Marriage Story

Review by Johannes Black Listening to his father’s fifteenth studio-album, Blood on the Tracks (1975), Jackob Dylan (the estranged child of Bob and Sara) recognised it as “my parents talking”: a conversation in lyrics between two people once so familiar. His remark is, of course, belated, having only properly understood their divorce with the hindsightContinue reading “Marriage Story”

Motherless Brooklyn

Review by Johannes Black It is a recurring trend amongst contemporary American novelists – such as John Updike, Saul Bellow or Norman Mailer – that cinema has generally steered clear of their literature. Such fictions represent dense, philosophical moodscapes, following the quest of an individual as they try to make sense of an increasingly differentContinue reading “Motherless Brooklyn”

The Irishman

Review by Eoin O’Donnell Amid the chaos of debate raging over Martin Scorsese’s incendiary comments on the state of today’s cinema, you’d almost be forgiven for missing the release of his newest film. Like the Marvel blockbusters he’s been decrying, it’s a visual effects-heavy, witty and perhaps overly long affair, with a pantheon of legendaryContinue reading “The Irishman”