Author Archives: Conor Smyth

Juliet, Naked

November 8th, 2018 | by Conor Smyth

Nick Hornby’s most famous surrogate remains Rob Gordon, John Cusack’s musical obsessive in High Fidelity, the patron saint of record store …


November 7th, 2018 | by Conor Smyth

The arc of the heist movie builds towards triumph and liberation. The thrill of a pulling off the perfect job …


October 24th, 2018 | by Conor Smyth

For the Final Girl, nothing’s really final. Laurie Strode might have thought it was game over when a doctor in …

The Hate U Give

October 24th, 2018 | by Conor Smyth

In the last few years, Fox 2000 Pictures has developed a line in sturdy, engaging, young-adult adaptations that play with …

First Man

October 19th, 2018 | by Conor Smyth

How far would you travel to get away from everyone you love? Would 400,000 kilometres be enough? Damien Chazelle is …


October 11th, 2018 | by Conor Smyth

Isn’t the point of anti-heroes that they’re not dull? Great power, great responsibility? That’s Peter Parker’s deal. He’s gotta defeat …

A Star Is Born

October 3rd, 2018 | by Conor Smyth

A Star Is Born is unstoppable. It’s got audience affection and Academy respectability in its sights, and it barrels straight …

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