FlixChatter Review – Hereditary (2018)

Directed By: Ari Aster Written By: Ari Aster Runtime: 127 minutes Hereditary begins with Annie Graham (Toni Collette), her husband Steve (Gabriel Byrne), and her children Peter (Alex Wolf) and Charlie (Milly Shapiro) coping with the recent death of Annie's mother. Strange and terrifying events quickly begin to occur following the family matriarch's passing, hinting …

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Question of the Week: Which films with great ensemble cast that fail to deliver?

It really pains me that the movie that *inspired* me for this edition of Question of the Week is one I've actually been looking forward to for some time. When I first blogged about it in January 2013, I was super duper excited about the cast. The movie is called The Deadly Game in the UK, …

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Weekend Roundup & MSPIFF14 double reviews starring Juliette Binoche

Happy Monday everyone! Hope you all had a lovely Easter weekend. I took a bit of a break from blogging this weekend, but this week has been pretty busy in terms of movie watching. It's the last week of the MSPIFF 2014 and I saw three more films, one short of what I intended to see but …

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Top 10 Favorite Irish Actors working in Hollywood today

Happy St Patrick's Day everybody! According to this Guinness Store House sign, everyone's Irish today 😀 I hope you don't mind me resurrecting this oldie-but-goodie list I did a while back, but I've been meaning to update 'em for some time. This list is limited to performers born and bred in Ireland (at least for …

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Weekend Roundup: Fast Five & Ronin reviews

How's your weekend everyone? Weather-wise we've got a touch of Autumn this weekend with temps in 60s and 70s. It's just PERFECT in my opinion, I LOVE the cooler Autumn weather. I don't even mind if temps just stay this way all year long 😀 Well some of you know I saw The Family last …

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Indie Review: I, ANNA starring Charlotte Rampling & Gabriel Byrne

I must say that the main draw for me to this film is are the pairing of Charlotte Rampling and Gabriel Byrne. As it turns out, the casting remains to be the strongest thing about this film from newbie director Barnaby Southcombe, who happens to be Rampling's own son. The film opens with the protagonist …

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Trailer Spotlight: British Crime Thriller ‘All Things To All Men’

Wahoo!!! Thanks to my friend Stella over at Byrneholics for the tip. This is THE trailer I've been waiting for, even though there's not a confirmed US release date yet for this movie. Though for my lucky UK friends, this movie opens on April 5. For those who missed my spotlight post for this crime …

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Upcoming Flix Spotlight: British Crime Drama ‘All Things To All Men’

A new contractor at my office who just started last week made an observation the other day when he stopped by my cube. "Are you a bit of an Anglophile?" I asked him why he thought so, then he pointed out to my Skyfall poster, London desktop pics, and other British-related memorabilia all over my …

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Happy Birthday Gabriel Byrne! Five fave roles of the elegant Irish thespian

Today one of my favorite Irish actors Gabriel Byrne turns 62. He still looked so darn good for being in his 60s that I thought he's much younger than that. Hence my omission from my Top 10 Favorite Seasoned Actors list. He was however on my list of Top 10 Chat-Worthy Irish Actors, and not only because …

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Upcoming Flix Spotlight: Brendan Gleeson’s Passion Project At Swim Two Birds

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, I thought I'd highlight an upcoming Irish film starring actors and this one has been on my radar for some time, thanks to my Cillimaniac friend Novia 🙂 This project is actor Brendan Gleeson's passion project he's been working for quite a long time. And according to my friend Stella's …

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