Film Review: Love Actually

Michelle O’Sullivan’s must-watch Christmas movie isn’t the typical sort We’ve found ourselves at that time of year again, when all there is to see on the movie channels are films like Elf and The Grinch. The winter season is moving in and the need to curl up in front of the fire with a cup of hot chocolate and a Christmas film has returned. When … Continue reading Film Review: Love Actually

NeoNoir: The Blade Runner 2049 Review

 By Éamonn Grennan There’s a scene just after the violent beginning to the long-awaited and much-feted sequel to Ridley Scott’s seminal masterpiece of science fiction, where Ryan Gosling’s protagonist is flying back to the futuristic LAPD base. The camera magnifies on the high-tech spinner (flying car, essentially) hovering seamlessly across 2049’s main city in the plot. Gigantic metallic swells of skyscrapers, deep chasms of seemingly … Continue reading NeoNoir: The Blade Runner 2049 Review

Shrek: Standing the Test of Time

Dan Webb explores the ongoing legacy of the Dreamworks classic. When talking about movies, one of the most important things to note is how a given film affects its audience: whether it makes them cry, laugh, or jump up and down with joy. Movies can affect viewers differently at different points in their lives, whether they be a child, a teenager or an adult, but … Continue reading Shrek: Standing the Test of Time

Alex Murphy: The Young Offender

Alex Murphy, Star of the Irish box-office hit The Young Offenders, talks critics, The Late Late Show and tyre pressure with Killian Down  There must have been something in the stout that night. Whether the doing of the brewer or the barman, a special sprinkle of this and that must have graced the pint glass. Or maybe I’m not giving enough credit to Riyad Mahrez; perhaps there was … Continue reading Alex Murphy: The Young Offender