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?

The Image Book Review: Cork Film Festival

Ave Imperator, morituri te salutant! – Hail the emperor, we who are mortal salute you! – should be written on every ticket for The Image Book, the newest film by the god of cinema himself: Jean-Luc Godard. (I examined my ticket very closely, by the way, but could not find it even in the smallest print.) Jean-Luc Godard, who turns 88 this December, is a … Continue reading The Image Book Review: Cork Film Festival

The Grinch Review: Cork Film Festival

November means it’s the magical time of the year again. Of course I am talking about Cork Film Festival however if you thought that I meant Christmas and your a little disappointed, then I urge you to read on I may just have a little festive surprise for you. Last Saturday morning I had the pleasure of attending a pre-screening of Illumination Studios brand new … Continue reading The Grinch Review: Cork Film Festival

Mapplethorpe review: Cork Film Festival

Mapplethorpe was shown in the Gate Cinema as part of Cork Film Festival 2018. Deputy Entertainment Editor Julie Crowley went to the screening. Mapplethorpe is a biopic which chronicles the last twenty years in the life of artist and photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. It is directed by Ondi Timoner, who previously directed documentaries DIG! and We Live in Public. Timoner and Mikko Alanne co-wrote the screenplay. … Continue reading Mapplethorpe review: Cork Film Festival