Film & TV

Film & TV

Norman – Film Review

Director: Joseph Cedar Starring: Richard Gere, Lior Ashkenazi and Michael Sheen Release Date: Out Now As the opening credits roll for Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer, one witnesses companies, such as…

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Cardboard Gangsters – Film Review

Director: Mark O’ Connor Starring: John Connors, Kierston Wareing and Paul Alwright Release Date: 16 Jun The continual poverty-fetishisation in Irish gangster films is something that bears discussion. For too long now have the working class suffered a…

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The Journey – Film Review

Director: Nick Hamm Starring: Timothy Spall, Colm Meaney, Freddie Highmore and John Hurt Release Date: 5 May The Journey begins in 2006, as the St Andrews Agreement is being negotiated between British/Irish governments and Northern Ireland’s political parties…

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The Promise – Film Review

Director: Terry George Starring: Oscar Isaac, Charlotte Le Bon and Christian Bale Release Date: Out Now With a seemingly endless procession of Holocaust related films in the Hollywood archive, it’s a little astonishing that The Promise marks the first…

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A Dog’s Purpose – Film Review

Director:  Lasse Hallström Starring:  Dennis Quaid, Britt Robertson, KJ Apa and Josh Gad Release Date:  5 May  Based on the book of the same name, A Dogs Purpose is about a devoted dog (voiced by Josh Gad) that…

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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…

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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:…

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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…

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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…