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Director: Taylor Sheridan Starring: Angelina Jolie, Aidan Gillen, Nicholas Hoult, Jon Bernthal, Medina Senghore, Finn Little Running Time: 100 minutes


Taylor Sheridan can dine out in Hollywood for some time to come still off the back of his Sicario script. The films that he’s gone on to direct – some good (Hell or High Water), some less so (Wind River) have struck a similar tone to that star-making work, serious but pulpy adult thrillers, simple stories of heists, hunts and murders that tried to ground themselves in real-American lives, the kind of stories of people struggling and suffering that you’d be as likely to see on John Oliver as on the big screen.

 

Sheridan’s latest Those Who Wish Me Dead is on the same page as those stories, but maybe comes in a paperback. It’s the kind of movie you used to get all the time in the 90s – your Peacemakers, your Paybacks, your Patriot Games – that relied on a few scenes of action and the wattage of a good star. Action thrillers, made for grown ups but not too high-brow. Those Who Wish Me Dead delivers this like a ready-meal, nothing mind-blowing but nice, filling and gets the job done, thanks to some strong storytelling from Sheridan and the draw of Angelina Jolie.

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Pokémon has been going strong for twenty years now, with more games, movies, television series and new monsters than you can shake a Sudowoodo at. The recent release of Pokémon Go has shot its relevancy back into the heights of the original craze of the 90s, sending Nintendo’s stock soaring and getting everyone talking, exploring and in one unfortunate incidence, discovering a dead body. People worldwide are going mad for the augmented reality game that allows them to a) catch Pokémon while walking their dog and b) escape if only for a moment the unwielding horror of everything else that’s in the news right now. The game is available in Ireland now (there’s even an app to help you find Pokémon here) and in the interests of keeping up to date with all the latest trends, Film In Dublin has considered if our best and brightest actors were brightly coloured monsters you can keep in your pocket, which brightly coloured monsters you can keep in your pocket would they be?

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