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Interview: Chris Patterson, Producer of ‘Hostage to the Devil’

You may or may not know the name Father Malachi Martin. Martin is a Listowel-born priest who, after getting a secondary education in Dublin and studying philosophy for three years in UCD, become ordained as a Jesuit in 1954. Oh,…

In Review: A Series of Unfortunate Events

After 15 years of trying, Barry Sonnenfeld ( The Addams Family, Men in Black ) has finally been given his chance to direct ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ – now a Netflix series adapted from Daniel Handler’s book series of…

The Art of the Cliff-Hanger

The Walking Dead returned recently for its seventh season, having cruelly kept fans waiting a full 7 months for a resolution to the previous episode’s conflict. But do television showrunners rely on the power of the cliff-hanger too much? Why…

Internet Killed The Video Star

Film & TV Writer Muireann O’Shea examines the ever-changing landscape of television and the cultural frenzy of binge-watching. Have you seen the latest advertisements for Sky’s Box Set streaming service? They carry the brazen tagline: Lose Yourself. Is that supposed…

Film in Review: SWISS ARMY MAN

Every now and again excellent films pass and go unnoticed or underappreciated. This can be due to their abstract plots, their unprecedented characters that defy audience expectations or because their titles lack the word ‘girl’. Swiss Army Man is the…

The Raw Colours of Hindi Cinema

Paurush Kumar, Film & TV Writer, casts a critical eye over Bollywood Cinema in an attempt to highlight its cultural history and pinpoint how it can improve in the future. The Hindi Film Industry, more commonly known as Bollywood, is…

Hunt for the Wilderpeople: Film Review

Taika’s Waititi’s follow-up to the delightful What We Do in the Shadows does not disappoint. When troublesome, orphaned teen Ricky Baker (Dennison) is taken in by foster parents Hec (Neill) and Bella (Te Wiata) he thinks he might have finally…

FILM REVIEW: HELL OR HIGH WATER

Hell or High Water, at its core is a revitalised take on the Western genre set against the backdrop of a dusty, seemingly empty Texas. The latest in a group of thrillers inspired by the financial destitute suffered within the…

Winter is Coming: A Look at The Rest of 2016 in Film

So there you have it, the silly season of summer blockbusters is over and done with for another 12 months. We had some great summer hits, like Star Trek: Beyond,  X-Men: Apocalypse, Steven Spielberg’s The BFG and long-gestating Pixar sequel…

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Warner Brothers’ Studio Tour, London

It isn’t often that an opportunity comes along to explore the hidden magic behind one of the biggest movie franchises of all time, and the Warner Bros. Studio Tour presents exactly that. If you’ve ever wondered what went on behind…

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International Film Review: “Loulou” 1980

If you’re looking at this feature in search of an original narrative, keep going. It’s the characters, and by extension the actors, that make this drama work. Directed and co-written by Pialat and claiming to be semi-autobiographical, there’s no shying…

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Review: Downfall

Sinead Keane reviews one of German cinema’s masterpieces, Downfall. Released in 2004, the film follows the emotionally complex course of Adolf Hitler’s final days. The main action takes place in the Führerbunker in which, buried deep beneath the rapidly falling…