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Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet Special Screening

Jim Sheridan and Salma Hayek - Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet Special Screening held at LACMA's Bing Theatre at LACMA’s Bing Theatre - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 30th July 2015

Colin Farrell, Salma Hayek and Jim Sheridan
Colin Farrell, Salma Hayek and Jim Sheridan
Colin Farrell, Salma Hayek and Jim Sheridan
Colin Farrell, Salma Hayek and Jim Sheridan
Rowan Blachard, Jim Sheridan and Salma Hayek

Rooney Mara onset of The Secret Scripture filming in Dublin

Jim Sheridan, Jack Reynor and Rooney Mara - Director Jim Sheridan filming 'The Secret Scripture' with actors Rooney Mara,Jack Reynor and Theo James in the sand dunes and on the beach of Dollymount Strand in North Dublin - Dublin, Ireland - Thursday 22nd January 2015

Jim Sheridan and Rooney Mara
Jim Sheridan, Jack Reynor and Theo James
Jim Sheridan and Jack Reynor
Jim Sheridan

'The Secret Scripture' filming in Dublin

Jim Sheridan, Rooney Mara and Theo James - Director Jim Sheridan films the movie adaptation of Sebastian Barry's 'The Secret Scripture' with actors Rooney Mara and Theo James in the sand dunes of a coastal location in North Dublin - Dublin, Ireland - Thursday 22nd January 2015

Jim Sheridan and Theo James
Jim Sheridan and Theo James
Jim Sheridan and Rooney Mara
Jim Sheridan, Rooney Mara and Theo James
Jim Sheridan, Rooney Mara and Theo James

Dracula Untold Irish Premiere

Jim Sheridan - Stars attended the premiere of the drama, action, fantasy movie 'Dracula Untold' in Dublin, Ireland - Tuesday 30th September 2014

Ian McLagan arrives at Robbie Fox's Bel and Bellucci restaurant

Jim Sheridan - Ian McLagan arrives at Robbie Fox's Bel and Bellucci restaurant where he played a private gig for invited guests only including Terry Hooley and Jim Sheridan - Dublin, Ireland - Saturday 19th July 2014

Dream House Trailer


Will Atenton is a successful publisher living in New York with his wife, Libby and their two children. Wanting a change of pace, he quits his job and moves his family to their dream house in Morgan Creek, a sleepy New England town.

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Brothers Trailer


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Get Rich or Die Tryin' Review


Good
Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson's meteoric rise to superstardom has been attributed to many different things; one could name check Eminem or Dr. Dre or point to changing hip-hop tastes. But 50 Cent's monopoly on rap culture has less to do with who produced his last album than the life that actually produced him.

A thinly veiled biopic of 50 Cent's road to gangsta rap success, Get Rich or Die Tryin' is at times a wildly successful portrait of human perseverance and at others a weakly plotted study in cinematic cliché.

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Get Rich or Die Tryin' Review


Good
Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson's meteoric rise to superstardom has been attributed to many different things; one could name check Eminem or Dr. Dre or point to changing hip-hop tastes. But 50 Cent's monopoly on rap culture has less to do with who produced his last album than the life that actually produced him.

A thinly veiled biopic of 50 Cent's road to gangsta rap success, Get Rich or Die Tryin' is at times a wildly successful portrait of human perseverance and at others a weakly plotted study in cinematic cliché.

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On the Edge (2000) Review


Grim
Paddy, interrupted.

This rather bleak entry into the rapidly expanding genre of "mental institution" movies (a la Girl, Interrupted) has newcomer Cillian Murphy sent to a clinic after driving a convertible off a cliff... and ending up with a broken pinky.

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The Field Review


Excellent
Richard Harris's standout performance elevates this simple fable -- and a film I've resisted seeing for over a decade -- into a near classic. The battle is a well-known one: Harris is Bull McCabe, a simple rancher who rents a small plot of land to graze his cattle. But the owner decides to sell it, and a rich American (Tom Berenger) swoops in, intent on paving the thing. At first we side with Bull, but when things turn violent (that, we're told, is "the law of the land"), we wonder if we haven't been too hasty with our judgement. Quite touching though -- owing to its theatrical origins -- it's missing a sense of grandeur.

Moll Flanders Review


Grim
Potential taglines for this movie... Moll Flanders: Less than just a bad title. Moll Flanders: Not a shopping center in Belgium. Moll Flanders: Total waste of time.

The last one is the most appropriate for this: a picture which wastes a lot of raw acting talent and pretty photography on a boring, groaning-in-your-seat story which hinges on every cliché in the book.

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In America Review


Extraordinary
There is a scene early in In America where a young Irish immigrant girl sticks her head out of the car window she is riding in to soak in the sights and sounds of New York City for the first time. The background music is The Lovin' Spoonful's "Do You Believe in Magic," which not only sums up her arrival in America, but also foreshadows events to come. What follows is a magical and uplifting tale that boosts the human spirit and proves that small miracles do exist.

Written and directed by Jim Sheridan, and based on his own experiences as an Irish immigrant in America, the film chronicles the first year struggles and triumphs of an Irish couple, and their two young daughters. Johnny (Paddy Considine) is out of work and while he struggles to find parts as an actor, his wife Sarah (Samantha Morton) must take a job at a nearby ice cream parlor until she finds employment as a teacher. They must scrounge every penny and sell their car, to pay the rent on their shabby, rundown apartment in a building inhabited mostly by vagrants.

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The Boxer Review


Good
What kind of boxer doesn't have a killer instinct? Well, after 14 years in prison for IRA-related crimes, you might lose your taste for violence too. And that's exactly what Daniel Day-Lewis's Boxer does -- he can't finish a fight, and when called upon by his old IRA buddies, he can't work for them either. This gets our Irish friend in a heap of trouble, making for a reasonably good movie, no matter how creepy Emily Watson is. (Which is to say: pretty damn creepy.)

My Left Foot Review


Excellent
One of cinema's most infamously hoity-toity titles covers one of its most infamously arty topics: An Irish writer/painter with cerebral palsy who can only use his left foot -- and barely, at that. Never mind the eye-rolling and the nay-saying. My Left Foot is a heartfelt and soulful movie. And while you'll know you're watching an art movie when you sit down to ogle it, you're not going to find a film dripping with saccharine or even shrouded in subtitles. This is just good old-fashioned filmmaking that just so happens to be about a guy that can barely move.

Christy Brown (who died eight years before this film was made) was born with C.P. and pretty much assumed by his family to be retarded beyond hope until -- as a pre-teen -- he proved he could scrawl a word on the floor with his toes. Encouraged by his mother (Brenda Fricker), Christy learns to read and write, and even paint. Meanwhile, of course, adversity waits at every turn.

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