Cinema Review – Dolphin Tale 2

Although she was rescued by the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, and fitted with a prosthetic tail to help her swim, Winter the dolphin’s life takes a turn for the complicated when her companion dolphin dies. It’s against US law to have a dolphin without company in an aquarium, so the staff of the aquarium must find a new friend for Winter before she is moved to a new home. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Life After Beth

What would you do if your recently deceased girlfriend reappeared, seemingly alive, with no recollection of her ‘death’? This is the problem faced by Zach (Dane DeHaan) in Life After Beth, when Beth (Aubrey Plaza) returns and is hidden away by her delighted but seemingly clueless parents. It is not long before Zach realises something is terribly wrong, but trying to negotiate and reason with the recently deceased – and grotesquely horny – Beth proves harder than he would like. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Violette

The true story of the relationship between Violette Leduc (Emmanuelle Devos) and Simone de Beauvoir (Sandrine Kiberlain) as they struggle to be honest writers, and gain recognition for women. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Ida

Ida (Agata Trzebuchowska), a young novitiate nun is on the verge of taking her vows, when she is sent out of the convent to meet her aunt; her only living relative. Wanda (Agata Kulesza) tells her niece that she is actually Jewish, and her parents were killed in the war. Wanting to see where her parents are buried, Ida takes Wanda on a journey across Poland that uncovers dark secrets about the family she never knew. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – What We Did On Our Holiday

Doug (David Tennant) and Abi (Rosamund Pike) take their three kids on a holiday to Scotland, to visit Doug’s father Gordy (Billy Connolly), to celebrate Gordy’s 75th birthday. During the course of the trip the kids struggle with the idea of lying to their grandfather about their parents’ impending divorce, and old tensions flare up when the kids take matters into their own hands. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Equaliser

Bob (Denzel Washington) seems like an ordinary guy living a quiet life; by day he works in a huge home store, and by night he sits in a diner drinking tea. When he finds out more about Teri (Chloe Grace Moretz), the young woman who he often chats to in the diner, he realises that he has to help her get out of her ultra-violent situation. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Human Capital

Beginning at the end, Human Capital is the story of two families tied together by money, lies and the fate of a cyclist who is run off the road on a dark winter night. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Maps to the Stars

Agatha (Mia Wasikowska) arrives in LA to meet Carrie Fisher, her Twitter friend. On the way to her lodgings, she asks to stop at the home of teen star Benjie Weiss (Evan Bird). It’s not long before Agatha becomes the PA to fallen actress Havana Segrand (Julianne Moore), and both women realise they are haunted by the ghosts of the past. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – A Walk Among the Tombstones

Retired police officer Matt (Liam Neeson) has found a second career as a private investigator, and is drafted in by a drug trafficker, when his wife is kidnapped and killed. As Matt investigates the men behind the attack, he uncovers a series of murders, and finds an unlikely ally. Continue reading

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One to Watch Movie Reviews – September 19th 2014

I choose One to Watch in Irish cinemas this week. This week’s film stars a SCRUBS actor and was partly funded on Kickstarter. Can you guess what it is yet? Continue reading

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