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Patrick Mulcahy

Patrick Mulcahy
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Patrick Mulcahy is the resident film reviewer at Chartist. He was co-founder of Cinema Release (1991-5) and formerly a member of London Filmmakers Co-operative.

Hugo’s there?

Patrick Mulcahy on a 21st century Les Miserables

Back to the war zone

Patrick Mulcahy on gestures of solidarity in Spike Lee's Da 5 Bloods

The struggle to overthrow patriarchy is ongoing

Patrick Mulcahy on the birth of modern Women’s Lib

The Audacity of Hope

Patrick Mulcahy on a tense portrait of rich and poor in South Korea

Departure Scrounge

Patrick Mulcahy on Tarantino’s 60s Hollywood pastiche

Below the surface

Patrick Mulcahy on a slow burner about have-nots When it comes to the work of American writer-director S. Craig Zahler, I have arrived late to...

Crowd trouble

Patrick Mulcahy on Mike Leigh’s homage to Peterloo 200 years on Peterloo is writer-director Mike Leigh’s most ambitious film to date – and one of...

No apology needed

Patrick Mulcahy on showing genuine concern for workers’ rights Watching contemporary American cinema is, for the most part, a depressing experience. ‘America First’, the mantra...

Hollywood shame factory 

Patrick Mulcahy on the state of the film industry After nominating himself for Time Magazine’s ‘Person of the Year 2017’, US President Donald Trump must have shrugged...