The Foreigner

Release: Friday, October 13, 2017 →Theater  Written by: David Marconi Directed by: Martin Campbell Martin Campbell has been behind two of my all-time favorite Bond movies, Casino Royale and Goldeneye (incidentally two films that also saw a changing of the guard amongst the ranks of the 00 elite), and now he's responsible for one of my favorite Jackie Chan … Continue reading The Foreigner

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Sing Street

Release: Friday, April 15, 2016 (limited) [Netflix] Written by: John Carney Directed by: John Carney John Carney returns to the emerald-green shores of his native Ireland for his latest quasi-musical/romantic comedy Sing Street, his third such feature after 2007's Once and 2014's Begin Again. Though it possesses many of the traits that made his higher-profile, New York-set dramedy an … Continue reading Sing Street

Night People

Release: Friday, November 13, 2015 (Ireland) [YouTube] Written by: Gerard Lough Directed by: Gerard Lough This review is my sixth contribution to Mr. Rumsey's Film Related Musings and my first of this month's selections. I'd like to give my thanks to James for offering this one to me.  Beautiful, haunting imagery and a few interesting ideas don't quite coalesce … Continue reading Night People

’71

Release: Friday, February 27, 2015 (limited)  [Theater] Written by: Gregory Burke Directed by: Yann Demange The price to pay for sitting through a film fixating on the tensions peaking between Catholic Nationalists and Protestant Loyalists in Belfast, Northern Ireland in 1971 may very well be sacrificing a good night's sleep. Titling the experience '71, Parisian-born Yann Demange strips away pomp and … Continue reading ’71

Calvary

Release: Friday, August 1, 2014 (limited) [Theater] Behold, The Passion of the Brendan Gleeson. In John Michael McDonagh's second collaboration with the lovable Dubliner, we get to watch a good Catholic priest endure a brutal psychological and emotional beating for virtually no reason whatsoever. To the tune of Mel Gibson's graphic portrayal of the final 12 hours in … Continue reading Calvary