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Review by Seirce Mhac Conghail As the last in a series which began in the 80s, Bill & Ted Face the Music (Dean Parisot, 2020) is as goofy, whacky, and hyperactive as any of the previous movies. Yet in this idiot comedy, the idiots have to wise up. The film finds them as middle-aged, beer-belliedContinue reading “Bill & Ted Face the Music”
Review by James McCleary In a year as violently unprecedented as 2020, it is frankly absurd to note the number of films that, seemingly out of sheer coincidence, have proven to mirror the ideas, trends and imagery of this historic pandemic. Tenet (Christopher Nolan, 2020) frames its protagonists as immobile and mask-clad, trapped within aContinue reading “I’m Thinking of Ending Things”
Article by Niamh Muldowney 29th of February 2020, the evening the first case of Covid-19 in Ireland would be announced. But, that morning, director Mark Cousins was in town to introduce his latest film, Women Make Film, at the Dublin International Film Festival. Two other film students from Trinity, Giorgiomaria Cornelio and Markéta Ní Eithir,Continue reading “Mark Cousins: Women Make Film”
Review by Joey Fanthom “Don’t try to understand. Just do.” This is a line delivered early in Christopher Nolan’s latest film, Tenet, by Clemence Poesy’s scientist as she introduces the concept of ‘inversion’ to John David Washington’s unnamed protagonist. It is a concept that seems to be some variation on time travel where, once someoneContinue reading “Tenet”
The fifth in TFR’s Lockdown Recap series, capturing our quarantine viewing habits and the changing nature of cinema. Following the closure of cinemas around the world, movie-goers turned to online streaming as it became more accessible. Here, Peter Horan discusses a favourite from MUBI’s recently-opened library. Berlin: Symphony of a Great City Written by PeterContinue reading “Streaming”
The fourth in TFR’s Lockdown Recap series, capturing our quarantine viewing habits and the changing nature of cinema. At the beginning of the pandemic, many found themselves turning to dystopian cinema as a form of escapism. Here, two of our contributors focus on their favourites. Dante’s Peak Written by Jane Stockwell Quarantine saw a massiveContinue reading “Apocalypse”
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