Film Ireland Magazine

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Rating Title/Year Author
Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019) Michael Lee Ends with a bang that will reverberate throughout cinematic history. EDIT
Posted Aug 16, 2019
Blinded by the Light (2019) Tom Crowley While systematic, its fantastical elements and musical numbers are enough to sweep you along, outweighing and disavowing otherwise predictable storytelling. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2019
() Seán Crosson A timely, engaging and at times provocative reflection on Galway. EDIT
Posted Aug 9, 2019
The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019) Liam De Brùn The film ticks thanks to its leading cast. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2019
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Liam De Brùn Soak up two hours of pure mayhem. You will not find a film this year as fun as this one. EDIT
Posted Aug 1, 2019
A Bump Along the Way (2019) Síomha McQuinn A sweet and uplifting film about female relationships, the difficulties of life in a small town and the power of standing up for yourself. EDIT
Posted Jul 30, 2019
Animals (2019) Síomha McQuinn An engaging and enjoyable film. EDIT
Posted Jul 26, 2019
The Lion King (2019) Liam De Brùn When Donald Glover is your leading man and he's boring, you know something is wrong. EDIT
Posted Jul 22, 2019
() Síomha McQuinn Overall, Finky is a well-acted, engaging and memorable film. EDIT
Posted Jul 22, 2019
The Brink (2019) Gemma Creagh While The Brink highlights Steve's hypocrisy and thinly veiled racism early on, what shows [director Alison] Klayman's restraint and talents as a filmmaker, is also the balance she gives. EDIT
Posted Jul 19, 2019
The Dead Don't Die (2019) David Prendeville Enjoyable, but not likely to live long in the memory. EDIT
Posted Jul 18, 2019
Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Paul Farren There are some clunky moments in there and some of the humour doesn't quite hit the mark, but it's easy to forgive, when the heart of the piece is so adeptly handled by the actors. EDIT
Posted Jul 8, 2019
In Fabric (2018) Irene Falvey Conclusively, In Fabric is a disturbing yet colourful watch enhanced greatly by a good sprinkling of bizarre dark humour. EDIT
Posted Jul 8, 2019
The Cold Blue (2018) Paul Farren Cold Blue, rich with colour, spectacle and detail is an evocative reminder of a terrible time in world history, beautiful, tragic, mundane, terrifying and terribly human. EDIT
Posted Jul 2, 2019
Prisoners of the Moon (2019) Cathy Butler While well cast, there are some scenes that may have been better served by a documentary style rather than a dramatic one. EDIT
Posted Jul 2, 2019
Yesterday (2019) Shauna Fox This is an easy-going, enjoyable watch, with great music that will have you dancing in your seat. EDIT
Posted Jul 2, 2019
Brightburn (2019) Stephen Porzio Brightburn takes a cool premise and executes it in a blackly fun but nihilistic manner. EDIT
Posted Jun 28, 2019
Toy Story 4 (2019) Paul Farren Though the film seems like an unnecessary addition to the franchise (Toy Story 3 was also a hard act to follow) there is no doubting its ability to entertain. EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2019
Child's Play (2019) Liam De Brùn Hamill is riveting as the villain. EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2019
Men in Black: International (2019) Liam De Brùn Men in Black International isn't the abomination that many critics are making it out to be... The problem with the film is that it's very lazy. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2019
Diego Maradona (2019) Brian Quinn A big part of that backdrop is the question of national identity... Here it's foregrounded, political, social, and consistently compelling. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
Late Night (2019) Irene Falvey Overall Late Night is an extremely enjoyable watch with serious subjects raised but with a smart joke around every corner. EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2019
Framing John DeLorean (2019) James Bartlett The most interesting moments - which, like the reenactments, you wish there were more of - see Baldwin talking off-camera. EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2019
Dark Phoenix (2019) Paul Farren So many lost opportunities are apparent watching the hamster-wheel mentality unfold EDIT
Posted Jun 11, 2019
Papi chulo (2018) Dakota Heveron Butler perfectly captures the universal human experience of awkwardness, whether it comes from stretches of silence between two characters that lasts just a little too long for comfort, or from a character trying, and failing, to keep his composure. EDIT
Posted Jun 11, 2019
Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Paul Farren Despite the bonkers premise and stilted human moments, Godzilla is a blast. EDIT
Posted May 31, 2019
Shooting the Mafia (2019) Sarah Cullen In its many uses of multimedia, Shooting the Mafia explores the possibilities of art as a tool for challenging violence. EDIT
Posted May 31, 2019
Booksmart (2019) Sarah Cullen Booksmart graduates with top marks (but doesn't forget to have fun along the way). EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
() June Butler The documentary is a must-see. EDIT
Posted May 28, 2019
() David Deignan This is powerful cinema, which tells a story which needs to be heard and deserves to find an audience. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019
High Life (2018) David Prendeville This is a wholly uncompromising, deeply evocative and highly intelligent piece of work. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2019
Float Like a Butterfly (2018) Jemma Strain Float Like a Butterfly has a rare fervour, whereby it emotes both gut-wrenching sadness and a fighting spirit in one fell swoop. EDIT
Posted May 9, 2019
Woman at War (2018) Irene Falvey Ultimately this is a gripping and intelligent film which tackles the biggest problem of our time with flair. EDIT
Posted May 3, 2019
Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019) Andrew Carroll Efron is magnetic in the title role. EDIT
Posted May 3, 2019
Donbass (2018) Irene Falvey While peppered with many dark laughs, ultimately Donbass depicts the grim political landscape of the tensions in Ukraine. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2019
Avengers: Endgame (2019) Paul Farren All the necessary heroes get the right amount of screen time and for every laugh there are other things happening to balance it all out. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2019
What They Had (2018) Brian Ó Tiomáin [Writer/director Elizabeth Chomko]... has elicited fine performances from all of her principal cast. EDIT
Posted Apr 30, 2019
Wild Rose (2018) Liam Hanlon Jessie Buckley's performance is simply exceptional in Wild Rose. EDIT
Posted Apr 30, 2019
The Dig (2018) Jemma Strain Although The Dig may not fulfil the plot-heavy murder mystery category that some people may hope for, the premise is both novel and consuming. EDIT
Posted Apr 30, 2019
Eighth Grade (2018) Andrew Carroll Make no mistake Eighth Grade is a landmark in the packed hall of coming-of-age stories and in its humour, pathos and authenticity it can stand tall with the best of them. EDIT
Posted Apr 26, 2019
() David Deignan A well researched and executed historical study of a truly enigmatic film and a fascinating examining of an oft-forgotten collaboration. EDIT
Posted Apr 25, 2019
Little (2019) Stephen Porzio If you are looking for a light movie where talented comediens dress in the most fabulous clothes, Little is a fine way to spend about 100 minutes. EDIT
Posted Apr 24, 2019
Greta (2018) David Prendeville Beyond another masterclass from Huppert, this not a film that will likely linger long in the memory, but it remains a polished, self-aware and highly diverting piece. EDIT
Posted Apr 19, 2019
() Sean O'Rourke Special praise must go to Sonya O'Donoghue who gives a wonderful performance in the brief time she is in the film. EDIT
Posted Apr 16, 2019
Out of Innocence (2016) Jemma Strain Out of Innocence puts its own harrowing spin on false truths. EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2019
Shazam! (2019) Paul Farren It riffs mightily off Tom Hanks' Big - Big in spandex if you will, and has a giddy joy in its superpowered hero akin to that of the earlier Superman films. EDIT
Posted Apr 8, 2019
Pet Sematary (2019) David Prendeville For the most part... this is a film that works decidedly well on the terms it sets out. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2019
Faster (2010) Derek McDonnell Several exciting sequences surrounded by often banal exposition, Johnson's return to the action genre after over half a decade slumming in generic Disney kiddies fare blasts out of the gate initially only to lose momentum... EDIT
Posted Mar 28, 2019
Vox Lux (2018) Tom Crowley Portman gives her best performance since her Black Swan Oscar win in 2010. Is there anybody better at playing a tortured performer? EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2019
Dirty God (2019) June Butler Sacha Polack, as director and producer of this truly beautiful film has wrought a stunning piece of cinematic mastery. EDIT
Posted Mar 25, 2019