Film / Theatre Reviews

The Nice Guys

June 14th, 2016 | by Conor Smyth

These guys aren’t really that nice. That’s the joke, I guess, but it’s hardly their fault. No-one’s particularly congenial in …


10 Cloverfield Lane

March 25th, 2016 | by Conor Smyth

Cloverfield’s monster, descended from the Japanese kaiju tradition, belonged to the skyline. 10 Cloverfield Lane, the accidental spiritual cousin/franchise cash-in to …


Anomalisa

March 23rd, 2016 | by Conor Smyth

The line you’re going to read a lot about Anomalisa, Charlie Kaufman’s second film as writer-director, is ‘fake but real’. A …


The Survivalist

February 16th, 2016 | by Conor Smyth

The Survivalist is a lean film for lean times. It’s seven years after the end of civilisation, the collapse of …


Goosebumps

February 5th, 2016 | by Conor Smyth

Even viewed through the forgiving prism of nostalgia, the Goosebumps books were always more goofy than scary, with their green sludge lettering, gotcha twists …


The Revenant

January 13th, 2016 | by Conor Smyth

When we’re surrounded by movies running on autopilot, it seems perverse to fault a film for trying. But there’s trying and then …



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