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This is 40 (2012)

December 21st, 2012 | by Padraic Coffey

Given the number of films which have bore his fingerprints as producer in recent years, it is surprising on reflection


Dollhouse (2012)

December 7th, 2012 | by Padraic Coffey

One cannot help but feel protective towards the Irish film industry. Given the paltry amount of money allocated to the


Seven Psychopaths (2012)

December 5th, 2012 | by Padraic Coffey

There’s a lot to be said for choosing the right name. Quentin Tarantino is a case in point. Reservoir Dogs,


Killing Them Softly (2012)

November 30th, 2012 | by Padraic Coffey

The first words we hear in Killing Them Softly are of America, spoken by then-Senator Barack Obama. It’s a deliberate


Life of Pi (2012)

November 21st, 2012 | by Padraic Coffey

As with Martin Scorsese’s Hugo, the decision of Academy Award-winning director Ang Lee to helm a major motion picture in


Lincoln (2012)

November 9th, 2012 | by Padraic Coffey

Saving Private Ryan, the second film for which Steven Spielberg won a Best Director Academy Award, memorably begins with over


The Bay (2012)

November 2nd, 2012 | by Padraic Coffey

Barry Levinson’s The Bay hopefully marks the death knell for that once innovative but now vastly overexposed subgenre of cinema,


Cloud Atlas (2012)

October 26th, 2012 | by Padraic Coffey

Certain sections of the media, in a not entirely serious fashion, have drawn parallels between two of the films that


Skyfall (2012)

October 26th, 2012 | by Padraic Coffey

The challenge for any filmmaker tackling a character as ingrained in the public consciousness as James Bond is to negotiate


Amour (2012)

October 24th, 2012 | by Padraic Coffey

Those familiar with Michael Haneke’s output may interpret the 12A certificate of his latest film Amour as a sign that



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