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On the Road (2012)

October 12th, 2012 | by Padraic Coffey

The one unavoidable question facing Walter Salles’ adaptation of On the Road is, why now? Why more than thirty years


Argo (2012)

October 12th, 2012 | by Padraic Coffey

My, how Ben Affleck has grown. Despite winning an Oscar while still in his twenties for co-writing Good Will Hunting


Looper (2012)

September 28th, 2012 | by Padraic Coffey

A common drawback with futuristic science-fiction cinema is the propensity for ominously forewarned dates to pass with little, if any,


The Master (2012)

September 14th, 2012 | by Padraic Coffey

Paul Thomas Anderson does not create films that inspire apathy in the viewer. Few will respond to his latest, The


Shadow Dancer (2012)

August 24th, 2012 | by Padraic Coffey

“Collette McVeigh – Mother, Daughter, Sister, Spy”. So reads the tagline for James Marsh’s Shadow Dancer, a deliberate allusion to


The Imposter (2012)

August 24th, 2012 | by Padraic Coffey

Could cinema, that most frequently maligned of art forms, ever be capable of altering the course of justice? Such a


Grabbers (2012)

August 10th, 2012 | by Padraic Coffey

When Ricky Gervais made his controversial remarks in 2008 that British cinema hadn’t “cut the mustard… since about 1950″, he


The Queen of Versailles (2012)

July 20th, 2012 | by Padraic Coffey

The steady rise in reality television to its current dominance of the airwaves has been the result not only of


Ted (2012)

June 29th, 2012 | by Padraic Coffey

And so, years after the concept was first debated by inebriated college students, it finally arrives: the Family Guy movie.


Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

June 27th, 2012 | by Padraic Coffey

Owing more than a little to Terrence Malick with its tranquil voiceover and xylophone-heavy score, Beasts of the Southern Wild



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