• The Honeymoon Machine

    The Honeymoon Machine

    ★★★½

    In 1960 the great Steve McQueen starred in one of the greatest films of all time in The Magnificent Seven . Just a year later he made one of of his rare comedy movies in The Honeymoon Machine . Both films couldn’t be more different but actually this isn’t half as bad as I was expecting. 

    This is the story of a navy lieutenant , and his civilian friend use a classified computer from a ship to help them break…

  • Body Brokers

    Body Brokers

    ★★★½

    Body Brokers is a film that means well and sends a message not only about drug addiction but how companies are exploiting the misery of these people by making billions of dollars . I’m just not quite sure the format of the film really works. 

    I did like the film. The performances are good , especially from Jack Kilmer (Utah) and Michael Kenneth Williams who I think is a massively underrated actor . 
    I just think the film isn’t quite…

  • Broken Law

    Broken Law

    There have been several Irish movies in recent years that revolve around criminal activity and the lower working class and for the most part I have enjoyed them . 
    This is one of the average ones but it is made watchable by some stand out performances especially from John Connors , who I’ve seen before and continue to be impressed by. 

    It’s the story of Dave Connolly who is a respected member of the Garda Síochána but his loyalty to…

  • A Quiet Place Part II

    A Quiet Place Part II

    What a disappointment.
    Leading up to my visit to the cinema to see this , I kept hearing about how this was so much better than the first film and how brilliant this movie was . 
    I must have watched a different film . 


    Following the events at home, the Abbott family now face the terrors of the outside world. Forced to venture into the unknown, they realize the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats lurking…

  • Beles

    Beles

    Enjoyable little film about three boys doing good for their families.

    I watched Beles , in my goal to watch a movie produced from every country in the world - This was Eritrea

  • Crash

    Crash

    ★★★★

    I’m not even going to try to pick the bones out of this movie but needless to say I really liked it . I can understand how this devided opinions at the time because Director, Haggis really does cross boundaries , some would say crossing the line , when it comes to race issues and stereotyping characters and ethnicity.


    What I like about about this film is that nobody on show is perfect . In fact most are just not…

  • Nobody

    Nobody

    ★★★★½

    Step aside Liam Neeson ,we have a new middle aged bad ass in town and he makes you look like Mrs Doubtfire! 

    Hutch Mansell has a boring life . His son doesn’t respect him , his wife ignores him and every day seems mundane but he is keeping a secret that’s revealed when his house is burgled and he goes vigilante on a group of thugs on a bus .

    This is one of my favourite films of the year…

  • Xtreme

    Xtreme

    ★★★★

    Imagine John Wick was Spanish and the bad guy , his brother , had not just killed his dog but his whole family as well . He then sets out to kill anyone in his way , then you have some idea of what  Xtreme is like. 

    I really enjoyed this . 
    Basically it’s a martial arts movie set in Barcelona but with much more gore and death than the average Kung Fu flick .

    It is a highly choreographed film…

  • Small Change

    Small Change

    ★★★½

    A thoughtful Oscar Nominated short film about guilt .

  • The Fast and the Furious

    The Fast and the Furious

    ★★★½

    Amazingly It’s taken me exactly twenty years to see my first Fast And The Furious movie and eventually I plan on watching them all. 
    I enjoyed this more than I was expecting, so if they get better as the franchise goes along , I’m in for a treat . 


    Los Angeles police officer Brian O'Conner must decide where his loyalty really lies when he becomes enamored with the street racing world he has been sent undercover to destroy.

    Having just…

  • Archive

    Archive

    ★★★½

    Archive is one of the cleverest, well thought out Sci-film films I’ve seen in a very long time . 
    It’s hard to explain why I really liked the story because it would give away the plot , which is is all about twists and turns that you don’t see coming .


    2038: George Almore is working on a true human-equivalent AI. His latest prototype is almost ready. This sensitive phase is also the riskiest. Especially as he has a goal…

  • The Reivers

    The Reivers

    This is a Steve McQueen movie that I don’t expect many people have seen seen . Not because it’s a terrible film ( it’s not ) but because of the racist and sexist undertones would prevent any TV station showing it  . 

    In turn-of-the-century Mississippi, an 11-year-old boy comes of age as two mischievous adult friends talk him into sneaking the family car out for a trip to Memphis and a series of adventures.

    This feels like an extended version…