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My Lawyer Will Call Your Lawyer: The Black Panthers – Vanguard of the Revolution (2015)

Astrid Swan and Nick Triani see parallels with the here and now as they review Stanley Nelson Jr.’s important Black Panthers documentary. Read more

The return of Twin Peaks in these Alien times

Nick Triani ponders the imminent return of Twin Peaks just as another Alien prequel arrives. In his essay Triani tempers high expectations for both, hoping he won’t be disappointed. Read more

My Lawyer Will Call Your Lawyer: Deep End (1970)

In their latest review, Nick Triani and Astrid Swan both enjoy Jerzy Skolimowski’s stunning and rediscovered film Deep End, whilst struggling with the dark sexual themes on show. Read more

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Going to the Movies April 2017

In this semi-regular series, Fiacha Harington previews current and forthcoming cinema attractions. Read more

My Lawyer Will Call Your Lawyer: Midnight Special (2016)

Jeff Nichols' sci-fi story impresses Astrid Swan and Nick Triani in different ways. Midnight Special may seem familiar, but actually offers new ideas to a well worn genre. Read more

My Lawyer Will Call Your Lawyer: 12 Years A Slave (2013)

Astrid Swan and Nick Triani watch Steve McQueen's powerful film 12 Years A Slave. In this review they discuss structural racism, the current sociopolitical climate and the alignment of art and politics. Read more

My Lawyer Will Call Your Lawyer: La La Land

In this latest episode of Astrid Swan and Nick Triani’s movie review series, they experience La La Land, the much discussed Oscar-winning musical that stole their hearts (but not everybody's). Read more

My Lawyer Will Call Your Lawyer: David Bowie – The Last Five Years (BBC)

A year on from his death the David Bowie tributes and appreciation keep growing. In the latest My Lawyer Will Call Your Lawyer, Astrid Swan and Nick Triani look at the BBC’s recent Bowie documentary. Read more

Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds

My Lawyer will Call Your Lawyer – Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds (2017) HBO

Astrid Swan and Nick Triani discuss mother-daughter relationships, the lure of Hollywood and the sudden passing of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds. They review the new documentary Bright Lights: Starring Carrie... Read more

Ukraine Bans Films

Censorship in the Ukraine is targeting a lot of Russian cinema which is being labelled as propaganda from the ‘aggressor state’. Oksana Chelysheva looks into these bans and navigates us through the films that... Read more

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Going To The Movies: Coming to a cinema near you

In a new feature for One Quart Magazine, Fiacha Harrington casts his eye over recent and upcoming films opening at a cinema complex near you. Welcome to Going To The Movies. Read more

My Lawyer Will Call Your Lawyer: 2016 in review

In the latest My Lawyer Will Call You Lawyer, Astrid Swan and Nick Triani look back on their favourite movies and TV series from 2016. Read more

I was so much older then

Nick Triani reflects on a time when children's TV was laced with innocent endeavour but primed to excite the most fervent imaginations of our youngest. Read more

Primer: will the real Montgomery Clift please stand up?

Françoise Truffaut was hypnotized by his eyes. The Clash and R.E.M. both penned songs about him. Elizabeth Taylor was in love and James Dean just wanted to hear his voice. But who was the real Montgomery Clift?... Read more

My Lawyer Will Call Your Lawyer: 20,000 Days On Earth (2014)

In typically late fashion, Nick Triani and Astrid Swan get around to reviewing 20,000 Days On Earth, just in time to co-incide with the release of a new Nick Cave documentary and album. Read more

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My Lawyer Will Call Your Lawyer: A Star Is Born (1976)

The latest My Lawyer Will Call Your Lawyer revisits one of Hollywood’s perennials, the seventies remake of the yet again soon-to-be-remade A Star Is Born. Read more

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One Quart recommends: Love and Anarchy Film Festival 2016

Fiacha Harrington picks his top 10 selections screening at this years Love and Anarchy Film Festival. Read more

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Stranger Things does for the 80s what Mad Men did for the 60s

Mark B. Odom takes a look at the hit summer series Stranger Things. Sure, it has scary monsters, but the show offers much more than that. Read more

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My Lawyer Will Call Your Lawyer: Game of Thrones Season 6 (HBO)

In the latest My Lawyer Will Call Your Lawyer, Nick Triani and Astrid Swan review Season 6 of the world’s most popular TV show, Game Of Thrones, and still find much to enjoy. Read more

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Suicide Squad: First Impressions

The three trailers for the upcoming Suicide Squad give Fiacha Harrington great hope that we have a fun, summer blockbuster on our hands. Read more

My Lawyer Will Call Your Lawyer: Singin’ In The Rain

Since 2010 Astrid Swan and Nick Triani have written a regular movie blog, My Lawyer Will Call Your Lawyer, about the films they watch together. Now with a new home, they review Singin' in The Rain. Read more

Films are shit

Billy Brentford is our self appointed film critic. He hates films and never goes to the cinema, so his insights about 'the movies' will be invaluable. Read more

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