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

Book Review: Submarine

Joe Dunthorne’s novel is an hilarious read with plenty of heart, writes Eli Dolliver Submarine, by Joe Dunthorne, is the funniest book I have ever read. I want everyone to read it – even people I don’t like, even people who don’t deserve it. It’s the only book that’s ever made me laugh as hard as television. The events of Submarine revolve around the universe … Continue reading Book Review: Submarine

The Director’s Cut ‘Final Girls’, Representation, and the Horror Genre

Horror movies are allegories for contemporary society, writes Craig Hourihan – what does this mean for those left out of the script? “Cinema is a matter of what’s in the frame, and what’s out.” – Martin Scorsese Every year, once the leaves start to turn brown, I prepare myself for the onslaught of upcoming horror movies (pun intended). To be quite frank, I adore horror. … Continue reading The Director’s Cut ‘Final Girls’, Representation, and the Horror Genre