In discussing female representation in movies, the Bechdel Test remains the standard by which we measure things. It’s such a low bar — having two named female characters who talk to each other about something other than a man … Continue reading The Mako Mori Test The big deal about Mako Mori is that she isn’t there as an adjunct to any male characters. Her storyline is her own. It’s pretty badass.
The Film Network, a two-day conference packed with talks, meet & greets and sessions from Ireland’s most talented in the film industry is back, courtesy of Trinity’s DU Film Society. The conference begins on the evening of Friday 19 January … Continue reading DU Film’s The Film Network is back and bigger than ever! For all those eager to learn the tricks of the trade, the award-winning conference looks to be a promising and informative weekend.
‘It was absurd, it was completely absurd, but somehow it worked.’ It’s January 2017 and Jim Carrey is sat in the living room of his Los Angeles home directing a steady and immediately transfixing gaze into the camera. For the … Continue reading “Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond” – review The method in the madness of Jim Carrey and Andy Kaufman in Netflix’s documentary on the making of the 1999 biopic “Man on the Moon”
December is upon us, meaning it’s ample time to begin contemplating the finest 7 films that 2017 has bestowed upon us (see what we did there!). As we head into awards season, 2017 has been an industrious year for both … Continue reading The Seven Films of 2017 Simon Jewell shares his top seven films of 2017.
Poldark There are so many things to admire about Poldark: windswept clifftops, rolling seas, rigorous agriculture, fancy jackets, dramatic staring into the middle distance, sneaky shifts in churches, the best hair this side of Bodmin, and a healthy dose of … Continue reading Tn2’s Top TV Picks TV Editors Roxane von Hurter and Lily Casson look back at their favourite shows of the year, as well as a sneaky peak forward into 2018
●●●○○ Evan McMillan’s The Lovers’ Guide to Losing Your Mind is directed by Ellen Fitzgerald. It is a dark comic love story which explores themes of love, hate, and the memories of the protagonists. The plot is about Andy … Continue reading The Lovers’ Guide to Losing Your Mind A dark comic love story exploring themes of love, hate, and memory.
●●●●● ‘Tis the season to quote dreadful verse from carols no one ever wanted to hear, and dodging family members asking how you spent last year failing every single last one of your modules in college. When I first encountered … Continue reading “Christmas Poems” by Wendy Cope At a time of year when everything can become overly sentimental – profound words lost in tossed Hallmark cards – it is a parodist with a keen eye for observational humour that society needs.
Instead of discussing who the Black Hood may be before a 9am sociology lecture, imagine heated debates that were had over the protagonist in the latest historical fiction. Instead of stilted conversation with your hairdresser about where you’re off to … Continue reading The Book Flood: Exploring the Icelandic tradition of book-giving at Christmas Stop dreaming of a White Christmas – an Icelandic Christmas is where it’s at
With Christmas just around the corner, knowing where to get that perfect Secret Santa gift can be more important than what to get. Whether you’re a loyal games and tech reader, or looking to pick up something up for said … Continue reading Dublin’s Best Geeky Spots: Forbidden Planet Deputy Games Editor Sam Cox praises Forbidden Planet for its broad range of geeky products that might make last minute Christmas shopping a little easier.
2017 has been a stellar year in gaming. The past twelve months have brought the resurgence of a seemingly doomed Nintendo, outstanding innovation in games like Horizon Zero Dawn, and breakout hits like PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. Our games editorial board sat … Continue reading Tn2’s Game Awards 2017 The cream of the crop.
(Robyn Mitchell) (Sophia McDonald) (Hiram Harrington) (Eleanor Brayden) Continue reading A Dublin Christmas: Part Two Photography Editor, Robyn Mitchell compiles a series of photographs that depict Dublin in all its festive glory.
Payback introduces both marked improvements and missteps in its overall narrative. In the shift from the live action first person cutscenes of Need for Speed 2015, Payback improves the flow of its story. The problem is that while it is … Continue reading Need for Speed Payback // Review Need For Speed Payback moves in a fairly positive direction, with some unique and interesting ideas. Unfortunately, some of these ideas backfire.