Tag Archives: Eva Green

Cinema Review – Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

After his grandfather dies in mysterious and eerie circumstances, Jake (Asa Butterfield) demands to travel from his home in Florida to the island of Cairnholm off the coast of Wales, to find the Children’s Home where his grandfather lived as a child. When he arrives, Jake meets all the people his grandfather told him stories about, including Emma (Ella Purnell) a girl who can float, Olive (Lauren McCrostie) a girl who can control fire, and Horace (Hayden Keeler-Stone). On realising that his grandfather’s peculiar friends are real and seemingly not aging, Jake learns that there is more to these peculiar children and their hidden lives than he ever would have dreamed. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – White Bird in a Blizzard

Kat (Shailene Woodley) is 17 when her mother disappears without a word and without a trace. Kat, however, seems hardly phased by this, since she and her mother have had a troubled relationship since she became a teenager. As Kat tries to continue with her life, with her boyfriend Phil (Shiloh Fernandez) and with her friends, the absence of her mother hovers over her like a cloud. As time goes on Kat begins to wonder whether she will ever find out where her mother has really gone. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

In this sequel to 2005’s Sin City, we are taken back to the world of Frank Miller’s graphic novels, where a son encounters his father, a woman seeks revenge and a man tries to forget his past. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Dark Shadows

In the late 18th century, Barnabus Collins (Johnny Depp) scorns Angelique (Eva Green), a woman who just so happens to be a witch. Angelique curses Barnabus to be a vampire and buries him alive. 200 years later Barnabus is awoken to discover that the world around him has changed dramatically and his family is not as successful as it once was. With the rest of the Collins family in tow, Barnabus sets about rectifying this. Continue reading

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Trailer Talk: Dark Shadows

Dark Shadows is the new film from Tim Burton, and it stars all of his favourite actors including Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter. The film is based on the cult TV sitcom and is due for release this May. Continue reading

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JDIFF 2012 REVIEW – Womb

Rebecca (Eva Green) and Thomas (Matt Smith) were childhood friends. They reunite as adults and have a brief but passionate romance. When Thomas is accidentally killed, Rebecca turns to cloning to hold on to the man she lost. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Perfect Sense

Michael (Ewan McGregor) and Susan (Eva Green) find each other as the world tumbles into chaos; they find comfort in each other and ultimately fall in love. Continue reading

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Rant – The Jameson Dublin International Film Festival 2009: A Retrospective

Well JDIFF is over for another year and as usual I was sad to see it end. I have been involved in the film festival in some way since it began in 2003 and it is so great to see it get better and better every year. There is a strong feeling of community in the film festival every year which is one of the reasons its always a bit of an anticlimax when it is all over. I always enjoy getting to talk to people at screenings and walk across the city from film to film together. I am incredibly grateful to Movies Plus magazine and movies.ie who have allowed me to be involved in the festival every year. I get such a buzz from running from screenings to interviews then running home to write it all up. The film festival cements my knowledge that writing about film is what I want to do with my life. Continue reading

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