A forensic fall from grace in Anatomy of a Fall

A forensic fall from grace in Anatomy of a Fall

Director: Justine Triet Starring: Sandra Hüller, Swann Arlaund, Milo Machado-Graner, Samuel Theis Running Time: 152 minutes Though inevitable, it comes out of nowhere. In the uninviting ski lodge home of a quarrelling couple, tension cuts through the air more bitter than any cold. Loud music blares, voices raise, everyone wants to flee the hostile space…

Nolan builds & burns Oppenheimer’s Pro-Me Thesis

Nolan builds & burns Oppenheimer’s Pro-Me Thesis

Director: Christopher Nolan Starring: Cillian Murphy, Robert Downey Jr., Emily Blunt, Matt Damon, Florence Pugh, Josh Hartnett, Casey Affleck, Rami Malek, Bennie Safdie, Kenneth Branagh, Dane DeHaan, Alden Ehrenreich, David Krumholtz, Tom Conti Running Time: 180 minutes The mega-blockbusters of Christopher Nolan have always been works of ambition, and contradiction. Cold crowd pleasers, IMAX on…

It’s Barbie’s World Now

It’s Barbie’s World Now

Directed by: Greta Gerwig Runtime: 114 minutes Starring: Margot Robbie, Ryan Gosling, Simu Liu, Kate McKinnon, Issa Rae, America Ferraira, Ariana Greenblatt This Barbie is having an existential crisis. Greta Gerwig creates a breathtaking baby-pink world filled with Barbies blissfully moving through their simplistic existence; waking up in their dream houses, getting dressed in killer…

Facing the harsh truths of Reality

Facing the harsh truths of Reality

Director: Tina Satter Starring: Sydney Sweeney, Josh Hamilton, Marchánt Davis Running Time: 83 minutes In 2017, then-25 year old NSA translator Reality Winner was approached at her home by the FBI. Her interrogation that day was to spiral into the the longest prison sentence ever imposed in the United States for the unauthorised release of…

Finding the beauty of Loss, Longing and Longford in Lakelands

Finding the beauty of Loss, Longing and Longford in Lakelands

Directors: Robert Higgins and Patrick McGivney  Starring: Éanna Hardwicke, Danielle Galligan, Gary Lydon, Dafhyd Flynn, Lorcan Cranitch Running Time: 100 minutes “How are things?” “Ah grand, you know yourself”. It is reflexively ingrained in the Irish psyche to answer this way, to parry enquiries after us with airy, empty assurances. It’s not even a question…

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 aims to get hooked on all the feelings

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 aims to get hooked on all the feelings

Director: James Gunn Starring: Chris Pratt, Karen Gillan, Bradley Cooper, Chukwudi Iwuji, Pom Klementieff, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Zoe Saldana, Will Poulter, Elizabeth Debicki, Sean Gunn, Maria Bakalova, Nathan Fillion Running Time: 150 minutes The ambition to give the characters that he helped popularise and who in turn, skyrocketed his career comes honestly and earnestly to…

A walk through a scandal in Ann

A walk through a scandal in Ann

Director: Ciaran Creagh Starring: Zara Devlin, Eileen Walsh, Ian Beattie, Senna O’Hara, Frank O’Sullivan, Joe Mullins and Sean T. O’Meallaigh Running Time: 100 minutes It’s an important endeavour to use art to try and reckon with your country’s past, particularly when your country is intent on ignoring it. For decades Ireland’s attitude to abortion was…