Articles by Niall Browne

Uncovering Curiosities: Andrew Bujalski’s RESULTS

Writer-director Andrew Bujalski’s Results is an energetic black comedy peppered with a vibrancy that can only be created outside the studio system. Bujalski’s mumblecore background means that there’s an inherent realism woven into the 2015 [...]

January 13, 2021

Notebook Reviews: INDECENT PROPOSAL

Adrian Lyne – 1993 Indecent Proposal is a solid romantic drama from Fatal Attraction director Adrian Lyne. The main cast is great – Woody Harrelson, Demi Moore and Robert Redford (who isn’t in it enough) all ensure that this is [...]

January 13, 2021

Ben Affleck Set To Direct KEEPER OF LOST CITIES For Disney

Actor/writer/dircetor/producer/Batman, Ben Affleck is currently attached to direct and produce a film based on Shannon Messenger’s Keeper of the Lost Cities for Disney. The double Oscar-winner will also co-write the script with Walt Disney Staff [...]

January 12, 2021

A Lack Of Resonance In The Digital World

There’s been too much going on in 2020 for movies to sink-in. People have been watching on autopilot anything with weight or heft has been brushed away by COVID (along with everything it brought) and Trump in the US and Brexit in the UK. [...]

January 12, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: Kevin Macdonald’s BLACK SEA

Kevin Macdonald’s Black Sea is a wonderful edge-of-your-seat thriller. The seafaring adventure sees Jude Law play the captain of a submarine, eager to discover sunken Nazi gold lost deep in the Black Sea. MacDonald’s 2014 film embraces the well [...]

January 11, 2021

Notebook Reviews: SLEEPY HOLLOW

Tim Burton – 1999 Sleepy Hollow is a good looking and atmospheric Hammer-style horror from Tim Burton. It doesn’t quite live up to its potential, but this it ticks all the right boxes and Johnny Depp is very good. Christina Ricci is [...]

January 11, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: Josh Boone’s STUCK IN LOVE

The world of movies isn’t what it used to be. The budgets of typical Hollywood movies have grown so vast, and their marketing has become so expensive that smaller, more interesting movies have been pushed aside so that these tent pole pictures can [...]

January 10, 2021

Notebook Reviews: THE LONG KISS GOODNIGHT

Renny Harlin – 1996 The Long Kiss Goodnight is a hugely enjoyable and slickly made action film with a sparkling script from the great Shane Black. Geena Davis and Samuel L.Jackson are both well cast in this Renny Harlin directed film.  The [...]

January 10, 2021

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