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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…

(Spooky!) Netflix Recommendations

The Haunting of Hill House Series ★ ★ ★ ★ The Haunting of Hill House is a modern Netflix adaptation of the classic Shirley Jackson novel from 1959. This supernatural horror drama will have you absolutely glued to the screen….

Film Review: Joker

★ ★ ★ ★  Director Todd Phillips, most notably known for his work on the Hangover movies, has created a thrilling adaptation of the iconic Batman villain in his ground-breaking new film Joker. However, Phillip’s origin story for the cackling…

Film & TV News

The 4th Annual Wicklow Film Festival took place from the 19th to the 21st of September 2019. The theme for this year’s festival was ‘Turning Points’, with six filmmakers choosing films which impacted both their lives and the formation of…

Unplanned: The Film, The Controversy

The Film Unplanned, based on the memoirs of Abby Johnson, is a film that follows Abby as a clinic director at a Texas Planned Parenthood location, and her subsequent transition to Pro-Life activist. After eight years of working and running…

Reaching Across the Aisle: Interviewing the Editors of the University Observer

(Note: Elements of this interview are satirical) In a dimly lit College Tribune office on a wet Friday afternoon, history was made. Members of UCD’s two illustrious newspapers sat down together as Observer editors Gavin Tracey and Aoife Mawn spoke…

Trance Wax Lights up Dublin with a Set to be Remembered

Garry McCartney, who goes under the alias ‘EJECA’ or ‘Trance Wax’ depending on the show, is a young techno DJ from Belfast. He has been putting on performances across Europe for years at festivals and intimate shows alike, bringing a…

Hello, Love, Goodbye: Should I think of you or should I think of myself?

Hello, Love, Goodbye: Should I think of you or should I think of myself? ★ ★ ★ ★  This question has always attached itself to me, even today. If one could truly give and take in a relationship or if…

Netflix Recommendations

The Social Network (Film) ★ ★ ★ ★ This 2010 film chronicles Mark Zuckerberg’s path to creating Facebook, a journey which began in his college dorm. The film is primarily concerned with the enemies Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) created on his determined…

Film Review: Parasite

★ ★ ★ ★  While Bong Joon Ho might be a name unfamiliar with most western audiences, he has proven time and time again to be capable of making extraordinary films that are both accessible to a modern audience and…