Black Swan

Black Swan Director: Darren Aronofsky Cast: Natalie Portman, Mila Junis, Vicent Cassel & Barbra Hershey 2:1 By Zander Sirlin In the words of Black Swan’s director, Darren Aronofsky, “Ballet can be dark, tragic, gothic,” an apt description of his new film.  Black Swan fascinatingly combines The Understudy, an unrealized script by Andres Heinz about jealousy […]

Morning Glory

Morning Glory Director: Roger Mitchell Cast: Rachel McAdams, Harrison Ford, Diane Keaton, Jeff Goldblum & Ty Burrell 2:2 By Alex Towers If your looking for a hard-hitting examination of the media’s descent into telegenic treacly sentiment Morning Glory isn’t the film for you. However if the idea of a turtlenecked Diane Keaton dropping beats with […]

General Election 2011

An Taoiseach, Brian Cowen, has just confirmed that the general election for the 31stDáil will be held on the 11th of March 2011. The selection of a Friday for the election will allow many students who are living away from home to vote in the next election, unlike the Thursday used for the 2007 election.

The Green Hornet

The Green Hornet Director: Michel Gondry Cast: Seth Rogen, Jay Chou, Christoph Waltz, Cameron Diaz & Tom Wilkinson 2:2 Nowadays superhero films can be classified as either po-faced grit such as Watchmen and Christopher Nolan’s Batman series, or more jocular, self-aware fair like Kick-Ass and Joel Schumacher’s Batman series. The Green Hornet is decidedly one […]

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 […]

The Way Back

The Way Back Director: Peter Weir Cast: Ed Harris, Jim Sturgress, Colin Farrell, Mark Strong & Saoirse Ronan 2:1 by Sean Driver The Way Back is Peter Weir’s most recent motion picture since 2003’s Master and Commander. Adapted in collaboration with Keith Clarke from Slavomir Rawicz’s memoir, A Long Walk Home, the film follows Jim […]

Meet the Parents: Little Fockers

Meet the Parents: Little Fockers 2:2 Director: Paul Weitz Cast: Robert DeNiro, Ben Stiller, Teri Polo, Dustin Hoffman, Barbra Striesand, Jessica Alba, Owen Wilson, Blythe Danner, Laura Dern & Harvey Keitel By Róisín Lacey-McCormac After an intense weekend, in which I consumed the entire Godfather trilogy, Meet the Parents: Little Fockers presented itself as a […]


Catfish 2:1 Directors:  Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost By Clare Jamie Burnett Catfish is a reality thriller. Along with directors Joost and Schulman themselves, the film centres around Schulman’s brother, Nev, a photographer, and his online friendship with Abby, an eight year old artist who paints one of his photographs. As their relationship develops over […]

Tron Legacy

Tron Legacy 2:1 Director: Joseph Kosinski Cast: Jeff Bridges, Garret Hedlund, Bruce Boxleitner, Olivia Wilde, Michael Sheen, James Frain & Cillian Murphy I’ve always liked shiny things. This means that when asked to critically analyze films, I can often be swayed if the film holds a unique aesthetic exquisiteness, even when the rest of the […]

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 […]


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Kelly McGlynn
Michael Foley
Katarzyna Siewierska
Clare McCarthy


Aisling Crabbe
Natalia Duda
Sarah Morel
Mike Dolan
John Tierney
Naoise Dolan
Sarah Larragy
Mubbashir Ali Sultan
Nadia Bertaud
Daniel Tatlow


Kevin O'Rourke
Ines Niarchos
Huda Awan