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Uncovering Curiosities: Jalmari Helander’s BIG GAME

Finnish director Jalmari Helander’s 2014 film Big Game is a fun action movie which is as enjoyable as it is forgettable. It’s totally far-fetched, but it has an old-fashioned action vibe augmented by some flashy CGI effects. It’s as [...]

November 11, 2021

Notebook Reviews: MOULIN ROUGE!

Baz Luhrmann – 2001 Moulin Rouge! is a stylish and energetic musical from director Baz Luhrmann. The film features a punchy soundtrack and enthusiastic dance numbers, which sit alongside huge, impressively designed sets (the film looks [...]

March 9, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: Lance Daly’s BLACK ’47

Director Lance Daly’s 2018 release, Black ’47 is a western-tinged revenge tale set amongst the backdrop of the Great Irish Famine (An Gorta Mór). It’s a gritty tale, which uses the darkest point in Irish history as a stepping-off point [...]

September 4, 2020

Trailer For Irish Famine Drama BLACK 47

For such an earth-shattering occurance, there have been very few films dealing with the Great Irish Famine. The Famine killed millions and its aftermath still echoes throughout the country 200 years later. Director Lance Daly is tackling the event [...]

July 28, 2018

Beware Robert Downey Jr’s THE VOYAGE OF DOCTOR DOLITTLE

Does anyone think that The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle is going to be anything other than terrible? It’s another disappointingly safe paycheque gig for Robert Downey Jr, who should using his Avengers clout to spread his creative wings rather [...]

March 28, 2018