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Lights, Camera, Cut? How the Pandemic is Affecting the Film Industry

When we woke up to the announcement of the Bafta TV nominations, it was almost as if, just for a moment, the last few months hadn’t changed life completely. The reality is, of course, that the film and TV worlds…

‘Community’ and the Mediation of Honesty

‘Community’ and the Mediation of Honesty ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Cult sitcom Community is a proliferation of parody and pop culture references – the episodes range from paintball filled action stompers to a singsong Claymation Christmas. The show is…

The Frightening Reality of ‘The Stranger’

In a world as connected as ours, with information at our fingertips and an all-encompassing social media sphere, it’s easy to think that we can know everything about a person, while somehow retaining a certain sense of anonymity for ourselves….

Netflix Recommendations

Tiger King Limited Series ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  The series serves as an exposé on untold drama and crime surrounding the most influential players of the big cat community in the United States. I’m sure by now we have…

Disney+ Finally Launches in Ireland

Plans were made for Disney Plus to launch in Ireland, among other European countries such as Britain, Spain, Italy and Germany, on March 24th way back in January. The Disney bosses could have never have known that all of these…

Nostalgia Zone: Videodrome

Nostalgia Zone: Videodrome ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Among the category of great filmmakers, we often hear the familiar names of Lynch, Hitchcock or Kubrick. I would dare to say that David Cronenberg can and deserves to be put in…

Film Retrospective: What we can learn from ‘Gangs of New York’

Flawed but magnificent – Scorsese’s sprawling epic escapes the pitfalls of perfection to be something much greater. This dark, fascinating exploration of civilisation dives into the cesspit of 1860s New York as tribal gangs vie for supremacy.  Daniel Day-Lewis delivers…

Netflix Recommendations

Lovesick Series ★ ★ ★ ★ Lovesick (4 stars):  In Lovesick (amusingly formerly titled Scrotal Recall) the show’s protagonist Dylan learns in the opening minutes of the pilot that he has contracted chlamydia. Dylan decides to personally call each of…

Film Review: Emma

Film Review: Emma ★ ★ ★ ★   Autumn de Wilde’s vision of Jane Austen’s ‘Emma’ is everything one could expect from an adaptation of the classic novel – it’s overstated, witty and incredibly charming. However, setting it apart from the…

Film & TV News: Cinema Moves to Homes as Movie Theatres Shut

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has shaken the world to its core and the world of television and film is no different as events are cancelled, celebrities face the brunt of the virus themselves and movies see their release dates postponed…

Old Man, Old Voice? Clint Eastwood’s ‘Richard Jewell’

Old Man, Old Voice? Clint Eastwood’s ‘Richard Jewell’ ★ ★ ★   Richard Jewell is the name of the latest Clint Eastwood film and also its titular character. Jewell was a real person who detected a bomb threat at a…

Film Review: Marriage Story

Film Review: Marriage Story ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  Noah Baumbach’s Marriage Story is somehow tragic, comedic and uplifting all at once. Its relentless depiction of a fractured relationship takes its power from its story being so simply, and uniquely,…