The Young Offenders

Director: Peter Foott Starring: Alex Murphy, Chris Walley, Hilary Rose, Dominic McHale, P.J. Gallagher, Shane Casey Written by: Peter Foott Running Time: 83 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 13th January 2017 It is always a pleasure when you discover a film that you know very little about, that has a title that doesn’t really inspire…

Brooklyn

Director: John Crowley Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, Domhnall Gleeson, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Fiona Glascott Written by: Nick Hornby and (based on the novel) Colm Toibin Running Time: 111 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 6th November 2015 In a time of superheroes, super spies and super blockbusters, Brooklyn, with its old-fashioned style and approach,…

Jimmy’s Hall

Director: Ken Loach Starring: Barry Ward, Simone Kirby, Andrew Scott, Jim Norton, Brian F. O’Byrne Written by: Paul Laverty and (based on the play) Donal O’Kelly Running Time: 109 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 30th May 2014 Director Ken Loach and writer Paul Laverty have worked together for nearly twenty years and in that time…

Frank

Director: Lenny Abrahamson Starring: Michael Fassbender, Domhnall Gleason, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Scoot McNairy, Francois Civil, Carla Azar Written by: Peter Staughan and (also based on his newspaper article) Jon Ronson Running Time: 95 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 9th May 2014 Frank Sidebottom was a legend. Created by Chris Sievey, the papier-mache headed musician and comic…

Calvary

Director: John Michael McDonagh Starring: Brendan Gleason, Chris O’Dowd, Kelly Reilly, Aiden Gillen, Dylan Moran, M. Emmet Walsh, Isaach De Bankole Written by: John Michael McDonagh Running Time: 100 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 11th April 2014 In 2011, John Michael McDonagh made a hugely impressive feature debut with The Guard. So now comes his second film and if…