The Decent One

Overview: Archive footage accompanies the correspondence and memoirs of Heinrich Himmler, chief architect of the Holocaust. Kino Lorber; 2014 (Germany); unrated; 94 minutes. Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer: Cinema accepts that the psychology of killing is fascinating subject matter....

Our Favourite Performances From Irish Actors

On March 17th it’s St Patrick’s Day, a celebration of the patron saint of Ireland. With the huge contribution Ireland is making to the silver screen, here at Audiences Everywhere we’ve decided to honour the day by sharing some of our favourite movie performances from Irish actors and actresses. Ryan MacLean’s choices Michael Fassbender in Shame (2011) Michael Fassbender’s work in 2011’s Shame as a man suffering from an uncontrollable sex addiction is one of the most sympathetic and bold performances that any actor has delivered in years. Fassbender plays the role of Brandon with a frightening intensity and temperament, while bringing...

What Richard Did

Overview: During his summer between college and university, middle class teenager, Richard, makes a mistake that threatens to destroy his life. 2012; New Video Group; Unrated; 88 minutes. What Richard does: This perturbing moral drama from the acclaimed Irish director of Frank, Adam And Paul...

Amour Fou

Overview: Poet Heinrich von Kleist tries to convince a married woman to make a suicide pact with him in nineteenth century Prussia. Arrow Films; 2014; 96 Minutes. Double suicide pact: Amour Fou (“Wild Love”) began life as a script about a love induced suicide. Locked in a draw for...

Ida

Overview: A novice nun, Ida, discovers her Jewish ancestry in 1960s Poland and sets out with Wanda, her only surviving relative, to find and bury her parents. Music Box Films; 2013; Rated PG-13; 82 Minutes. Nested complexity: Watching the opening frames of Pawel Pawlikowski’s Ida, you’d be...

Deciphering Alejandro González Iñárittu’s Amores Perros: Three Recurring Images & What They Mean Oct23

Deciphering Alejandro González Iñárittu’s Am...

The following article originally appeared at WriterLovesFilm, a film site run by author Natalie Stendall, one of our favorite contributors at Audiences Everywhere.  With her permission, we are re-posting the beautiful piece in celebration of Alejandro González Iñárittu and his newest film Birdman, which opened this week in American theaters.  Recently, Natalie also inducted Iñárittu’s 21 Grams into our Greats section.  — In 2000, director Alejandro González Iñárittu released his first feature-length film, Amores Perros. It was the first film in a trilogy exploring the theme of death. In Amores Perros there are few human deaths...

21 Grams

Overview: In Alejandro González Iñárritu’s second feature, three lives intertwine following a tragic car accident. Focus Features; 2003; Rated R; 124 Minutes. How much does life weigh? In his debut feature, Amores Perros (2000), Iñárritu explored the cruelty of love, the obliteration of...

Withnail And I

Overview: It’s 1969 and two, rarely sober, out of work actors take a holiday from their squalid Camden Town flat to a no less dilapidated cottage in Penrith, courtesy of eccentric Uncle Monty. 1987; Handmade Films; Rated 15; 107 minutes. Joining the cult: A smoke infused living room, dingy...

Toy Story

Overview: Cowboy doll Woody feels his status as favourite toy is threatened when his owner receives a high-tech Buzz Lightyear action figure. Pixar Animation Studios; 1995; Rating PG; 81 Minutes. There’s a First Time for Everything: Toy Story was the very first computer-generated feature...