Steven Sheehan

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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

Vice review: Christian Bale transforms into a man hungry for power

By | 2019-01-23T11:50:32+00:00 January 23rd, 2019|Entertainment|

By Steven Sheehan. Dick Cheney is often referred to as the most powerful Vice President in American history. As the man behind the man (President George W. Bush), Cheney’s name is not widely recognised by many outside the US. So it may seem strange that a biopic about the man’s life would get the Hollywood [...]

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Glass review: A flat and disappointing end to the trilogy

By | 2019-01-18T09:49:33+00:00 January 16th, 2019|Entertainment|

By Stephen Sheehan. M. Night Shyamalan was announced king of the last minute twist after the huge success of The Sixth Sense back in 1999. He followed that up with Unbreakable, at a time when the very idea of comic book films performing well in cinema was almost laughable. Little did we know that 17 [...]

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Stan & Ollie review: The Biopic on Hollywood’s greatest double act

By | 2019-01-09T11:01:13+00:00 January 9th, 2019|Entertainment|

By Steven Sheehan. Take a look back across Hollywood’s history and you’ll see a long list of memorable comedy duos. The best we seem to get nowadays is Ant and Dec. Stan & Ollie looks back on the personal and professional relationship between comedy legends Laurel & Hardy. They are a duo who influenced almost [...]

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The Favourite Review: A darkly funny Royal Court Drama

By | 2019-01-02T10:45:33+00:00 January 2nd, 2019|Entertainment|

By Steven Sheehan. If you are not a fan of arthouse cinema, the name Yorgos Lanthimos may not mean much to you. He’s a Greek director known for surreal films such as Dogtooth, The Lobster and The Killing of a Sacred Deer. Lanthimos is a director actor’s love to work with, even if mainstream audiences [...]

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Bumblebee review: A retro throwback with plenty of heart

By | 2018-12-26T14:14:32+00:00 December 26th, 2018|Entertainment|

By Steven Sheehan. After five very tiring Transformers films, you’d be tempted to think the franchise had reached its conclusion. Director Michael Bay isn’t exactly a critical darling, but after making over $4 billion at the box office for Paramount, he had the freedom to do as he pleased. Bay chose to move on from [...]

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Mary Poppins Returns review: A credible but flawed follow-up

By | 2018-12-19T12:10:34+00:00 December 19th, 2018|Entertainment|

By Steven Sheehan. Who would have thought, 54 years after Mary Poppins opened her umbrella and disappeared over London she’d be back again? The very thought of a sequel to the Disney classic is sacrilege to a lot of people. Some will see Mary Poppins Returns as just a cynical cash in. Others believe it [...]

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Aquaman review: A bizarre feast for the eyes

By | 2018-12-14T09:29:17+00:00 December 12th, 2018|Entertainment|

By Steven Sheehan. It’s fair to say the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) has not exactly gone to plan. Bar last year’s Wonder Woman, the other films have left a lot to be desired. With the first trailer for Avengers: Endgame racking up 289 million views in 24 hours, the DCEU was in need of a [...]

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The Old Man & the Gun review: Robert Redford calls it a day in style

By | 2018-12-14T09:29:17+00:00 December 5th, 2018|Entertainment|

By Steven Sheehan. Robert Redford brings an illustrious career to a close with his last ever acting role in The Old Man & the Gun. At 82-years-old you can hardly blame him. He’s an actor who has achieved almost everything you can imagine since landing his first TV spot in 1960. His last performance serves [...]

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Creed II review: A throwback to the very best of the Rocky franchise

By | 2018-12-14T09:29:18+00:00 November 28th, 2018|Entertainment|

By Steven Sheehan. 42 years ago Rocky Balboa was introduced to the world. He quickly became a timeless character that continues to be embraced by every new generation. Eight films and multiple knockouts later and the formula is as powerful as ever. The first Creed film lacked the power and character that Stallone provided so [...]

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Robin Hood review: A modern-day retelling that barely hits the target

By | 2018-12-14T09:29:18+00:00 November 21st, 2018|Entertainment|

By Steven Sheehan. The legend of Robin Hood stretches back over 600 years, its story finding relevance with every new passing generation. From Errol Flynn in his spandex to Kevin Costner killing us with Bryan Adams ballads, there have been 44 different cinematic versions so far. Robin Hood marks the arrival of number 45, the [...]

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