Paul Jeremiah Hayes

Paul Jeremiah Hayes

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Irish guy who loves movies, writes about them & sometimes makes them when he is bored.

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  • Promising Young Woman

    Promising Young Woman

    ★★★★

    A truly wonderful tour de force of cinema.

    Where to begin with this film? I think my single favourite thing about it was the dialogue. It was so exquisitely written (and performed for that matter). So many films lack any imagination in their dialogue these days, but not this film. It can be charming, charismatic, intriguing, thoughtful, funny and a hundred things in between.

    Also, the music in this movie was perfect. I particularly loved the Toxic instrumental and the…

  • Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

    Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

    ★★★

    There’s a moment around the 90 minute mark where you think this film is going to end and you think the film really has stuck the landing, but it goes on for another 10 minutes and it really just hampers the final part of the film. 

    This really could have been a cult classic with two really great performances from Carell and Knightly, and a wonderful supporting cast.

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  • Zodiac

    Zodiac

    ★★★★★

    Zodiac tells the story of the hunt for a notorious serial killer known as "Zodiac" who killed in and around the San Francisco Bay Area during the late 1960s and early 1970s, leaving several victims in his wake and taunting police with letters and ciphers mailed to newspapers. The case remains one of San Francisco's most infamous unsolved crimes.

    I finally sat down and watch the Director's Cut of this today, the first time I've seen the film since watching…

  • A Quiet Place

    A Quiet Place

    ★★★★

    I've always believed that when it comes to cinema, less is more. There are those like James Cameron who believe that more is more, but that's a topic for another day.

    The reason I believe that less is more is that it allows filmmakers to let the audience create a small part of the film inside their heads and therefore become more involved in the film. This works best for horror films and films where a filmmaker wishes to crank…