Review | The Connection

This is based on the same events that inspired 'The French Connection' but since this movie is from France they just call it 'The Connection'. Actually, the French title is, confusingly, 'La French'. Not 'Francais' but the English word…

John Wick – Film Review

'Jesus, man. Leave it out, it's not worth it'. That is one of the things that a sane person would have shouted at the characters in this movie. I'm glad no one did as there are no sane people in John Wick. We see Keanu Reeves as the titular…

I Used To Live Here – Film Review

I Used to Live Here doesn't touch on the issue of suicide but chooses to address it head on. Set in modern day Tallaght, it follows young teenager Amy, played by an amazing newcomer, Jordanne Jones, who is dealing with the loss of her…

Run All Night – A Review

Liam Neeson films are generally as rigidly structured as a haiku. You have a mostly useless, probably haunted, normally drunk, violent auld fella who, via a series of fantastic circumstances, is offered a shot a redemption through…

Suite Francaise – A Review

Suite Francaise is the adaptation of the novel of the same name by Iréne Nemirovsky. The novel itself was based on a manuscript that came to light decades after the author was shipped off to be murdered in a concentration camp. It's sad to…

Jupiter Ascending – A Review

Have you wanted to see a film with Channing Tatum wearing elf ears and fighting a space lizard? Would you like to see Eddie Redmayne delivering lines like a half cut octogenarian constantly on the verge of orgasm? If you've been longing to…

Inherent Vice – Review No. 2

It would be easy, based on the trailer for Inherent Vice, to see this as Boogie Nights Part 2. The reality is that PT Anderson is a different filmmaker now and that this film is a different beast all together. It's less about dazzling you…

Testament of Youth – A Review

Testament of Youth seems like a weepy, World War 1 melodrama. It seems respectable. There's a small moment where the main character's father (Dominic West) is seeing his son off to war. As they're leaving the train station he lingers,…