Favorite films

  • Before Sunset
  • GoodFellas
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire
  • The Shining

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  • Purple Noon

    ★★★★½

  • Emergency

    ★★★★

  • Dune

    ★★★★★

  • Open Your Eyes

    ★★★★

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  • Getting In

    Getting In

    This is my latest film, it's short and sweet and inspired by a true story it's now available to view on YouTube here. The script was written by Ken Armstrong, a mentor of mine who I was delighted to finally collaborate with.

    The story is based on an experience Ken and his son, Sam had with his favourite band in 2016.

    It was such a fun and rewarding experience to make Ken's script a reality with Sam composing the film's…

  • Scope

    Scope

    This is my award winning short film, Scope. If you'd like to see it you can watch it here :)

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  • Purple Noon

    Purple Noon

    ★★★★½

    A completely unrealistic film in which no character remarks on how distractingly beautiful Alain Delon is.


    Also an absolutely brilliant nail biter of a thriller. Glamorous, beautifully shot and with effortlessly slick camera choreography. The frequent long shots of celluloid seem like a precursor to Spielberg in their seamless movements between set ups going from two shot to over the shoulder to wide tracking shot to tight close up in such an organic, invisible fashion.


    A stunning ending, Delon’s captivating,…

  • Child's Play

    Child's Play

    ★★★½

    Took me too long to watch this, it’s a lot of fun, really gnarly and doesn’t take itself too seriously which is what makes the ridiculous concept all the more effective. It’s clear to see how the character spawned a franchise and a cult following with the darkly funny one liners and creepy puppetry.

    P.S Found myself distracted by Mark Rough-alo playing the cop, it’s pretty uncanny at points.

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  • High Life

    High Life

    ★★★★

    Unique, strange, distant, cold, High Life is a hard film to pin down. It's beautifully made and Robert Pattinson gives a fantastically subdued physical performance but its divisiveness will certainly keep people at arm's length.

    I'm still mulling it over, on the whole I really enjoyed it but wish the characters were fleshed out a bit more. Will certainly be rewatching it.

    Watched at the IFI, Dublin.

  • Doctor Sleep

    Doctor Sleep

    ★★

    I wanted to like this and as is to be expected from Mike Flanagan it's not terribly made. However, Doctor Sleep's entire conceit to appeal to the audience is to jarringly force us to buy its connection to The Shining. In its attempt to do this while simultaneously telling the bonkers story of its source material, it feels tonally at odds with itself.

    Rebecca Ferguson's top hat donning gypsy, Rose befit with an inconsistent Irish brogue is so out of…