Ireena Reviews Films

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So I finally got around to seeing Moonlight this weekend. Though not as heavily hyped as La La Land (which I've still not managed to see), there's always the risk of filmic disappointment when your expectations have been raised to... Continue Reading →

The Sellout- Paul Beatty

NB Not a film. I was alerted to The Sellout via its Booker Prize win last year, when it was described varyingly as a modern satire with "savage wit" and "funny and painful" by the Booker judges. But having finally... Continue Reading →

Manchester by the Sea

So I watched the already widely acclaimed Manchester by the Sea at the weekend. In a world that is saturated with grimness, I'd been slightly hesitant about seeing something else that might add to the emotional trauma of the past... Continue Reading →

My cultural highlights of 2016

So in essentially the year of crap, there were still some cultural gems present to nourish us. Here are some of my highlights. 1. BeyoncĂ©- Lemonade It was a close run thing, but this was my album of the year.... Continue Reading →

My top 5 films of 2016

I didn't do much writing last year, but I did still see quite a few films. So here's my 'best of' list for 2016 with some additional thoughts. 1. Under the Shadow I hate horror films. However, on the basis... Continue Reading →

My (mainly) film blog

I used to write another blog about all sorts of stuff, but thought I'd relocate my thoughts on films and other cultural whatnots here.

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Mistress America

I went to see another film! Woo!   I so loved Frances Ha, that I was delighted to find out that Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach had collaborated on a new film. And that this film (Mistress America) was opening... Continue Reading →


Radio silence for a while due to the commencement of a Netflix subscription- and somehow writing about films watched on the telly didn't feel quite right. But I have made it to the cinema to see the Amy Winehouse documentary... Continue Reading →

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