Cork Film Festival 2019 Programme Launch

Entertainment Editor Andrew Burke discusses the Cork Film Festival 2019 Programme Launch, along with a few films to keep an eye out for.   Motley staff writer, Kane Geary O Keeffe, and I had the pleasure of attending the launch of the 64th Cork Film Festival Launch at the River Lee Hotel. The night featured powerful speeches from the Chair of the Cork Film Festival … Continue reading Cork Film Festival 2019 Programme Launch

An Entertainment Revolution

  Tadhg MacCionnaith explains the rapid evolution of entertainment. From YouTube to Netflix to the upcoming MEANS TV, Tadhg wonders how radical this revolution will get.   As you are all aware, streaming seems to be the direction in which entertainment is going at the moment. First there was Youtube, which has gone from hosting amateur to professional videos. The likes of Twitch mean we … Continue reading An Entertainment Revolution

The Distorted Mirror of Black ‘47

Morgan Hegarty reflects upon the 2018 action film Black ‘47 and how we feel about the Great Famine today. 2018’s Black ’47 was an extraordinary film, the first time the seminal period of Irish history has been depicted on the big screen. As one commentator described it, the Great Famine was “the seed of the Irish nation”, creating what the signatories of the Proclamation of … Continue reading The Distorted Mirror of Black ‘47

Faked Out and Freaked Out

  Motley Staff Writer Kane Geary O’Keeffe tries to answer the question of why movie audiences are growing tired of the overuse of CGI. Since its release on July 18 of this year, Universal’s deeply unsettling trailer for its upcoming film adaptation of popular musical Cats has been bombarded with equal parts ridicule and horrified curiosity. Audiences all over the world found themselves unable to … Continue reading Faked Out and Freaked Out

Tricks and Gimmicks: Unneccesary Distractions?

Every single year without fail I always look forward to the Christmas holidays. It gives me a chance to kick back on the couch and to catch up on all the movies and shows I have been meaning to explore but have been unable to due to college. One day during the holidays a friend and I went to the cinema to see Spiderman: Into … Continue reading Tricks and Gimmicks: Unneccesary Distractions?