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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

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Without Name Review

Without Name, the debut feature from Lorcan Finnegan (director of acclaimed short film Foxes starring Tom Vaughn-Lawlor), tells a familiar tale. However, its executed with enough panache to make it worth seeking out. Alan McKenna stars as “part-time adulterer, full-time curmudgeon” Eric, an English land-surveyor hired to examine a mysterious forest named Gan Ainm just… Continue reading Without Name Review

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Handsome Devil Review

In Handsome Devil, the latest by John Butler (director of 2013’s The Stag), Fionn O’Shea plays Ned, an outsider at an all-boy Irish private boarding school where rugby is more important than education. His dyed red-hair, his disdain for anything sports related and his ambiguous sexuality make him a frequent target of bullying. Returning after… Continue reading Handsome Devil Review

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Bright Prospects: An Interview with Shania O’Sullivan, Auditor of UCD Film Society 2016-17

Shania has spent the last academic year as Auditor of UCD Film Society, during which time she has been involved in the production of a number of shorts, including Dialogue, Pundertaker 2 and Film Socs most recent production, Part-Time Hero, set for release in mid June. As well as this, she has been responsible, along… Continue reading Bright Prospects: An Interview with Shania O’Sullivan, Auditor of UCD Film Society 2016-17

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The Transfiguration Review

Black teenager Milo (Eric Ruffian) is vampire who lives in the projects – or is he. Each month, he goes on the prowl, targeting seedy scum with a pocket knife and drinking their blood. However, things get increasingly more complex when he becomes romantically involved with Sophie (Chloe Levine), a damaged soul with problems of… Continue reading The Transfiguration Review