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…

Finely tuned mourning in One Fine Morning 

Finely tuned mourning in One Fine Morning 

Director: Mia Hansen-Løve Mia Starring: Léa Seydoux, Melvil Poupaud, Pascal Greggory, Nicole Garcia Running Time: 112 minutes  Grief is an emotion unbound by tense and time. One can grieve something that hasn’t fully happened yet, or something in the moment of inevitable motion, just as strongly as the pains of the past. Léa Seydoux’s Sandra in One Fine…

A bloody good time with Evil Dead Rise

A bloody good time with Evil Dead Rise

Director: Lee Cronin Starring: Alyssa Sutherland, Lily Sullivan, Morgan Davies, Gabrielle Echols, Nell Fisher Running Time: 97 minutes Taking over a horror franchise is no tall order. The pressure, the expectations and the potential pitfalls could understandably make a young director nervous, stepping in to look after somebody else’s baby. Like Craven to Nightmare and…

Dungeons & Dragons: Honour Among Thieves finds fun in the dungeon

Dungeons & Dragons: Honour Among Thieves finds fun in the dungeon

Directors: Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley Starring: Chris Pine, Michelle Rodruiguez, Hugh Grant, Justice Smith, Sophia Lillis, Chloe Coleman, Regé-Jean Page Running Time: 134 minutes Previous attempts to bring the enormously popular Dungeons and Dragons series to the big screen were something of a laughable disaster. The long forgotten, only remembered to mock edition…