Reviews

Review: I, Daniel Blake

Over 5 million people in the United Kingdom claimed welfare benefits as of February 2015, according to the Department of Welfare and Pensions. It is the reality of life for these individuals and families who re...

Review: Free State of Jones

It’s been a resurgent couple of years for American period pieces. Stories of slavery and, reinterpretations of traditional Western tropes have had a prominent presence on the screen and at award season. From Dj...

Review: Blair Witch

Blair Witch is everything you should hate in a film. It’s a found footage sequel based on a classic psychological horror; be that as it may, you simply can’t. The film follows James, the brother of the missi...
James Foley

Review: JIM: The James Foley Story

The story of conflict journalist, James aka Jim Foley is one that gripped a nation during the years 2012-2014. JIM: The James Foley Story seeks to chronicle his journey in Libya and Syria during his time as a p...

Review: A Date For Mad Mary

Bridesmaids with More Emotional Depth and an Irish Sense of humour A Date for Mad Mary is an Irish drama starring Seána Kerslake, with supporting roles from Tara Lee and Carleigh Bailey. The film centres on yo...

Review: The Young Offenders

“Adam & Paul” meets “The Inbetweeners”; 'The Young Offenders' in a hilarious tale of two hapless Cork youths and their bid for glory. IFTA-winning director and writer Peter Foott’s debut movie is based o...

Review: Swallows and Amazons

Swallows and Amazons is a film adaptation of a popular children’s novel by Arthur Ransome. The film portrays the bond between siblings, childhood rivalry, and just a hint of espionage. Set in the Summer of 1935...

Review: The Shallows

Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra (Unknown, Run All Night, Non-Stop), The Shallows stars Blake Lively of Gossip Girl fame as Nancy, a young medical student, who travels to her late mother’s favourite tropical surf...

Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was first published in 1997, and J.K Rowling’s story of “The Boy Who Lived” touched the hearts of millions of readers, with the final book released to the dismay of Pott...

Review: Ghostbusters

Last night, I saw the new and slightly controversial Ghostbusters movie (for the second time, may I add), and probably not the last. There are so many things to say about this film, once I find a way of putting...