Tag Archives: Andrew Scott

Cinema Review – Handsome Devil

Ned (Fionn O’Shea) decides to try and get kicked out of boarding school, so he can be free to live life away from the bullies that make his life difficult. All of this changes, however, when Ned’s new roommate Conor (Nicholas Galitzine) shows that far from just being rugby obsessed like the rest of the school, he is also into music and art, meaning he and Ned become firm friends. When rumours about sexuality begin to circulate in the school and teachers start getting involved in the boys’ friendship, Ned makes a public declaration that may just lose him the only friend he has. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Denial

In 2000, writer and historian Deborah Lipstadt (Rachel Weisz) found herself defending her work on those who deny the Holocaust, when self-proclaimed historian and Holocaust denier David Irving (Timothy Spall) took a defamation case against her the UK. Since in the UK, those accused of libel are presumed guilty until proven innocent, Lipstadt and her team found themselves in the unusual and confounding position of having to prove that the Holocaust actually happened. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Swallows & Amazons

In the summer of 1935, the Walker children – John (Dane Hughes), Susan (Orla Hill), Tatty (Teddie-Rose Malleson-Allen) and Roger (Bobby McCulloch) – travel from Portsmouth to the Lake District with their mother for their summer holidays. Fascinated by an island in the middle of the lake, the kids decide to sail out there and make camp, but it is not long before the Walker kids find their claim to the island threatened, and at the same time, find themselves caught up with a very grown up mystery happening on the mainland. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Spectre

After receiving a cryptic message from someone from his past, James Bond (Daniel Craig) goes rogue from MI6 to uncover the shadowy and evil organisation known as Spectre. Meanwhile, MI6 faces a new challenge from inside the government. 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 – Pride

During the miner’s strike of the 1980s, a group of gay and lesbian activists decide to support the miners and their families, by raising money. When it seems that no-one will accept the money they have raised, they go direct to the people that need it; the residents of a small mining town in Wales. Their presence shakes up some old prejudices, but ultimately creates some unlikely bonds. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Jimmy’s Hall

Jimmy Gralton (Barry Ward) returns to Ireland in 1932 – having spent 10 years in the US – to help his mother with the family farm. Once home, Jimmy decides to reopen ‘The Hall’; a place where young people came to dance, study or simply talk. Jimmy’s ideas and political views are seen as Communist and soon upset the local landowners, and the Catholic Church. Continue reading

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One to Watch Movie Reviews – March 7th 2014

I choose One to Watch in Irish cinemas this week (hint – this week’s movie contains Andrew Scott and near nudity. Can you guess what it is yet!?) Continue reading

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JDIFF Review – Locke

As he drives home from a construction job, Ivan Locke (Tom Hardy) gets a phone call that throws his job, marriage and future into jeopardy. As he journeys to right the major wrong of his life, we learn more about the character through his interactions with the people in his life. Continue reading

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