Declan Cochran

Roger Ebert remembered. An inspiration to all those who love film

Roger Ebert

Declan Cochran remembers Roger Ebert, who was an inspirational film critic and writer

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Review of Cosmo Jarvis' The Naughty Room

The Naughty Room

Devon musician Cosmo Jarvis has garnered much acclaim for his songs, and now he adds another string to his bow with his directorial debut, The Naughty Room.

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Reel Retrospective: The Godfather Part III (1990): an underrated classic

The Godfather Part III

The Godfather Part III struggled to find acceptance in the wake of its classic predecessors. This is unfair, argues Declan Cochran, who believes the film is a neglected masterpiece

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Declan Cochran Reviews Moonrise Kingdom

Moonrise Kingdom

With Moonrise Kingdom, Wes Anderson tailors his usual quirky style to a charming story of infatuated kids in 60s America. Declan Cochran reviews

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Declan Cochran Reviews The Dark Knight Rises

The Dark Knight Rises

Soaring on wings of grandeur, imagination and bombast, The Dark Knight Rises is simply the best blockbuster of summer 2012. Declan Cochran reviews Christopher Nolan’s conclusion to his epic Batman trilogy.

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Too punchy, too explodey, and it takes itself too seriously: Avengers Assemble (review)

Avengers Assemble, movie

An unprecedented level of destruction trashes any credibilty Avengers Assemble may have asspired to. Declan Cochran reviews

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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter – a bio-pic with vampires (review)

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, movie

Silly title aside, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter has successfully merged the sum of its parts into a better whole, says Declan Cochran

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11:14, an obscure gem of a movie (review)

11.14, movie

Stories intertwine in 11:14, an original and darkly funny little gem, according to Declan Cochran

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Hard Eight shows early signs of Paul Thomas Anderson's talent (review)

Hard Eight, movie

Declan Cochran takes a retrospective of Paul Thomas Anderson’s early Hard Eight and finds a thrilling debut that pointed to the director’s talents to come

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The Devil Inside: more Spinal Tap than Blair Witch (review)

The Devil Inside, movie

Declan Cochran trundled off to see The Devil Inside and found a horror movie that was more Spinal Tap than Blair Witch

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Goodwill abounds at The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, movie

Declan Cochran spends time with the thoroughly nice people at The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

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Akira: cyberpunk, science fiction, nihilistic, post apocalyptic cinema

Akira

Akira transcends genre. It’s a masterpiece that’s well worth seeing before the remake swarms into view

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The Artist may be novel, but it lacked the charm of a silent movie

The Artist, movie

There’s been a lot of noise about The Artist, but Declan Cochran thinks there’s a lack of charm to this movie without sound

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Exit Through The Gift Shop – in cahoots with Banksy

Exit Through The Gift Shop documentary

A documentary about street art? Declan Cochran is won over by Thierry Guetta and Banksy in Exit Through The Gift Shop

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When it wants to be, The Woman in Black is a harrowing, atmospheric experience

The Woman in Black

Declan Cochran is on the edge of his seat for some of The Woman in Black – but mostly he’s down in the dumps

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