Blended

by Maria Gallagher

Blended (2014) is a light- hearted romantic comedy directed by Frank Coraci and starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore. You may be thinking that you’ve seen a film similar to this before. You are probably thinking of The Wedding Singer (1998) and 50 First Dates (2004)… Well I can assure you this film is completely […]

Goodnight Mommy

by Maria Gallagher

Not as scary as the trailer! Goodnight Mommy (2014) is supposedly a horror film. Set in the summer holidays, twins Elias and Lukas aged eleven visit their mother in her luxurious detached house. The mother has a fully bandaged head, justified by cosmetic surgery following a “car accident.” But she quickly becomes strange in her […]

The Tree of Life

by Maria Gallagher

A film of life and meaning beyond it Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth?… When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy? Job 38: 4,7 The Tree of Life (2011) is a philosophical and unworldly film like no other. Although Terrence Malick (writer […]

Love & Mercy

by Jonathan Hunwick

A charming little movie passed under most audience’s radar last June, which is a shame, since its unique take on biography, presenting itself in parallel narrative, really enhanced the meaning behind the film, and left an impression on anyone who actually did see the movie. Love and Mercy is a biographical film from director Bill […]

Ant-Man

by Maria Gallagher

A great stand- alone film which simultaneously connects to the Marvel film genre. Warning spoilers ahead! “Ant- Man? Never heard of that superhero.” Well you have now. So, this film is set in the same universe as The Avengers in a period of time shortly after the Age of Ultron. But you don’t have to […]

Jurassic World

by Maria Gallagher

So, the new Jurassic World film… how does it compare to the original? Let me start off by saying, if you are expecting the original you will be disappointed. But this film is set over 20 years after the original. It is about building on what was already established in the prequels. Why would you […]

The Great Gatsby

by Maria Gallagher

A film about… love? The 2013 film interpretation of The Great Gatsby, based upon the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, describes the adventures of Nick Carraway one summer as he seeks his fortune in the bond businesses. The tale takes an interesting turn when he discovers his neighbour is a man named Gatsby. As events transpire, […]