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

The Night House – Review

by Anton Bitel The Night House begins with a montage: a boat rocking against a jetty, a beautiful timber lakehouse above, and multiple shots mapping out the the house’s interiors. What unifies all these  images is their emptiness. For there is no human presence in or around this house, apart from in the framed pictures standing on surfaces or hanging on walls – photographs depicting … Continue reading The Night House – Review

Middling Earth: Last Christmas – Review

The cinema schedule ticks along like clockwork. Award season films, blockbuster films, and festival films all revolve and rotate seamlessly, with no let up. Come November, a good month before the actual holiday, you can guarantee that we’re going to be inundated with cheesy Christmas films. You know the type. Sickly sweet carols as someone learns to true meaning of life is to be selfish … Continue reading Middling Earth: Last Christmas – Review

Relic – Review

by Sarah Miles The best horror movies are ones that tap into something more than simple scares. Night of the Living Dead features the breakdown of society with an undercurrent of Civil Rights era tension, 2019’s Invisible Man is overtly about abusive relationships, and Pulse (Kairo) expresses loneliness and depression with soul chilling truth. When you can scare people on multiple levels; the visceral, emotional, … Continue reading Relic – Review