Articles by Niall Browne

Throwback Short Film: FEEDING TIME

Director Matt Mercer’s 2016 film, Feeding Time is a playful, yet gory short about a babysitter getting more than she bargained for. There’s an ’80s creature feature vibe to this and Mercer gets the tone just right. This is the [...]

May 23, 2020

Remembering 2017’s JUSTICE LEAGUE

The recent news that Zack Snyder is finally getting the opportunity to complete and release his cut of Justice League on HBO Max got me thinking about the 2017 superhero mash-up.  Unlike the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the DC Comics Extended [...]

May 23, 2020

Throwback Short Film: TICK

Tense and energetic, Ashlea Wessel’s Tick is a wonderfully punchy short. There’s a serious amount of scope in this 12 minute vampire film and it illustrates that Wessel is a director with serious chops. This is what short cinema is all [...]

May 22, 2020

Mel Gibson & Richard Donner On The Set Of LETHAL WEAPON

The mighty Richard Donner’s Lethal Weapon is one of the great action films of the 1980s. Shane Black wrote the screenplay (his first produced script) for the 1987 release, which broke the rules of action cinema. Mel Gibson and Danny Glover are [...]

May 22, 2020

Never Forget The Power Of MANCHESTER BY THE SEA

Writer/director Kenneth Lonergan’s 2016 film, Manchester By the Sea is a near flawless piece of filmmaking. Lonergan deals with a lot of heavy issues in his film, but he also manages to pack in quite a bit of humour to balance it out. [...]

May 22, 2020

Throwback Short Film: COUNT MAGNUS

Richard Mansfield’s Count Magnus is one glorious short film. Made using silhouette puppetry, this atmospheric adaptation of the eerie M.R James tale is an exceptional piece of filmmaking. [...]

May 20, 2020

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