Reykjavík is under siege in crime movie satire Cop Secret

Director: Hannes Þór Halldórsson Starring: Auðunn Blöndal, Egill Einarsson, Sverrir Þór Sverrisson Running Time: 98 minutes If there’s one thing you can say about Cop Secret with absolute certainty, it’s that it is the best movie to be made by a professional Icelandic goalkeeper… Ok – that’s a joke that I’m positive will have been made 100 times…

Red Rocket is fuelled by a sensational Simon Rex

Director: Sean Baker Starring: Simon Rex, Bree Elrod, Suzanna Son, Brenda Deiss, Ethan Darbone, Judy Hill Running Time: 128 minutes What strikes you first about Red Rocket is its setting. Our story takes place amongst the luscious greens & scorched ambers of rural Texas now sadly littered with terrible infrastructure. The horizon is punctuated by cooling towers & smoke…

Nicolas Cage’s brutal & beautiful search for his pig

Director: Michael Sarnoski  Starring: Nicolas Cage, Alex Wolff, Adam Arkin  Runtime: 92 minutes A bloodied, weathered Nic Cage sits in an up-market restaurant. The man staring back at him is crippled with  embarrassment, terrified of what comes next. “We don’t get a lot of things to care about” whispers Cage before asking the all-important question..: “Who has my pig?” I…

Robert Eggers’ The Lighthouse shines bright

Director: Robert Eggers Starring: Robert Pattinson, Willem Dafoe Running Time: 109 minutes ________________________________________________________________________________   Flying witches, talking goats, mystical seagulls. That’s only a select few of the mad and intriguing things that director Robert Eggers has brought to his first two feature films; 2015’s The Witch and, now, The Lighthouse. There is no doubt that Eggers likes to challenge…

ADIFF 2018: Lean On Pete

Director: Andrew Haigh Starring: Charlie Plummer, Steve Buscemi, Travis Fimmel, Chloë Sevigny, Steve Zahn Runtime: 121 Minutes Lean On Pete is one of those rare films that values authenticity over sentimentality. No Hollywood sheen tints the lens. No overstated points on rural America’s current economic climate are made. No faux sense of understanding for the countryside’s cuts and bruises is…

ADIFF 2018: The Cured

Director: David Freyne Starring: Elliot Page, Sam Keeley, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor Running Time: 96 minutes The Cured picks up where most zombie movies end. Society has reintroduced some degree of normality. Hordes of ravenous undead have stopped terrorising the streets. People are beginning to feel safe in their own homes again. However, as communities begin rebuilding themselves, once infected citizens, now…

ADIFF 2018: In The Fade

Director: Faith Akin Starring: Diane Kruger, Denis Moschitto, Samia Chancrin Running Time: 106 minutes In The Fade has a lot to offer its audience: a strong central performance from Diane Kruger, a moving story and compelling characters. Yet the film still lacks the power to stay with you once the credits roll. While easy to chew on throughout its reasonable…

I, Tonya: comedy, tragedy and ice-skating aplenty

Director: Craig Gillespie Starring: Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan, Allison Janney, Paul Walter Hauser Running Time: 120 minutes At the inaugural turn of the 24-hour news cycle, around-the-clock coverage meant that more people had access to stories from across the globe. By the early 90s before white broncos sped down Los Angeles highways or actors were caught in suspicious alleys, one…

Films You May Have Missed in 2017

With a seemingly endless supply of big budget blockbusters, superhero flicks and glamorous award contenders on our screens, it can be hard to find the time for smaller, independent movies. Despite our endeavour to deliver you all things film, even we here at Film in Dublin have had some remarkable films fly under our radar…