SING STREET

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: John Carney Stars: Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Lucy Boynton, Jack Reynor, Ben Carolan, Aidan Gillen, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Mark McKenna, Don Wycherley, Percy Chamburuka, Ian Kennedy. There is a strong semi-autobiographical element to this fantastic, charming and slightly quirky Irish coming of age story from writer/director John Carney (Once, Begin Again), who drew upon his own experiences of growing up in Dublin in the mid 80s. Set in Dublin in 1985 the film looks at themes of adolescent angst, the pangs of first love, dysfunctional Continue reading

THE CONJURING 2

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: James Wan Stars: Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Frances O'Connor, Simon McBurney, Franke Potente, Madison Wolfe, Benjamin Haigh, Lauren Esposito, Patrick McAuley, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Simon Delaney, Bab Adrian. Having established himself as one of the top directors of horror films working in Hollywood at the moment, James Wan (Saw, Insidious, etc) continues to mine the exploits of real life paranormal ghost hunters Ed and Lorraine Warren in this sequel to the 2013 box office hit The Conjuring. The Warrens made their reputation after Continue reading

JUPITER ASCENDING

Reviewed by GREG KING Directors: The Wachowskis Stars: Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum, Eddie Redmayne, Sean Bean, Douglas Booth, Tuppence Middleton, Kick Gurry, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Doona Bae. I really liked the Wachowski's first film Bound; it was a tight and stylishly made erotic thriller shot on a low budget. Since then though Andy and Lana (formerly Larry) Wachowski seem to have embraced science fiction themes with a vengeance and become obsessed with spectacular visuals and CGI effects to bring their original and ambitiously surreal vision to the Continue reading