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Ten films to set the mood for Halloween

  With All Hallows Eve’ steadily approaching lets revisit some of the movies that have terrified people of all ages. Get some popcorn, search turn out the lights and get ready to be scared… A Nightmare on Elm Street, 1984….

Netflix Review: Bojack Horseman.

Adjust your humour setting to ‘dark’ as Cillian Fearon gives us a taste of what the first season of  Bojack Horseman has to offer.    Bojack Horseman is the new Netflix Original comedy series which follows the turbulent life and…

Film Review: If I Stay

Film Review: If I Stay ‘If I Stay’ directed by R.J. Cutler is a cinematic take on the impeccable novel written by author Gayle Forman. The film is a narrated story by the main character Mia (Chloë Grace Moretz) as…

Film Retrospective: The Raid

Richard Mitchell looks back at one of the more surprising successes in recent cinema. It was originally my intention to retrospectively review Terry Gilliam’s classic science-fiction 12 Monkeys this week, malady but after the painfully disappointing experience of revisiting Commando…

Film Review: About Time

Richard Mitchell gives his thoughts on Richard Curtis’s strike for post-Boat That Rocked redemption, thumb and arrives at some drastic conclusions… There is a trend in modern cinema which presents romance as being only of value if there is obvious…

Film Retrospective: Commando

Richard Mitchell takes a look back at the Arnold Schwarznegger vehicle, pilule recently shown at UCD’s campus cinema The eighties was an interesting time for cinema. Ludicrous indulgence was the order of the day and nowhere was this more obvious…

Film Review: Rush

Richard Mitchell on Ron Howard’s latest We are living in the golden age of the biopic. Recent evidence includes Spielberg’s Lincoln and Steven Soderbergh’s magnificent and sensitive Behind The Candelabra. Coming soon (and already sweeping awards on the festival circuit)…

Review: The Wolf of Wall Street

Christina Wyse reviews Scorcese’s latest success about a young hedonistic wall street stockbroker.. Go and see this film. If not to witness a film break the record for the number of times the word ‘fuck’ is used (506), viagra go…

Out Of Here

Daniel Nolan on the Jameson Dublin Film Festival feature Out of Here is the debut feature-length from promising young Irish director Donal Foreman. It follows its protagonist, Ciarán (played by What Richard Did’s Fionn Walton), as he attempts to settle…

Jameson Dublin International Film Festival Preview

It’s cinema season here in Dublin! For eleven days of February the city will play host to the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival, ampoule a celebration of film in all its forms. This is the 11th year that Dublin has…

Review: Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit is the second attempted reboot of the long-running action franchise that started strongly with The Hunt for Red October but went rapidly downhill with each successive film, culminating in the particularly poor Sum of All Fears,…

Milk Retrospective

Films about famous figures can be difficult to pull off. Too syrupy and they risk being considered lightweight. Too critical and people might think the director has a grudge against their subject. Thankfully, clinic Gus Van Sant nails the genre…