Tag Archives: OSCAR ISAAC

Cinema Review – The Promise

Against the backdrop of World War I, Armenian medical student Michael (Oscar Isaac) travels to Constantinople to continue his studies, leaving his family and fiancée – whose dowry he is using to pay for his education – back home. Michael falls for the beautiful Ana (Charlotte Le Bon) in Constantinople, and as Constantinople burns from riots and turmoil, the two have an illicit affair behind Ana’s boyfriend Chris (Christian Bale) back. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Thirty years after some plucky rebels and a gang of Ewoks defeated the Evil Galactic Empire, the tales of Han Solo, Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader have faded into legend. A new evil force in the form of The First Order threatens the peace of the galaxy and although the resistance led by General Leia (Carrie Fisher) search, they cannot find Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), who has vanished. When she hears of an old ally finding a clue to Skywalker’s whereabouts, Leia sends one of her best pilots, Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) to retrieve the information. It’s not long before Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and The First Order arrive to also retrieve the information, and when Dameron is captured, it is up to his droid BB-8 to keep the vital information safe, and get it back to the resistance. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – A Most Violent Year

1981 was the most violent year of New York’s history, and in that year, immigrant Abel (Oscar Isaac) sets out to expand his business and provide for his family, only to find the fight to survive one that he may not have been prepared for. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Ex Machina

Caleb (Domhnall Gleeson), is a talented programmer who wins a staff lottery to spend a week with their reclusive CEO Nathan (Oscar Isaac). Once there, Caleb is drawn into Nathan’s world, and finds himself part of an experiment to prove a new brand of artificial intelligence. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Two Faces of January

Rydel (Oscar Isaac) is an American working as a tour guide in Greece in 1962. Rydel has carved out a life for himself running tours and running cons on tourists, but all of this changes when he becomes fascinated with Colette (Kirsten Dunst) and her husband Chester (Viggo Mortensen). After the three share a drink, it is not long before Rydel is drafted in to help Chester move to body of a PI, and the relationship between the three becomes stronger, and utterly complicated. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – In Secret

Thérèse Raquin (Elizabeth Olsen) is sent to live with her aunt (Jessica Lange) and her sickly cousin Camille (Tom Felton), after her mother dies. When she grows up, she is given to her cousin in marriage and the family go to live in Paris. When they arrive, Camille encounters an old friend Laurent (Oscar Isaac) and rekindles their friendship. It is not long, however, before Thérèse and Laurent’s fascination with one another takes a turn for the murderous. Continue reading

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One to Watch Movie Reviews – January 24th 2014

Brogen Hayes chooses One to Watch; if you watch one movie in Irish cinemas this week, make it this one! (Hint – it’s not just for fans of folk!) Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Inside Llewyn Davis

Llewyn Davis (Oscar Isaac) is a young folk singer looking for his big break, or at least a pay cheque. Over the course of a week, the Coen Brothers take us into his world, and the creatures that inhabit it. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – W.E.


W.E. is a double layered romantic drama which focuses on the love affair between Edward VIII and Wallace Simpson and a modern day romance between a Russian security guard and a married woman. Continue reading

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