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Latest Reviews

The Case For Best Picture

With the Oscars coming up soon, everyone has a choice for Best Picture. Our writers are here to tell you what film should win and why. Aftersun Katie McKenna In recent years it seems that films have lost their vulnerability. Following every possible chance for genuine emotion with a joke is a great strategy to…

All The Beauty and The Bloodshed

Review by Inés Murray Gómez The Sacklers are the billionaire family behind Purdue Pharma, which has come under fire in the last few decades for their historically predatory marketing of the opioid OxyContin. Activists and experts alike consider that their campaigns led to overprescription which significantly contributed to the opioid crisis that has ruined the…

Decision to Leave

Review by James Mahon Bong Joon Ho’s Oscar winning film Parasite (2019) was a landmark event for both South Korean and international cinema in general, disabusing audiences entirely of – as Joon Ho rightly put it – “the one-inch-tall barrier of subtitles.” Less than three years later, and once again emerging from the endless pool…

Lady Chatterley’s Lover

Review by Leah Kelly Lady Chatterley’s Lover is one of the most controversial books of the 20th century. Banned in several countries and the subject of a UK trial which allowed the liberalisation of the publishing industry – its publication is an important part of literary history. The plot itself, a Lady falls madly in…

Review Writing Workshop in Collaboration with DU Film.

Last term, Trinity Film Review and the DU Film Society ran a review writing workshop. At the end of the workshop, participants were asked to write a short review of Charlotte Wells’ award-winning short film Tuesday (2015). Below are two review from that workshop. Tuesday review by Hana Rae Quinn In Tuesday (2015), director Charlotte…

Tár

Review by Cat Earley In the initial run-up to Todd Field’s widely-anticipated new film, a coworker of mine casually asks me:  “Have you seen they’re making a movie about Lydia Tár?”  In the flutter of press surrounding Tár (2022, Todd Field) I don’t believe that this coworker was particularly out of step with the general…

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