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Martin Daniel McDonagh

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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.

The Possession DVD Review

Director: Ole Bornedal Starring: Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Kyra Sedgwick, Natasha Calis, Madison Davenport, Grant Show Running Time: 92 minutes Certificate: 15 Extras: Commentaries, featurette, trailer Although there are...

Lincoln Review

Director: Steven Spielberg Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn, Tommy Lee Jones Running Time: 150 mins Certificate: 12A Synopsis: As the American Civil War continues to devastate, the president...

The Bay Review

Director: Barry Levinson Cast: Christopher Denham, Kether Donohue, Will Rogers, Kristen Connolly Running Time: 82 mins Certificate: TBA Synopsis: A mockumentary horror-thriller tracking a relentless plague of mutant parasites,...

THN’s 2012 Rundown – May & June

As spring bled into summer, we saw the release of the year’s most gargantuan mainstream hit. It was THE AVENGERS (aka AVENGERS ASSEMBLE), in...

False Trail (Jägarna 2) Review

Director: Kjell Sundvall Starring: Rolf Lassgård, Peter Stormare, Annika Nordin Running Time: 129 mins Certificate: TBA Synopsis: Erik (Lassgård) has become the National Murder Commission’s best interrogator, and...

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Review

Director: Peter Jackson Starring: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, James Nesbitt, Ken Stott,  Cate Blanchett, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Elijah Wood, Andy...

Celeste And Jesse Forever Review

Director: Lee Toland Krieger Cast: Rashida Jones, Andy Samberg, Elijah Wood Running Time: 92 mins Plot: A divorced couple struggle to juggle their close friendship with their...

Seven Psychopaths Review

Director: Martin McDonagh Cast: Colin Farrell, Christopher Walken, Sam Rockwell, Woody Harrelson, Tom Waits Running Time: 106 mins Plot: Marty (Farrell), a professional screenwriter and metaboliser of...

Laurence Anyways Review

Director: Xavier Dolan Cast: Melvil Poupaud, Suzanne Clément, Nathalie Baye Running Time: 168 mins Plot: The story of the romantic relationship between Laurence (Poupaud) and Fred (Clément)...

Amour Review

Director: Michael Haneke Cast: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva, Isabelle Huppert Running Time: 127 mins Plot: George (Trintignant) and Anne (Riva) are retired music teachers enjoying their twilight years...