It’s a Sin

Review by James McCleary Ritchie Tozer (Olly Alexander), aged eighteen, moves out of home and straight to London, where  he takes up residence with four friends in a dingy flat called The Pink Palace. For most of his life,  Ritchie has remained closeted in fear of his tough father (Shaun Dooley) and traditionalist mother (Keeley Hawes),Continue reading “It’s a Sin”

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”

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”

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”