[PASSNOTES] NORTH BY NORTHWEST (1959)

October 17th, 2014

North by Northwest (1959) Dir. Alfred Hitchcock – Strand Arts Centre 19th Oct Who’s in it? Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason What’s it about? Intended by screenwriter Ernest Lehman as the ‘Hitchcock picture to end all Hitchcock pictures’ and arguably succeeding, with one of his most accessible and crowd pleasing works, North by […]

[PASSNOTES] THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER (1955) OFFERS A MESMERISING MIX OF GOOD AND EVIL

January 17th, 2014

The Night of the Hunter (1955) Dir. Charles Laughton – QFT Belfast 17th-19th Jan Who’s in it? Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish What’s it about? #71 on Empire Magazine’s 500 Greatest Films list and influential for maverick directors like Terrence Malick, Martin Scorcese and David Lynch, the brooding menace and undeniable power of Charles […]

[PASSNOTES] ‘NIGHT OF THE DEMON’ EXAMINES THE SUPERNATURAL IN LIGHT OF THE SCIENTIFIC

November 22nd, 2013

Night of the Demon (1957) Dir. Jacques Tourneur – 24th Nov at Ballywalter Park Who’s in it? Dana Andrews, Peggy Cummins, Niall MacGinnis What’s it about? Jacques Tourneur’s pioneering 1957 film Night of the Demon (aka Curse of the Demon) mixes the supernatural with the scientific as an American Psychologist visiting Britain (Andrews) attempts to […]

THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU

March 20th, 2011

Dir. George Nolfi Cast: Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, Anthony Mackie, Terrence Stamp, John Slattery Released: 4th March 2011 (UK) David Norris (Matt Damon) is set to become the youngest congressman of his generation, a bright and promising young man eager to make his mark on politics. When some ill-advised rowdiness with friends in a bar […]

LET THE RIGHT ONE IN

December 7th, 2010

DETAILS Dir. Tomas Alfredson Cast: Kåre Hedebrant, Lina Leandersson twitter shaped review Original story. Charming character development. Affecting and moody atmosphere. Gruesome scenes of graphic violence. PLOT Set in the Stockholm suburb of Blackberg in1982, Let The Right One In tells the story of Oskar, a 12 year old boy with bully trouble, until he […]

MIDWEEK MOVIE RITUAL: THE TOWN

October 4th, 2010

DETAILS Dir. Ben Affleck Cast: Ben Affleck, Jeremy Renner, Rebecca Hall, John Hamm Tagline: Welcome to the bank robbery capital of America PLOT Jobbing bank robber Doug McCray falls for bank manager Claire and has doubts about his future. As the F.B.I moves in, his crew feel the heat around the corner as Doug weighs […]

[REVIEW] ‘INCEPTION’ PROVES THE IDEA IS HALF THE BATTLE

July 14th, 2010

DETAILS Tagline: Your mind is the scene of the crime. Dir. Christopher Nolan Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Marion Cotillard, Ken Watanabe, Ellen Page, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Cillian Murphy The dark knight of modern cinema brings us a thriller that creates a visual wonderland for a 21st century audience, re-inventing the Rubix Cube in virtual reality for The […]



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