Edition: Film Reviews

Miniions: The Rise of Gru

Peter Malone MSC 28 June 2022

Everybody’s favourites, the Minions, make their fifth screen appearance. It is also the fifth screen appearance of that arch-criminal, Gru. But, this time it is his background story. Entertainment for young and old.

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Haute Couture

Peter W Sheehan 28 June 2022

This subtitled French film tells the story of a retiring Dior dressmaker who teaches a disadvantaged teenager her trade, and grooms her to become a star seamstress at Maison Dior in Paris.

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Elvis

Peter W Sheehan 24 June 2022

Baz Lurhmann’s musical drama follows the life and career of Elvis Presley through the relationship he had with his manager.

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The Kitchen Brigade/La Brigade

Peter Malone MSC 22 June 2022

With financial difficulties, sous chef Cathy Marie accepts a job at a shelter for young migrants. At first she hates the job then her passion for cuisine starts to change children’s lives.

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Men

Peter Malone MSC 22 June 2022

A young woman goes on a solo vacation to the English countryside following the death of her ex-husband.

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My Sweet Monster

Peter Malone MSC 22 June 2022

A princess animation story from Russia about Princess Barbara and her search for a prince, while combatting villainy and journeying with a comic rabbit. A tale for young children.

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Lost Illusion

Peter W Sheehan 20 June 2022

This subtitled French film tells the story of an idealistic young poet who embraces journalism after a love affair with an aristocratic woman who rejects him. The film is based on a novel by Honore de Balzac, published in three parts in the 19th century between 1837 and 1843.

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Lightyear

Peter W Sheehan 16 June 2022

This computer-animated, American science fiction-adventure film finds Buzz Lightyear as an astronaut in outer space. The film places him on a hostile planet, trying to find his way back home.

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Jurassic World: Dominion

Peter W Sheehan 9 June 2022

This science fiction, adventure film continues the Jurassic Park franchise, and shows dinosaurs hunting and living together with humans all over the world. The balance between animals and humans is precarious.

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Mothering Sunday

Peter Malone MSC 7 June 2022

This is story of an English servant Jane, her day off, her love for Paul, the sadness in her life, her writing career and ultimate success.

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Benediction

Peter Malone MSC 7 June 2022

The life and poetry of World War I soldier and critic of the war, Siegfried Sassoon. His poetry is recited throughout. But this is his story, the war, relationships, marriage, his son, the path to Catholicism, his disappointment in life.

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A Hero

Peter W Sheehan 7 June 2022

This Iranian film tells the story of a man in Iran who was imprisoned for a debt he couldn’t pay, and he tries to convince his accuser to withdraw his complaint. It was awarded the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival in 2021.

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