Tag Archives: Adam Driver

Cinema Review – Star Wars: The Last Jedi

After the events of The Force Awakens, the First Order have taken over the galaxy, but the Resistance is small but intact. When the Resistance has to flee their base, they find the First Order is tracking them and have to find a way to shake them if they are to survive. Meanwhile, Rey (Daisy Ridley) has found Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), and while she has a lot to discover about herself, Luke does not respond to her presence in the way she hoped. Continue reading

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Cannes Review – Paterson

Paterson (Adam Driver) still lives in the town he grew up in, a town he was named after. Driving buses for a living, and living a seemingly charmed life with a girlfriend who loves him, a dog who doesn’t and a nightly routine of going for a drink in the same bar, while out walking the dog. So why can’t this aspiring poet write? Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Midnight Special

Alton (Jaeden Lieberher) is a special kid; endowed with otherworldly powers, it seems that everyone is looking for him, including a cult with a mysterious leader and the government. To protect his son from those who seek to take advantage of him, Roy (Michael Shannon) takes Alton on the road, seeking coordinates that Alton received from an unknown source. Continue reading

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JDIFF Review – While We’re Young

Josh (Ben Stiller) has been working on a documentary for 10 years, as a follow up to his well received first film; his wife Cornelia (Naomi Watts) is struggling with the decision they made to not have children. Their carefully ordered, and overly justified life, is opened up when they meet the young and charming Jamie (Adam Driver) and Darby (Amanda Seyfried), who appear generous and free, and to live life on their own terms. When Jamie asks Josh to collaborate with him on a film, however, Josh soon realises that Jamie may not be as free spirited as he first thought. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – This is Where I Leave You

When their father dies, four adult siblings are forced to shit Shiva in their childhood home for a week, in accordance with their dad’s wishes. While there, they encounter people from their past, various partners and the ones that got away. Continue reading

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One to Watch Movie Reviews – August 22nd 2014

I choose One to Watch in Irish cinemas this week. Hint; the movie does not star Scarlett Johansson or Marion Cotillard, can you guess what it is yet? Continue reading

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Cinema Review – What If

When Wallace (Daniel Radcliffe) and Chantry (Zoe Kazan) meet at a party, they immediately hit it off. Wallace walks Chantry home and she gives him her number. The only catch is, she has a long-term boyfriend. Wallace has to decide whether he really wants to be just friends with Chantry and whether he can stand to have his heart broken again. Continue reading

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JDIFF Review – Tracks

In 1977, Robyn Davidson (Mia Wasikowska) decided to walk 2,000 miles across the Australian desert; from Alice Springs to the ocean. Robyn’s only companions over the six-month journey were to be four camels and her dog; the solitude was something she craved. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Inside Llewyn Davis

Llewyn Davis (Oscar Isaac) is a young folk singer looking for his big break, or at least a pay cheque. Over the course of a week, the Coen Brothers take us into his world, and the creatures that inhabit it. Continue reading

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