Light laughs delivered by Wicked Little Letters

Light laughs delivered by Wicked Little Letters

Director: Thea Sharrock Starring: Jessie Buckley, Olivia Colman, Anjana Vasan, Timothy Spall Running Time: 100 minutes The invention and innovation of Wicked Little Letters is mostly found in its titular titiliating missives. In Jessie Buckley, Olivia Colman and a brightly engaged supporting cast, the foul language and brutal insults of the poison pen letters that…

Poor Things is an odd odyssey of self-discovery

Poor Things is an odd odyssey of self-discovery

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos Starring: Emma Stone, Mark Ruffalo, Willem Dafoe, Ramy Youssef, Christopher Abbott, Jerrod Carmichael Running Time: 142 minutes Yorgos Lanthimos’ rise to the status of a relative household name, awards darling and crowd-pleaser is an improbable one. Absurd and sadomasochistic dark comedies (in Greek) aren’t generally building blocks to beloved box office success,…

Dublin International Comedy Film Festival returns this winter and makes Light House debut

Dublin International Comedy Film Festival returns this winter and makes Light House debut

One of the most recent and well-received additions to the festival calendar in the fair city of film is returning this winter and it’s getting bigger and better. Going into its 3rd year and its 4th festival, the Dublin International Comedy Film Festival promises some much needed winter levity with a packed programme of films,…

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…

Peter McGann, Natasha Waugh and Jonathan Hughes dig into the depths of La Tumba

Peter McGann, Natasha Waugh and Jonathan Hughes dig into the depths of La Tumba

In 2018, director Natasha Waugh and writer Jonathan Hughes worked together on short film Mother, an offbeat, darkly funny tale of a matriarchal kitchen appliance. Their latest film, La Tumba is similarly smart, taking what seems like a pure comedy premise and delivering a sincere, emotional story. Featuring lovely performances by the leads, Eloisa Etxebarria…

Fun in the foul furrows of Triangle of Sadness

Fun in the foul furrows of Triangle of Sadness

Director: Ruben Östlund Starring: Harris Dickinson, Charlbi Dean, Dolly De Leon, Zlatko Buric, Woody Harrelson Running Time: 149 minutes The ‘triangle of sadness’ gets a title drop early doors in Ruben Östlund’s latest satire. Journeyman male model Carl is asked to relax his while trying to book a job – his immediate financial security depends…