Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Halo effect

There was a big hullabaloo about this movie a few year back because it was unavailable for a long time. Then it appeared on DVD in XtraVision for under a tenner. I actually like this film to an extent. Sure it's quite bad with awful acting and miscasting but that Fiona O'Shaughnessy is the sexiest actress in Irish cinema. It's the era of the early '90s where everyone acted the eejit. The cast work in a Dorset Street chipper. There's a girl who photographs everything, a nutcase courier, several gangsters,and a few homeless. Then there's a Super 8 sequence and a game of snap. What's impressive is the collection of after-hours people and the surreal setting of a late night chipper where anything can happen. Best scene had the dwarf falling out of a window.

Extra ordinary

Impressive horror comedy about a driving instructor with powers to deal with ghosts. Set in small-town Ireland it boasts a superb script, go...