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Film in review: The Spy Who Dumped Me

This is a comedy that doesn’t know it’s a comedy; by this I mean the characters take everything seriously, but the scenarios they’re in are funny. Mila Kunis stars as Audrey whose boyfriend (Justin Theroux) just dumped her by text,…

Film in Review: A Simple Favor

Alcohol, murder, and sex: ​“A Simple Favor”​ was the farthest thing away from simple. The film could almost be broken into two parts: the first forty-five minutes or so, which were good, and the remaining hour and a bit –…

Film in Review: A Star Is Born

I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to attend the official press screening of the new Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga film “A Star is Born” in the Odeon at Point Square, prior to its general release to Irish…

An Ode To A Decade Of The Marvel Cinematic Universe

The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is a world of films inspired and taken from the Marvel comic-book world. Whether you like it or not, the MCU has become one of ​the​ most successful and popular franchises, earning around $17 billion…

Film in Review: Crazy Rich Asians

Having grossed $159.4 million in the United States and Canada, just 5 weeks since being released in these territories, Crazy Rich Asians has now become an accurate description of its own cast members. To put this number in context, it…

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…