The inspiring true story of how Margaret Humphreys shone a light on one of the biggest social scandals in recent British history.
If I wanted to see four people in close quarters complain about food and bicker, I’d just go on holiday with my family.
The Jameson Dublin International Film Festival kicked off last night with Submarine, the directorial debut of Richard Ayoade, who we grudgingly love.
The performance of Robert Downey Jr. in unconventional, short-tempered character Pete Highman, raises the film’s status from the beginning.
The hype has convinced us that this film will be the smartest, coolest film you’ve ever seen. This idea has been planted in our heads without us even knowing it.
Whip It is no classic. It’s not a Dazed and Confused or a Say Anything. It’s a smart, believable (if idealised) take on finding yourself, and it looked like everyone had a ball while making it. It’s good. But it’s played it too safe to be great.
The film, which is nominated for a Best Foreign Picture Oscar, may not be to everyone’s taste, but fans of such films as Goodfellas, Scarface and The Godfather Trilogy, should not be disappointed.
After the recent praise heaped on the over-hyped no-budget lo-fi horror, Paranormal Activity, Case 39 is a return to standard Hollywood fare, but it only made me nostalgic for the gleeful mania of Sam Rami’s Drag me to Hell. Case 39 isn’t a bad movie, it’s just slightly worn out.
The story of teenage anti-hero Nick Twisp and his alter-ego Francois Dillenger is Michael Cera at his best… so far. And you thought he could only act in his preallocated pigeon hole, shame…
It’s main problem is that it’s just too long; the mystery simply isn’t good enough to keep our attention fixed for two hours. Edge of Darkness is probably one best kept in reserve for a rainy DVD night.