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EIFF Review: Nothing Compares

Having known very little about Sinead O’Conner before viewing this film, what is most apparent is how remarkable her rise to the top truly was. In the space of 97 minutes, Kathryn Ferguson makes an audacious attempt to show how a timid girl from Glenageary can become one of the most popular artists in the […]

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Review: This is Going to Hurt

Ben Whishaw during an interview for “Mary Poppins Returns”

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Film Reviews Waiting for Valentine's

Marley & Me: Review

To build up excitement before Valentine’s Day, why not make some popcorn, grab your favourite blanket, and enjoy watching the daily life of a mischievous and cute little Labrador retriever? In case you’re wondering, Marley was indeed a real dog and he belonged to John and Jennifer Grogan. Based on a 2005 bestselling book, the […]

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Review: The Souvenir Part II

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘The Souvenir Part II’ continues directly where its predecessor left off, following Honour Swinton Byrne’s Julie processing the loss of her troubled lover Anthony (Tom Burke). ‘The Souvenir Part II’ is less of a sequel in the conventional sense as it is exactly what the title implies: a much needed second helping, further […]

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Cult Column Culture Film

Cult Column: Fantastic Mr. Fox

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Over a decade ago, Wes Anderson made a stop motion adaption of the beloved children’s book Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl, as his sixth feature film. Eleven years later, the film still holds up as a charming, witty, and aesthetic movie. Watching it again for the first time since I was eight […]

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A Quiet Place Part II – Review

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ When A Quiet Place silenced cinemas across the globe in terror and awe back in 2018, its creators never intended to release a follow up. Even when director and lead actor John Krasinski became fixated on the idea of reproducing the success of his directorial debut, he failed to inspire both Scott Beck […]

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Palm Springs- Review

Rating- ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Extremely inventive, funny, cynical yet upbeat. The Good Place meets B99 meets Groundhog Day – romantic, sci-fi, vaguely philosophical, it just hits all the right notes *chefs kiss*. I hope this becomes a new genre because the world needs more films like this. Nyles (Andy Samberg) wakes up to relive the same Florida […]

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Concrete Cowboy- Review

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Black cowboys fighting urban gentrification; a father repairing his relationship with his son and a parable of both gun violence and black ontology. (Can you really think of a better way to spend an evening?!)  Like practically everybody else in the country, when faced with a bank holiday Monday in lockdown, I turned […]