4th February 2016
The truly authentic, Catholic response to this film, which won the 2016 Oscar for Best Picture, has to be: what can we – must we – learn from it?
26th January 2016
The Big Short
The Big Short succeeds in communicating its ponderous message, paradoxically, by not taking itself too seriously.
21st January 2016
The directing, cinematography and acting in this work of art are committed, brave and resourceful, which makes the burdensome weight of this film a considerable one for the audience to carry.
19th January 2016
In the wrong hands, this film could have been shallow and cynical. But it is a testament to the cast and crew that the underlying darkness never descends into sensationalism.This is a daring feat of raw, contained connection, eschewing visceral venom in favour of the eternal triumph of love.
11th January 2016
The Danish Girl
If the soul is always feminine in its relation to God what does this mean for approximately half the human population who are born into the bodies of men? How does this film suggest an answer to that?
4th January 2016
Joy is based on the life of Joy Mangano, creator of the Miracle Mop. What could have been a new Erin Brockovich is actually more akin to a hazy, half-dreamed recollection of an interesting life.
24th November 2015
Bridge of Spies
The exchange depicted in this intelligent and well-written thriller, in which the tension relies on the integrity – or lack thereof – of the individuals. took place on 10 February 1962.
24th November 2015
The movie looks sharp, moves at a clip and is always entertaining. Eventually, though, you may wonder if the camera, script and even the actors might calm down long enough to let us have a proper look at this complicated innovator about whom everyone in the film is making such a fuss.
12th November 2015
Brooklyn is a superb film that forges new channels for us to think honestly about our relationship to the place – or places – we call ‘home’. Saoirse Ronan excels in the role of Eilis Lacey, who leaves Co. Wexford for New York.
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