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The Avengers go head-to-head in Captain America: Civil War

Captain America: Civil War

A compelling twist on the superhero genre, Civil War sees every comic book fan's dreams come true as the Avengers fracture and go head-to-head in battle. Cue one heck of an amazing action sequence!

  • You know the drill - another excellent Jake Gyllenhaal performance


    It would really be an injustice if Jake Gyllenhall isn't nominated for a Best Actor Oscar next January for Demolition, a flawed yet deeply moving meditation on grief from Dallas Buyers Club director Jean-Marc Vallée.

  • Son of Saul

    Of the countless films about World War II, Son of Saul is a truly unique piece of cinema that shows the horror of the Holocaust with restraint, control and honesty.

  • Don Cheadle nails Miles Davis' frazzled late seventies look and nicotine wheeze in Miles Ahead

    Miles Ahead

    Don Cheadle stars in and directs this anti-biopic of jazz pioneer and badass Miles Davis. It's one wired trip and the music is great but Miles Ahead misses out on the mystique of the man

  • The Lofoten Islands in Norway where the fishing industry is threatened by the prospect of oil drilling.


    If you want to confirm what you have long suspected about how Ireland long ago effectively sold away our rights to both fishing and energy resources, you are in the right place with Risteard Ó Domhnaill's timely documentary.

  • Louder than Bombs: worth seeing despite a certain uneven quality

    Louder than Bombs

    Louder than Bombs is teetering on the edge of greatness but it has a ways to go yet. The film is led manfully - and woman-fully - to that edge by the two leads, Gabriel Byrne and Isabelle Huppert as an embattled mother and father to two boys.

  • Idris Elba plays CIA maverick Sean Briar

    Bastille Day

    John Byrne enjoys Idris Elba and Richard Madden's double act as a CIA maverick and a pickpocket who work together to find out who planted a deadly bomb in Paris - and why.

  • Above average social media horror

    Friend Request

    An above average social-media themed horror movie that has enough scares to keep you interested and not reaching for your mobile phone.

  • Idris Elba is an awesome Shere Khan

    The Jungle Book (2016)

    If you're fed up with Hollywood churning out disappointing remakes of the treasures of your childhood, Harry Guerin says there's help at hand (and paw) here.

  • Our Little Sister - delightful, lyrical, wistful and surely one of the great films released here this year

    Our Little Sister

    Our Little Sister is such a touching human story that it may well invite the curse of the Hollywood remake. So while there is still time, go see this heart-warming film.

  • Leaves the viewer with a sense of being cheated

    Midnight Special

    Writer-director Jeff Nichols gives us the promise of something truly spectacular here, but fails to deliver in the final act, leaving the viewer with a sense of being cheated.

  • Dheepan and Yaliani's lives become intertwined when they find refuge in a Paris suburb after fleeing their native Sri Lanka.


    Dheepan is just too intent on keeping too many pots on the boil, too directed at making us nervous at just about every frame, so there is little room to breathe.

  • Evanna Lynch's performance gets the sad-to-funny ratio just right

    My Name is Emily

    Simon Ftizmaurice's long-awaited feature, My Name is Emily, hits Irish in cinemas on Friday. Harry Guerin says it's a must see.

  • Chris Hemsworth and Jessica Chastain in The Huntsman: Winter's War

    The Huntsman: Winter's War

    Chris Hemsworth is back in this prequel/sequel to Snow White and The Huntsman for more sword 'n' sorcery action in a yarn that will mostly appeal to fantasy fans.

  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    Ben Affleck's Batman debut hits all the right notes, but the film does not live up to the hype.

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