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Assassin’s Creed (2016)

Everybody knows that movies based on video games have, at best, a ropey reputation. Yet even after Warcraft became the most recent title to disappoint, all eyes immediately turned to Assassin’s Creed hoping it would be the exception to the…

In The Heart of The Sea (2015)

In The Heart of The Sea is the story of the real-life maritime disaster and extraordinary journey of the Essex and her crew at the height of the American whaling industry. In the winter of 1820, the Nantucket (New England) whaling ship…

Song of the Sea (2015)

Given that filmmakers have so often focused on the controversies that have plagued contemporary Irish history, it’s easy to forget that it is also a land rich in heritage. Thankfully illustrator Tomm Moore has not forgotten, and having…

Song of the Sea (2014)

In 2009, Irish filmmaker and illustrator Tomm Moore made a name for himself with his debut feature The Secret of Kells, which was subsequently nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.  Five years later, he is reuniting with…

Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

Kill me again Edge of Tomorrow is a clever and initially entertaining and witty high concept sci-fi actioner in which concept is really more important than action. How much can mortal combat really matter, after all, when the hero is…

The Raven (2012)

As a horror fan, I have long been a fan of the writings of Edgar Allan Poe. Many horror fans would be able to tell you the same thing, he has created a number of classic works that have cast a long and lengthy shadow over the horror genre.…