Film / Theatre Reviews

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 …


Brad’s Status

January 10th, 2018 | by Conor Smyth

‘Everyone is just thinking about themselves; they’re wrapped up in their own stuff’, high schooler Troy Sloan tells his father, …


Sanctuary

January 4th, 2018 | by Conor Smyth

Cinema has a soft spot for the disabled, or at least those with worthy and theatrically resonant types of disabilities, …


Stronger

December 14th, 2017 | by Conor Smyth

For most of its running, Stronger is a watchable if unremarkable disaster biopic, admirably uncomfortable with terrorist attack cliche. It traces …


Song of Granite

December 13th, 2017 | by Conor Smyth

A non-traditional perspective on a traditional Irish sean-nós signer, Song of Granite tells the story of Galway-born Joe Heaney through …


The Disaster Artist

December 7th, 2017 | by Conor Smyth

Oh, hi reader. You are quite possibly sick of hearing about The Room, marketed to irony-devouring film freaks as the ‘best …


Good Time

November 30th, 2017 | by Cal Byrne

As titles go, it’s hard to think of one more misleading than Good Time since people went to see Eraserhead …



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