Author Archives: A. Mary Murphy

A. Mary Murphy

A. Mary Murphy teaches English literature and creative writing at The University of Winnipeg and occasionally teaches film at The University of Calgary. She is currently researching for a project on The Great Famine in Ireland.

History Lessons in The Wind that Shakes the Barley

Cinematographer Barry Ackroyd provides a warm, period look for this movie, which is saturated with subdued color, and makes good rhetorical use of the rugged landscape.

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A Nightmarish Fling with The Last King of Scotland; A Dose of Twilight Sleep in Dreamgirls

Two Film Reviews by A. Mary Murphy

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Her Majesty, The Queen

Helen Mirren has the goods to be the queen – all the others merely players in her court.

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On the Road with Little Miss Sunshine

The ensemble cast of Little Miss Sunshine embraces the absurdity of family life, from Proust to pornography.

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