Tag: Review

Review: Starlet

This review was originally written for The Reviews Hub. Writer: Alison Spittle Director: Simon Mulholland In a midlands middle-of-nowhere location Michael and Shannon have a date. If anything, it’s something to do. The cinema, a few drinks, and the customary shift. Both disheartened by the world around them, they can still dream of better things. At least they’re not dogging at…

Review: Wishful Thinking

This review was originally written for The Reviews Hub. Writer: Shaunna Lee Lynch Director: Ciarán MacArtain Leaving a far from illustrious journalism career in London, one that involved more pouring coffee than Pulitzers, Siobhán (Karen Killenn) finds herself back home in East Cork and living with her mother Angela (Claire O’Donovan). She quickly realises that the place she left behind is…

Review: The Plot

Lilith isn’t seeking asylum, nor is she homeless is the physical sense, yet she is in need of safety and somewhere to rest in peace. Having died by suicide over 100 years ago she was buried in an unmarked grave, deemed undeserving of a proper ceremony for her alleged sin. Lilith’s death was a complex move to reclaim her own…

Review: Extremities

In a quiet New Jersey farmhouse, somewhere between Princeton and Trenton, Marjorie idles the day away. Her boredom is broken by a wasp sting but little does she realise that this heralds the beginning of day that will change her life forever. The arrival of a stranger to her home, allegedly wanting to make a phone call, soon turns sinister…

Review: After the End

  A work night out turns to disaster following an explosion of both words and warheads. An alleged terrorist nuclear bomb has taken out part of the city but colleagues Mark and Louise fortuitously escaped the blast. That’s according to Mark. Louise can’t remember the horrific explosion that has left most of their office friends dead. Luckily for them Mark…

December Blog: A Journey of One’s Own

The end of the year is always a time to reflect on the preceding twelve months, as well as look forward with hope to the coming year. I want to end 2017 on a positive note, so while I’m not exactly where’d I like to be from a writing perspective (as well as several other areas of my life), I…

October Blog: Loftus Leanings

The curtains have downed on the major theatre festivals for this year and I have to say the overall standard this year was very good. Of the many shows I reviewed, and the ones I attended for my own pleasure, there were some real dazzling gems. That’s not to say that there weren’t a few duds in the mix either…

Review: The Half of It

This review was originally written for The Reviews Hub. In a dingy Dublin flat a Cork woman ruminates over her life and what it has become. Her routine exists exclusive of the outside world, which she only glimpses through her window. As she tries to ready herself to leave this exile, she replays episodes of her life that have led her…

Review: My Left Nut

This review was originally written for The Reviews Hub. Belfast, 1998. The Troubles give way to Talks, which give way to Agreements. Not that it affects Michael too much. He and his friends have other things to worry about, such as who did what with which girl. The conversation never gets too heavy and Michael never really talks about his…

Review: From All Sides

This review was originally written for The Reviews Hub. Two couples begin to tell their tales of modern life and love in a fast paced and fun manner. As the couples attend their respective nights out the humour quickly fades when it becomes apparent that these relationships are anything but fun. At least not anymore. From All Sides explores domestic violence…