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”

From the Archives: The Intern

Originally posted 2015 | Review by Jade Pepper In the wake of films such as The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and series’ akin to the fiercely hilarious Grace and Frankie, Nancy Meyers’ The Intern also plays its part in foregrounding and championing the seemingly forgotten and overlooked perspective of older citizens in our hectic modern world.  An existence bombarded by incessantContinue reading “From the Archives: The Intern”

From the Archives: Pan

Originally posted 2015 | Review by Christopher O’Donnell Peter Pan has long history on the big screen with many different iterations, the most popular probably being the 1953 Disney animated version. This film from director Joe Wright, comes twelve years after the last cinematic attempt at adapting J.M. Barrie’s play, and tries to stand outContinue reading “From the Archives: Pan”

From the Archives: Our Brand is Crisis

Originally posted 2015 | Review by Sarah Cullen Recognising that their current campaign strategy for their client is failing, political consultant ‘Calamity’ Jane Bodine (Sandra Bullock) decides that it is time to change tactics. Instead of changing the man to suit the narrative, they are going to change the narrative to suit. You don’t needContinue reading “From the Archives: Our Brand is Crisis”

From the Archives: Macbeth

Originally posted 2015 | Review by Thomas Emmet Do we need another Macbeth? The infamous Scottish play has a rich history on celluloid from Kurosawa’s Throne of Blood to the extremely potent Polanski version filmed after his wife was brutally murdered to the Mumbai based adaptation “Maqbool”. Should it, star two in demand actors? ShouldContinue reading “From the Archives: Macbeth”

From the Archives: Goodbye to Language

Originally posted 2015 | Review by Amelia McConville The latest offering from Jean Luc Godard is a colourful deluge of images, video, sound – in a series of sequences that are as intentionally ambiguous as they are encompassing. He seems to confront, toy with, undermine and celebrate his medium in this frustrating progression of non-sequiturContinue reading “From the Archives: Goodbye to Language”

From the Archives: Older Than Ireland

Originally posted 2015 | Review by James McGovern When I decided to review Alex Fegan’s documentary exploring the lives of thirty Irish centenarians through their own voices I expected – and was hoping for – a film that would narrate crucial historical events in Irish history from unorthodox points of view. With the vague memoryContinue reading “From the Archives: Older Than Ireland”

From the Archives: Kill the Messenger

Originally posted 2015 | Review by Cathal Kavanagh With a speedily propelled, exceedingly efficient plot, and produced for the comparatively paltry sum of 5 million dollars, Michael Cuesta’s thriller Kill The Messenger has an awful lot to recommend it. Well made, well told and oftentimes quite compelling, it’s nonetheless in no way destined for cult status, norContinue reading “From the Archives: Kill the Messenger”