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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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Cinema Review – Wish I Was Here

Aidan Bloom (Zach Braff) is a struggling actor with no prospect of a job on the horizon, and a young family. When his father (Mandy Patinkin) announces he is dying – and can therefore no longer financially support him – Aidan must find a way to connect with his family and the life he has built around himself. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Riot Club

Named after the revered, and tragically murdered in a brawl over a woman – Lord Riot, The Riot Club was established at Oxford University to keep the dead man’s name going. Miles (Max Irons) finds himself drawn into The Riot Club, but one dinner changes his perception of the club – and his life – forever. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – 20,000 Days on Earth

Writer and musician Nick Cave takes particular note of his 20,000th day alive and, during the course of the day, meets old friends, sorts through his past and comes a little more to terms with the person he is. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Noble

The true story of Irish woman Christina Noble (Deirdre O’Kane), who overcame her harsh early life to become an aid worker for the children of Saigon. Continue reading

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One to Watch Movie Reviews – September 12th 2014

I choose One to Watch in Irish cinemas this week. This week’s film stars a Sherlock actor and is based on a true story. Can you guess what it is yet? Continue reading

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Cinema Review – In Order of Disappearance

Nils (Stellan Skarsgard) has just won the Citizen of the Year Award in his small town, when he hears that his son has died of an overdose. Unable to accept that his son would take drugs, Nils believes his son has been murdered, and vows revenge. It’s not long before Nils’ actions ignite a feud between rival drug gangs in Norway, and the Citizen of the Year takes some dark decisions. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Boxtrolls

At night, the Boxtrolls come out of their home underneath the town of Cheesebridge and forage through the town’s rubbish for things they can use. When a young boy is taken by the Boxtrolls, the town is thrown into a state of fear, and Archibald Snatcher (Ben Kingsley) is tasked by Lord Portley-Rind (Jared Harris) to rid the town of the Boxtrolls once and for all. It is up to Eggs (Isaac Hempstead Wright) to convince the townsfolk that the Boxtrolls are not evil, but kind and gentle, before it is too late. Continue reading

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