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Watching: There and Not There

I want to love every film that I see. Unfortunately, that’s not possible. I’ve have watched twenty films in the last three weeks, I feel exhilarated. 727 more words

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Passion for Cinema

There are too many film production courses in Ireland. Only around forty features films can be made in Ireland every year. There needs to be equal emphasis on the history of film. 574 more words

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Boyhood and Leviathan (2014)

Two films from two nations (USA and Russia) are amongst the most acclaimed of 2014 and are the favorites to win Best Picture and Best Foreign Film respectively at the Academy Awards. 893 more words

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Get Carter (1971)

New Yorker critic Pauline Kael stated ”There’s nobody to root for but the smartly dressed sexual athlete and professional killer (Michael Caine) in this English gangland picture, which is so calculatedly cool and soulless and nastily erotic that it seems to belong to a new genre of virtuoso viciousness”. 719 more words

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The Preferred Expression

I wish I had a photographic memory. I wish that I could recall every film I’ve ever watched and every name attached to that film – writer, director, producer, composer – but I can’t. 532 more words


Submitting Scripts and the (Not)Waiting Game

As a writer you learn to value the power of impatience. Oh yes, IMpatience. If you’re a writer you already have patience by the truckload, or at least you should. 661 more words


Review of "American Sniper", 1/15

*Originally written for and published by the Trinity Film Review, January 2015

Bone fide cinematic legend, and renowned addressor of symbolic empty chairs Clint Eastwood’s latest film joins a long list of motion pictures with titles including the word “American” alongside another appropriate noun. 878 more words

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