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

Float Like a Butterfly at Cork Film Festival

Deputy Entertainment Editor Julie Crowley went to the Irish premiere of Float Like a Butterfly at the Everyman Theatre as part of the 63rd Cork Film Festival. It was attended by cast and crew.  This film won the FIPRESCI Discovery Prize at the Toronto International Film Festival. Float Like a Butterfly is a coming-of-age tale set in 60s Ireland, following a young Traveller girl named … Continue reading Float Like a Butterfly at Cork Film Festival

63rd Cork Film Festival: A Retrospective

It always seems that around this time of the year people’s excitement and anticipation seem to spike in leaps and bounds. Many people see the start of winter as a mark that Christmas is on its way, and whilst I absolutely adore Christmas it isn’t the only thing that I look forward to every year. Cork Film Festival which takes place every November has in … Continue reading 63rd Cork Film Festival: A Retrospective

Alt-J at the Olympia: Gig Review

Having had the very successful interview back in September with Gus, I was very excited to attend the band’s tour in Dublin in the Olympia Theatre. And I can sure as hell tell you we were not disappointed. Receiving excellent treatment from the venue we were directed up a hallway, down a staircase, up another and into one of the high rise boxes. I felt … Continue reading Alt-J at the Olympia: Gig Review

The Problem with Apu

Deputy Entertainment Editor Julie Crowley writes about the rumours of Apu Nahasapeemapetilon’s imminent departure from the Simpsons. Is this the end for the character? Are there any alternatives to fix the problematic elements? The Simpsons TV show is long-running and influential. Though it no longer defines the zeitgeist, the show is still a significant aspect of American popular culture that has become beloved internationally. The … Continue reading The Problem with Apu