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Review: In Loco Parentis, The King’s Choice, The Age Of Shadows

I was able to see all of the following films at the Audi Dublin International Film Festival. In Loco Parentis Trailer Through the experiences and tribulations of its teachers, staff and students, In Loco Parentis is an in-depth look at Headfort, the … Continue reading

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Review: Beauty And The Beast, Kong: Skull Island, Ghost In The Shell

Beauty And The Beast Trailer Belle (Emma Watson) lives a frustratingly dull life in her provincial French town caring for her doting father (Kevin Kline) and fending off the unwelcome advances of town boor Gaston (Luke Evans). Things change when … Continue reading

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Review: Logan

Logan Trailer From the moment that we first caught a glimpse of an older looking Wolverine struggling through the Mexican desert, to the all-too-haunting strings of Jonny Cash’s “Hurt”, I knew, for better or worse, that James Mangold’s follow-up to … Continue reading

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The Villain Checklist: Defining Statements

The matter of the defining statement is an important one for all characters in any story, and the antagonist is no exception to that. What do I mean when I say defining statement, in the context of the villain? Simply … Continue reading

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Review: Their Finest

Their Finest Trailer And back into the Blitz we go. After the somewhat underwhelming Allied of last year failed to really get the heart racing with its depiction of wartime London, I was bit more interested in this, a look at British … Continue reading

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The Villain Checklist: Introduction

We have to start somewhere, so let’s start right at the beginning. The other week I outlined my checklist, divided into five sections, the first being “Meeting The Villain”[i]. A wise man once said “You only get to make one … Continue reading

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Review: La La Land

La La Land Trailer It seems like a long time since I watched Whiplash, months after it had already won all of the awards it would win. I had no idea who Damien Chazelle was at the time, even though … Continue reading

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