Film / Theatre Reviews


November 27th, 2015 | by Conor Smyth

“Merry Christmas Eve, bitch!” Sin-Dee Rella is fresh out of a month-long jail stint, and she’s pissed. She meets up …


November 9th, 2015 | by Conor Smyth

Judy Garland shut her eyes and clicked her heels and repeated her spell but she was only half right. There’s no …

The Lobster

October 28th, 2015 | by Richard Davis

Eccentric Greek auteur, Yorgos Lanthimos, brings his dark and distinctive style to a much wider audience with his English-language debut, The …

The Program

October 19th, 2015 | by Conor Smyth

‘Contains the use of performing-enhancing drugs’ warns the title card of The Program, John Hodge and Stephen Frears’ unpacking of the …


October 9th, 2015 | by Conor Smyth

In recent years, screen adaptations of Macbeth have sought to make an impression by courting relevance. Geoffrey Wright’s 2006 film, starring Sam Worthington …

The Martian

October 2nd, 2015 | by Conor Smyth

Improperly handled, optimism can be unbearable. One of the (many) problems with Chris Nolan’s Interstellar and Brad Bird’s Tomorrowland, two …

The Visit

September 15th, 2015 | by Will Murphy

It’s hard to deny that M. Night Shyamalan has had one of the more interesting career trajectories in contemporary American …

Irrational Man

September 14th, 2015 | by Colm Laverty

Judge Thomas Spangler – the catalyst at the centre of Woody Allen’s latest dark-comedy, Irrational Man – is a creature …

Mistress America

August 20th, 2015 | by Will Murphy

With Frances Ha and While We’re Young, Noah Baumbach had made a pretty convincing argument that the most recent act of …

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