Tag Archives: Michael Fassbender

Macau Film Festival (IFFAM) Review – Trespass Against Us

Chad Culter (Michael Fassbender) and his family live on a halting site with Chad’s father Colby (Brendan Gleeson) and other members of the extended family. Inherently drawn towards crime, and standing up to those that would “trespass against us”, Chad finally sees that an environment where the police are constantly on their tails is not one that he wants to subject his young children to any more. After one final job for the domineering patriarch of the family, Chad sets about getting away from his father, but soon realises that this is not as easy as it looks. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Light Between Oceans

When Tom Sherbourne (Michael Fassbender) returns to Australia after World War I, he takes a posting as a lighthouse keeper on the remote Janus Island, saying “I’m just looking to get away from things for a little while”. After he marries Isabel Greysmark (Alicia Vikander) the two return to their isolated home with dreams of building a life together. Isabel suffers two miscarriages and is reaching despair when a boat washes ashore carrying a baby girl and a dead man. Seizing the opportunity, the Sherbournes take the baby in as their own, but years later discover that the baby’s mother is alive and has no idea her daughter survived the tragedy that claimed her husband. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Steve Jobs

Over the course of 16 years, Steve Jobs (Michael Fassbender) goes from the shining star of Apple, to being fired after the failure of the Macintosh, to back where he started as head of the company. In the meantime, he fights the idea that he is the father of Lisa Brennan, pushes away those who have helped make Apple great, and rejects the father figure he sees in mentor John Sculley (Jeff Daniels). Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Slow West

In the 19th century, a young man named Jay (Kodi Smit-McPhee) sets out from Scotland to travel across America and find the woman he loves. Along the way, he falls in with the mysterious outlaw Silas (Michael Fassbender) who agrees to help in on his journey, for a price. Continue reading

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Cannes Review – Macbeth

As Scotland tears itself apart with civil war, Macbeth (Michael Fassbender) hears a prophecy from a trio of witches, saying he will one day be king of the country he is fighting for. Pushed into action by his manipulative wife (Marion Cotillard), Macbeth takes matters into his own hands, and decides to make the prophecy come true.
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Cinema Review – X-Men: Days of Future Past


In the not too distant future, a war between mutants and humans has devastated the world, and Professor X (Patrick Stewart) traces the war back to a single event in the past. The Professor, along with Magneto (Ian McKellen), devises a way for Kitty Pryde (Ellen Page) to send Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) back in time, to end the war before it even begins. 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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Rant – My Oscar Predictions

It’s that time of year again, where movie fans all around the world stock up on snacks and stay up all night to watch the Oscars. I am slightly late in publishing my predictions this year, but I have been caught up in JDIFF and been incredibly sick, so my apologies. Continue reading

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