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Film & TV News: Awards Season Rolls On

The celebrities of the moment graced the BAFTAs red carpet last Sunday. As predicted, Sir Sam Mendes’ 1917 triumphed across the board, picking up seven awards including Best Direction, Cinematography, and Best Overall Film. This season’s success continued for Brad…

A Charming Disaster of a Musical: “The Chokey: Danny DeVito’s Witch Child”

As darkness fell on Astra Hall, the soothing words of Danny DeVito calmed the audience with his theatre safety announcement. What would follow was a night of song, dance, chaos, disaster and an all-round glorious mess of a musical.  If…

Netflix Recommendations

The Pursuit of Happyness Film ★ ★ ★ ★ Before the credits had even rolled, this film had already left a lasting impression upon me, most notably for Will Smith’s performance as a single father struggling to rescue both himself…

Film & TV News: The Road to the Oscars

It is just weeks into the new year, but awards season is already in full swing. This year kicked off on the 5th January with the Golden Globes. Hosted by Ricky Gervais for a record fifth time, many of the…

Ireland’s Must-See Christmas Markets

It might still be mid-November, but surely that cannot stop us from planning on bopping down to the pretty Christmas markets around the country?  Ireland is no stranger to colourful and vibrant Christmas markets, and here’s a rundown on some…

Netflix Christmas Films

The Holiday Calendar (Film) ★ ★ Kat Graham stars in this Christmas romantic comedy; a genre that has become common fare on Netflix. Graham plays Abby a struggling photographer who receives a seemingly magical advent calendar which she believes can…

Film Review: The Good Liar

★ The Good Liar is like a bad book with an incredible cover. The faces of Ian McKellen and Helen Mirren make this film seem as though nothing could go wrong. However, not even these excellent film veterans could save…

Film & TV News

Winter has officially come, and with the season, also comes a host of holiday viewing to watch during the dark evenings ahead. Almost two years since its triumphant second season, The Crown is back on Netflix from the 17th of…

Academic Spotlight: Kieran Allen

Kieran Allen is a Senior Lecturer of Sociology in UCD. He’s been in UCD since 1996, spent time as the Head of the School of Sociology, has had a long and active political career as a Marxist, being instrumental to…

Sexism In Drama: On Women’s Representation in Theatre Today

A few years ago, I went to see a production of Martin McDonagh’s play The Pillowman in the Gaiety theatre. At that point in time, my experience of theatre was limited, and I can’t say for certain I even knew…

Taking the Men from Menstruation: Period. The End of a Sentence.

★ ★ ★ ★  You might not know it, but last year’s winner of Best Documentary Short Subject at the Oscars is available on Netflix. Period. End of a Sentence is an informative and inspiring short that I am glad…