Author Archives: Conor Smyth

The Book Of Life

October 29th, 2014 | by Conor Smyth

Perhaps more than even Christmas and Halloween, the Mexican Dia de los Muertos (‘Day of the Dead’) is a holiday …


Ida

October 13th, 2014 | by Conor Smyth

Ida is a modest but beautiful Polish-language buddy road movie from Pawel Pawlikowski, who returns to his homeland for a gorgeously vintage …


Dracula Untold

October 8th, 2014 | by Conor Smyth

To local youngsters seeking a bankable trade in these uncertain times, might I suggest a specialism in medieval prop design? …


Gone Girl

October 6th, 2014 | by Conor Smyth

Who knew extreme marital dysfunction could be such a riot? Adapted by Gillian Flynn from her best-selling novel, Gone Girl is a …


Pride

September 22nd, 2014 | by Conor Smyth

Pride works – and it really works – because it finds a way to perfectly be the kind of film you …


Noble

September 19th, 2014 | by Conor Smyth

Noble, the biopic of Irish humanitarian Christina Noble starring comedian Deidre O’Kane, feels a lot like a TV movie. First there’s …


What If

September 2nd, 2014 | by Conor Smyth

Hogwarts expatriate Daniel Radcliffe is the headliner here, but you might also recognise Zoe Kazan, one half of the meet-cute …


All This Mayhem

August 28th, 2014 | by Conor Smyth

Nineties America saw a wider embrace of skateboarding by mainstream culture and exciting innovations in vertical ramp (‘vert’) skating technique, …


Lucy

August 27th, 2014 | by Conor Smyth

After honey-voiced hardware in Her, a blank-faced alien stalker in Under Her Skin and a lycra-skinned super spy in Captain America: Winter Soldier, Scarlett …


The Congress

August 25th, 2014 | by Conor Smyth

As cut-throat a business as Hollywood may be, it’s inevitably a comedown from the horrible intensities of life in a …



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