Arts & Culture, Film&TV, Fuinneamh

The Summer 2019 Movie Guide

By: Mike Finnerty With another academic year winding down, we’re on the way to the summer season. There’s no World Cup to distract everyone this year, so entertainment companies feel confident to actually release stuff again. With Love Island set to dominate TV screens again this summer, the cinema will become a place of refuge from vapid attention seekers. Here’s …


Arts & Culture, Film&TV, Fuinneamh

Pet Semetary Review: Smarter Than Your Average Remake

By: Ciara Mannion Horror, mystery and the supernatural all come together for director’s Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer makeover of the 1989 film adaptation of Pet Sematary. Based on Stephen King’s classic novel, the film focuses on the family’s disturbing dealings with death. Starring Jason Clarke (finally not playing a character who’s being cheated on) Amy Seimetz (reminding us how …


Four To The (Debate) Floor: In Interview With Cian Quinlan

By: Nicky Anderson DJ by night and Politics student by day. When people think of DJ’s, they rarely follow that thought with Politics, and certainly not Politicians; except for maybe in the case of Carrick-on-Suir DJ and budding politician, Cian Butler-Quinlan. Well-known by his DJ handle, ‘Cian Cue,’ the 20-year-old University of Limerick student is currently studying a degree in …

Ten book-to-movie adaptations that got it right

By: Meghan McEniry Brosnan It’s always a blessing and a curse to see a great book on the big screen. Some remain faithful to the writer’s original ideas while some take the source material into previously unexplored territory, for better or for worse. While most film adaptations can never compare to their paperback predecessors, a small handful of films have …

Is It Possible To Seperate The Art From The Artist?

By: Nicky Anderson Leaving Neverland is the latest documentary to grace our screens to have taken on a life of it’s own. The HBO documentary, which aired in the UK and Ireland on Channel 4, follows the stories of two men – Wade Robson and James Safechuck – surrounding their childhood and the sexual grooming and abuse they received from …

Rage Against The Machine: The Last Band That Mattered

By: Mike Finnerty You’ve all heard Killing In The Name at some stage in your life. Be it at prinks, on Grand Theft Auto, Costie’s, or that Christmas number one campaign in 2009, you’ve heard it. It was the calling card of the last truly socially relevant band, Rage Against The Machine. That intro riff hits with the force of …

Ageing Like An Old Bottle Of Vine

By Máire Nolan Vine’s time to shine, was, like it’s videos, really short-lived, but it left a legacy on the internet that will remain for years to come. The videos will still come up on your newsfeed lately, and yes, you will laugh at them. 2013-14 really was the peak of online creativity due to Vine. The mobile app was …

Us Review: Peele Outdoes Himself

By: Mike Finnerty Horror has always been a genre that’s a trojan horse for social commentary. Invasion Of The Body Snatchers is an allegory for McCarthyism-era paranoia, Night Of The Living Dead serves as commentary on race relations in 1960s America, and now over 50 years later, Jordan Peele’s Us is a profound comment on identity and in the late …

Whiplash: The Most Important Film Of The Decade

By: Mike Finnerty Whiplash will be shown on Monday, March 25th at the University Concert Hall in UL. You can buy tickets here.  It’s been five years since Damien Chazelle’s second film, Whiplash, premiered at Sundance. It won the Grand Jury Prize at the prestigious festival, and eventually went all the way to the Oscars, receiving a Best Picture Nomination …