant drilling rig into a jingoistic statement, it’s Peter Berg. The disappointment is that he doesn’t go there, but the surprise is that he does apply restraint, grounding […]


The Magnificent Seven

September 22nd, 2016 by

Director: Antoine Fuqua Cast: Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D’Onofrio, Byung-Hun Lee Certificate: 12A Running Time: 132 minutes Release Date: September 23rd The Magnificent Seven is a fitting remake for the internet generation. It’s an easily-digestible romp that’s all style, fury and slick action. Yet no amount of bullets, bravado or brash machismo can […]


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 […]