Film Ireland Magazine

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Rating Title/Year Author
() Irene Falvey A stunning visual experience. EDIT
Posted Jan 16, 2020
Uncut Gems (2019) Michael Lee Past the glisten of diamonds and the cocaine mist of Uncut Gems, the Safdie Brothers have a crafted a potent mediation about the cost of our desires. EDIT
Posted Jan 13, 2020
The Other Lamb (2019) Ciara Creedon An enjoyable and thought-provoking watch. EDIT
Posted Jan 2, 2020
Cats (2019) Cian Geoghegan It instils a Lovecraftian madness in the viewer, the silver screen becomes a billowing veil of darkness. EDIT
Posted Dec 26, 2019
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Paul Farren The film is not without thrills and is definitely an amusing jaunt for the most part once you don't think too hard about who, what or why. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2019
() Emma Keyes The film, made over four years, makes choices that don't quite work, but nonetheless, The Evening Redness of the South stuck with me. EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2019
The Lighthouse (2019) Sean O'Rourke The film's visceral assault on the senses is helped by Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson who give stunning performances as the two leads. EDIT
Posted Dec 12, 2019
() Emma Keyes Any architects or structural engineers should at least get a kick out of Floating Structures even if I didn't. EDIT
Posted Dec 12, 2019
Lost Lives (2019) Emma Keyes Although the aesthetics undermine the power of Lost Lives, the film still stands as an important testament to a traumatic time period whose repercussions resonate in Northern Ireland today. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2019
The Last Right (2019) Liam Hanlon Aoife Crehan has helmed a film that will make you eager to see what she creates next. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2019
The Last Right (2019) Kimberly Reyes The journey's pacing is entertaining most of the way through but making comedy out of tragedy is an Irish specialty that shouldn't need to borrow any Americanness. EDIT
Posted Dec 5, 2019
The Yellow Bittern (2009) Julie Crowley The Yellow Bittern is an important Irish film that chronicles an icon of folk music. EDIT
Posted Dec 5, 2019
Ordinary Love (2019) Aoife O'Ceallachain Co-directors Lisa Barros D'Sa and Glenn Leyburn have created a film that'll last a lifetime. EDIT
Posted Dec 5, 2019
Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019) Sean O'Rourke I can assure you that it has affected me like no other film this year and I sincerely recommend you seek it out as it becomes more widely available in the coming months. EDIT
Posted Dec 4, 2019
The Nightingale (2018) Sean O'Rourke The film has done something truly special and is worthy of our rapt, horrified attention. EDIT
Posted Dec 2, 2019
Harriet (2019) Sarah Cullen Ultimately, Harriet is an admirable and thought-provoking look at a pivotal figure in American history, and well worth the watch. EDIT
Posted Nov 25, 2019
() Caleb Cotter Despite its flaws, Sweetness in the Belly stands as a solid, emotionally driven drama that covers a variety of complicated topics. EDIT
Posted Nov 25, 2019
La belle époque (2019) Sarah Cullen La Belle Époque has curiously little to say about the dangers of surveillance in the modern era. EDIT
Posted Nov 22, 2019
A Dog Called Money (2019) June Butler [A] stunning ode to director Seamus Murphy's métier and PJ Harvey's collaborative genius. EDIT
Posted Nov 22, 2019
Marriage Story (2019) James Phelan The film falls into the trap of often mistaking arguments for drama... That said, here is a list of some of the film's many attributes. It's raw, honest, heartfelt, compassionate, sensitive, tender, touching, witty and charming. EDIT
Posted Nov 18, 2019
The Cave (2019) Loretta Goff Ultimately, the film's pacing and style let it down. EDIT
Posted Nov 18, 2019
Last Christmas (2019) Shauna Fox In my list of movies I will watch every single Christmas, alongside Love Actually and Home Alone. EDIT
Posted Nov 18, 2019
() Aoife O'Neil With a similar vibe of RTÉ's Love/Hate, Irish viewers, I think, will enjoy this thriller. EDIT
Posted Nov 8, 2019
Driven (2018) James Bartlett The comic tone sits rather uneasily with this limited drama, and you wonder if going more blackly comic might have made this more engaging. As it is, this is mildly entertaining but largely forgettable. EDIT
Posted Nov 8, 2019
Doctor Sleep (2019) Tiernan Allen Overall, Doctor Sleep is not only a respectable sequel to a classic but is a great movie in its own right. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2019
Western Stars (2019) Tiernan Allen A captivating musical experience brought to the screen that expresses both the nature of Bruce Springsteen and the meaning behind his album Western Stars. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2019
Bait (2019) Liam De Brùn Bait is a flawless film. EDIT
Posted Oct 31, 2019
Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) Liam Hanlon Linda Hamilton returning is worth the admission price alone. EDIT
Posted Oct 31, 2019
Little Monsters (2019) Paul Farren It's not a dead loss, or should I say undead loss, and the Halloween season mood might make audiences a bit more forgiving. EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2019
Land Without God (2019) Sean Dooley The story within aims to hit hard and it does deliver. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2019
Dark Lies the Island (2019) Aoife O'Ceallachain With solid performances and gorgeous cinematography, it's a shame the film doesn't live up to the book. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2019
Stuffed (2019) James Bartlett Amusing and undeniably interesting, Stuffed will make you think (and look) again when you're next in the local museum. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2019
Abominable (2019) Liam De Brùn Despite the generic feel of the movie, the characters elevate the material further than it should really go. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2019
Gemini Man (2019) Sarah Cullen For most of its run-time Gemini Man is far from thrilling and appears stuck in nostalgia for a bygone time when manly men manfully transversed the globe in luxury jets saving the world. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2019
Gemini Man (2019) Paul Farren All of these foibles would be a lot easier to forgive if they weren't trying to hold together a dated, hackneyed script whose sell by date is long past. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2019
The Day Shall Come (2019) Paul Farren We understand the implication of the film's point of view but its manipulations along the way to get us there feel too contrived to have real emotional weight. EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2019
Don't Let Go (2019) Aoife O'Ceallachain This time-travel mystery gets lost along the way. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2019
Ready or Not (2019) Liam De Brùn Ready or Not puts the fun back into horror. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2019
The Kitchen (2019) Aoife O'Ceallachain McCarthy, Haddish and Moss deliver great performances in a forgettable film. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2019
Judy (2019) Liam De Brùn Judy more than does justice to the legacy of Judy Garland. EDIT
Posted Oct 7, 2019
Joker (2019) Michael Lee Ultimately, Joker is near Shakespearean in its tragic scope. It's Macbeth for the comic book movie generation, and easily the most morally complex comic book film since The Dark Knight. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2019
Ad Astra (2019) Liam De Brùn Ad Astra is the film equivalent of a solar eclipse. A film of this quality may only arrive every couple of years; when it does arrive it truly is special. EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2019
Downton Abbey (2019) Shauna Fox The lavish interiors, and the costumes are even more beautiful on the cinema screen. EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2019
() June Butler In all, Naked is just exquisite and truly worth watching. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2019
() Seán Crosson Bruno is above all a moving and sensitively told excavation of personal loss. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2019
Extra Ordinary (2019) Paul Farren A highly enjoyable romp for children of all ages, except for maybe the squeamish ones under ten. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
It: Chapter Two (2019) Liam De Brùn While it just falls short of the heights of the first film, this sequel manages to spin a record amount of plates in a china shop without breaking anything. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2019
The Farewell (2019) James Bartlett Awkwafina is about as far from her role in Crazy Rich Asians as she can be here, and we're with her all the way. EDIT
Posted Sep 5, 2019
Crawl (2019) Paul Farren An acceptable date movie that has plenty of brain-dead thrills for its modest running time. EDIT
Posted Aug 29, 2019
Extra Ordinary (2019) Stephen Burke Extra Ordinary feels like a cult film in the making. EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2019