Film Review: ‘Battleship’

★★☆☆☆ Those who have seen the bombastic trailers for Peter Berg’s Battleship (2012) – the latest big screen adaptation of a Hasbro product, following in the footsteps of the lucrative Transformers franchise – will know exactly what to expect from this Hollywood blockbuster. Based on the popular strategic board game Continue Reading

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DVD Review: ‘Jitters’

★★★☆☆ For all intensive purposes, Baldvin Zophoníasson’s Jitters (Órói, 2010) seems like little more than an Icelandic interpretations of Channel 4’s Skins – a coming of age drama full of rambunctious adolescent misbehaviour. However, whilst easy to pigeon-hole as a piece of teenage cultural trash, if you give Zophoníasson’s nuanced film an opportunity you’ll Continue Reading

DVD Review: ‘Sensation’

★★★☆☆ If asked to name an Irish comedy from 2011, John Michael McDonagh’s debut feature The Guard, starring Brendan Gleeson, would spring to most people’s minds. Lesser-known Irish offering Sensation (2010) also hit our screens last year, starring Gleeson’s son Domhnall Gleeson in the lead role. Whilst Sensation lacks the Continue Reading