Eoghan Lyng (Writer)
Irish born, Glasgow-based writer with a penchant for the cinematic and an eye for the viperous
Throughout a journey found through his own writings and the writings of other filmmakers, Eoghan has taken to the spirit of the surreal to find greater meaning from the real. He finds it far easier to articulate his thoughts on the visual medium than to discuss it in the pub, surrounded by intellectuals and casual film watchers.
From teenage obsessions with the visceral designs in A Clockwork Orange and Full Metal Jacket (Stanley Kubrick, 1975 and 1987) to the the subversive narration of nouvelles vague films such as Les Bonnes Femmes (Claude Chabrol, 1960) and Adieu Philippine (Jacques Rozier, 1962) Lyng has had a pervasive interest in the unknown and the esoteric. He boasted that Terry Gilliam’s Brazil (1985) was a masterpiece aged fourteen; it took a venture to University to corroborate this fact.
After graduating from University College Cork, Lyng travelled between Edinburgh, Bilbao, Barcelona, Madrid and Prague, taking a greater interest in cinemas European and avant garde, the modern storytelling capturing the stories and lives of characters pertaining to ourselves of great interest to him. Writing credits including The Prague Post, The Irish Post, We Are Cult, Taste of Cinema and The Playlist have served him well on this journey. Since then, familial Oscar winning Dramas (such as Tom Hooper The King’s Speech, from 2010, and James L. Br ook’s Terms of Endearment, 1983) strike him as maudlin and superficial.
Alongside, Lyng is an avid collector of film posters, his Life of Brian (Terry Jones, 1979) and The Crying Game (Neil Joran, 1992) posters sitting nicely beside one another in perfect synthetic posterity. Lyng is also a music fanatic, any film that successfully combines image and sound is onto an automatic winner on his watch (such as Franc Roddam’s Quadrophenia, 1979, and Martin Scorsese’s The Last Waltz, 1978). He is available for contact on Twitter @eoghanlyng or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other posts by Eoghan Lyng
Six Aboriginal drag queens compete for the title of Miss First Nation pageant in Australia. What does it take to be crowned the winner? Doc opens the Native Spirit Festival, taking place from October 11th-21st [Read More...]
Reinventing Marvin (Marvin ou la Belle Education)
Both a coming-of-age and a coming-out film, this French drama centres on an young man fleeing from his village for being different. Through the life he encounters and the people he meets leads him on this path to reinvention - in cinemas Friday, September 14th [Read More...]
Iceman (Der Mann aus dem Eis)
Fancy some ice-cold pasta? Film set in the snowy Alps during the neolithic period takes inspiration from European mummy found in 1991, and it has flavours of spaghetti Western - now available for digital streaming [Read More...]
Eaten by Lions
When Pete and Omar lose their beloved Gran they go in search of Omar's estranged father, confronting him on the day of his daughters’ engagement party - British comedy with Indian flavours shows at the Edinburgh International Film Festival and also at the London Indian Film Festival [Read More...]
What happens when a humanoid outsmarts its creators? British sci-fi has good performances, but doesn't add much to the sci-fi genre - available for digital download on July 9th and on DVD on July 16th [Read More...]
Gothic Irish horror about haunted house makes good and imaginative use of a classical filmic devices, but there's also a very English problem with casting - out on June 25th [Read More...]
Freddie Foreman reveals everything in this tell all documentary. Looking back on a life in crime, Foreman looks for forgiveness from his audience and from himself - available for digital download on Monday, May 28th, and it's out on DVD June 5th. [Read More...]
Skid Row Marathon
Documentary centres on a criminal court judge who organises a running club, comprised of inhabitants from L.A.’s Skid Row in the hope of discovering some sense of worth - back in cinemas on Monday, June 18th [Read More...]
Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex Fashion & Disco
He did it his way! Meet the profoundly gifted, charismatic and subversive fashion illustrator and artiste capable of sweet talking even the most hardened of editors, while refusing to meet deadlines and to work cooperatively - in cinemas Friday [Read More...]
How do you sabotage a nasty dictator like Pinochet? These four Scottish Rolls-Royce factory workers had a very peculiar and effective idea - doc is showing at the Glasgow Film Festival on Tour [Read More...]
Liquid Truth (Aos Teus Olhos)
Even Brazilian jocks get the blues! Rubens has the town eating out of his hand as a popular swimming instructor. But when an accusation of misdemeanour arises, will it spell the end of Rubens career? Film inundated with the colour of water shows at the Glasgow Film Festival [Read More...]
Shooting your way through adolescence? Black American teen finds personal liberation in artillery and gang crime, in a timely drama symptomatic of a country grappling with gun control - from the Glasgow Film Festival [Read More...]
Where crime meets grime! Gritty and barren-looking Chinese city of Ordos is the backdrop to a morally ambiguous family drama about corruption and greed - from the Glasgow Film Festival [Read More...]
Sammy Davis Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me
Doc about the career highs and lows of Rat Pack impresario Sammy Davis Jr, whose dedication to his art came at a cost to his personal life., takes a reflective look at his art but fails to transcend his death - from the Glasgow Film Festival [Read More...]
The Tower (La Torre)
Doc about mysterious explosion in Colombian library is profoundly lyrical, unsettling and ambiguous, much like the inconclusive event it investigates - watch it now at home with Festival Scope [Read More...]