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Rory Doherty

Rory Doherty is a recent graduate of University of Glasgow, a screenwriter, and playwright. Obsessed with films for as long as he can remember, he has plenty experience in making short films in the woods with friends, and has worked tirelessly to make sure none of them see the light of day. He loves sci-fi, comedies, mysteries, and deep-diving into strange and complex films. He currently lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.
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Movie Review (Sundance): ‘The Blazing World’ has a Story Less Original than its Visuals

Director: Carlson Young Writers: Carlson Young, Pierce Brown Stars: Udo Kier, Carlson Young, Dermot Mulroney, Vinessa Shaw Synopsis: Decades after the accidental drowning of her twin sister, a self-destructive young woman returns to her family...

Movie Review (Sundance): ‘Eight for Silver’ is a Tedious Slog of a Monster Horror

Director: Sean Ellis Writers: Sean Ellis Stars: Boyd Holbrook, Kelly Reilly, Alistair Petrie, Roxane Duran Synopsis: In the late 1800s, a man arrives in a remote country village to investigate an attack by a wild...

Movie Review (Sundance): ‘Mass’ Showcases Pain But Deserves to be More Gripping

Director: Fran Kranz Writers: Fran Kranz Stars: Jason Isaacs, Martha Plimpton, Ann Dowd Synopsis: Aftermath of a violent tragedy that affects the lives of two couples in different ways. The situation of the characters in...

Movie Review (Sundance): ‘Knocking’ Shows Paranoia on a Small Scale

Director: Frida Kempff Writers: Emma Broström Stars: Cecilia Milocco, Albin Grenholm, Ville Virtanen Synopsis: A coming of age psychological thriller that plays out the unsettling reality of a kid who holds his family captive in a...

Movie Review (Sundance): ‘John and the Hole’ is a Cryptic yet Captivating Coming-of-Age Story

Director: Pascual Sisto Writers: Nicolás Giacobone Stars: Charlie Shotwell, Jennifer Ehle, Michael C. Hall, Taissa Farmiga Synopsis: A coming of age psychological thriller that plays out the unsettling reality of a kid who holds his family...

Movie Review (Sundance): ‘Censor’ is Certified Mentally Nasty

Director: Prano Bailey-Bond Writers: Prano Bailey-Bond, Anthony Fletcher Stars: Niamh Algar, Nicholas Burns, Vincent Franklin, Sophia La Porta, Adrian Schiller Synopsis: After viewing a strangely familiar video nasty, Enid, a film censor, sets out to...

List: Rory Doherty’s Top 10 of 2020

On New Year’s Eve, while we were counting down the few remaining minutes of the turgid year, a friend mentioned that no good movies came out in 2020. More than anything, this...

Top 10: Christmas Scenes in Non-Christmas Movies

The season of giving is upon us, and my gift to all of you is this top 10 list. We’ve argued too long about what qualifies as a Christmas movie, and what...

Rory Doherty

Rory Doherty is a recent graduate of University of Glasgow, a screenwriter, and playwright. Obsessed with films for as long as he can remember, he has plenty experience in making short films in the woods with friends, and has worked tirelessly to make sure none of them see the light of day. He loves sci-fi, comedies, mysteries, and deep-diving into strange and complex films. He currently lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.
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