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Rating Title/Year Author
3/5 To Olivia (2021) John Byrne As a result, To Olivia skims over the surface of a family's suffering rather than explore it. EDIT
Posted Feb 18, 2021
2.5/5 News of the World (2020) Alan Corr By the standards of the modern western, News of The World just doesn't grab the headlines. EDIT
Posted Feb 10, 2021
4/5 Malcolm & Marie (2021) John Byrne It's a powerful study of a relationship that swings one way, then another, with some great writing from Levinson. EDIT
Posted Feb 10, 2021
4/5 The Capote Tapes (2020) Alan Corr This new documentary on the great American novelist is great fun. EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2021
4/5 The Dig (2021) John Byrne This is a hugely enjoyable, life-affirming film. Especially as it's based on real-life events. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2021
4/5 The White Tiger (2021) Harry Guerin There's still plenty to chew on, especially at the dinner table afterwards. EDIT
Posted Jan 25, 2021
4.5/5 Pieces of a Woman (2020) Harry Guerin It is the cinematic embodiment of the wisdom that grief is a walk alone, and a form of madness. EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2021
5/5 Soul (2020) Harry Guerin If it's New Year joy you're after, then Soul should restore your sense of gratitude to overflowing. EDIT
Posted Dec 29, 2020
3/5 Phil Lynott: Songs for While I'm Away (2020) Alan Corr Aside from a few stylistic flourishes, Reynolds sticks rigidly to the tried and tested language of the rock doc and elects to let the music do the talking, using 31 songs from Phil and Lizzy's back catalogue. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2020
5/5 Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020) Harry Guerin A tour de force by the late Chadwick Boseman in a music drama filled with great performances, Ma Rainey's... is whip-smart, fast-moving, profound and, at times, very funny. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2020
3.5/5 I'm Your Woman (2020) Harry Guerin The desperate hours spent with Jean are not wasted ones. Great soundtrack too. EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2020
4/5 The Prom (2020) Harry Guerin Indeed, behind the jazz hands and japes, The Prom does a fine job at exploring the emotional toll and unfinished business of isolation. EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2020
4/5 A Girl From Mogadishu (2019) Harry Guerin Along with cinemas, writer-director Mary McGuckian's study of indefatigable spirit deserves to be shown wherever there are 15-year-olds in a classroom. EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2020
5/5 Saint Maud (2019) Laura Delaney Rose Glass' ambiguous masterpiece will leave you stocking up on rosary beads and bathing in Holy water. EDIT
Posted Dec 1, 2020
5/5 Finding Jack Charlton (2020) Harry Guerin This is a story as much about family and frailty as it is about football. EDIT
Posted Nov 23, 2020
2/5 #Iamhere (2019) Paddy Kehoe In truth, the film fizzles and sags a bit. What had the potential to be a smart comedy is only half-smart in the end. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2020
4/5 Looking for Gilles Caron (2019) Paddy Kehoe Looking for Gilles Caron (Histoire d'un Regard) documents the life of French photographer Gilles Caron... through some of the startling, often moving 100,000 images which he took in the course of his work. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2020
5/5 The Life Ahead (2020) Harry Guerin It will leave you hopeful and thankful for so much. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2020
3.5/5 Relic (2020) Harry Guerin It's a slow burner that mixes scares and sadness, rattling around in the rooms of your mind long after the closing credits. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2020
3/5 Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (2020) Alan Corr You'll be glad Borat is back. EDIT
Posted Oct 27, 2020
5/5 David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet (2020) Alan Corr Attenborough's deeply personal and deeply moving plea is essential, nay, compulsory viewing. EDIT
Posted Oct 6, 2020
4/5 Enola Holmes (2020) Harry Guerin Throughout, Brown makes you wonder why you didn't see more female heroes onscreen as a kid, and inspires a new generation with her resilience and fourth wall-breaking humour. EDIT
Posted Oct 6, 2020
3.5/5 Rialto (2019) Harry Guerin [A] superbly acted but terribly sad drama about identity, love and loss. EDIT
Posted Oct 1, 2020
2/5 Tesla (2020) Harry Guerin The aim is admirable, the execution less so. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2020
4/5 The Man in the Hat (2020) Harry Guerin It's quirky and touching, and if you want to travel but don't want to travel, then off-the-beaten-track France will do your heart good. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2020
3.5/5 Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020) Alan Corr The lovable duo are back to face a major tribulation in a funny and charming sequel which has plenty of laughs and even a certain wisdom. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2020
3/5 The Broken Hearts Gallery (2020) Alan Corr Leave your cynicism behind your mask for this zesty rom com starring break-out Australian actress Geraldine Viswanathan. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2020
5/5 Les misérables (2019) Harry Guerin Will you feel hopeful or mired in despair afterwards? That depends on how you view the ending - and what an ending. EDIT
Posted Sep 5, 2020
4/5 I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020) Harry Guerin Truly, an experience, Best watched with the lights off, in splendid isolation. EDIT
Posted Sep 5, 2020
4/5 Nocturnal (2019) Paddy Kehoe Bleak and intense, Nocturnal is mildly creepy but curiously credible, upending the lazy cliche viz a viz irresponsible fathers who, it is believed, scarper and forget. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2020
5/5 A White, White Day (2019) Paddy Kehoe The slow-burning A White, White Day thrives on a barely-felt erotic charge before sexual jealousy eventually runs rampant behind the domestic veneer. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2020
2.5/5 Tenet (2020) Alan Corr It's a high concept thriller which never fails to take itself with deadly seriousness but Tenet fails to live up to the intriguing set-up in the first act and doesn't quite convince the viewer of its internal logic... EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2020
3.5/5 My Rembrandt (2019) Paddy Kehoe Oeke Hoogendijk, the film's director, has indeed made a bit of a 'thriller' about art, as the publicity dubs it, fair enough, she has. EDIT
Posted Aug 13, 2020
3.5/5 Mortal (2020) Harry Guerin A nice surprise for genre fans that leaves you wondering what Øvredal could do if Marvel or DC came calling. EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2020
100% Wolf (2020) Paddy Kehoe There is hell of a lot of helter skelter and frantic movement to be done before such questions are resolved in this appealing moonage nightmare, which, yup, ends happily. EDIT
Posted Jul 31, 2020
2/5 Unhinged (2020) Harry Guerin As Unhinged careens towards its inevitable conclusion there's the opportunity to wonder what [Crowe] could have made of this had he directed himself and credible co-star Pistorius - he did a good job on The Water Diviner. EDIT
Posted Jul 31, 2020
4/5 Broken Law (2020) Paddy Kehoe Gritty and engaging, this Cain & Abel motif for our times features fine performances all around. EDIT
Posted Jul 29, 2020
5/5 Saint Frances (2019) Harry Guerin For all the talk about when we're going to see the big films, one of the best is already on our doorstep. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2020
3/5 Stage Mother (2020) Sinead Brennan Stage Mother is a paint-by-numbers feel-good comedy that ends up exactly where you'd expect. The journey, while predictable, is nevertheless entertaining. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2020
3/5 Arkansas (2020) Harry Guerin [T]his offbeat crime movie loses momentum and focus because the lengthy flashbacks take away from the here and now. EDIT
Posted Jul 21, 2020
4/5 Lift (2016) Paddy Kehoe Smart and hard-edged and set in centre-city Dublin, Lift elicits the expected black humour involved when six people get stuck in a lift on a Friday evening, as pub-time beckons. EDIT
Posted Jul 15, 2020
3/5 () Harry Guerin It's a pity the crocodile wasn't ready for his CGI close-up at the end, but third helpings would still be welcome. EDIT
Posted Jul 15, 2020
3/5 The Old Guard (2020) Harry Guerin [A] Highlander meets Bourne action movie that leaves you wanting more. EDIT
Posted Jul 15, 2020
4/5 The Winter Lake (2020) Harry Guerin Sheerin has a talent for tension and, indeed, had more to play around with in this set-up. EDIT
Posted Jul 10, 2020
4/5 The Way Back (2020) Harry Guerin Ben Affleck has just given what could end up being the performance of his see-saw career. It's certainly the toughest watch. EDIT
Posted Jul 10, 2020
2/5 SCOOB! (2020) Laura Delaney The Mystery Inc. gang and their beloved talking Great Dane are given the CGI treatment in a reboot of Hanna-Barbera's classic cartoon that's more ruff than fetch. EDIT
Posted Jul 10, 2020
3/5 Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (2020) Harry Guerin Turns out Ferrell and Netflix's plan was to celebrate all that's best about Eurovision - underdog stories, WTF production values, Mid-Atlantic accents, people making 'party in the night', cool cameos and, of course, the songs. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2020
4.5/5 The Delivered (2019) Harry Guerin Digging for gold in the realm of cult cinema is the noblest of pastimes; the ground is full of it here and there's no need for a shovel. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2020
3.5/5 Plus One (2019) Harry Guerin A salted caramel kind of comedy that offers some good advice for living, and loving. EDIT
Posted Jun 23, 2020
4/5 Da 5 Bloods (2020) Harry Guerin [A]n epic examination of friend and foe, grace and greed that has taken on a greater urgency and symbolism following the death of George Floyd. EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2020