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How Watching The Kardashians Makes You A Worse Person

The Kardashian-Jenner’s are a cultural phenomenon of our time, right? The obvious Instagram enviable selfies, the luxury Ferrari’s and G Wagon’s alongside those endless vacations to Mexico and Bora-Bora have us going crazy, wishing we could all expose ourselves to…

Film in Review: Dude

Shortly after its release on the 20th of April this year (420, get it?), the Netflix original film Dude had accumulated numerous review headlines claiming it was the worst film on Netflix. Currently it holds a 41% audience score on…

LGBTQ+ Cinema and The Rarity of a Happy Ending

Love, Simon is breaking ground in Hollywood in the most simplistic way: it is the first major studio film about a gay teenager. It follows the closeted Simon (Nick Robinson) as he begins an email correspondence with another secretly gay…

Film In Review: Isle of Dogs

Wes Anderson’s latest stop-motion is an absolute overflow of his extremely unique filmmaking style and creative eye. In fact, it so carefully toes the line between effective and overdone, but it manages to work wonderfully. Isle of Dogs is a…

Wes Anderson: Hollywood’s Favourite Hipster

Wes Anderson is Hollywood’s favourite hipster. He is, perhaps, the only unconventionally stylistic director of this century to be accepted into the mainstream and not yet be corrupted by it. From his humble beginnings with Owen Wilson on Bottle Rocket,…

Film In Review: Black Panther

Marvel’s latest (if it is even the latest, I struggle to keep up with the sheer volume of movies they produce) has been smashing box office records since its release, and while Marvel movies are generally something I tend to…

The Mechanics of Voting in the Oscars

Who votes? The Oscars are voted for by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. As of 2018, the Academy has over 6,600 members. Each member belongs to a particular branch of the Academy, such as the directors branch…

Film In Review: The Shape of Water

Director: Guillermo del Toro Cast: Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Doug Jones, Richard Jenkins, Octavia Spencer & Michael Stuhlberg Runtime: 123 mins Rating:  5/5 Guillermo del Toro has got an interesting way of grounding superbly supernatural, fantasy worlds and creatures by…

Film In Review: Lady Bird

Against the backdrop of Sacramento, California, Saoirse Ronan plays Christine ‘Lady Bird’ McPherson, authentically embodying the unbelievable selfishness and naivety of adolescence. Greta Gerwig’s solo-directorial debut perfectly captures the coming of age of a teenager in the early 2000s, interspersed…

Cinema Calendar: Audi Dublin International Film Festival

Pre-Crime – February 27th, Lighthouse Cinema. Pre-Crime is a documentary that examines the idea behind the Philip K Dick story Minority Report; a world where the police use algorithms to try and determine people who are likely to commit crimes….

Oscars Preview: The Post

Set in 1971, Steven Spielberg’s latest project The Post, a political thriller written by Liz Hannah and Josh Singer, follows the intense journey of the staff of The Washington Post as they attempt to find and release the Pentagon Papers….

Oscar Preview: Darkest Hour

Director: Joe Wright Cast: Gary Oldman, Lily James, Kristin Scott Thomas, Ben Mendelsohn, Stephen Dillane & Ronald Pickup Runtime: 125 mins It’s interesting that two of the Best Picture nominees for this year’s Academy Awards, both Darkest Hour and Dunkirk,…