A very loose, social realist adaptation of the Oscar Wilde short story of the same name, Clio Barnard’s tale of two boys ― Conner Chapman and Shaun Thomas, as Arbor and Swifty ― suspended from school and working as scrap metal collectors for an unscrupulous, ill-tempered breaker (Sean Gilder) is a vital and accomplished fiction debut.
We spoke with the director of Dublin Doc Fest, Tess Motherway, to find out about what’s in store for the third year of this growing festival.
Whiplash brings the work of David Mamet to mind in its attention to detail and coarse dialogue.
Rupert Wyatt’s The Gambler is as muddled as its past and totally out of touch with the original themes
Clint Eastwood once again lets his politics get in the way of the truth.
A work of curation rather than creation.
Steve Carell plays John du Pont, a multimillionaire intent on making his Pennsylvania estate, the titular Foxcatcher, the home of the US Olympic wrestling team.
It’s lean (by Peter Jackson standards) and mean and what’s more, it’s the best of a trilogy that has struggled to find its way.
Huh? Oh, Tim Burton’s made a biopic of Margaret Keane (Amy Adams), who made hideous paintings of children with big eyes in the 50s and 60s…
Rather than the violence of capitalist socio-economic relations, the ‘violence’ of the title refers to the truck-jackings that hamper Abel’s business’ growth prospects.
The only aspect of the film that went universally appreciated was the soundtrack.
Set in and around a working class Brooklyn bar used by the mob to launder illicit cash, The Drop is an unusually focused crime thriller.
Interstellar is ultimately more effective at stirring hearts than stimulating the cerebrum.
Set Fire to the Stars is obviously a passion project of Jones’ hampered by its minimal budget.
The Skeleton Twins approaches lofty issues with a tragicomic tone that has become the staple of the American indie scene.
the film lacks the kind of tenacity and range needed to support the character at its core, in spite of André Benjamin’s terrific lead performance.
What is it that compelled the general public to fund Zach Braff’s Kickstarter for a second directorial feature, to bring to bear like the Officer of Kafka’s penal colony the bladed machinery of an elaborate torture instrument against their own flesh, while the scars from 2004’s execrable Garden State had still barely yet healed?
With its variation on the set-up from 1950s noir Shakedown, Nightcrawler ostensibly casts a critical eye on relationship between violence and the media.
A movie for children that spends most of its running time dealing in the post-millennial banalities of modern parenting and job-hunting
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