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How M. Night Shyamalan went from punchline to the comeback kid

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 for 20 years before releasing …


Film&TV, Fuinneamh

In Defence Of The Holiday, The Last Truly Great Christmas Film

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 good live-action Christmas themed film …


The Definitive Guide to the Best 1980’s Films

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 article about the best 80’s …

The Ghoulish Gore Guide for the Most Ghastly Movies to Watch this Halloween

Did you know that the month of October is never mentioned once in the complete works of Shakespeare? That’s because he knew that October is the month for the macabre and steeping yourself in as much spooky stuff as possible. There are so many types of Halloween movies, the kid-friendly ones like Hocus Pocus, the camp classics like Rocky Horror …

5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Mean Girls

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 five Mean Girls facts that …

Spiderman Swings into contention for Game of the Year

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. Spider-Man flies through the New …