Film Review: Good Vibrations (2013)

BY PETER McGORAN “I knew there were other people like us, they’d just fallen in-between the cracks.” So Terri Hooley takes us on a tour of 1970s Belfast like you’ve never seen it before. The radical, eccentric music-lover risks home and family to open up a record shop on the most bombed street in EuropeContinue reading “Film Review: Good Vibrations (2013)”

Film of the Month: Stoker (Fox; 2013)

BY STEVEN ARMOUR In the opening scenes of Stoker we see a young girl, carefree, frolicking through a lush woodland area in search of something – something she will not find until the end of her very unconventional coming-of-age journey in this perverse tale the Brothers Grimm would be proud to have concocted.  Outsider India’sContinue reading “Film of the Month: Stoker (Fox; 2013)”

I Give It a Year (Working Title Films; 2013)

BY STEVEN ARMOUR 2011 saw a new standard set for the comedy genre when the box-office smash and critically acclaimed Bridesmaids became a cultural phenomenon, successfully blending crude humour with more relatable gags, and presenting flawed but eccentrically endearing characters. I Give It a Year – a film much smaller in scale but likewise inContinue reading “I Give It a Year (Working Title Films; 2013)”

Film Review: A Good Day to Die Hard (20th Century Fox; 2013)

BY MATTHEW LAW … opposed to a bad day to die hard? Or, even opposed to a good day to die in general? Maybe dying “hard” is just much more fun than dying regularly, or softly for that matter, whatever that would entail. Anyway, I digress! John McClane returns to the big screen for theContinue reading “Film Review: A Good Day to Die Hard (20th Century Fox; 2013)”

Film Review: Django Unchained (Columbia, 2012)

By KAITY HALL Set two years before the Civil War in America, Tarantino, with Django Unchained, goes down the same path as he did with his previous film Inglourious Basterds.  He is re-moulding history through film. He produces his own take on the past and as you sit watching the film, infused with obligatory shootingsContinue reading “Film Review: Django Unchained (Columbia, 2012)”