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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: Dial M for Murder
8 Apr 2014 | POPCORN |
tags: Alfred Hitchcock, cinema classics, film reviews
It's amazing what Hitchcock could do with only two sets.


Cinema classics: Goodbye, Mr Chips
31 Mar 2014 | POPCORN |
tags: cinema classics
The original inspirational-teacher story is still a poignant and charming love story.


Bringing Laos to Hollywood: The Rocket
24 Mar 2014 | POPCORN |
tags: Australia, coming of age, Laos
Spirited performances in a coming-of-age tale in the exotic setting of Laos.


Cinema classics: Sunset Boulevard
14 Mar 2014 | POPCORN |
tags: classic cinema, self-referential films
One of the best films about Hollywood ever to come out of Hollywood.


Cinema classics: War Horse
14 Feb 2014 | POPCORN |
tags: classic cinema, film reviews, horses
This is everything an equine movie should be: cheesy and melodramatic but sincere and uplifting.


No sweet nostalgia in the Coen brothers’ take on folk music
3 Feb 2014 | POPCORN |
tags: film reviews, folk music, Joel and Ethan Coen
The perfect antidote to Sixties sentimentality.


Cinema Classics: The General (1926)
28 Jan 2014 | POPCORN |
tags: Buster Keaton, comedy, silent films
The one silent film that everyone must see! A hilarious comedy about the American Civil War.


Cinema Classics: The Night of the Hunter (1955)
22 Jan 2014 | POPCORN |
tags: Charles Laughton, film noir, Robert Mitchum, thriller
A brilliantly bewitching thriller has just been rereleased. It will scare the socks off you.


A searing expose of forgotten horrors
20 Jan 2014 | FEATURES |
tags: American history, film reviews, slavery
12 Years a Slave is hard to watch but impossible to forget.


Cinema Classics: All About Eve (1950)
12 Jan 2014 | POPCORN |
tags: cinema classics, film reviews
A stunning performance by the immortal Bette Davis.


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