{film} song of the sea

Come away, O human child! To the waters and the wild With a faery, hand in hand, For the world’s more full of weeping than you can understand. —Song of the Sea‘s lines borrowed from “The Stolen Child” by William Butler Yeats The Secret of Kells‘ (2009; my review) Tomm Moore returns with another visually stunningContinue reading “{film} song of the sea”

{television} the fall

The Fall (2013) is a dark television series out of the UK that should appeal to viewers of Wallander (2008), Broadchurch (2013), and True Detective (2014). Its degree of ‘disturbing’ fits right in there between Broadchurch and True Detective; so while the impulse may be to binge-watch season one, the content is hard to takeContinue reading “{television} the fall”

it was just like a…

…fairytale life. Set in a small, rural, Irish fishing village, Neil Jordan’s Ondine (2009) is a romantic drama about a fisherman Syracuse (Colin Farrell) who pulls a woman from the sea in his net. Both Syracuse and his daughter, Annie (Alison Barry), come to believe that the woman who calls herself Ondine is a Selke,Continue reading “it was just like a…”