Tag Archives: Maria Doyle Kennedy

One to Watch – June 17th 2016

One to Watch takes a turn for the unexpected this week… Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Conjuring 2

When a London family is the focus of a violent and unpredictable haunting, Ed (Patrick Wilson) and Lorraine (Vera Farmiga) Warren find themselves travelling across the world to try and find out whether the events experienced by the young Janet Hodgson (Madison Wolfe) and her family are real or an elaborate hoax. Battling ghosts and visions of their own, the Warrens find themselves drawn into the case, but struggle to find out what is targeting the family, and why. Continue reading

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ADIFF Review – Sing Street

In Dublin of the 1980s, Connor (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo) finds himself sent to a new school – the Christian Brothers’ school on Dublin’s Synge Street – after his family runs into financial trouble. While trying to impress Raphina (Lucy Boynton), Connor tells her he is in a band, and finds himself having to reverse engineer one when she agrees to be in their music video. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Jupiter Ascending

Having been born on a ship in international waters, after her father was killed in a robbery gone wrong, Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis) considers herself an illegal alien. Living in Chicago and cleaning houses for a living, Jupiter’s life changes when she is targeted by aliens bent on murder. Rescued by Caine (Channing Tatum), a genetically engineered warrior, Jupiter is taken out of her world and learns her true genetic heritage; heir to Earth. Continue reading

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JDIFF Review – Eliza Lynch: Queen of Paraguay

Filmmaker Alan Gilsenan examines the mystery and the myth of Eliza Lynch, an Irish woman who became Paraguay’s uncrowned queen in the 1860s.
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JDIFF 2012 REVIEW – Albert Nobbs

Albert Nobbs (Glenn Close) works as a butler in a Dublin hotel at the turn of the last century. His life is quiet and his ability to blend in to the background makes him exceedingly good at his job. The arrival of Hubert (Janet McTeer) into the hotel shatters Albert’s carefully ordered world and brings deep secrets to light. Continue reading

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