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”

IFI French Film Festival 2020

Reviews by Saoirse Mulvihill This year’s pandemic has taken a lot away from many people, and so seeing endeavours put into preserving some ounce of normality is as encouraging as it is heart-warming. For the past few weeks, I’ve had the opportunity to virtually attend screenings from this year’s French Film Festival with the IFI,Continue reading “IFI French Film Festival 2020”

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”

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”