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The Secret Scripture review
Jim Sheridan returns to his Irish roots after an American sabbatical with the likes of Brothers and the previous Get Rich Or Die Tryin’. In his first film in his homeland since 1998’s The Boxer (has it really been that long?) Sheridan focuses on the literary work of Sebastian Barry and his 2008 novel of the same name.
We begin the film alongside Eric Bana‘s psychiatrist Dr, Stephen Grene who is summoned to a rural part of Sligo, Ireland to assess the mental state of seventy-something in-patient Roseanne McNulty (Vanessa Redgrave). Lady Rose, as she is referred to, has resided at the Roscommon Regional Mental Hospital for nearly five decades and, now that the »
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Principal photography is underway in Northern Ireland on thriller Bad Day For The Cut, which is backed by Northern Ireland Screen’s New Talent Focus scheme, which has previously supported features including Stephen Fingleton’s The Survivalist and Michael Lennox’s A Patch of Fog.
Bad Day For The Cut is the first film from production outfit Six Mile Hill and follows a farmer who seeks revenge for the murder of this mother and is drawn into a world of violence where he discovers a devastating secret about his family.
The film stars Nigel O’Neill (The Secret) alongside Susan Lynch (Happy Valley), Stuart Graham (The Frankenstein Chronicles) and young charges Jozef Pawłowski (Jack Strong) and Anna Próchniak (Warsaw 44).
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Ben Wheatley’s adaptation of J G Ballard’s High-Rise takes the lift to cinemaland this week, hoping to challenge and freak out audiences with its mix of social satire and outrageous content. Tom Hiddleston stars in the avant garde director’s most star-studded and high profile release to date.
The tale is well-known in literary circles, but its setting is one the big screen has utilized to great effect many times. A tower block is always going to be good fodder for human stories, being a cross section of personalities piled on top of each other, producing frequently frightening results.
Comedy, drama, action and all-out catastrophe – vertical slabs of concrete have played host to all manner of scenarios over the years. Whether lined with gleaming chrome or covered in graffiti, upper class to lower class, there’s a range of accommodation to suit all tastes here.
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3 items from 2016
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