Y: The Last Man – Review

by Sarah Cook Imagine a world where all the men were gone. Though some may proclaim, in wild cheering, that this would be the dream, the actual ramifications are intense. Seeing as the patriarchy still controls the world, and therefore men are mostly in control of everything, an instant plague which wipes out all men would be chaos.  That’s the premise behind Y: The Last … Continue reading Y: The Last Man – Review

The Guilty – Review

by Jordan King When Danish filmmaker Gustav Möller’s The Guilty came out in 2018, Jake Gyllenhaal was quick to swoop the rights to an American remake for his production company ‘Nine Stories’. A taut, tense thriller evocative in formal restriction of the Dogme ‘95 movement supported by the likes of European art-house auteurs like Lars Von Trier, The Guilty took the basic concept of a … Continue reading The Guilty – Review

Rose Plays Julie – Review

Few actors can play a self-satisfied bastard as well as Aidan Gillen. As the unscrupulous Petyr ‘Littlefinger’ Baelish in the HBO series Game of Thrones, he had television viewers cringe at his every insincere utterance.  In Rose Plays Julie, his third collaboration with the writer-director team Christine Molloy and Joe Lawlor, he is cast as an unpleasant, full-of-himself archaeologist, Peter. I’d like to imagine that … Continue reading Rose Plays Julie – Review

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie – Review

by Tom Beasley The playful opening text of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie feels a lot like a manifesto by which we should all live our lives. “This story really happened,” it reads, “and then we added the singing and dancing”. It’s a statement of intent for the movie which follows, adapted from the blockbuster West End musical – itself inspired by 2011 BBC documentary Jamie: … Continue reading Everybody’s Talking About Jamie – Review