This documentary about the Debenham’s picket lines is an “inspiring and very human document of a found family brought together by a desire to help each other”.
Author Archives: Luke Maxwell
Luke Maxwell is the host of the film review show, Viewfinder on 103.2 Dublin City FM. He also hosts The Movie Express Podcast, which you can find at www.movieexpress.org.
In this 1940s-set film, scientist sisters find a way to tune in to TV and radio signals from the future – and play a pivotal role in Britain’s fight against Germany.
The Artist and the Wall of Death, reviewed
In this documentary, an artist’s obsession with a death-defying carnival attraction brings him into conflict with a couple of hometown heroes from Granard.
Atomic Hope, Reviewed
This documentary observes what it says is a small but growing global pro-nuclear movement that advocates argue could help mitigate the climate crisis.
Let the Wrong One In, Reviewed
The streets of Dublin are overrun with vampires in this horror-comedy that favours big laughs over big scares.
Bad Things in the Middle of Nowhere, Reviewed
“A plan coming together makes for great cinema,” writes our reviewer, but this crime caper “appeals to that greater pleasure of seeing something come undone”.
The Peculiar Sensation of Being Pat Ingoldsby, Reviewed
This documentary by Seamus Murphy shows the DJ, star of children’s television, and poet to be “a pleasure to listen to and to be around”.
Holy Island, Reviewed
This second feature film by Robert Manson is “a fascinating, willfully obtuse story of two travellers on a layover between life and The Great Beyond”.
Róise & Frank, Reviewed
It’s “the intertwining of humour and heart that makes for such a successful and charming film”.
North Circular: a Musical Trip Through Dublin’s North Inner City, Reviewed
This documentary following the North Circular Road from Phoenix Park to the Docks is “a remarkable contemporary document of places, people, lives and times”.