From the Archives: Suite Francaise

Originally posted 2015 | Review by Ciara Forristal Based on Irène Némirovsky’s posthumously published novel of the same name, Suite Francaise revolves around the German occupation of the small French town of Bussy in the summer of 1940. With her husband contributing to the war effort, Free-spirited Lucille (Michelle Williams) is confined to the stifling atmosphere ofContinue reading “From the Archives: Suite Francaise”

From the Archives: Cake

Originally posted 2015 | Review by Cathal Kavanagh Let’s skip over the preamble about Jennifer Aniston’s place in the sitcom canon, her decade spent in rom-com purgatory failing to escape those shackles, and her new film Cake representing a great leap forward in the direction of the Californian becoming A Serious Dramatic Actor who actsContinue reading “From the Archives: Cake”

From the Archives: Victoria

Originally posted 2015 | Review by Amelia McConville Sebastian Schipper’s Victoria premiered in the Berlinale-Palast theatre, just off the high-rise bustle of Potsdamer Platz, at the heart of Berlin, a fitting location for a film that immerses itself so fully in the city. Yet ‘Victoria’ presents to us an even more intense experience of the many-sidedContinue reading “From the Archives: Victoria”

From the Archives: Inherent Vice

Originally posted 2015 | Review by Eoin Moore Inherent Vice is a neo-noir comedy from Paul Thomas Anderson based on the novel by Thomas Pynchon, following a trail of corruption and debauchery through L.A. in the early 70s. The dying breaths of 60s optimism hang over the film’s world; the potheads, dopers, and weirdos areContinue reading “From the Archives: Inherent Vice”

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”

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”