Ronan Doyle, Author at Next Projection's Posts

Blue Ruin Review

Blue Ruin Review

“That’s how this is done,” sneers the criminal who’s just regained control of a situation via a shotgun somewhere around the midpoint of Blue Ruin. He’s speaking to the film’s inept hero, who’s trapped him in a trunk as part of the increasingly messy revenge narrative that drives... Read More »

This Week on Demand: 13/04/2014

This Week on Demand: 13/04/2014

It’s that time of the week again—shush you, the time shifts depending on how busy we are—and here we are with your Netflix reviews. The steady drip of 2014 releases continues, another pair arriving this week to add to what should be, by year’s end, another bursting-at-the-seams a... Read More »

Frankie & Alice Review

Frankie & Alice Review

The eight individuals in total credited for Frankie & Alice under story and screenplay make terribly tempting—too tempting for many, no doubt—the allure of an arguably insensitive joke. But to suggest the movie might share the dissociative identity disorder of its subject is ... Read More »

10 Rules for Sleeping Around Review

10 Rules for Sleeping Around Review

“I’m reaching for the bottom” chirp the peppy pop lyrics of the song over which 10 Rules for Sleeping Around’s opening credits unfold, and oh what an apt sentiment it is. Leslie Greif’s soi-disant sex comedy reaches for the bottom and doesn’t stop there, sinking beneath the surfa... Read More »

This Week on Demand: 06/04/2014

This Week on Demand: 06/04/2014

Here we have it: the start of another year on demand; this column’s third trip round the sun is officially underway. What better way to start than with one of those wonderful first-of-the-month booms, and in the company of new friends. Welcome aboard this week Jose Gallegos, whom... Read More »

This Week on Demand: 30/03/2014

This Week on Demand: 30/03/2014

Apologies couldn’t come quick enough to the—literally—pairs of you left in the lurch by this long, loathsome absence of This Week on Demand from your lives. Exciting changes are underway here at the headquarters, and between the teething troubles of organising those and the sheer... Read More »

Full Frame: Flowers from the Mount of Olives Review

Full Frame: Flowers from the Mount of Olives Review

“He wouldn’t even have minded becoming a tortoise himself if it meant Mrs Silver stroking his shell each morning and whispering endearments to him.” —Roald Dahl, Esio Trot You will need but a moment in the company of Heilika Pikkov’s film and its subject, the octogenarian Russia... Read More »

Full Frame: Apollonian Story Review

Full Frame: Apollonian Story Review

“Fuck you” make for fitting first words in a film as fundamentally angry—in subject, if not sensibility—as Apollonian Story. They’re directed at the rock hewn by sexagenarian Nissim Kahlon, who continues to carve the house he first cut in the cliffs along Israel’s northern coastl... Read More »

Full Frame: Buffalo Dreams, Monk By Blood, Hacked Circuit, Fairytale of the Three Bears Reviews

Full Frame: Buffalo Dreams, Monk By Blood, Hacked Circuit, Fairytale of the Three Bears Reviews

It’s as reductive as it is, perhaps perplexingly, requisite to consider a varied slate of cinema through a handful of shared ideals; festival coverage is, by nature, tailored toward such snapshot l'état du cinema summation. There’s a great deal more to the Full Frame Documentary ... Read More »

Captain America: The Winter Soldier Review

Captain America: The Winter Soldier Review

Whether with a shot that has Robert Redford re-enacting All the President’s Men or a set design that calls to mind The Parallax View, the most exciting action onscreen in the new Captain America movie are the numerous little nods incoming directors Joe and Anthony Russo make to t... Read More »

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