Film

You’re a nice one, Mr. Grinch

December 12, 2018

The Grinch is a lovable anti-hero compared to his successors in Illumination’s rendition of the classic Christmas film. The film opened in cinemas on November 9th and will run over the Christmas period. It was

Film

Creating a good villain is no joking matter

December 12, 2018

“A protagonist and his story can only be as intellectually fascinating and emotionally compelling as the forces of antagonism make them” said Robert McKee, author and story-consultant.

Film

Stan Lee’s legacy will live on

November 28, 2018

His cameos have become an iconic feature in Marvel movies, a feature that fans of the movies look out for. He has had some memorable lines such as “Are you Tony Stank?” in Captain America: Civil War (2016).

Film

Widows, an empowering heist thriller

November 28, 2018

Police brutality and government corruption provide the backdrop to the drama, but it’s fundamentally an entertaining, fast-paced mainstream movie about a team of very cool women stealing a lot of money.

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The Hate U Give tackles uncomfortable topics

November 28, 2018

This film is not an easy one to watch. Scenes of riots, funerals and protests looked authentic and were gut-wrenching to see. A credit to the cast, and Audrey Wells who adapted the book into it’s screenplay, for keeping scenes honest and painfully true.

Articles

Keeping the magic in children’s films alive, generation after generation

November 14, 2018

The attitude of inclusion and acceptance is growing internationally. The portrayal of these changing narratives can be seen in children’s films. The reason the quality of the stories did not deteriorate is because films still use the classic formula of good vs evil and other constant variables.

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The wrath of Michael Myers, 40 years on

October 31, 2018

Halloween reminds audiences what a ruthless killer Myers really is, slaughtering anything that comes across his path. He is completely void of emotion, an unstoppable killing machine. This is the true terror of Michael Myers.

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Welcome to the House of Horrors

October 31, 2018

The appeal of a horror movie is being afraid, and nothing is more frightening than the ‘monsters’ not actually being monsters, but rather, people.

Film

The art of God-awful cinema

October 17, 2018

If one could compare (Tommy Wiseau) to anything, it would be a two-legged chihuahua. You can’t help but feel pity for the poor thing, yet you’re rooting for them all the same, because they’re trying.

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Lady Gaga soars in A Star is Born

October 17, 2018

What truly elevates ASIB compared to its modern rivals is surprisingly simple. They casted people who could actually sing.

Film

Review: A Simple Favour

October 17, 2018

The film is reminiscent of the thriller “Gone Girl” and has enough to fill viewers expectations. Emily won’t answer Stephanie’s calls or text messages so Stephanie takes to her blog to begin investigating Emily’s sudden disappearance.

Articles

Ready Player One novel falls flat

April 4, 2018

You could debate for days about book to movie adaptations. Ernest Cline’s ‘Ready Player One’ leaps from pages to the silver screen in Ireland on March 30th, a release that is highly anticipated due to

Features

The rise of film musicals

March 21, 2018

Movie musicals weren’t born in the last few years, but they have certainly returned to glory in this decade and seized the national spotlight in recent years.

Film

Saoirse Ronan soars in Ladybird

March 21, 2018

Ladybird is a coming of age film about love, heartbreak, friendship and family. It is a semi-autobiographical comedy written and directed by Greta Gerwig.

Film

‘The Shape of Water’ flows perfectly

March 7, 2018

The latest movie directed by the critically acclaimed Guillermo Del Toro (Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth) weaves a deeply intricate fairy tale into a very unusual love story.

Film

Black Panther roars around the globe

March 7, 2018

In the fifth episode of the Netflix series Master of None, main character Dev mentions how movies or tv shows traditionally can’t have more than two black people as main characters, and the show wasn’t

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

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

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

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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