The Unmarketables: A Horror Renaissance

    Staff Writer Kane Geary O’Keeffe writes about a new wave of horror films that feature terrors that range far beyond the classic jumpscare, and discusses Hollywood’s inability to adequately market this subgenre.    Like it or not, horror has moved beyond the jump scare, and I believe we are in the midst of a much needed horror renaissance. Horror has always reflected the … Continue reading The Unmarketables: A Horror Renaissance

Little Women Review

  Kane Geary O’Keeffe tells us what he thought of the new Greta Gerwig film. What a smile I wore upon my face when leaving the cinema after a screening of the latest cinematic adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s classic 1868 novel Little Women. My own particular grin standing as a true marker of the wonderfully infectious positive spirit the film radiates. This particular translation … Continue reading Little Women Review

Jojo Rabbit – A Thinly Veiled Masterpiece

Entertainment Editor Andrew Burke tells us what he thought about the strange new Fox Movie. I had the pleasure of seeing Jojo Rabbit back in November as part of the Cork Film Festival. At the time of writing this, I have watched it a second time, now that it has been released in Irish cinemas. It is hard to truly describe what this film is … Continue reading Jojo Rabbit – A Thinly Veiled Masterpiece

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