Drama, Film Reviews

REVIEW: Wildfire (2021)

Wildfire is one of those films that succeeds on a micro-level. From scene to scene, it is packed with raw emotionality and scarily believable hysteria. When you begin to zoom out and look at the bigger picture, everything becomes less acutely focused and slightly more…

Drama, Film Reviews

REVIEW: I Never Cry (2021)

If you live within the UK, you’ll have no doubt seen more than a handful of inflammatory headlines about Eastern European migrant workers. Whilst much of the skewed narrative centres around the jobs they are “taking”, very little is said about the harsh realities of…

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…

Interviews

INTERVIEW: Director and Star of ‘The Last Right’

The Last Right is an Irish comedy written and directed by Aoife Crehan, starring Michiel Huisman and Niamh Algar, as well as rising star Samuel Bottomley, as autistic teenager Louis. Bradford-born Samuel Bottomley appeared in Paddy Considine’s film Tyrannosaur (2011), Private Peaceful (2012), TV show…

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…

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REVIEW: Dating Amber (2020)

Eddie and Amber are similar in a lot of ways. They’re both counting down the days until they can leave their small hometown in Ireland behind, they’re both social outcasts, and they’re both harboring a pretty big secret. Dating Amber is the story of a…

Articles, Features, Latest

Who is Jack Reynor?

Irish actor Jack Reynor has come to the attention of many recently thanks to his *ahem* bare-all performance in Midsommar as Florence Pugh’s terrible boyfriend. It turns out he’s been working steadily for some time now – in Irish independent film, before working in many…