Film&TV

Michael Finnerty 2019-01-20

Glass opened in cinemas across the world last Friday. The idea of people rushing to see an M. Night Shyamalan movie seemed unthinkable not so long ago. Mike Finnerty examines how M. Night clawed his way back to the top. It’s one of Hollywood’s favourite narratives – the comeback. Terence Mallick didn’t make a movie […]

Michael Finnerty 2018-11-26

The world is a terrible place right now. Runaway climate change is threatening the existence of our planet, the political divide between left and right has never been as pronounced in decades, and the studio behind Despicable Me made a Grinch film. Before you reach for Google, could you, the person reading this, name one […]

Jason McNicholas 2018-11-05

Big Mouth returns with horrific hilarity in a season that builds and improves on the strengths of the first. After an opening season that many saw as a fresh and unique take on the perils of puberty, Big Mouth returns for a second run that improves on the first in almost every way. The plot […]

Michael Finnerty 2018-10-22

Most of us reading this article weren’t even alive during the 1980’s, but that doesn’t mean a 22-year-old who always gets Steve Harrington in personality quizzes can’t take a stab at compiling a list of the best 80’s movies! Back To The Future (1985)   It’s an obvious choice, but how could you have an […]

Christine Costello 2018-10-03

Since its release in 2004, Mean Girls has been regarded as one of the most influential chick flicks in cinematic history. No Wednesday goes without a pink and no October 3rd without a cheesy clickbait article from just about every Facebook page.   An Focal are proud to jump on the bandwagon and bring you […]

Michael Finnerty 2018-09-28

When Fight Club came out in 1999, it failed to make a profit at the box office, got one technical Oscar nomination in Sound Effects Editing, and caused Hollywood to take less risks on edgy, adult novel adaptations. Yet 20 years later, the film is a cultural phenomenon, it is often cited in critics circles […]

Jason McNicholas 2018-09-19

9/10 While Marvel’s dominance in the world of cinema is all but complete, there’s been a noticeable dearth in quality video games to piggyback off of that success. Finally, the people at Insomniac Games look to fill the gap with the highly anticipated Marvels Spider-Man.  First off, the game’s greatest strength is its traversal system. […]

Editor 2018-04-12

By Simran Kapur Limerick girl Aoife O’Kelly shines bright in London, as her ambitious piece on celluloid earns accolades across film festivals.     From rebuilding a Polish household, carving out windows in an old mud house and recreating a time an era that left a mark on most.     Lula, a true story […]