Swiss Army Man Is Brilliantly Bonkers

Directors: Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert Starring: Paul Dano, Daniel Radcliffe Running Time: 97 minutes To know the premise of Swiss Army Man may detract from the wonder and bewilderment of going into it unawares, but on the other hand, describing it is almost a sufficient review itself, so here goes. Paul Dano is stranded on a tiny island and…

Blair Witch Gives Fan Service To Non-Fans

Director: Adam Wingard Starring: Callie Hernandez, James Allen McCune Running Time: 89 minutes In 1999, The Blair Witch Project was released amidst a massive wave of hype, propelled by early attempts at viral marketing and a ‘based on a true story’ flimflam that caught viewers offguard. With more story around the film than in it and a loose structure much closer…

Dracula Swoops On The National Concert Hall

For many people, the minute August ends is officially the start of Halloween season, with pumpkin spice and all things spooky popping up instantly. Those early starters will want to save Saturday October 29th as soon as possible, as that night the National Concert Hall is presenting one of the all-time great horror films, the 1931 version of Dracula,…

Dublin Workers Film Festival Joins Festival Ranks

The calendar for film festivals in Dublin continues to get more packed, with the first Dublin Workers Film Festival just three weeks away. The festival will be hosted at 27 Pearse Street in Dublin on Saturday October 1st, with three films being shown celebrating and displaying the lives of workers. With the recent strikes by…

Come Hell Or High Water, See Hell Or High Water

Director: David Mackenzie Starring: Chris Pine, Ben Foster, Jeff Bridges, Gil Birmingham Running Time: 102 minutes “I’ve never met nobody that got away with anything, ever”. So says Tanner Howard, one half of the pair of bank-robbing brothers in Hell or High Water. It’s an understandable world-view coming from a low-level criminal, a man recently released from prison to a slowly dying part of…

Julieta Is An In-Depth Dive Into Guilt

Director: Pedro Almodóvar Starring: Emma Suarez, Adriana Ugarte Running Time: 96 minutes In Julieta, the latest film from prolific Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar, guilt casts a cloud over everything. It dooms relationships from the beginning, causes dramatic upheavals and deep denials and causes rifts between mother and daughter that neither fully understand until its years too late. Adapting three short stories from…