Long Day’s Journey into Night

Review by Christopher Kestell Bi Gan’s Long Day’s Journey into Night (no relation to the play of the same name by Eugene O’Neill) stars Huang Jue and Tang Wei and is easily one of the most unforgettable cinematic experiences you will ever have, whether you enjoy it or not. Ostensibly the story of a manContinue reading “Long Day’s Journey into Night”

Jojo Rabbit

Review by Luke Bradley If trailers hadn’t given the game away, Jojo Rabbit’s opening sequence, accompanied by a German dub of The Beatles’ ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’, would wisely sets the tone for the film ahead. Taiki Waititi, the mastermind behind Thor: Ragnarok and Hunt for the Wilderpeople, has made a film aboutContinue reading “Jojo Rabbit”

Marriage Story

Review by Johannes Black Listening to his father’s fifteenth studio-album, Blood on the Tracks (1975), Jackob Dylan (the estranged child of Bob and Sara) recognised it as “my parents talking”: a conversation in lyrics between two people once so familiar. His remark is, of course, belated, having only properly understood their divorce with the hindsightContinue reading “Marriage Story”

Motherless Brooklyn

Review by Johannes Black It is a recurring trend amongst contemporary American novelists – such as John Updike, Saul Bellow or Norman Mailer – that cinema has generally steered clear of their literature. Such fictions represent dense, philosophical moodscapes, following the quest of an individual as they try to make sense of an increasingly differentContinue reading “Motherless Brooklyn”

The Irishman

Review by Eoin O’Donnell Amid the chaos of debate raging over Martin Scorsese’s incendiary comments on the state of today’s cinema, you’d almost be forgiven for missing the release of his newest film. Like the Marvel blockbusters he’s been decrying, it’s a visual effects-heavy, witty and perhaps overly long affair, with a pantheon of legendaryContinue reading “The Irishman”

DU Film Festival 2019

This years DU Film Festival was full of quality films, interesting talks and also a surprise last-minute speaker. Emily Thomas and Robyn Kilroy cover the goings on of the second and third day of the festival. Saturday (March 23rd)  Dublin University Film Festival’s second day certainly started with a bang. The committee had been informedContinue reading “DU Film Festival 2019”

The Film Scene- January 2019

Article by Robyn Kilroy The energy was high last Monday night in a tiny, old-worldy room in the infamous hipster bar/club Workmans for the third evening of The Film Scene. The Film Scene, started by second year Trinity College Film and English student Hannah-Kate Ní Shioradáin, has become a popular event for Dublin-based student filmmakersContinue reading “The Film Scene- January 2019”

The Film Scene- December 2018

Article by Hiram Harrington On a blustery December night, deep in the heart of Trinity’s exam season, student filmmakers of all years and experiences meet in a cosy side room in Workman’s to share their work. This is no average society event, nor is it a ritual screening of David Lynch’s entire filmography. This isContinue reading “The Film Scene- December 2018”

GAZE International LGBT Film Festival 2017

Sophia McDonald attends the launch of Ireland’s biggest LGBT film festival. GAZE International LGBT Film Festival Dublin hosted its launch event in Accenture located by Grand Canal Dock which celebrated the 25th anniversary of the festival and introduced the 2017 programme. GAZE has been celebrating LGBT stories and storytellers since its establishment in 1992.  FoundersContinue reading “GAZE International LGBT Film Festival 2017”