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

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