Author Archives: Conor Smyth

Tyrel

March 11th, 2019 | by Conor Smyth

Like Sebastián Silva’s previous films, Tyrel walks the tightrope between psychological drama and out-and-out horror. Interpersonal conflicts come to the …


Capernaum

March 1st, 2019 | by Conor Smyth

“My life is dogshit.” Zain El Hajj, the young protagonist of Nadine Labaki’s third feature Capernaum, which competed for the Foreign …


Alita: Battle Angel

February 11th, 2019 | by Conor Smyth

Sometimes crappy films are interesting. Their failures flag up ludicrous studio decision-making, or a creative ego gone unchecked, or just …


Every Saoirse Ronan Film Ranked

February 6th, 2019 | by Conor Smyth

The release last month of Mary Queen of Scots marked the twentieth on-screen role for Saoirse Ronan, who has, especially in the …


Polar

January 29th, 2019 | by Conor Smyth

The world’s greatest assassin is about to retire when his former boss decides he’s a liability. Hoping for a silly …


The Mule

January 25th, 2019 | by Conor Smyth

In Clint Eastwood’s The Mule, The Man with No Name is faced with his biggest adversaries yet: Cartels, the DEA, and smartphones. …



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