All posts by Martin Daniel McDonagh

Martin has been a film buff (or geek, if you prefer) for as long as he can remember. However, he lives and longs for storytelling of all kinds, and writes across numerous mediums to feed his insatiable appetite. He lives in north-west London, and his favourite films are, possibly: PAN'S LABYRINTH, THEY LIVE, PSYCHO, HIGH FIDELITY, ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST, STAND BY ME, SIDEWAYS and OFFICE SPACE.
  • My Stuff (aka Tavarataivas) Review

    Director: Petri Luukkainen Starring: Petri Luukkainen Running Time: 80 mins Synopsis: After breaking up with his girlfriend, Petri embarks on an experiment. Noticing that he...

  • THN Advent Calendar Day 17: Gremlins

    Christmas is a time for tradition – presents, decorations, carols, and mince pies. But what better tradition to celebrate than the Christmas movie? Join The...

  • THN Team Up With ‘Short Sighted Cinema’ To Examine Gender

    Last week, THN braved the wild winds and rain of London town (well, mild drizzle, but that isn’t nearly as dramatic), in order to attend...

  • Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer DVD Review

    Directors: Mike Lerner & Maxim Pozdorovkin Featuring: Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Mariya Alyokhina, Yekaterina Samutsevich Running Time: 90 minutes Certificate: 18 In 2012 the three members of the feminist punk...

  • THN HalloweenFest Day 27: Candyman

    ‘Your death will be a tale to frighten children, to make lovers cling closer in their rapture. Come with me, and be immortal.’ Director: Bernard...

  • The Taste Of Money Review

    Director: Sang-soo Im. Starring: Kang-woo Kim, Yun-shik Baek, Hyo-jin Kim, Yeo-jung Yoon. Certificate: 15. Running Time: 115 minutes. Synopsis: Young-jak Joo (Kang-woo Kim) is hired as a dogsbody for an...

  • THN HalloweenFest Day 14: House Of 1000 Corpses

    ‘Goddamn, motherfucker got blood all over my best clown suit!’ Director: Rob Zombie Cast: Sid Haig, Karen Black, Bill Moseley, Sheri Moon Zombie, Dennis Fimple,...

  • Metallica: Through The Never Review

    Director: Nimród Antal. Starring: Dane DeHaan, James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, Robert Trujillo. Running Time: 94 minutes. Certificate: 15. Synopsis: Young Metallica roadie, Trip (DeHaan),...

  • The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones Review

    Director: Harald Zwart. Cast: Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Robert Sheehan, Lena Headey, Jonathan Rhys Meyers. Running Time: 130 minutes. Certificate: 12A. Synopsis: After Clary Fray’s...

  • Stolen DVD Review

    Director: Simon West Starring: Nicolas Cage, Josh Lucas, Danny Huston, Malin Akerman, Sami Gayle Running Time: 96 minutes Certificate: 12 Cage was West’s leading man in the...