Film&TV

‘Blair Witch’ Review

By Ciara Barry A by-the-numbers jump scare flick which didn’t even manage to satisfy, let alone impress, ‘Blair Witch’ was the antithesis to its prelude in every respect bar plot. Following on from ‘The Blair Witch Project’ (1999), this found footage film takes the plot of the original and runs with it, adding superfluous characters and subplots. It follows James …


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‘Don’t Breathe’ Review

By Ciara Barry An enthralling horror which surpasses expectations in almost every regard, ‘Don’t Breathe’ manages to step away from tired horror movie tropes and carve out a place for itself in an over-saturated market. Focusing on Rocky (Jane Levy), a Detroit teen burgling houses to stay afloat, the plot sees her and her accomplices, boyfriend Money (Daniel Zovatto), and …


Movie review: Spotlight

  By Tomás Heneghan   ‘All the President’s Men’, ‘Veronica Guerin’, ‘Spotlight’. These movies span both sides of the Atlantic but what both have in common is the stark depiction of the value of investigative journalism.   While ‘All the President’s Men’ depicts the series of events leading to the downfall of a US president and ‘Veronica Guerin’ brings to …

Labyrinth movie screening in UCH

  By Aisling O’Connor   Tuesday February 9 saw the University Concert Hall commence its first screen of the Spring Cinema Season with the 1986 cult classic “Labyrinth” starring David Bowie.   The screening, introduced by Professor Eoin Devereux, co-editor of David Bowie: Critical Perspectives (2015), was preceded by music videos of Bowie’s such as Ashes to Ashes, Fashion, Heroes, …

Review: Room

  By Eilís Walsh   (SPOILER ALERT) I have not yet read the book this film is adapted from. But I plan to. This film caught my eye because I found out that Irish director Lenny Abrahamson, someone I greatly admire was directing the film and Irish author Emma Donoghue wrote both the book and the script. I didn’t know …

Review: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

  By Kiera Thornton   At last, the third series of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has started airing this side of the Atlantic. Switching from Channel 4 to E4, the new series premiered at 9pm on Sunday 10th January, and the second episode aired at the same time on Sunday 17th January. We are well behind American audiences (and perhaps …