Articles by Stephen Hill

Film & TV

Ghost in the Shell – Film Review

Director: Rupert Sanders Starring:  Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbæk, Takeshi Kitano, Juliette Binoche, Chin Han and Michael Pitt Release Date: Out Now The remake of Mamoru Oshii’s 1995 anime classic feels as though it was sunk before it even…

Film & TV

Life – Film Review

Director: Daniel Espinosa Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson and Ryan Reynolds Release Date: 24 Mar Life sets out (initially, at least) to answer the question that has plagued message boards and YouTube comments for the last five years:…

Film & TV

The Secret Scripture – Film Review

Director: Jim Sheridan Starring: Vanessa Redgrave, Rooney Mara, Eric Bana, Theo James, Aidan Turner and Jack Reynor Release Date: Mar 24 Released at a time when Irish society is confronted with yet more horrific revelations about its clerical…

Film & TV

Lost in France – Film Review

Director: Niall McCann Starring:  Stuart Braithwaite, Stewart Henderson and Alex Kapranos Release Date: Out Now in selected cinemas Niall McCann’s documentary Lost in France is the story of the Scottish independent music scene of the ‘90s, as told…

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…

Film & TV

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…

Film & TV

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).