Thursday, June 13, 2019

Wholly original Irish film gets prestigious premiere at Sundance

There’s an Irish influence at Sundance Film Festival this year, with an Irish-made film getting its premiere at the prestigious US event....

Does anybody know anything about Cinema’s future now?

IN 1983, the late, great writer, screenwriter – and one helluva sharp cookie, William Goldman – first released his razor-sharp guide to...

The best (and the rest) of 2018

WELL, what a year that was! For all the talk of ‘the end of Cinema’ that some had started 2018 with, it turned out to...

Newest version of Robin Hood shoots, but just misses the mark

Here we go again. Cinema’s constant, baffling attempts to pick up the story of a certain Merry Men-loving rogue underdog hailing all the way...

A Star Is Born far from Shallow

Since its release, musical-drama A Star is Born (Cert 15A, 136 mins) has been considered by many as an Oscar frontrunner. It’s a bold...

Cinema Review: Something of a battle Royale

Now that we’ve finally hit mid-October, we’re in familiar territory in a variety of media landscapes as a wide range of top new games,...

A Belfast-set beauty of a film

There are few words that can strike fear – or at least a sinking feeling – into the hearts of a reviewer quite as...

Night School offers some low-grade laughs

I have no idea what the American GED is – an educational achievement somewhat comparable to the Leaving Cert, it seems – and after...

Crazy Rich Asians: “It’s excessively entertaining”

So at last the chart-storming Crazy Rich Asians (Cert 12A, 121 mins) reaches Ireland, and release in this part of the world. Actually, that’s a...

Predator reboot hunts around for a hit

You'll often hear people say: “They don’t make ‘em like they used to” when viewing the latest group of offerings at the cinema. And, when...