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To conclude our Beginnings series, two contributors discuss their favourite ‘firsts’ from an actor or director. Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner Written by Katie Lynch TW: Racial Violence Sidney Poitier was the first Black man to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in The Defiant Ones (Stanley Kramer, 1958),Continue reading “Debuts”

Back to School

In the second in TFR’s Beginnings series, two contributors present us with their homages to high school. Ladybird Written by Seirce Mhac Conghail The last few weeks of secondary school hold a distinctly unstable feeling. Structures which may have existed for years, for perhaps what has been up until then a lifetime, begin to crumbleContinue reading “Back to School”


In the first in TFR’s Beginnings series, two of our contributors discuss the films that inspired their love for cinema. Lost in Translation Written by Nina Cullen It was the start of TY English class. I was introduced to Sofia Coppola through The Virgin Suicides (1999) and fell in love with the score by Air.Continue reading “Beginnings”

Hubie Halloween

Review by Peter Horan On the haunting and melancholic “Halloween,” Californian singer-songwriter Phoebe Bridgers sombrely whispers, “Baby, it’s Halloween / And we can be anything.” This Halloween, Adam Sandler has decided to be – you guessed it – a kindly moron with a silly voice. For Sandler, why be “anything,” when you can simply beContinue reading “Hubie Halloween”

The 77th Venice Film Festival

Article by Mia Sherry Mandatory mask wearing. Temperature checks. Enforced social distancing. No, this wasn’t a hospital wing, this was the 77th Venice Film Festival, the first of its kind since the COVID-19 pandemic swept through Europe and effectively ended not just film festivals but the cinema-going experience et al.  I was in a uniqueContinue reading “The 77th Venice Film Festival”

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