Category Archives: Movies


Movie Review: Dunkirk

Dunkirk from writer director Christopher Nolan (Batman trilogy) tells the story of the mass evacuation of Allied soldiers from Britain, France, Canada and Belgium during the Second World War. Soldiers who are trapped on the beaches of Dunkirk and surrounded by the German army.  The evacuation known as Operation Dynamo took place between May 26th and June 4th 1940. Continue reading

Wonder Woman

Movie Review: Wonder Woman

Gal Gadot is hitting the big screen as Wonder Woman on June 1st.  For many she was the highlight (brief as it was) of Batman Vs Superman. With her own movie in excess of two hours, it will be interesting to see exactly how fans and critics react.  Its directed by Patti Jenkins whose last big screen feature was Monster. One would wonder about the reason for the 15 year movie directing gap. Continue reading

The Promise

Movie Review – The Promise

It is estimated that over 1.5 million Armenians were exterminated during the Armenian Genocide which began in 1915. Let that sink in for a moment and ask yourself if you were even aware of it.  I’m sorry to say, I was not.  The Promise written and directed by Terry George (Hotel Rwanda, The Boxer, In The Name of the Father) from Belfast tells the harrowing tale of how the Ottoman Empire attempted to wipe out the Armenians. Continue reading

Movie Review: Fate of the Furious

The Fate of the Furious or Fast 8 or The Fast and the Furious 8 or whatever you want to call it has hit cinemas in Ireland with a bang.  Expectations for this one are high.  Not surprising since Furious 7 made about a billion at the box office.  Yes a billion.  It was also the last we got to see of Paul Walker who passed away.  I know I wasn’t the only one who shed a little tear at the end of Furious 7 when everyone wore white (like a Backstreet Boys video) and See You Again played. Continue reading

Jackie, Sing, Split

Jackie, Sing and Split – Movie Roundup

Jackie, Sing and Split a movie roundup. January is shaping up to be a busy month for movies.  It’s also Golden Globes month where worthy (mostly) winners collect a trophy in recognition of their work.  I popped along to see three which are opening in Irish cinemas the weekend of January 20th to 22nd (Sing has previews).  Two of them were among the Golden Globe nominees. Jackie which Natalie Portman was nominated for best actress, Sing for best animated picture and Split starring James McAvoy. Continue reading

A Monster Calls

A Monster Calls

The monster showed up just after midnight. As they do.

Conor was awake when it came. He’d had a nightmare. Well, not a nightmare. The nightmare.

It was the nightmare that Conor (Lewis MacDougall) refused to acknowledge. The one he dared not think about. The one that summoned the monster and the one the monster called ‘his truth‘.

Everything changed when his mother (Felicity Jones) got sick. For so long it was just the two of them. His father lived in America with his new family. The once frequent calls were now few and far between. It wasn’t just his home life that changed when his mother got sick.  Conor’s school life changed too.  First there were whispers. Then there was bullying. Worst off all there was silence and feeling invisible. Continue reading

Nocturnal Animals

Nocturnal Animals – Movie Review

My friend Carolann has a Tom Ford bag.  She looks at it with awe. Mesmerised by everything about it. Its sleek and well made. It has the look of a classic and you know its exceptional quality.  That bag is a talking point the moment someone sees it. If that bag were a film it would be Nocturnal Animals. Continue reading

The Accountant – Movie Review

The Accountant is a fresh take on the traditional Hollywood blockbuster.

Christian Wolfe (Ben Affleck) is The Accountant. A mathematical savant who lives a life of relative solitude. Preferring numbers to people he has uncooked the books of a string of high-profile crime lords. A small town accounting firm called ZZZ provides his cover and until now no one has questioned it. Continue reading