Conversations with Friends

Review by James Mahon The recent television series adaptation of Sally Rooney’s debut novel Conversations with Friends  (Lenny Abrahamson and Leanne Welham, 2022) has been roundly panned by the majority of critics within the mainstream media. Judged with a tone of finality – as afflicted by leaden acting – emotional superficiality, and perhaps the biggestContinue reading “Conversations with Friends”

Everything Everywhere All at Once

Review by Katie McKenna Going to the cinema alone is one of my guilty pleasures. A lot of people ask me why I love seeing films solo so much and I usually give them a pretentious answer like; “having other people around ruins the immersion”. That’s not the truth. It’s because I cry easily atContinue reading “Everything Everywhere All at Once”

Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore

Review by John Dugan Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore (David Yates, 2022) is the newest installment within the Fantastic Beasts series, following the clash between the two most powerful wizards in the world, Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) and Gellert Grindelwald (Mads Mikkelsen), as they struggle for the fate of both the Muggle and Magical worlds.Continue reading “Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore”

West Side Story

Review by Sophie Furlong Tighe Hollywood’s perverse obsession with remaking beloved films has claimed another victim, it seems— West Side Story. There’s much to roll one’s eyes at, before even entering the theatre. Can’t we make new films? Would that be so bad? However, with Tony Kushner (author of Angels in America, among other masterpieces) andContinue reading “West Side Story”

Deadly Cuts

Review by John Dugan When first watching the trailer for this film, I was worried that as an Irish film certain colloquialisms and phrases would be lost on me, an American viewer. I also think it’s important to acknowledge this, so that any readers can take that context into consideration. However, despite my unfamiliarity withContinue reading “Deadly Cuts”