Michael Fassbender Special Part One: Alien: Covenant – Two Fassbenders for the Price of One

Michael Fassbender (born in Germany, raised in Kerry, Ireland, trained in England) is one of my favorite modern actors not only for his good looks and charm but because of the incredible diversity of his acting talent. Fassbender has played a range of roles in all sorts of genres ranging from comedy through to drama. … Continue reading Michael Fassbender Special Part One: Alien: Covenant – Two Fassbenders for the Price of One

Momentary Cinema’s Review of the Year 2017 in Film – Part 1

The team at Momentary Cinema (JJ McDermott, Alan Matthews and Robin Stevens) have decided to form our review of the year in film through a discussion format. Now, this format did not have us sit down and have someone record our nerd-ish ramblings. That would be difficult considering that there is a non-conforming, geographical issue … Continue reading Momentary Cinema’s Review of the Year 2017 in Film – Part 1

The Two Reviews: Star Wars – The Last Jedi (2017 Rian Johnson)

There was a time, around 2002/2003, that many people took a negative stance against Lucas and the Star Wars franchise. The Attack of the Clones and that horrible romance between Anakin (Hayden Christensen) and Amidala (Natalie Portman) had just infiltrated and despoiled our movie screens. I think Lucas and Christensen subsequently ‘won’ awards at the … Continue reading The Two Reviews: Star Wars – The Last Jedi (2017 Rian Johnson)

The Future’s So Bright, I Gotta Wear 3D Glasses – Blade Runner 2049 Review

Blade Runner (1982) didn’t need a sequel. A previous post on this very blog was dedicated to that subject. However, if you absolutely positively have to have a sequel for a film which doesn’t require one, then pray to the movie gods that the sequel is as good as Blade Runner 2049. After all, Alien … Continue reading The Future’s So Bright, I Gotta Wear 3D Glasses – Blade Runner 2049 Review

The Two Reviews: Blade Runner 2049 (2017 Denis Villeneuve)

“…reducing the film and its central narrative to esoteric wankiness…” For many cinema goers, expectations for this greatly anticipated sequel to Blade Runner were high. Then again, I am one of those who never believed it was going to match the original. And it doesn’t. But it is not a complete write-off either. The cinema-photography … Continue reading The Two Reviews: Blade Runner 2049 (2017 Denis Villeneuve)

Adaptations Part 3: A Painted Devil Twice Imagined as The Beguiled

Below you will find two reviews: one of The Beguiled from 2017, directed by Sofia Coppola, and another of The Beguiled from 1971, directed by Don Siegel. Both are contrasting adaptations of the 1966 novel of the same name  by Thomas P. Cullinan (it was originally released under the title ‘A Painted Devil’). The Beguiled (2017, … Continue reading Adaptations Part 3: A Painted Devil Twice Imagined as The Beguiled