Tn2’s Man Booker Picks: Days Without End by Sebastian Barry The war novel that focuses on the individual over the sweeping cause

Sebastian Barry delivers an incredible novel with Days Without End. Winner of the 2016 Costa Book of the Year, Barry’s ninth novel is now in the running for the 2017 Man Booker Prize. This will be the author’s third time … Continue reading Tn2’s Man Booker Picks: Days Without End by Sebastian Barry The war novel that focuses on the individual over the sweeping cause

‘The Incredible Jessica James’ is one dope film Maia Mathieu reviews the freshest indie rom-com on Netflix.

●●●○○ The story that Netflix‘s new indie rom-com follows is a familiar one. You have your twenty-something woman in a creative field, living in a gorgeous apartment in the big city that you know she could never afford in real … Continue reading ‘The Incredible Jessica James’ is one dope film Maia Mathieu reviews the freshest indie rom-com on Netflix.

Keeping up with Poldark – season 3, episode 8 Extramarital shifting! Heartfelt confessions! Shiny hair! Fireside snacks! Murder?

The penultimate episode of Poldark series three was a bit of a belter, mainly thanks to one particularly spectacular bait and switch. Poldark rarely employs overt storytelling devices (there’s only been one hallucinatory vision sequence so far this year, and hardly any voiceovers) but when they do, it’s marvellous. SPOILERS!

GAZE LGBT Film Festival Dublin Queer cinema is at home in Dublin in this look at the programme for 2017

Today marks the start of GAZE Dublin’s 25th LGBT film festival. The best contemporary LGBT films will be celebrated at the Light House Cinema in Smithfield this bank holiday weekend. The programme will include documentaries, discussions and retrospective screenings. The … Continue reading GAZE LGBT Film Festival Dublin Queer cinema is at home in Dublin in this look at the programme for 2017

Retro Records: The Beach Boys’ Sunflower The intriguing and troubled production history of the album and it's band members is analysed in conjunction with the tracks featured on Sunflower

Sifting through YouTube compilations of what the Beach Boys’ Sunflower could have been during those early 1970s, when the band at last picked up their slithery muse again, holding on as long as that period which brought them the exotic … Continue reading Retro Records: The Beach Boys’ Sunflower The intriguing and troubled production history of the album and it’s band members is analysed in conjunction with the tracks featured on Sunflower

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“The Great Gatsby” – review  The Gate has removed its seats, lowered its chandeliers and transformed the entire building into the enigmatic Gatsby mansion where characters roam the dance floor, ready to whisper in your ear at one moment and dance wildly with you the next.

Having studied The Great Gatsby for the Leaving Cert, I could write about the intricacies of its plot and language until my fingers turned blue with ink as the clock ticked down on the frenzied, nightmarish race that is English … Continue reading “The Great Gatsby” – review  The Gate has removed its seats, lowered its chandeliers and transformed the entire building into the enigmatic Gatsby mansion where characters roam the dance floor, ready to whisper in your ear at one moment and dance wildly with you the next.