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Alita: Battle Angel

February 11th, 2019 | by Conor Smyth

Sometimes crappy films are interesting. Their failures flag up ludicrous studio decision-making, or a creative ego gone unchecked, or just …


January 22nd, 2019 | by Conor Smyth

“What, uh, do we believe, sir?” a young Richard Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld’s aide during the Nixon years, asks his boss. …

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 …

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 …

Happy Death Day

October 20th, 2017 | by Conor Smyth

Happy Death Day is a minor slasher remix built around repetition, in a genre already prone to it. Theresa, or …

Wind River

September 8th, 2017 | by Conor Smyth

Taylor Sheridan’s America is an exhausted, shrinking land. Land is a recurring theme for Sheridan, the screenwriter behind two of …


May 15th, 2017 | by Kev Lovski

The French rarely fail to impress on at least some level with their film-making. Their absolute disregard for cultural taboos …

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