Happening; Harrowing & Humanising

Happening; Harrowing & Humanising

Director: Audrey Diwan Starring: Anamaria Vartolomei Runtime: 100 mins Happening (L’événement) is a French film adapted from Annie Ernaux’s autobiographical account of having an illegal abortion in the 1960s. Ernaux’s genuine experience gives this film the weight and depth required for such serious subject matter. In Happening, we meet Anne Duschene (played by Anamaria Vartolomei), a young college student…

Reykjavík is under siege in crime movie satire Cop Secret

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

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…

VMDIFF22 Preview, plus what we’ve been watching

VMDIFF22 Preview, plus what we’ve been watching

In this month’s video, Film In Dublin writers Jess Dunne, Ethan Shattock, Néil Rogers and Luke Dunne go through some of the new releases they watched recently, including:Licorice PizzaScream 5Boiling Point (reviewed by Ethan HERE) We look ahead to the upcoming Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival 2022, including some of the festival highlights, and…

Boiling Point is Slow Cooked to High Heat

Boiling Point is Slow Cooked to High Heat

Director: Philip Barantini Starring: Stephen Graham, Vinette Robinson, Alice Feetham, Jason Flemyng, Lourdes Faberes Running Time: 92 minutes Absolutely nothing is new about our hunger for chef-related screen drama. From the seemingly endless incarnations of shows like Hell’s Kitchen to testosterone fueled performances in feature films like Burnt and Chef, there will never truly be…

The Matrix: Resurrections is weird, messy fun – a jagged little pill

The Matrix: Resurrections is weird, messy fun – a jagged little pill

Director: Lana Wachowski Starring: Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Ann Moss, Jessica Henwick, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jonathan Groff, Neil Patrick Harris Running Time: 148 minutes ‘Nothing comforts anxiety like a little nostalgia.’ It feels like all we talk about at the movies these days. Mining the same stories for the same moments, images, lines that we recognise, trying…