Cillian Murphy

Film Review: A Quiet Place Part II expands on the original with expert tension and furthered emotion

May 21, 2021

Expanding the ravaged world he teased us with in the 2018 original, unlikely horror aficionado John Krasinski returns for another play in the unbearably tense playground that is A Quiet Place Part II. Whilst the overall surprise element of the first film is perhaps not quite as prominent here, Krasinski still expertly manoeuvres around apocalyptic […]

Read More

Film Review: The Party (UK, 2017) delivers pitch-black comedy at its best

April 5, 2018

Black comedies can be a very hard genre to pull off. Since it dwells within serious issues that could potentially be seen as taboos within the genre, it requires a certain balance between empathy, humour and darkness. But like all films, they have to have a certain amount of humanity for the audience to cling […]

Read More

Film Review: Free Fire (UK, 2016) avoids Hollywood action tropes in the best way

April 24, 2017

The films by British director Ben Wheatley have all been incredibly distinct from another and are all very well-done. Whether going through the genre of crime, psychological horror, dark comedy, dystopian drama or historical surrealism, you can never accuse Wheatley of doing the same trick twice. But the crucial through-line through all his films is […]

Read More

Cillian Murphy and Christopher Nolan team up together (again) for Dunkirk

April 8, 2016

It’s been confirmed that Cillian Murphy and Christopher Nolan will be teaming up together again for a new  World War II action-thriller Dunkirk. While Murphy has received substantial screen time in Batman Begins and Inception, his work in the other two Dark Knight trilogies have essentially been cameos. Hopefully his appearance in Dunkirk will lean towards […]

Read More