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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


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


Weekend (2011)

September 23rd, 2011 | by Padraic Coffey

“No one’s going to come and see it because it’s about gay sex,” muses a character midway through Andrew Haigh’s


127 Hours (2010)

November 12th, 2010 | by Padraic Coffey

Anyone who chooses to watch 127 Hours will know what is in store for them. Concealing the secrets of a


Five Minutes of Heaven (2009)

January 19th, 2009 | by Padraic Coffey

Gary Mitchell, the acclaimed Belfast playwright of a sternly loyalist background, once decreed that “if you judged Northern Ireland purely


There Will Be Blood (2007)

December 20th, 2007 | by Padraic Coffey

The origin of the title of Paul Thomas Anderson’s fifth film, There Will Be Blood, is the source of some


25th Hour (2002)

December 19th, 2002 | by Padraic Coffey

It may to wrong to describe Spike Lee’s 25th Hour as a complete departure for the director; after all, he


Punch-Drunk Love (2002)

March 19th, 2002 | by Padraic Coffey

Following two back-to-back masterpieces, Boogie Nights and Magnolia, Paul Thomas Anderson found himself presented with an unusually daunting task, not


In the Mood for Love (2000)

September 29th, 2000 | by Padraic Coffey

Few films are more aptly-titled than Wong Kar-wai’s In the Mood for Love. Though primarily a film about love, specifically


Magnolia (1999)

December 17th, 1999 | by Padraic Coffey

With his second film, Boogie Nights, Paul Thomas Anderson won almost universal critical acclaim and amassed a surprisingly solid return



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