The Hype

Irish talent hits award season

February 21, 2018

All eyes are on Saoirse Ronan after her latest film LadyBird earned her another oscar nomination, making 3 by the age of twenty three. Daniel Day Lewis and Martin McDonagh also got nods from the

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Kendrick humbles Dublin

February 21, 2018

Describing the difference between a ‘concert’ and an ‘experience’ is difficult. Those of you who have witnessed a musical ‘experience’ will know exactly how it feels. Kendrick Lamar’s opening concert of his European tour in

Books

Oh My God What a Complete Aisling

February 21, 2018

  “Loads of the girls in work are like her. Real sensible types, all from down the country. One of them wears her county jersey every casual Friday and then throws on a pair of

Music

The Academic schools the Irish music scene

February 21, 2018

The Academic are no strangers to the Irish music scene. The band formed in 2013 and consists of Craig Fitzgerald (lead vocals and guitar), Dean Gavin (drums), Stephen Murtagh (bass) and Matt Murtagh (guitar). The

Film

A subtle smile for The Green Mile

February 21, 2018

The adaptation of a book into a movie is something that is rarely done to a level where everyone is satisfied. Stephen King’s 1996 novel and 1999 movie, ‘The Green Mile’, is one exception to

The Hype

Behind the artist: Malcom T. Liepke

February 21, 2018

Malcom T. Liepke, a self taught artist from Minneaopolis, has captivated the world with his beautiful and expressive oil paintings. A painter all his life, the inspiration he finds in the Impressionist painters such as

Books

Love in Row 27 leaves you flying high

February 14, 2018

Contemporary romance novels are normally littered with predictability, cringe-worthy chance meetings and, of course, love and attraction at first sight. However, for Eithne Shortall’s debut novel, this could not be further from the truth. While

Film

How The Post showcases the power of journalism

February 7, 2018

A newspaper’s first obligation is to the truth. It also has to be mindful not to put its future in jeopardy. So, what happens when you uncover a grave secret that the government have been

The Hype

New year, new music

February 7, 2018

2017’s music scene featured the dominance of Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift’s redefinitions, The ChainSmokers collaborating withwColdplay and break-away artists like Camila Cabello soaring to the top of the charts.

Film

Three Billboards Stands on Acting, Falls on Pacing

February 7, 2018

A latecomer in the race for the Oscars comes from Martin McDonagh with his first movie since Seven Psychopaths. Three Billboards tells the story of Mildred Hayes (Frances McDormand), a mother vying for the murder

Books

Books that portray the reality of mental illness

February 7, 2018

The theme of mental illness is no stranger to the literary world. However, in an age where mental illness is often romanticised, it can be hard to find stories that show its complexity and reality.

The Hype

When music fights back

February 7, 2018

War, huh, what is it good for? Absolutely nothing. That is of course if you listen to musicians like Edwin Star who have used music to dispute politics and government. Music has been used to

Features

What’s next for Hollywood after the Me Too campaign

February 7, 2018

[dropcap]They say that 2016 was the year all our favourite celebrities died and 2017 was the year all our favourite celebrities were dead to us. With the 90th Academy Awards fast approaching there has been

The Hype

Comedy gold or comedy bold?

February 7, 2018

Pushing the boundaries has always been a comedians bread and butter, but how far can a joke go before it becomes too offensive?

The Hype

The growth of the Irish music scene

February 7, 2018

Many think of Irish music and images of an auld lad playing spoons in some pub down a bothrin pop into mind. A walk through Temple Bar in the height of July would similarly convince

Film

Call Me By Your Name’s summer of love

December 8, 2017

There’s a reason why Call Me by Your Name is one of the year’s most anticipated releases. Directed by Luca Guadagnino and based on the novel of the same name by André Aciman, the movie

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IMLÉ

December 6, 2017

In an initial attempt to extend my Irish language exposure beyond lecture halls and contributing articles ‘anois agus arís’, I found myself  on the Irish language website nós.ie. Nós.ie is an online lifestyle and cultural

The Hype

Mindhunter is mind-blowing

December 6, 2017

Mindhunter, a new series recently added to the growing pile of shows released by Netflix, has been receiving nothing but praise and it’s no surprise. This show is one of the most interesting and engaging

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The Hype

Can you separate artist from allegation?

November 29, 2017

Despite many positive moments, 2017 will undoubtedly go down in history as the year when allegations of sexual exploitation were rife among prominent members of the media.

The Hype

Unearthing the glitz and glamour of Sunset Boulevard

November 29, 2017

Lights, camera, action … the powerful production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony award winning masterpiece invites audience members to look past the glitz and glamour of 1950’s Hollywood and unearths what life was really like

Film

The bold and brilliant vision of Loving Vincent

November 29, 2017

To honour the life of Vincent Van Gogh, an oil-painted film has been created to tell his unique story. Loving Vincent showcases the tragic death of the artist, exploring the mystery of how and why he