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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,…

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…

Film In Review: The Favourite

The Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos has made a name for himself as a maker of absurd, darkly hilarious films such as ‘The Lobster’ and ‘Dogtooth’. His latest project, ‘The Favourite’, focusses on Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) in 1708 while England…

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…

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…

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…

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…