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