Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am

Review by Ben Pantrey It’s been less than a year since Toni Morrison’s death at the age of 88: an event which resulted in an outpouring of public grief from her wide and diverse base of readers. It has brought her to the attention of people who had perhaps overlooked her novels before. The Pieces IContinue reading “Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am”

Dark Waters

Review by Niamh Muldowney A banana peel will take 2-5 weeks to decompose. A cardboard box will take around 3 months to decompose. Plastic Bottles can decompose between 500-1000 years. But PFOA cannot decompose naturally. And you probably have no idea what that is.  Mark Ruffalo’s latest film Dark Waters tells the story of RobContinue reading “Dark Waters”

Vivarium

Review by Luke Bradley Vivarium is the story of a young couple, played by Imogen Poots and Jesse Eisenberg, who find themselves trapped in a mysteriously endless suburban estate following a house viewing. Soon realising they are the subject of a sick experiment by unseen extra-terrestrial overlords, they resort to their only given means ofContinue reading “Vivarium”

Call of the Wild

Review by Sonny Daly Call of the Wild ticks all the boxes when it comes to being a comforting vessel of escapism. Exhausted from shenanigans the night before, it seemed like nothing would perk up my cold soul that damp Thursday morning, but I found a warm light in the form of a goofy butContinue reading “Call of the Wild”

From the Archives: A Ghost Story

Review by Robyn Kilroy A few months ago, while scrolling through You Tube in search of trailers for upcoming films, I came across a trailer that instantly had my interest. With the title A Ghost Story and the thumbnail being someone dressed in a white sheet with eye holes cut out, I was intrigued and watched it.Continue reading “From the Archives: A Ghost Story”

From the Archives: Loving Vincent

Review by Robyn Kilroy The great Vincent van Gogh once said, “Great things are done by a series of small things brought together”, a quote that I believe sums up the work of Dorota Kobiela’s new film Loving Vincent, the world’s first fully painted film. It took two years to complete this film, with overContinue reading “From the Archives: Loving Vincent”

From the Archives: The Cured

Review by Robyn Kilroy I think most people would agree with me when I say that the zombie movie is a sub-genre that has very much been overdone. Whether it’s a serious horror such as Danny Boyle’s 28 Days Later or a more comedic take like Shaun of the Dead, the horror genre has been bombarded with flesh-eatingContinue reading “From the Archives: The Cured”

Underwater

Review by Johannes Black Underwater continues in the tradition of H. P. Lovecraft-inspired science fiction, with notable predecessors including Jack Arnold’s Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954), James Cameron’s The Abyss (1989), and Barry Levinson’s much-understated Sphere (1998). It is exciting and blood-curdling terrain, whose B-movie possibilities have inspired a generation of filmmakers. It shouldContinue reading “Underwater”

Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey

Review by James McCleary The past three years have been an exceptional feat for DC Films in terms of successfully recovering from their disastrous attempts to imitate the Marvel formula, the culmination of which took the form of the critical and commercial monstrosity formerly known as Justice League. More than anything else, this quality uptickContinue reading “Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey”

2020 Oscars: The Recap

Written by Mia Sherry This year’s Academy Awards are, for the most part, haunted by their losses. Felt considerably more keenly this year than preceding years due to the overwhelming wealth of brilliant films that were released, the conversation around what would (or what should) win was tainted by discussion of nomination snubs: The Farewell,Continue reading “2020 Oscars: The Recap”