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“The Reluctant Fundamentalist”, or “ERMAGERD, STAHP” by Caitlin McGrane

June 9, 2013

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I’ve been looking forward to seeing this film for quite a while. I’m always intrigued by films exploring religious fundamentalism (see last week’s column). I even dragged some friends along, although Mark Kermode wasn’t all that impressed with some parts of the story (everything about Kate Hudson). There is something deeply unsettling about polite, calm […]

“What Gatsby?” A Discussion

June 2, 2013

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Editors Matilda Dixon-Smith and Will Kay dive into all the CGI swoop shoots and Lana Del Rey remixes of Baz Luhrmann’s hotly anticipated “The Great Gatsby”.  Matilda Dixon-Smith: Will! So, we’ve just seen The Great Gatsby, and I think the best question to ask is this: how did you feel about Leonardo DiCaprio as the […]

Caitlin McGrane on “The Wind that Shakes the Barley”

June 1, 2013

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A couple of weeks ago I picked up a book at the Grub Street Bookstore on Brunswick Street. Bad Blood by Colm Tóibín is a short autobiographical telling of when the author decided to walk along the border between The Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland in 1987. Very shortly after the signing of the […]

“The Hunt”, or “Mads Mikkelsen is a Perfect Human Being” by Caitlin McGrane

May 24, 2013

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First off, I’d like to start with an apology to readers of this column for its slightly morbid fascination with all things fucked up. A few weeks ago we had Mea Maxima Culpa, last week was The Evil Dead and this week I saw The Hunt. Mads Mikkelsen (Casino Royale, A Royal Affair) stars as […]

“Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God”, or “Sorry Guys There’s Nothing Remotely Funny about this One” by Caitlin McGrane

April 19, 2013

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By the time a film gets reviewed here, it’s sometimes a little bit old. I like to watch films that are slightly obscure, and then recommend that you good people see them, because they often send an important message. Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God is one of those films. I really […]

“Withnail & I”, or “RIP Richard Griffiths, You Wonderful Man” by Caitlin McGrane

April 12, 2013

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One of the greatest moments of my life to date was meeting Paul McGann (best known for his portrayals of the eighth Doctor, and the eponymous I of Withnail & I). He was utterly charming and had the most beautiful blue eyes. Indeed, he looked deep into my own eyes as he shook my hand […]

“The Loneliest Planet”, or “LOUD VIOLINS… silence” by Caitlin McGrane

March 29, 2013

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I read a very brief synopsis for The Loneliest Planet about a week before I saw it. I read stuff about a couple travelling, about ‘something’ happening to them, that this event changes them… and that Gael Garcia Bernal was in it. That last fact was what did it for me. I fell madly in […]