Tag Archives: Michael McElhatton

Cinema Review – Handsome Devil

Ned (Fionn O’Shea) decides to try and get kicked out of boarding school, so he can be free to live life away from the bullies that make his life difficult. All of this changes, however, when Ned’s new roommate Conor (Nicholas Galitzine) shows that far from just being rugby obsessed like the rest of the school, he is also into music and art, meaning he and Ned become firm friends. When rumours about sexuality begin to circulate in the school and teachers start getting involved in the boys’ friendship, Ned makes a public declaration that may just lose him the only friend he has. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Siege of Jadotville

In the early 1960s, as both sides of the Cold War vied for control of the newly created Republic of the Congo and the rich minerals the country was home to, Irish peacekeeping troops were sent to the country by the UN to keep watch at the Jadotville compound. After a military operation goes wrong, the Irish troops suddenly find themselves laid siege to by French and Belgian mercenaries. Outnumbered and outgunned, it seems that help is not on the way. Continue reading

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ADIFF Review – Mammal

When her estranged son goes missing, Margaret’s (Rachel Griffiths) ex-husband Matt (Michael McElhatton) suddenly appears back in her life. At the same time, Margaret’s day to day peace and quiet is shattered when she finds a young man collapsed outside her home. It is not long before a relationship forms between the young man Joe (Barry Keoghan) and Margaret, and it turns from motherly to something much more complicated. Continue reading

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JDIFF 2012 REVIEW – Death of a Superhero

Donald Clarke (Thomas Brodie-Sangster) is 14 years old. He is dying of cancer and expresses himself through drawing a comic book of a superhero and his arch nemesis. Donald’s parent cannot understand his seemingly destructive behaviour and grieve for him before he is gone. Donald is lost and lonely, and desperate to be treated like a normal kid. Continue reading

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