Cian Geoghegan delves into Steven Spielberg’s personal drama. The new film from Steven Spielberg, inarguably the most populist, mainstream filmmaker in the history of the medium, occupies a bizarre middle-space in the public sphere. Its autobiographical content, sure to be misconstrued as navel-gazing by cynical punters, locks it out from the maximal appeal of the director’s parade of hits. On the other hand, the blistering earnestness of all things Spielberg is out of step with…
Cian Geoghegan finds everywhere the same.
Cian Geoghegan gets under the cheap laughs.
Cian Geoghegan checks out Bryan Fogel’s documentary that follows the assassination of Jamal Khashoggi and Saudi Arabia’s effort to control international dissent.
Cian Geoghegan gets involved in a manic caper.
Cian Geoghegan puts on his Apollo 11 jumper for Gregory Monro’s documentary about the film director Stanley Kubrick. The life of filmmaker Stanley Kubrick was once shrouded in mystery. Tabloid journalists characterised him as a reclusive hermit, to little response from the man himself. Film audiences only caught glimpses of the man’s inner life through his work, which released at an ever slower, methodical pace. The obsessive (over-) interpretation of many Kubrick fans came as a…
Cian Geoghegan suffers ailurophobia.
Cian Geoghegan assembles.
Cian Geoghegan reviews Alan Gilsenan’s remarkable film.
Cian Geoghegan reviews Spike Lee’s latest joint.