Category Archives: TV/Movies

Review: In Loco Parentis, The King’s Choice, The Age Of Shadows

I was able to see all of the following films at the Audi Dublin International Film Festival. In Loco Parentis Trailer Through the experiences and tribulations of its teachers, staff and students, In Loco Parentis is an in-depth look at Headfort, the … Continue reading

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The Villain Checklist: Kick The Dog

Blake Snyder’s seminal work Save The Cat! is considered the bible of Hollywood screenwriting and its backbone is the titular plot point. In the book, Snyder describes the “Save the cat” moment as a relatively small but very important instance … Continue reading

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Review: Beauty And The Beast, Kong: Skull Island, Ghost In The Shell

Beauty And The Beast Trailer Belle (Emma Watson) lives a frustratingly dull life in her provincial French town caring for her doting father (Kevin Kline) and fending off the unwelcome advances of town boor Gaston (Luke Evans). Things change when … Continue reading

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Review: Logan

Logan Trailer From the moment that we first caught a glimpse of an older looking Wolverine struggling through the Mexican desert, to the all-too-haunting strings of Jonny Cash’s “Hurt”, I knew, for better or worse, that James Mangold’s follow-up to … Continue reading

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The Villain Checklist: Defining Statements

The matter of the defining statement is an important one for all characters in any story, and the antagonist is no exception to that. What do I mean when I say defining statement, in the context of the villain? Simply … Continue reading

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Review: Get Out

Get Out Trailer Right off the top: as a rule, I hate horror movies, and nearly always have. Some people get off on being thrilled in a cinema seat, by having their worst nightmares played out in front of them, … Continue reading

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Review: Their Finest

Their Finest Trailer And back into the Blitz we go. After the somewhat underwhelming Allied of last year failed to really get the heart racing with its depiction of wartime London, I was bit more interested in this, a look at British … Continue reading

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