M3GAN is coded to blend horror and hilarity

M3GAN is coded to blend horror and hilarity

Director: Gerard Johnstone Starring: Allison Williams, Violet McGraw, Jenna Davis, Ronny Xin Yi Chieng Running Time: 102 minutes Director Gerard Johnstone was hand-picked by renowned horror producer James Wan to take the directorial wheel for M3GAN. This was based on the New Zealand filmmaker’s proven ability to blend elements of fright and fun in the…

They shouldn’t have sent a poet in Scott Cooper’s The Pale Blue Eye

They shouldn’t have sent a poet in Scott Cooper’s The Pale Blue Eye

Director: Scott Cooper  Starring: Christian Bale, Harry Melling, Gillian Anderson, Lucy Boynton, Toby Jones, Timothy Spall, Robert Duvall  Runtime: 128 minutes As the director who landed Jeff Bridges his long-overdue Academy Award, Scott Cooper has made a name for himself as a real ‘actor’s director’. Since Crazy Heart landed Cooper on the map, big stars have been…

Vicky Krieps shows the atrophy of royalty in Corsage

Vicky Krieps shows the atrophy of royalty in Corsage

Director: Marie Kreutzer Starring: Vicky Krieps, Florian Teichtmeister, Jeanne Werner Running Time: 112 minutes Most of us know well enough on this side of the Irish Sea that there’s something mortifying about monarchy, a stifling drag performance of power. Corsage literally opens with a royal struggling to breath under the weight of it all, Vicky…

Na’vigating second album syndrome in Avatar The Way of Water

Na’vigating second album syndrome in Avatar The Way of Water

Director: James Cameron Starring: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Kate Winslet, Stephen Lang, Sigourney Weaver, Cliff Curtis Running Time: 192 minutes Was Avatar notably un-notable or un-notably notable? That’s been the conversation about the highest grossing movie of all time since before it was even out of cinemas in 2009. Where once the divide was between…

A tour through Dublin as it is, was and can be in North Circular

A tour through Dublin as it is, was and can be in North Circular

Director: Luke McManus Featuring: Lisa O’Neill, John Francis Flynn, Séan Ó Túama, Eoghan Ó Ceannabháin, Ian Lynch, Gemma Dunleavy Running Time: 80 minutes “Those in power write the history, those who struggle write the songs”. North Circular quotes Frank Harte’s assertion, and in its journey through the length of the North Circular Road, stopping off…

Honest, engaging, eyes-open answers to How to Tell A Secret

Honest, engaging, eyes-open answers to How to Tell A Secret

Director: Anna Rodgers and Shaun Dunne Starring: Shaun Dunne, Robbie Lawlor, Lady Veda, Jade Jordan, Eva-Jane Gaffney, Lauren Larkin Running Time: 101 minutes Breaking a stigma is about removing walls. In How To Tell A Secret, performance and interview are interwoven. Stories of living with HIV pass through acting, re-enacting and interview, from performance to…

See how the other half dies in Glass Onion

See how the other half dies in Glass Onion

Director: Rian Johnson Starring: Daniel Craig, Ed Norton, Kathryn Hahn, Dave Bautista, Kate Hudson, Jessica Henwick, Leslie Odom Jr., Madelyn Cline, Janelle Monáe Running Time: 139 minutes Steve Jobs is dead. Tough break for him, but it does make brand management at Apple easier. The public perception of the ‘genius billionaire’ – innovative, enigmatic, benevolent…