Tag Archives: Brendan Gleeson

Review: Paddington 2 (2017)

If there’s a film cure for what ails you, it’s surely PADDINGTON 2. The concept of Paddington being sent to prison for a crime he didn’t commit sounds like a particularly twisted ROBOT CHICKEN sketch, but it’s actually the route … Continue reading

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Review: Suffragette (2015)

By rights, there should have been more films made on the campaign for women’s suffrage in the United Kingdom by now. It’s a great story that is more relevant than ever today, and it’s completely dumbfounding that 2015 sees the … Continue reading

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Looking Back and Looking Forward: 2014

Well, it’s been an interesting year on the Big Screen. Last year, I said that 2014 would be the cinematic pits. I’ll admit that I wasn’t entirely correct. Some of the films I dreaded did indeed turn out a bit … Continue reading

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Review: Calvary (2014)

Being the ignorant atheist I am, I had no idea what the word Calvary meant.  In fact, when John Michael McDonagh’s follow-up to THE GUARD was first announced, I thought it was called Cavalry. Calvary is actually the name given … Continue reading

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Fifteen Shades of Black: Part 2

This article was originally published on Subtitled Online May 2013 It’s time for the second part of my countdown of my absolute favourite black comedies from Britain and Ireland (Here’s part 1). You’ll definitely laugh at them, but you might  sometimes feel … Continue reading

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Fifteen Shades of Black: Part 1

This article was originally published on Subtitled Online May 2013 If there’s a single thing filmmakers working in Britain and Ireland do well it’s black comedy. Perhaps you can blame the awful weather – you have to find brightness in … Continue reading

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