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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…

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…

Film & TV News

The 44th annual Toronto Film Festival ran from the 5th to the 15th of September, with Taika Waititi’s ‘Jojo Rabbit’ taking home the People’s Choice Award. The film received understandably mixed criticism, however, as it is a black comedy following…

Film Review: Blinded by the Light; Why Cheesy Period Pieces Serve Us Better Than Nostalgic Romps

Our contemporary media has seen a recent influx in the number of film and television series which are set in the 80s. The sociological reasoning behind this trend is a subject for another article entirely, however in its simplest terms,…

Netflix Recommendations

High Seas (Series) ★ ★ ★ This Agatha Christie style murder mystery is a Spanish Netflix series (don’t worry, it comes with subtitles), enrapturing audiences in heartbreak and heart-warming family, love and moral responsibility narratives. With frustrating dynamics for the…

Film Review: Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood is Quentin Tarantino’s highly anticipated tenth film. It is set in 1969, during the final months of the golden age of Hollywood, a time that Tarantino is clearly nostalgic for. The cast is impressive- Leonardo…

Disney Streaming & Blockbuster Remakes

During the recent D23 expo in Anaheim, California, Disney unveiled a plethora of new shows and exclusive content for their new Disney+ streaming service. Titles ranged from a new High School Musical television series to a live-action remake of ‘Lady…

What Remains After The Award Buzz Settles

Award season in the film industry has come and gone. During January and February, films with Oscar buzz are released in Irish cinemas. But of course, if a film has been greatly acclaimed, it is likely that it might not…

Saying Farewell To ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’

After a four-season run, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend will air its last episode simply titled ‘I’m in Love’ on April 5th. Over the course of sixty-one episodes, the show has, in an unparalleled manner, deconstructed and reconstructed the very foundations of romcoms…

Television In Review: ‘Dirty John’

If you’re looking for a new Netflix series to binge watch then ‘Dirty John’ is the one for you. This eight-part American true-crime drama and thriller has been raking in positive reviews and has stayed on the ‘popular’ and ‘trending…