Articles by Stephen Hill

Dublin Film Festival

Horror at the Dublin Film Festival ’17

If there’s one film genre that doesn’t get enough recognition, it’s Horror. Rarely recognised for its contribution to film, and even then often only in hindsight, the horror genre still draws incredible numbers to theatres on a regular…

Film & TV

20th Century Women – Film Review

Director: Mike Mills Starring: Annette Bening, Elle Fanning, Greta Gerwig, Billy Crudup and Lucas Jade Zumann Release Date: Feb 10 This is a film about sex, women and becoming a man. Before flashbacks of American Pie start dancing…

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Rings – Film Review

Director: F. Javier Gutierrez Starring: Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz, Alex Roe and Johnny Galecki Release Date: Out Now “Having a vision doesn’t mean you understand what it means!” cries Vincent D’Onofrio toward the climax of Rings. For those…

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Denial – Film Review

Director: Mick Jackson Starring: Rachel Weisz, Tom Wilkinson and Timothy Spall Release Date: Out Now Denial is based on the true events of Holocaust denier, David Irving (Spall) and his libel case against historian Deborah E. Lipstadt (Weisz).

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Toni Erdmann – Film Review

Director: Maren Ade Starring: Sandra Hüller, Peter Simonischek and Michael Wittenborn Release Date: Feb 3 Toni Erdmann is the alter ego of Winfried Conradi (Simonischek), a father who feels the need to construct this comical alias in order…

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T2 Trainspotting – Film Review

Director: Danny Boyle Starring: Ewan McGregor, Johnny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle and Ewen Bremner Release Date:  Jan 27 T2 is a film desired by fans rather than by its own narrative. And director Danny Boyle is more than…

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Jackie – Film Review

Director: Pablo Larraín Starring: Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Billy Crudup and Greta Gerwig Release date: January 20 The 20th of January 2017 marks inauguration day in the US, the moment on which the transition of power shifts from…