Tag Archives: Domhnall Gleeson

Review in Brief: A Futile And Stupid Gesture (2018)

Netflix really were straight out of the gate with their 2018 Originals. I hope it’s further evidence of them being enticing for risky, different projects and that we’re not just going to get a deluge of mediocrity. National Lampoon biopic … Continue reading

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Review in Brief: American Made (2017)

In AMERICAN MADE, Tom Cruise turns in his most beguiling performance in years, and much like Leonardo DiCaprio did in THE WOLF OF WALL STREET, he does it by playing a complete and utter bastard. In an exaggerated take on … Continue reading

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Review: Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi (2017)

There was a lovely little moment in THE FORCE AWAKENS where Leia (Carrie Fisher) after reuniting with Han (Harrison Ford) comments with a wry smile, “Same jacket” and her paramour responds, with mock hurt in his voice, “No, new jacket”. … Continue reading

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Review: Brooklyn (2015)

If there was one thing I wasn’t expecting in a swooning transatlantic romance it was the sight of Saoirse Ronan humiliatingly relieving herself in a bucket. Said scene takes place during a harrowing stormy Atlantic crossing early on in the … Continue reading

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Looking Back and Looking Forward: 2015

It’s that time of year, where every critic professional and amateur alike publishes some sort of Best of the Year list. This time last year, I thought 2014 was a mixed bag. 2015 may have been even more so. There … Continue reading

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Review: Ex Machina (2015)

It’s about time a movie delivered on the promise of an AI thriller, particularly in 2015, a year with such disappointing offerings so far. CHAPPIE was underdeveloped to the point of stupidity, and AGE OF ULTRON was muddled and overstuffed. … Continue reading

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Review: Frank (2014)

FRANK is not even remotely about Mancunian comic character Frank Sidebottom, it just appropriates his iconography to come up with an original story of its own. This might annoy diehard fans of Chris Sievey and his creation, but I’m sure … 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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The First Step into a Larger-er World

At long last the cast for JJ Abrams’ STAR WARS EPISODE VII been revealed to the world, and I’m extremely excited about seeing this particular ensemble in action. Aside from the expected return appearances of Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and … Continue reading

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Review: About Time (2013)

I know it’s not a cool thing to admit, but I really like Richard Curtis. I love BLACKADDER, THE VICAR OF DIBLEY, FOUR WEDDINGS & A FUNERAL and even LOVE ACTUALLY. Not so keen on NOTTING HILL because it’s too … Continue reading

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