In a world where everyone with a smartphone can be a photographer and anyone with Photoshop can twist images to suit their agenda, we’re becoming numb to the power of a photograph. Molly Crabapple believes that the power of art … Continue reading Artists on the Margins: Molly Crabapple Crabapple’s art style couples a dark playfulness with spidery sketchy lines and a saucy confrontational quality.
Athleisure’s latest obsession, the motocross trend, is one that planted its roots back in 2015 with the oversized leather jacket of Vetements AW collection and is set to continue its takeover in Spring 2018. Having made arguably its biggest runway … Continue reading Front Square Fashion: Lauren McDonald displays motocross style Appearing in the major shows by the likes of Prada and Gucci, the trend has now shifted over to the world of street style and is set to remain a popular must-have across the coming seasons.
Almond milk has enjoyed a surge of popularity in recent years as more and more people are cutting down on their consumption of dairy products. But how exactly does the nut fare against the moo? The obvious advantage of almond … Continue reading Almond Milk: Worth The Hype? How does the nut fare against the moo?
Fashion has always been an avant-garde industry, chasing modernity and new ways of expressions. In the era of social networks and online magazines, fashion not only conforms to a system of global diffusion and marketing, but it also incentivizes self – promotion and personal brand–building as … Continue reading Fashion in the Social Era In the era of social media, fashion is becoming more diffuse and embracing viral marketing and personal branding like never before.
Pixar’s latest outing is as charming as it is heart-breaking. Coco follows a few days in the life of Miguel, a young boy in rural Mexico. He defies his family’s generations-long disdain for music, taking inspiration from his idol: singer … Continue reading Pixar’s Coco – Review Both charming and heart-breaking, Coco is a return to form for Pixar.
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.