Classic Review – American History X (1998) — Jordan and Eddie (The Movie Guys)

Title – American History X (1998) Director – Tony Kaye (Detachment) Cast – Edward Norton, Edward Furlong, Beverly D’Angelo, Ethan Suplee, Elliott Gould, Stacy Keach, Avery Brooks Plot – Venice beach residents and brothers Danny (Furlong) and Derek (Norton) begin to question their racially charged lives in the wake of Derek’s release from prison. “Has […] … Continue reading Classic Review – American History X (1998) — Jordan and Eddie (The Movie Guys)

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The Favourite review: A masterpiece of palace intrigue Yorgos Lanthimos works his trademark colours into a fantastically dark picture

A review from Donald Clarke from the Irish Times Fri 28/12/2018... You could reasonably describe the latest film from Yorgos Lanthimos as his most conventional to date. Then again, you could reasonably describe Das Rheingold as the shortest opera in the Ring cycle, but you still won’t be getting out in time for last orders. Indeed, … Continue reading The Favourite review: A masterpiece of palace intrigue Yorgos Lanthimos works his trademark colours into a fantastically dark picture

Tomris Laffly from RogerEbert.com reviews Jacques Audiard’s first English speaking movie venture, The Sisters Brothers…..

Who would have thought that Jacques Audiard, the French director of slow-burn, humanistic character studies would one day take on one of the most characteristically American of genres, the Western, with his English-language debut? While worlds apart from his socially realist “Dheepan” and “Rust and Bone,” Audiard’s “The Sisters Brothers” sports a similarly closely watched, … Continue reading Tomris Laffly from RogerEbert.com reviews Jacques Audiard’s first English speaking movie venture, The Sisters Brothers…..

Movie Classics; We revisit 1982’s Classic The Executioner’s Song with a sterling performance by Tommy Lee Jones to boot!

Reviewed by Noel Murray  on the  8/26/08 11:01  for  AV Film.    The Executioner's Song aired over two nights on NBC in 1982, earning an Emmy nomination for Norman Mailer (for scripting the adaptation of his own non-fiction book), and an Emmy win for star Tommy Lee Jones, who played convicted murderer Gary Gilmore. The real Gilmore robbed and shot two … Continue reading Movie Classics; We revisit 1982’s Classic The Executioner’s Song with a sterling performance by Tommy Lee Jones to boot!

Ghost Stories review – Martin Freeman and Paul Whitehouse shine in dreamlike spookfest.

A review by the old reliable Peter Bradshaw of The Guardian back in October of 2017. Co-directed by Andy Nyman and The League of Gentlemen’s Jeremy Dyson, this three-part portmanteau horror turns out a disturbing, atmospheric fable.  Ghost Stories is a barnstormer of an entertainment, a fairground ride with dodgy brakes. It’s an anthology of creepy … Continue reading Ghost Stories review – Martin Freeman and Paul Whitehouse shine in dreamlike spookfest.

BAFTA Nominations Announced: EE British Academy Film Awards 2019! — critical popcorn

Get the full rundown of nominees for this 2019’s EE British Academy Film Awards! via BAFTA Nominations Announced: EE British Academy Film Awards 2019! — critical popcorn Check our catalogue at http://librariesireland.iii.com/iii/encore/;jsessionid=6ED46DC78C757C4167AC88E5CCF9DA53?lang=eng   to reserve any of the available movies on DVD. Just have your Library Card and PIN at the ready.

Film Review – Sorry to Bother You (2018) — Jordan and Eddie (The Movie Guys)

Title – Sorry to Bother You (2018) Director – Boots Riley (feature debut) Cast – Lakeith Stanfield, Tess Thompson, Steven Yeun, Terry Crews, Danny Glover, Jermaine Fowler, Omari Hardwick, Armie Hammer Plot – Set in an alternate version of Oakland, desperate to be employed Cassius Green (Stanfield) gets a job at a telemarketing company and […] … Continue reading Film Review – Sorry to Bother You (2018) — Jordan and Eddie (The Movie Guys)

Simon Abrams of RogerEbert.com reviews and recommends Nostalgic French Drama, My Golden Days.

March 18, 2016    The title of French coming-of-age drama "My Golden Days"—originally named "Trois souvenirs de ma jeunesse," or "Three Memories of My Youth"—simultaneously is and isn't a sincere assessment of Paul Dédalus' memories of adolescence. As an adult, Paul (Mathieu Amalric) recalls his past in fragments—or so he says. Since Paul's memories are presented … Continue reading Simon Abrams of RogerEbert.com reviews and recommends Nostalgic French Drama, My Golden Days.

Hostiles review – hail to the chief on a dark western odyssey; Mark Kermode.

Wes Studi gives a towering performance as an ageing Cheyenne leader being escorted home in Scott Cooper’s revisionist tale of the old west. There’s a gritty integrity and plaintive poetry to this end-of-an-era western from Crazy Heart director Scott Cooper. Wrestling with the oddly contemporary contradictions of frontier mythology, it’s a tough but tender tale … Continue reading Hostiles review – hail to the chief on a dark western odyssey; Mark Kermode.

Gaspar Noé’s latest plunge into hell starts off as a depraved youth dance musical, and it’s an arresting one. Then it all goes — yes — straight to hell. Variety’s Owen Gleiberman Reviews

Gaspar Noé is a filmmaker who literally wants to show you hell on earth. He wants to lead you into the pit, to make the ultimate shocking spectacle of our violence and addiction and depravity. He did it in two sequences of “Irreversible,” his 2002 drama of degenerate psycho horror: At a nightclub, a man … Continue reading Gaspar Noé’s latest plunge into hell starts off as a depraved youth dance musical, and it’s an arresting one. Then it all goes — yes — straight to hell. Variety’s Owen Gleiberman Reviews