God and Capital in The Magnificent Seven

The Magnificent Seven (2016) dir Antoine Fuqua What relevance does The Magnificent Seven, a film about cowboys and corrupt land barons set in 1879, have for audiences in 2016? John Sturges’ The Magnificent Seven (1960) i

Spectre Review – Lie Back and Think of England

James Bond will return in… In Ian Fleming’s Seven Deadlier Sins and 007’s Moral Compass, writer Benjamin Pratt excitedly quotes the following passage from the ‘Letter of James’ – James, a bond-ser

It’s OK to be Sad – Inside Out Review

Film | Inside Out | PG Review by Emmet O’Cuana The dedication that ends this film’s credits says simply – ‘This film is dedicated to our kids. Please don’t grow up. Ever.

Two Men and a Church – Alex Gibney’s Going Clear

Film | Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief | M Review by EMMET O’CUANA Documentary maker Alex Gibney’s Enron: The Smartest Guys In The Room was an acclaimed piece of film-making applauded for exposin

Mad Max Fury Road

Review by Emmet O’Cuana Film | Mad Max: Fury Road | MA When I was far too young, I was shown a film that featured horrific violence, death, fascist oppression and, ultimately, the end of the world.

Evaporating Borders – review

Film | Evaporating Borders | R Review by Tim Lam Evaporating Borders opens with an image of the Mediterranean Sea. Tens of thousands of asylum seekers cross the Mediterranean every year to find refuge in Europe.

Testament of Youth review

Review by Emmet O’Cuana Film| Testament of Youth| M Vera Brittain’s Testament of Youth, the first of a series of lengthy memoirs, is a classic appeal to pacifism inspired by the horrors of the First World War.

’71 – Children, Churches and Kitchens

Review by Emmet O’Cuana Film l ‘71 l MA After the collapse of the Northern Irish civil rights movement, violence between Catholic and Protestant communities across the region set in motion the horrific events of Bl

Chappie – A far off future?

Review by Ros Marsden Movie l Chappie l MA It’s not too long ago that the cruise control in our cars, the phones in our pockets and the ability to extract money out of a wall were concepts of fantasy.

History lesson – Selma review

David Oyelowo Movie  l  Selma  l  M Selma is  based on a specific historic event in the life of Martin Luther King.

Leviathan – A modern day book of Job

“Shall we receive good from God, and shall we not receive evil?” – Job 2:10 Andrei  Zvyagintsev’s fourth feature film has been wrapped up in political controversy in Russia.

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