About Conor Smyth

Conor Smyth Conor Smyth is the Film Editor at The Thin Air and regular Banterflix contributor. Follow him @csmythrun.



Author Archives: Conor Smyth

Fifty Shades Freed

February 14th, 2018 | by Conor Smyth

Three Valentine’s Days later, it’s finally over. Jamie Dornan has been humiliated and audiences have been punished, but by this …


Glory (Slava)

February 12th, 2018 | by Conor Smyth

Glory (Slava) is a satire about the hypocrisies of power and class within contemporary Bulgarian society. Like the Russian-made watch …


Phantom Thread

January 24th, 2018 | by Conor Smyth

Phantom Thread is a ghost story dressed as a love story. It’s a beautiful, expertly cut ghoul. A glistening blood …


The Commuter

January 23rd, 2018 | by Conor Smyth

Liam Neeson’s late-career rejuvenation as your taxi driver’s favourite action hero has largely been down to three European film-makers. French …


The Final Year

January 18th, 2018 | by Conor Smyth

‘I keep saying we should get a countdown clock, with the weeks and days left’, suggests Samantha Power, the Obama …


Darkest Hour

January 10th, 2018 | by Conor Smyth

Even while he’s having a cinematic moment, Churchill keeps his distance. Christopher Nolan weaponized celluloid machinery for the hyper-technical tension of …



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