Comedy, Drama, Film Reviews

REVIEW: Pink Skies Ahead (2021)

Coming of age films are certainly not a new genre and some of the most beloved films of recent years have been of this style, whether that’s Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird, Olivia Wilde’s Booksmart, The Perks Of Being A Wallflower or Submarine.  One of the…

Comedy, Hulu, TV Reviews

TV REVIEW: Shrill Season 3 (2021)

Shrill felt like it was a groundbreaking show when its first season launched in March 2019, with the Fat Babe Pool Party in particular, causing a stir on social media. The talk surrounding season two was much more muted and there hasn’t been much hype…

Comedy, Film Reviews, Horror

REVIEW: Murder Bury Win (2021)

In board games – and in life – there are winners and losers. There is always someone more competitive; someone more strategic; or simply someone who just know how to play the game better. Board games can truly bring out the worst in us –…

Comedy, Film Reviews, Horror, Shudder

REVIEW: Boys From County Hell (2021)

British and Irish genre comedies are going to be under the shadow of Edgar Wright’s seminal rom-zom-com Shaun of the Dead (2004) for some time to come, even though we’re approaching that film’s *cough* twentieth anniversary (I’m sorry). Joe Cornish’s less well-known Attack the Block…

Comedy, Film Reviews

REVIEW: Stealing Chaplin (2021)

In March 1978, one of the most famous cases of “body-snatching” took place in Lausanne, Switzerland, when two men decided to dig up the body of silent movie icon, Charlie Chaplin, requesting a ransom of $600,000 for his safe return. It is this moment in…

Comedy, Film Reviews

REVIEW: The Last Right (2019)

Ireland has a rich tradition of finding humour in both Catholicism and death – even better if it’s both. From the great playwrights Beckett, Behan, Synge, Friel and O’Casey, through to novelist/screenwriter Roddy Doyle (best-known for The Commitments) and onto the London-born McDonagh brothers taking…

Comedy, Film Reviews, Netflix

REVIEW: Bad Trip (2021)

Hidden camera comedy is an enduring genre. On TV, kids of the noughties will remember the heyday of MTV’s Punk’d, with extra points to anyone who enjoyed Hell Date. In film, this has most recognisably appeared through Sacha Baron Cohen’s Borat; an outlandish character let…

Comedy, Film Reviews, International Film, Latest

REVIEW: Keep An Eye Out (2021)

French Filmmaker Quentin Dupieux, DJ turned director, has made a name for himself in his native France with quirky surrealist films. His film Rubber encapsulated his hard-to-discern style and unorthodox approach to the world of filmmaking.  His latest, Keep An Eye Out (released in France…

Comedy, Film Reviews, Horror, Latest

REVIEW: I Blame Society (2021)

Anyone can be a serial killer, throughout history many of them have hidden in plain sight with neighbours horrified to find out that they’ve been living next to someone capable of murder. With this in mind, I Blame Society is a dark comedy film that…

Comedy, Film Reviews, Latest

REVIEW: The Mimic (2021)

Sociopathy in film is a topic explored almost exclusively in tense thrillers or dramatic character studies. Some examples in recent memory are Jake Gyllenhaal’s Louis Bloom in Nightcrawler, the neurotic cameraman hunting for a big news footage score, or Rosamund Pike’s iconic Amy Dunne in…