Film Review

The Shape of Water Review

Director: Guillermo Del Toro Cast: Sally Hawkins, Richard Jenkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon, Doug Jones, Michael Stuhlbarg   REVIEW Before 2017, It seemed that acclaimed Mexican director Guillermo Del Toro was struggling to spread his ideas to a mainstream audience. After the success of the Hellboy films in 2008, his other two feature films Pacific… Continue reading The Shape of Water Review

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Film Review

Black Panther Review

Director: Ryan Coogler Cast: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita N'yongo, Letitia Wright, Danai Gurira, Daniel Kaluuya, Angela Bassett, Forrest Whitaker, Martin Freeman, Andy Serkis *THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS FROM CAPTAIN AMERICA:CIVIL WAR (2016) AND MINOR SPOILERS FOR BLACK PANTHER (2018)   REVIEW By far the two stand out moments of Captain America: Civil War, which… Continue reading Black Panther Review

Gaming

Back on the Horse: An old-ass, young man trying to get down with the kids (Week 1)

  Due to immense boredom, gap-year student Jack Roulston is attempting as a 20-year-old male to get back in to the world of gaming. Each week he will attack a different classic from his childhood in a vague attempt to re-invigorate a lost passion for the electronic arts and work up until he is able… Continue reading Back on the Horse: An old-ass, young man trying to get down with the kids (Week 1)

Irish Arts · Irish Cinema · TV Show Review · Uncategorized

The Young Offenders loses some charm in the transition to the small screen

The Young Offenders won over the hearts of many in 2016, earning more than a million at the Irish box-office. There are many reasons why; the energetic direction by Peter Foott, a handful of funny performances and an interesting take on a story rooted in real world events. However, I’d argue the most important element… Continue reading The Young Offenders loses some charm in the transition to the small screen

Film Review

The Cloverfield Paradox Review

Director: Julia Onah Cast: Daniel Bruhl, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, David Oyelowo, Chris O'Dowd, Elizabeth Debicki, Zhang Ziti, Anskel Hennie, John Ortiz *THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILIERS FOR CLOVERFIELD (2008) AND 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE (2016) AND MINOR SPOILERS FOR THE CLOVERFIELD PARADOX (2018)   REVIEW Well. Didn't see this coming did we? Ever since the teaser for the… Continue reading The Cloverfield Paradox Review

TV Show Review

The Top 8 Episodes of Black Mirror

I cannot express how much of a fan I am of Charlie Brooker's dystopian sci-fi anthology series Black Mirror. With each episode we are confronted with the harsh reality of the drastic progression of technology even to the point in which it becomes part of our everyday existence. Brooker meticulously crafts each narrative with such a… Continue reading The Top 8 Episodes of Black Mirror

TV Show Review

End of the F***ing World Review

Directors: Jonathan Entitle, Lucy Tcherniak Writer: Charlie Covell Cast: Alex Lawther, Jessica Barden, Gemma Whelan, Wunmi Mosaku, Steve Oram, Barry Ward   REVIEW Imagine if the off-kilter visual aesthetic of Wes Anderson came into contact with the improve-driven sense of humour of Taika Waititi who then ran into the rapid-fire pace of Edgar Wright before finally running into the… Continue reading End of the F***ing World Review