Thursday February 20, 2020

Feast of films to treasure at festival

Nadine O'Regan and Susan Morrell review films from this year's Jameson Dublin Film Festival, coming soon to a screen near you.

26th February, 2012
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Iko Uwais in The Raid: a near-perfect film.

A CIA-backed plot to overthrow a powerful Jakarta crime lord was never going to be a walk in the park. Set the action within a single, crumbling apartment block that's run by a vast gang of blood-thirsty goons who mow down the infiltrating Swat team with military precision and you've got the makings of one of the most violent films in recent memory.

Luckily, the violence is not merely for cheap, visceral response; the dazzling...

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