Category Archives: Films

Lord of Film – an interview with Randal Plunkett

Randal Plunkett, the 21st Lord Dunsany, is an award winning director and producer hailing from one of the oldest and most prominent families in Ireland, the Plunketts. From a young age Randal was brought up surrounded by culture which has heavily … Continue reading

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A Voice in the Wilderness – Interview with Irish indie film producer/director Gerard Lough

Gerard Lough is an award winning writer / director from Ireland. He got his start when he directed a music video while doing an internship at an American advertising agency. Since then he has directed several music videos as well … Continue reading

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Killer Joe – not for the faint hearted (a film review)

I thought it would be nice to take what’s left of my family – wife and son currently – to the cinema. I had heard good things, though not much detail, about Killer Joe so I took a gamble. Well, … Continue reading

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Indie film director Christopher Witherspoon interviewed – do not read this if you are of a sensitive nature!

Christopher’s desire to make movies started at age 12 when he first saw “Star Wars”. He persuaded his parents to buy him a Super 8 film camera and began making his own little movies. He has worked for many production … Continue reading

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Do Androids Dream of Blade Runners – a kind of book film review

With the Alien prequel, Prometheus, due to hit our screens on June 1 (in Ireland) it seemed an apt time to turn my mind towards Sir Ridley Scott and his SF magnum opus, Blade Runner.  I saw it on its … Continue reading

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Surprise, Surprise, 21 Jump Street in LOL shocker

My number one reason for seeing any particular movie this year has, to date, been I want to go to the movies and this one looks least likely to put me to sleep. Which is how I picked 21 Jump … Continue reading

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John Carter – stillborn franchise?

A friend went to the gala premiere – if you can call it such in Dublin – on Thursday. I went to see it on Sunday, after three days of general release, in a large suburban cinema. I very nearly … Continue reading

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Beyond Buffy – an interview with Amber Benson

Amber Benson is a writer, director and actor.  She currently writes the CALLIOPE REAPER-JONES paranormal romance series for Penguin Books and her middle grade book, AMONG THE GHOSTS, is available in paperback from Simon and Schuster.  As a director, she … Continue reading

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So That’s What Irony Means.

As a film fan and an inveterate reader I am fond of books about Hollywood. One of my favourites is Final Cut by Steven Bach, the definitive story of the making of the film Heaven’s Gate and the consequent failure … Continue reading

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Utter Rubbish – Shock!

So I went to see the new Sherlock Holmes movie the other day. Brought my family. I kinda liked the first one – a bit of a comeback for Guy Ritchie. But the follow-up is, as my header shouts, utter … Continue reading

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