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About Steven Sheehan

Steven is freelance writer specialising in cinema, culture and the arts. Based in London, he writes for a number of online publications and is the resident film critic for CLNews

Widows review: A gritty heist drama set in the real world

By | 2018-11-07T11:13:43+00:00 November 7th, 2018|Entertainment|

By Steven Sheehan. A few years on from picking up an Oscar for 12 Years a Slave, director Steve McQueen shifts gears into something completely different. Those with good memories may notice Widows is an adaptation of Lynda La Plante’s 80s ITV miniseries. There was also a Widows 2, but don’t bank on there being [...]

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Juliet, Naked review: A winning rom-com about love and fan worship

By | 2018-10-31T11:12:26+00:00 October 31st, 2018|Entertainment|

By Steven Sheehan. With the summer blockbusters safely out of the way, the big Christmas releases still to come and many of the Oscar films yet to be released, now is as good a time as any to slip in a delightful little rom-com. Based on Nick Hornby’s book of the same name, Juliet, Naked [...]

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The Guilty review: A gripping and claustrophobic Danish thriller

By | 2018-10-24T11:30:34+00:00 October 24th, 2018|Entertainment|

By Steven Sheehan. From The Killing to Borgen, Nordic Noir quickly became a big hit in the UK. We Brits have long been admirers of Scandinavian culture so it made sense we would enjoy some of their TV shows. Danish cinema is also highly regarded by film fans, with director Carl Theodor Dreyer seen as [...]

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Hunter Killer review: Gerard Butler dives deep to save the world

By | 2018-10-17T10:03:17+00:00 October 17th, 2018|Entertainment|

By Steven Sheehan. They say timing is everything although some things arrive more awkwardly than others. With political tensions between America and Russia currently sky high, any fictional stories about the two ought to play it safe. Step forward Gerard Butler and his new film, Hunter Killer, a film the actor believes will resurrect the [...]

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First Man review: One giant leap towards the Oscars

By | 2018-10-10T09:32:39+00:00 October 10th, 2018|Entertainment|

By Steven Sheehan. It’s strange to think, given how famous his story is, there has never been a film biography about Neil Armstrong before now. We have seen almost everything you can imagine about the moon landing over the years. Yet the story of the guy who took one giant leap for mankind has remained [...]

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Venom review: A throwback to 90s superhero films – in the worst way

By | 2018-10-03T10:08:07+00:00 October 3rd, 2018|Entertainment|

By Steven Sheehan. When Tom Hardy spoke about Venom in an interview the other day it sounded like he was getting in his excuses early. He mentioned up to 40 minutes of his favourite footage was missing from the film. It sounded like a man who had seen the final version and knew there would [...]

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The Wife review: Glenn Close shines once again in a dull family drama

By | 2018-09-26T09:22:23+00:00 September 26th, 2018|Entertainment|

By Steven Sheehan. Glenn Close has enjoyed an illustrious career to date on both the big and small screen. One thing that has surprisingly eluded her so far is recognition at the Oscars. From bunny boiler (Fatal Attraction) to transgender butler (Albert Nobbs), Close’s acting prowess has never waned. Because her level has never dropped [...]

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A Simple Favour Review: Twists and Turns Without the Brains

By | 2018-09-19T10:58:20+00:00 September 19th, 2018|Entertainment|

By Steven Sheehan Bridesmaids, Spy and the recent female Ghostbusters film all have one thing in common: director Paul Feig. You’ll also notice they are all women-led comedies starring some of the biggest female comedians around today. A Simple Favour sees Feig try something a little different. While sticking to a female-centric story he dips [...]

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King of Thieves review: Michael Caine gets away with daylight robbery

By | 2018-09-12T09:32:38+00:00 September 12th, 2018|Entertainment|

By Steven Sheehan. Cast your mind back to the Easter Weekend of 2015. If your memory doesn’t let you down you might remember a little heist in London’s Hatton Garden. Precious jewels, cash and other valuable items worth a total of £14 million were stolen by a group of pensioner-aged criminals. While it wasn’t exactly [...]

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American Animals Review: A Stylish Crime Drama about a Heist gone Wrong

By | 2018-09-05T12:25:47+00:00 September 5th, 2018|Entertainment|

By Steven Sheehan. There’s a moment in American Animals that parodies the slick moves of the Ocean’s heist franchises. Dressed in smart suits four boys breeze through a robbery like experienced pro’s before walking out with the loot. Except, it is only a fantasy and a far cry from what really went down at Transylvania [...]

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