The Next Three Days

The Next Three Days Director: Paul Haggis Cast: Russell Crown, Elizabeth Banks, Brian Dennehy, Olivia Wilde & Liam Neeson 2:2 By Jack Mays Co-written and directed by Paul Haggis (‘In the Valley of Elah’, ‘Crash’), ‘The Next Three Days’ is a gripping thriller bolstered by a fine performance by the ever-reliable Russell Crowe as a […]

What a Difference a Gay Makes

What a Difference a Gay Makes: Reflections on New Queer Cinema by Aisling Dolan. Hollywood has always had a very strange relationship with homosexuals. From the very beginning of the silent era the subject has been taboo. It was not a topic to be discussed publicly or privately, and never ever positively. However the insinuation […]

Crash! Bang! Wallop! What an interview

By Josh Roberts You might not know the name Armando Iannucci, but the chances are you will have seen at least one of the hit TV shows (such as I’m Alan Partridge and The Thick Of It) or his Oscar nominated film In The Loop. He’s won three BAFTAs, two Sony Radio Awards, three British […]

Taking the stress out of the pill

By Patrick O’Malley Six o’clock in the evening on one of those arctic Dublin nights where you can feel the wind piercing through your jacket and the icy rain cascading down the back of your neck. I was off to meet two blokes who told me they’d created a website that meant that girls would […]

Could Potter go pothead?

By Lulu Dillion Unless you have spent the last few weeks with your eyes closed and your fingers in your ears, you will know that last week saw the release of the first of the final two Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows films. As someone who’s about as “muggle” as you can get (witchcraft […]

Razzle dazzle them, and they’ll beg you for more

By Sehreen Qureshi The Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India began earlier this month. On 3 October, Prince Charles and Indian President Pratibha Patil jointly declared the Games open at Jawaharlal Nehru stadium in front of a crowd of almost 60,000. The audience stood for India’s national anthem while drummers beat the countdown to the opening. […]

The perks of being an intern

By Josh Roberts As Trinity Careers Week draws to close and the hordes of lovely (but rather annoying) graduate recruitment folk with their shiny suits and free pens head back to their desks, many of us may well have been tempted to apply for a Christmas placement or a summer internship. Interning deadlines are approaching […]

Can’t pay the fine? Don’t do the crime.

By Josh Roberts Thirty degrees in the August heat, and I’m sitting in a restaurant in Greece having a chat with an eighteen-year-old bloke who has just been accepted to Trinity. His parents, the mum in particular, asked me to explain to their son all the various oddities of Trinity life, “so everything will be […]

Unpaid internships: costly experience?

By Bruff O’Reilly For students and recent graduates, internships offer up one of the most attractive methods for gaining experience and contacts in a cut-throat job market. In many fields, internships represent a necessary stepping stone to full, paid employment. With young people finding it increasingly difficult to find entry-level jobs, this poses several worrying […]

Freshers’ Week, I love you, but you’re bringing me down

By Jamie Lynch We’ve all been there. We’ve all woken up the morning after the night before with a head like a bag of loudly clanging spanners, a mouth as dry and furry as a badgers behind and, in extreme cases, a Hansel and Gretel style trail of vomit leading from the bedside to the […]


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