How To Tell A Secret

Review by Ellen Rafferty There is an outstanding collection of films that integrate and dissect the theme of HIV on screen. The most successful of these films rise to the top because of their ability to capture a perspective that has been previously unexplored. For example, Dallas Buyers Club (Jean-Marc Vallee, 2013) looks at HIVContinue reading “How To Tell A Secret”

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Review by Luke Bradley Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (Ryan Coogler, 2022) has every reason not to exist. The tragic loss of Chadwick Boseman in 2020 threw the future of his character into doubt. Well-founded concerns that Disney would go down the route of CGI renderings or tasteless recasting took hold. It’s a great relief thatContinue reading “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”

Black Adam

Review by Will Butler Early in Black Adam (Jaume Collet-Serra, 2022), a character attempts to persuade the almighty yet disinterested Teth-Adam (Dwayne Johnson) to embrace superhero stardom by declaring that “the superhero industrial complex is worth a lot of money.” While it’s ultimately a harmless self-aware joke, in Black Adam — a passionless project thatContinue reading “Black Adam”

The Banshees of Inisherin

Review by Luke Bradley The Banshees of Inisherin (Martin McDonagh, 2022) sees Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, and Martin McDonagh team up once again for an impossibly Irish tale of a falling out between two lifelong friends. It would be difficult to deny that the prospect of an In Bruges (McDonagh, 2008) reunion didn’t excite meContinue reading “The Banshees of Inisherin”


Review by James Mahon Adult animation normally appears in the form of explicit and  irreverent comedy series. There’s nothing wrong with that – see  Bojack Horseman. However, Entergalactic (Fletcher Moules, 2022) is one of the first feature length animations that seems to possess the intrinsic creativity of animation, combined with a real emotional heart, thatContinue reading “Entergalactic”

Halloween Films

By Shane McKevitt With Halloween just around the corner, this is the perfect time to discuss the films I find myself reaching for every time October rolls around.  I’ve avoided obvious examples like Halloween ( John Carpenter, 1978) or Night of the Living Dead (George Romero, 1968) which, although great, have been covered ad nauseumContinue reading “Halloween Films”