Tag Archives: Jack O’Connell

Cannes Review – Money Monster

Lee Gates (George Clooney) is the presenter of Money Monster, a New York based TV show that tells potential investors just what they should do with their money. After Ibis Clear Capital – one of Gates’ tips – loses $800 million overnight, Kyle Budwell (Jack O’Connell), desperate and dangerous after losing all of his money, breaks into the studio and holds Gates hostage with the demand of finding out just where his money went. Continue reading

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2014 at the Movies

It’s that time of year again, where we film critics cast our eyes back over the year that was, and choose the films that stood out among the many. 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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Cinema Review – ‘71

Deployed to Northern Ireland at the start of the Troubles, Gary Hook (Jack O’Connell) finds himself lost and wounded on the streets of Belfast, when a riot separates him from the rest of his unit. Continue reading

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JDIFF 2014 – The Awards

For the last 10 days, the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival has been running at venues around the city. I have always been a big fan of the festival and this year I was honoured to be part of the Dublin Film Critics Circle Panel for the festival, for the third time. Continue reading

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JDIFF Review – Starred Up

Eric (Jack O’Connell) is transferred from juvenile prison to adult jail. Considered extremely dangerous, Eric immediately sets out to protect himself in his new environment. Sharing a wing with his estranged father Neville (Ben Mendelsohn) only seems to make matters worse for Eric, and it is only through the intervention of therapist Oliver (Rupert Friend) that things start to change for the young inmate. Continue reading

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