Archive for March, 2015


Two award-winning shorts I wrote and directed; Escape and The Last, Danse à Lagrasse, a short documentary I co-directed with Conor Murphy about the Royal Ballet, plus the trailer to Poison Pen, an award-winning feature I co-directed, written by best-selling author, Eoin Colfer.

144. The Searchers

The Searchers is both a cinematic monument and an extremely unsettling depiction of the racism that lies at the heart of America’s own mythology.


This short video-essay compares and contrasts the ways both Martin Scorsese and Orson Welles present the corrupting forces of wealth and power. Their narratives may be similar but they yield different results.

143. The Adventures of Robin Hood

The legend has endured for 500 years and Hollywood has filmed it a dozen times. But Errol Flynn is still the only Robin Hood.

142. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

With Ferris Bueller, John Hughes forged an icon of teenage freedom. But pay close attention and the film is not about Ferris.

141. Once Upon a Time in the West

Sergio Leone’s masterpiece doesn’t only reference American westerns. He also drew inspiration from an English film.

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