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Ronan Wright

Ronan Wright is a graduate in Film Studies from The Queen’s University of Belfast.

As well as contributing to MercatorNet as a film critic since March 2011 he has run Filmplicity, a Belfast-based film blog, since 2010 and is the resident film critic for the Catholic monthly magazine Position Papers.

Ronan has been a columnist for the Belfast Telegraph’s ‘Out There’ entertainment supplement since April 2012.



Cinema classics: Five million years to Earth (1967)
12 Sep 2014 | POPCORN |  
tags: films, science fiction
A splendid example of imaginative British science fiction.


Parody The Matrix? In Lego?
22 Aug 2014 | POPCORN |  
tags: animated films
The hugely popular Lego move is by turns hilarious and surreal.


Classic Cinema: The Lady from Shanghai (1947)
29 Jul 2014 | POPCORN |  
tags: film noir, Orson Welles
A moody, atmospheric noir classic from Orson Welles.


Cinema Classics: A Hard Day’s Night (1964)
23 Jul 2014 | POPCORN |  
tags: Beatles, music documentaries
A charming blend of Beatlemania and swinging 60s nostalgia.


CINEMA CLASSICS: The Lives of Others (2006)
15 Jul 2014 | POPCORN |  
tags: Communism, Germany, privacy, surveillance
An Oscar-winning look at the surveillance state of East Germany.


Cinema Classics: An Autumn Afternoon
7 Jul 2014 | POPCORN |  
tags: Japanese films, Yashijiro Ozu
The last and perhaps most touching film from the renowned Japanese director Yashijiro Ozu.


A harrowing odyssey to the USA
1 Jul 2014 | POPCORN |  
tags: immigration
Three Guatemalan youngsters try to cross the border.


Classic Cinema: Doctor Zhivago
13 Jun 2014 | POPCORN |  
tags: cinema classics, David Lean, film reviews
This is melodrama at its most elegant and affecting.


Cinema Classics: To Kill a Mockingbird
22 May 2014 | POPCORN |  
tags: American South, courtroom movies, film reviews, racial prejudice
A memorable portrait of manly integrity, this film is one of the best-loved of all time.


Cinema classics: Life is Beautiful
12 May 2014 | POPCORN |  
tags: cinema classics, Holocaust
A life-affirming film about the Holocaust? Unbelievably, this Oscar-winning Italian movie succeeded.


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