Features, Film&TV, Fuinneamh

“Sexy and Scandalous”- An Honest Bridgerton Review

By Jodie McCormack After its release in December 2020 ‘Bridgerton’ quickly became one of Netflix’s most watched series with over 80 million households watching the eight-episode first season. The Netflix series created by Chris Van Dusen is based on the Bridgerton book series by American writer Julia Quinn. Bridgerton’s executive producer Shonda Rhimes is no stranger to series success, she …


Film&TV, Fuinneamh

Separating the facts from fiction in Netflix’s ‘The Crown’

by Olivia Hoysted Captivating the political and private life of the English Monarch, Netflix’s The Crown is a  drama sweeping over the 20th century and exploring into the life and reign of Queen Elizabeth II. According to statistics released by Netflix, the drama starring performers such as Claire Foy, Olivia Colman, Matt Smith and Tobias Menzies has had 73 million …


First Take Club #8 – The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

“The old way, with the sledge. See, that was better. They died better that way.” ‘The Texas Chain Saw Massacre’ is one of the most iconic horror movies of all and, as I found out, one of the best too. The movie tells the story of Sally (Marilyn Burns), her brother Franklin (Paul A. Partain) and their friends who after …

Birds of Prey Review

By James Roulston Mooney ‘Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)’ is the new DC film in their universe. It serves a spin-off to ‘Suicide Squad’, acknowledging it multiple times throughout the film. David Ayer, director of the problematic 2016 film, returns as a producer on DC’s new project. Directed by Cathy Yan and starring Oscar-nominee …

How the Oscars got it right

By Mike Finnerty After years of dubious Oscar wins, the Academy finally copped on and gave Oscars to films that deserve it. Bong Joon-Ho’s Parasite has made history by becoming the first-ever foreign-language film to win Best Picture. The Korean cinema maestro also took home Oscars for Directing and Original Screenplay, making him the first person to win 3 Oscars …

Richard Jewell Review

Clint Eastwood’s most recent release is the somewhat controversial film Richard Jewell. The true story of the F.B.I’s botched investigation in to the 1996 Olympic bombing. The tag line for the film is “The World Will Know His Name And The Truth.” Paul Walter Hauser, who appeared in “I, Tonya” (2017), BlacKkKlansman”(2018) and tv’s Cobra Kai (2019) plays the titular …

Uncut Gems Review: Sandler Shines in Tense Safdie Brothers Flick

By: Mike Finnerty Comedy actors going straight and turning in critically acclaimed, award-winning performances is a narrative that is as old as film itself. Jim Carrey, Tom Hanks, Steve Carrell, Eddie Murphy, Whoopi Goldberg, the list is vast. And now you can add Adam Sandler to the list. If you want the short version of this review, watch Uncut Gems …

The Irishman review: Masterful Marty’s wrestle with mortality is pure cinema

If you’re reading this review and weighing up whether to watch The Irishman, what are you still doing here? Go watch it, and come back to this review. Leave it open in another tab. Still here? Let’s begin. 2019 has been a strange year for films. The mid-budget film has died a death, superhero films are more popular than ever, …