New on Netflix: Quarter-Life Crisis in Good Kids

Director: Chris McCoy Starring: Zoey Deutch, Nicholas Braun, Mateo Arias, Israel Broussard Running time: 86 minutes Netflix has recently added Good Kids, an indie summer-before-college film that was released last year (2016). Unlike many films about teenagers, the characters could actually be real people. They speak realistically, they dress realistically (but still feel connected to the…

The Light House is on that Grind in February

Grindhouse Dublin and the Hollywood Babylon Midnight Movie Club are Dublin’s premier purveyors of cult classic films. In February, as every month, they’ll each be screening a cult hit at the Light House Cinema. This month, Hollywood Babylon’s offering is a true genre classic. Grindhouse Dublin’s film is…less so, but it’s still a crowdpleaser that…

Alice’s Story Ends in Resident Evil 6: The Final Chapter

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson Starring: Milla Jovovich, Iain Glen, Ali Larter, Ruby Rose  Running Time: 106 minutes Resident Evil 6: The Final Chapter comes to us just weeks after Capcom released the seventh game in the franchise. While the games have returned to their survival horror roots, this instalment in the film series ploughs ahead full-throttle…

Denial is a Just the Facts Legal Drama

Director: Mick Jackson Starring: Rachel Weisz, Timothy Spall, Tom Wilkinson, Andrew Scott Running Time: 110 minutes The atmosphere of Western politics in the last 12 months has quickly turned ‘timely’ into one of the most overused phrases in film criticism, with any film past or present that’s even remotely similar to current events now given the label. However with Denial…

Cinemagic Offers Chance For Young Film Fans To Be On Jury Panel

Since 1989, the award-winning Cinemagic film festival has used film, television and digital technology to educate, motivate and inspire young people from all over Ireland. With the latest festival coming to Dublin in March, Cinemagic are now offering young film fans the chance to be on ths Cinemagic Dublin Jury Panel, allowing them to watch,…

Films You May Have Missed in 2016

2016 was a weird year for cinema goers. With action-packed blockbusters crashing at the box office and long-awaited sequels falling seriously flat with both critics and fans alike, it seemed as if the smaller, more indie and low-key pieces of cinema would finally get the public acknowledgement they deserved. This did, for the most part, come true…

Natalie Portman Captivates As Jackie

Director: Pablo Larraín Starring: Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig, Billy Crudup, John Hurt Running Time: 99 minutes It would perhaps be a stretch to call Pablo Larraín’s Jackie a surreal film. In terms of narrative structure and subject matter, it still functions as a straight enough biopic about Jackie Kennedy. But we all know what happened to Jackie Kennedy,…

Talking Terminal With Natasha Waugh

Dublin-based director Natasha Waugh has been steadily creating a collection of short films over the last few years that tackle important topics. Her latest, a self-funded short titled Terminal, is about two women of different ages holding a conversation at the airport, both awaiting their plane to the UK for abortions. Last year, We Face This Land showed…