" The closing scene sees Renton dancing in his boyhood bedroom to “Lust for Life” in an attempt to immortalise the boy who caused all the raucous and you can’t help but want to watch him not choose life all over again."
Film

Review: T2 Trainspotting

February 22, 2017

Choose regret, denial and rekindling old friendships. Twenty years later, Mark Renton (Ewan Mcgregor) returns to Edinburgh following the death of his mother; Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller), Begbie (Robert Carlyle) and Spud (Ewen Bremner)

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Film

Sussed: The Oscars’ best pictures

February 22, 2017

After last year’s #OscarsSoWhite controversy sparked outrage on Twitter as well as from the actors themselves, the academy have made an explicit effort to recognise diversity in this year’s films. This can be seen in

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Features

IMMA programme launch

February 22, 2017

The Freud Project at the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) will be expanded this year, director of IMMA Sarah Glennie revealed as part of the launch for the 2017 programme. The programme also hosts

"Homer is a deeply vulnerable and complex character beneath his brash exterior."
Television

Emotional significance made The Simpsons great

February 22, 2017

‘Mother Simpson’ is not the greatest episode of The Simpsons, but it is my favourite. It presents the defining feature of what made its first ten seasons the greatest animated show and sitcom in television history:

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Music

Sussed: Albums of 2017

February 22, 2017

Despite being a year that most people would prefer to forget, when it comes to music releases, 2016 was lit. Kanye’s Life of Pablo, Queen B’s Lemonade, Bowie’s Blackstar, Frank Ocean’s Blonde, The Rolling Stones’

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Film

Review: La La Land

February 8, 2017

Every year, there’s a film that is soaked in nothing but hype. 2016 saw Suicide Squad, which critics loved to hate and 2015 gave all its Oscars to The Revenant. Admittedly, sometimes the hype is

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Music

Sussed: Afrobeat

February 8, 2017

The birth of Afrobeat happened almost a decade after West African countries such as Nigeria and Ghana gained their independence from British rule in the 60’s. During a time where freedom and hope for future

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Television

Review: Striking Out

February 8, 2017

If you know anything about Irish television it is either a masterpiece or garbage. Rarely, however is it both. RTE’s latest endeavour into original drama has split the nation, with either rave reviews or dismissive

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Music

The power of pop as protest

February 8, 2017

The protest song is exciting, irreverent, and powerful, putting into words our frustration with inequalities of all description. For as long as pop has existed, there has been a subsection of righteous, rage-fuelled songwriters who

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Television

Was Gilmore Girls worth revisiting?

February 8, 2017

After years of long-term fans patiently awaiting an update from our beloved Stars Hollow, Netflix brought us a six part mini-series, Gilmore Girls: A Year in The Life, to revisit the Connecticut town. If you’re

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Television

A series of fortunate adaptations

February 8, 2017

The new adaptation of ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ on Netflix brings a whole new interpretation of Lemony Snicket’s dark and depressing tale of the Baudelaire orphans to the streaming platform. The story begins small

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The Suss

Get to know Chaps Eye

December 6, 2016

Chaps Eye is a comedy YouTube channel run by three Irish IADT graduates Oisin, Eoin and Niall. This YouTube channel focuses on making hilarious skits about anything from having a few cans to parodies of

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The Suss

Sussed: Amsterdam

December 1, 2016

Amsterdam is well known as a city in love with art. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Why does it have such an appeal? Most people will say ‘weed

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Music

What now after What.CD?

November 30, 2016

Last week saw the closure of the infamous music and file sharing site What.CD making them part of the club of fallen piracy giants like Napster, Kickass Torrents and the original Pirate Bay. In a

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Music

“The End” for Black Sabbath

November 30, 2016

Black Sabbath. The words are like a hunting horn for any seasoned heavy metal fan. A 50-year-career marked by legendary music, solid friendship and innumerable vices is finally drawing to a close. After spending almost half