Tag Archives: Domhnall Gleeson

Cinema Review – The Revenant

Fur trader Hugh Glass (Leonardo Di Caprio) is on an expedition in the 1820s when Native Americans attack him and his colleagues. After almost 40 of the company are killed, Glass, Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy), Captain Henry (Domhnall Gleeson), Bridger (Will Poulter) and Glass’s half Native American son Hawk (Forrest Goodluck) retreat to the mountains to make their way back to the camp. It is there that Glass is attacked and mauled by a bear and although Fitzgerald, Bridger and Hawk are tasked with caring for the obviously dying man, it is not long before he is left for dead and finds a way to survive alone. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Thirty years after some plucky rebels and a gang of Ewoks defeated the Evil Galactic Empire, the tales of Han Solo, Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader have faded into legend. A new evil force in the form of The First Order threatens the peace of the galaxy and although the resistance led by General Leia (Carrie Fisher) search, they cannot find Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), who has vanished. When she hears of an old ally finding a clue to Skywalker’s whereabouts, Leia sends one of her best pilots, Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) to retrieve the information. It’s not long before Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and The First Order arrive to also retrieve the information, and when Dameron is captured, it is up to his droid BB-8 to keep the vital information safe, and get it back to the resistance. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Brooklyn

In the 1950s, Eilis Lacey (Saoirse Ronan) emigrates from Enniscorthy to Brooklyn. Initially homesick, Eilis struggles to make friends in the big city, until she meets Tony (Emory Cohen), a young Italian man who she quickly falls for. When tragedy strikes and Eilis returns home for a visit, she is forced to choose between the life she left behind and her new one at the other side of the world. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Ex Machina

Caleb (Domhnall Gleeson), is a talented programmer who wins a staff lottery to spend a week with their reclusive CEO Nathan (Oscar Isaac). Once there, Caleb is drawn into Nathan’s world, and finds himself part of an experiment to prove a new brand of artificial intelligence. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Unbroken

Based on a true story, Unbroken examines the life of former Olympic track star Louis Zamperini (Jack O’Connell) a bombardier United States Army Air Forces who was held as a Prisoner of War in Japan during World War II. Continue reading

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One to Watch Movie Reviews – May 9th 2014

I choose One to Watch in Irish cinemas this week. Hint; this weeks movie stars a ginger and an actor in a giant fake head… Can you guess what it is yet? Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Frank

Jon (Domhnall Gleeson) is a man stuck in a dead end job, who dreams of making music. The trouble is, he has no idea how to start, and few engaging ideas for songs. When he encounters a band led by the enigmatic Frank (Michael Fassbender), Jon finds himself playing keyboard in the band, and on his way to a remote house in Ireland to record an album. It is not long, however, before Jon wonders if he has bitten off more than he can chew. Continue reading

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JDIFF Review – Calvary

Father James Lavelle (Brendan Gleeson) is a good –natured priest working in a small rural Irish parish. When he is threatened during confession, and given a week to get his house in order, James begins to see his parish, and parishioners, more clearly. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – About Time

On his 21st birthday Tim’s (Domhnall Gleeson) father reveals a secret; that all men in the family can travel backwards through time. Being 21, Tim quickly takes on the search for love, and realises that even though he can change his past, the path to true love doesn’t always run smooth. Continue reading

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