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: 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”