Film / Theatre Reviews

Mom and Me

August 24th, 2016 | by Conor Smyth

Laois-born Ken Wardrop has an Irishman’s fascination with mothers. His graduate film for Dun Laoghaire’s IADT, Undressing My Mother, was a …


Star Trek Beyond

July 23rd, 2016 | by Steven Rainey

With Star Wars dominating the cultural agenda again, it’s been uncertain times for Star Trek fans. Whereas George Lucas’ space …


Chevalier

July 22nd, 2016 | by Conor Smyth

Dick size, both metaphorical and literal, is the subject of Greek auteur Athina Rachel Tsangari’s Chevalier, a pristine satire on machismo and …


The Conjuring 2

June 21st, 2016 | by Conor Smyth

Contrary to totally-legit marketing stories about priests stationed at screenings, ready to deliver spiritual counsel to distressed moviegoers, The Conjuring 2 is …


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 …



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