From the Archives: Sully: Miracle on the Hudson

Originally posted 2016 | Review by Natalie Burke On January 15th 2009, US Airways Flight 1549 had to make an emergency water landing on the Hudson River due to bird strike. This saved the lives of 155 passengers and crew members. The pilot responsible for this incredible feat was Chelsey “Sully” Sullenberger. This actually happened. SoundsContinue reading “From the Archives: Sully: Miracle on the Hudson”

From the Archives: American Sniper

Originally posted 2015 | Review by Cathal Kavanagh Bonafide cinematic legend, and renowned addresser of symbolic empty chairs Clint Eastwood’s latest film joins a long list of motion pictures with titles including the word “American” alongside another appropriate noun. Graffiti. Beauty. Psycho. Unlike a number of those other films, however, “American Sniper” could easily be splitContinue reading “From the Archives: American Sniper”

From the Archives: Foxcatcher

Originally posted 2015 | Review by Lachlan Baynes Bennet Miller’s latest film Foxcatcher is relentless. It is relentlessly bleak in its depiction of 1980s America, relentlessly critical in its deconstruction of the American drive for success, and relentless in its movement towards inevitable tragedy. Foxcatcher tells the true story of John E. Du Pont (anContinue reading “From the Archives: Foxcatcher”

From the Archives: The Theory of Everything

Originally posted 2015 | Review by Meadhbh McGrath It’s been a bumper year for the prestige British biopic, and 2015 kicks off with another glossy piece of awards bait, based on the life of Stephen Hawking. The Theory of Everything is adapted from Hawking’s first wife Jane’s memoir Travelling to Infinity, and consequentially offers moreContinue reading “From the Archives: The Theory of Everything”

Most Memorable War Film Moments

Originally published 2014 | Written by Simon O’Carroll, Eoin Moore, Luke Bates, Clare Martin, James McGovern, and Louie Carroll CASABLANCA SIMON O’CARROLL German soldiers comandeer Sam’s piano and proceed to hammer out a rendition (to the disapproving audience of Rick’s Cafe) of a German patriotic song, Die Wacht en Rhein. Upon discovering this, Victor Lazlo (PaulContinue reading “Most Memorable War Film Moments”

From the Archives: The Book was Better

The academy loves them. the fans hate them. Eoin Moore takes a look at the problem of adapting novels for the big screen Originally Posted 2014 | Written by Eoin Moore The film industry has an interesting relationship with books. Films constantly return to books as a source of inspiration. The reason for this isn’tContinue reading “From the Archives: The Book was Better”

From the Archives: Get Santa

Originally posted 2014 | Review by Clare Martin Kids’ Christmas films have the enormous advantage of coming out during the time of year that families flock to the cinemas. Though they profit off parents avoiding actual interaction with their children, yuletide movies are held to a much higher standard than your run-of-the-mill flick. Yes there’sContinue reading “From the Archives: Get Santa”

From the Archives: Into the Woods

Originally posted 2014 | Review by Leo Hanna When it comes to screen adaptions of famous musicals, one must be precautious. Sure, we have been inundated with recent big scale musical adaptions, which have been definite successes, most notably Tom Hooper’s noble efforts with Les Misérables. Generally speaking, the intricacies of the lyrics and the boomingContinue reading “From the Archives: Into the Woods”

From the Archives: 2001: A Space Odyssey

Originally posted 2014 | Review by Luke O’Reilly The upcoming release of 2001: A Space Odyssey by the BFI will be it’s fifth time to hit the cinemas since it first came out in 1968. Directed and produced by Stanley Kubrick it is one of most iconic and influential films ever made. Stanley Kubrick standsContinue reading “From the Archives: 2001: A Space Odyssey”

From The Archives: The Imitation Game

Originally posted 2014 | Written by Killian O’Dwyer “Are you paying attention?”, Benedict Cumberbatch’s Alan Turing asks a police officer. He’s about to tell the policeman – and, by extension, us – his whole story. Turing’s quiet and dignified interrogation in a small, cold police station room frames most of The Imitation Game as a retelling, inContinue reading “From The Archives: The Imitation Game”