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The Graduate: 50 Years On

50 years ago, The Graduate was released and soon became widely regarded as the cinematic epitome of sixties’ suburban America. The 1967 film was a slow burner; it’s popularity came from word of mouth on college campuses, but from there,…

Film in Review: Atomic Blonde

Dir: David Leitch Cast: Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, John Goodman, Til Schweiger, Eddie Marson, Sofia Boutella & Toby Jones Cert: 16 Runtime: 115 min The spy-thriller genre is often viewed as either over-the-top cheesy and rather unbelievable, as demonstrated in…

Once Bitten, Twice Shamed

Abortion is possibly the most volatile word in Irish society. Even a simple insinuation can elicit intense responses both sides. Ireland is sandwiched between two media giants, America and Britain, whose legal stance on abortion is completely different to ours….

Confessions of a First Time Filmmaker

Richard Wagner, renowned German composer and theatre director, once wrote that ‘the ancient splendour and beauty of Prague, a city beyond compare, left an impression in my imagination that will never fade’. Admittedly I first stumbled upon that quote in…

Watching the Detectives: True Crime Streaming On the Rise

Car crash TV – a show so bad that you wish you hadn’t looked. But now you can’t look away away. The second-hand embarrassment of the Eurovision or First Dates fits the bill. True crime shows do not, but the…

The Princess and the Pitchforks: Emma Watson and Feminist Politics

A tale as old as time – that of an unnecessary Hollywood remake, a brigade of misinformation, and a feminist being made to prove her feminism. Emma Watson plays Belle in the live-action retelling of Beauty and the Beast, and…

Film in Review: ‘Get Out’

Jordan Peele is best known as one half of the popular comedic duo Key and Peele. Who, after igniting an infectious chemistry together over five seasons as regular cast members of MADtv, moved on to co-create and star in their…

Films in Review: Moonlight, Lion, The Great Wall

Moonlight CT Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Barry Jenkins’ sophomore feature is worthy of every word of the praise it is getting. A bildungsroman with a difference, it charts the life of Chiron – a young, gay black man…

Hindiwood: Hollywood and its influence on the Hindi Film Industry

  Film & TV Writer Paurush Kumar takes another look at the shifting landscape of Hindi cinema, this time examining the impact of Hollywood on its Indian counterpart. Although the Hindi Film Industry has hit a lot of heights, it…

Artist or Abuser? The Controversy Surrounding Casey Affleck

Should the sexual harassment allegations against Casey Affleck stop him from winning an Academy Award? Is it right to separate art from the artist and judge it on its own accord? Film and TV writer Muireann O’Shea gives her own…

Film in Review: The Lego Batman Movie

Emerging from the ashes of last year’s lukewarmly received Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, in what may be the largest tonal shift witnessed by cinephiles since Matthew McConaughey’s dramatic departure from rom-coms is The Lego Batman Movie. Stepping in…

Film In Review: John Wick, Chapter Two

  The original ‘John Wick’ arrived in early 2015 and, on paper at least, its eponymous protagonist appeared to be merely the latest in a string of highly violent, largely forgettable hitmen to hit cinemas with a sole item on…