Lady Bird: A Tale of Working Class Guilt


By Graeme McKay

Vladimir Nabokov told us that good readers shouldn’t look to emotionally identify with the protagonist of a story, and for the most part I managed to avoid falling into that trap while watching Lady Bird. Most of the film didn’t engage me very much, but the working class guilt was like a gut punch: a sometimes overplayed, but always interesting thread that permeated the mother and daughter relationship. Continue reading

Enter The Green Room – Top 5 Films of 2016

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Chris Gallagher highlights his top 5 films of the year for 2016.

 

Green Room

Director –  Jeremy Saulnier

A visceral and pulsating experience, Green Room felt more like a rollercoaster ride than a movie. The ensemble cast is sublime, playing off each other with skill and ease. Jeremy Saulnier proves again that he is one of the most talented Directors around, using every affordable piece of space to almost drown you in tension and fear. The direction makes every scene relevant and Green Room Continue reading