Everything Everywhere All at Once

Review by Katie McKenna Going to the cinema alone is one of my guilty pleasures. A lot of people ask me why I love seeing films solo so much and I usually give them a pretentious answer like; “having other people around ruins the immersion”. That’s not the truth. It’s because I cry easily atContinue reading “Everything Everywhere All at Once”

Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore

Review by John Dugan Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore (David Yates, 2022) is the newest installment within the Fantastic Beasts series, following the clash between the two most powerful wizards in the world, Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) and Gellert Grindelwald (Mads Mikkelsen), as they struggle for the fate of both the Muggle and Magical worlds.Continue reading “Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore”

The Beatles: Get Back – The Rooftop Concert

Review by Niamh Muldowney Peter Jackson’s 2021 documentary series, The Beatles: Get Back was an astonishing piece of work, synthesising over sixty hours of footage and over a hundred and fifty hours of audio, into a nearly eight hour Beatles marathon. The sprawling documentary, constructed from Michael Lindsay-Hogg’s footage of the songwriting sessions leading upContinue reading “The Beatles: Get Back – The Rooftop Concert”

Death on the Nile

Review by James Mahon Kenneth Branagh is back as Agatha Christies’ brilliant Belgian (not French) detective Hercules Poirot in Death on the Nile (Kenneth Branagh 2022), after the relative success of his recreation of Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express (Kenneth Branagh 2017). With Branagh remaining in the director’s seat and Michael Green once againContinue reading “Death on the Nile”

West Side Story

Review by Sophie Furlong Tighe Hollywood’s perverse obsession with remaking beloved films has claimed another victim, it seems— West Side Story. There’s much to roll one’s eyes at, before even entering the theatre. Can’t we make new films? Would that be so bad? However, with Tony Kushner (author of Angels in America, among other masterpieces) andContinue reading “West Side Story”