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The American Friend and the Search for Meaning

New German cinema, marked from 1962 to 1988, is probably best known for churning out directors Wim Wenders and Werner Herzog. But while Herzog’s films have sought the faraway reaches of both the Amazon and African landscape, Wender’s films have…

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…

The Sincerity of El Camino ;Why Hollywood at Large Should Take a Leaf out of Vince Gilligan’s Book

At its best, El Camino is a love letter to the loyal fans that Breaking Bad left behind, and in this vein, it provides the once-beloved deuteragonist, Jesse Pinkman, with his much yearned for redemption. Suffice it to say that…

Netflix Recommendations

Netflix Recommendations   In Bruges Film ★ ★ ★ ★ Martin McDonagh’s first breakthrough into the world of the feature film is a terrific story about the lives of two hitmen laying low in Bruges after a hit gone wrong….

Film Review: Official Secrets

Film Review: Official Secrets ★ ★ ★     In a time where belief in political authority is dwindling, Official Secrets reasserts the reasons why the figureheads of great nations cannot be trusted. The film is based upon the true story…

Film & TV News

Disney’s Latest Chapter in Expanding on Diversity In Disney’s newest modernization of their classic princess genre, Emmy-winning actor Billy Porter is set to play the Fairy Godmother in the live-action adaptation of Cinderella. It is apparent that the latest installments…

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…