The Princess Switch 2: Switched Again

Review by Markéta Ní Eithir With the days getting shorter and the Christmas season well in sight, Netflix has started releasing its annual festive romantic comedies. While these films, such as the Christmas Prince (Alex Zamm and John Schultz, 2017-2019) trilogy or last year’s The Knight Before Christmas (Monika Mitchell, 2019), may not go downContinue reading “The Princess Switch 2: Switched Again”

Hillbilly Elegy

Review by Kate L. Ryan Hillbilly Elegy is an adaptation of J.D. Vance’s memoir of the same name in which he tells the story of escaping his impoverished and dysfunctional family in working-class Appalachia to become a student at Harvard Law. His book became wildly successful in 2016, with many believing it to be anContinue reading “Hillbilly Elegy”

Another Round

Review by Cathal Eustace Another Round (2020) is director Thomas Vinterberg’s latest film, a filmmaker credited with being one of the most important figures in Danish cinema and one of the founding members of the Dogme95 movement. Another Round tells the story of a group of middle-aged Danish school teachers who decide to raise theirContinue reading “Another Round”

Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey

Review by Dearbhla Shirt I am a sucker for a Christmas film – and no, I don’t think November is too early to start watching them. As a festive movie connoisseur, I know what it takes to make a film suitable for the holidays. Jingle Jangle (David E. Talbert, 2020) has it all: a grumpy oldContinue reading “Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey”

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”