This is an unpublished essay completed for my BA Film Studies course a little under a year and a half ago. The piece is a little less polished than my recent work, but I hope is a interesting read none the less.
“This thing … it’s gonna follow you.” As Hugh speaks these unnerving words to Jay during the first act of David Robert Mitchell’s, It Follows (2014), we could be mistaken … Continue reading It Follows and Musically Uncanny
Summary: in the 1970s a retired spymaster is called back into MI6 to discover the identity of a Russian mole This is a war film of a much quieter but … Continue reading Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011) Tomas Alfredson (Niall McArdle)
Summary: A jury deliberates in a murder trial of a teenager accused of killing his father. Sidney Lumet’s 12 Angry Men is a remarkable piece of cinema in spite of … Continue reading 12 Angry Men (1957) – Sidney Lumet (Niall McArdle)
Rating: 4.5/5 My friend told me a while ago that I would like this movie, especially following my recent obsession with James McAvoy; I am so glad I took her … Continue reading Filth (2013) Jon S. Baird (Maria Tudosescu)