Review: Carol

Carol, the romantic drama that served as the finale of the Cork Film Festival, ensured that the 60th year of the festival ended with a bang. The romantic-drama about two women who fall in love in 1950s New York was a certified hit at Cannes last May, and rightly so. Directed by Todd Haynes and…

Review: Stangerland

The unfortunate thing about film festivals is that you’re inevitably going to watch a few disappointments as well as a few masterpieces. During this year’s Cork Film Festival I’ve gotten my fair share of both but Strangerland has outdone them all . The film revolves around the Parker family, who have moved to a new…

Review: The VVitch

First things first, I feel I should begin this review with a disclaimer, I generally don’t do horror films. Ever. Yet boredom and curiosity drove me to check out Robert Eggers’ latest production, The Witch (stylised as The VVitch), during the 60th Cork Film Festival, and I found myself to be pleasantly surprised. The Witch,…

Review: Victoria

Victoria is a German film directed by Sebastian Schipper. The film is a Berlin-set heist/caper movie focusing on four young German men and one young Spanish woman (Victoria) who, after meeting outside a nightclub, subsequently end up stealing fifty thousand euro from a local bank. I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed this movie, for…