Film Review: Black Panther


Marvel’s highly anticipated Black Panther, the first from its universe to hit our screens this year, gave many critics and cinema goers plenty to discuss. Directed and co-written by Ryan Coogler, it presented the first black protagonist in this Marvel’s universe film collection. Although Black Panther’s character has been around since the mid 1960s, audiences […]

SIN meets NUI Galway student, actor and playwright Cathal Ryan

The theatre in NUI Galway has always been a real treat, be it the GUMS musical productions or the various plays and projects produced by the students, particularly the annual Theatre Week. One person who has been involved in pretty much every part of theatre in NUI Galway that you could name is Performing Arts student Cathal Ryan, […]

Reviving the dead: the issues with celebrity holograms and CGI


One of the simple facts of life is that we all die, but in 2018 it seems like that too is off-limits for some of the world’s A-list celebrities. With hologram technology and CGI becoming more advanced, it is possible for dead singing icons and actors to be portrayed on stage and screen. From Tupac […]

SIN meets NUI Galway music man Tom Freeman

Through Rock Soc, Music Soc, the university orchestra, or just by meeting people through chance, NUI Galway has always had a way of nurturing the latent talent within those studying here, one such talented musician is Tom Freeman, a recent NUI Galway graduate.  So, you’ve been involved with music in NUI Galway since you set your foot in the door, what […]

Black gowns are a vital piece of the Times Up jigsaw

Times Up

So far, this year’s entertainment award ceremonies have been far less colourful than usual- but they have been a lot more interesting. The latest protest occurred at the BAFTA awards, where countless celebrities adorned black clothing as they strutted down the red carpet. The bleak colour scheme was used as a tool to unify Hollywood’s finest. A […]

Who will win at the Oscars?

Best Supporting Actor nominee Sam Rockwell alongside Best Actress nominee Frances McDormand in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri

The Academy Awards are the one night of the year when Hollywood’s big-wigs set aside competitive concerns of business and box office to find out what movies some old out-of-touch insiders would like social media to talk about. There are a few reasons this year’s Oscars are likely to be interesting. It’s the first show […]

What makes a successful female-led show?

Derry Girls

Derry Girls has taken the small screen by storm. Written and produced by Lisa McGee, a Derry native, the show has received rave reviews from viewers and critics alike. But what is it about this female-led show that is a success? There have been many tv shows and films headed by women that have fallen […]

Nothing is ‘Stranger’ than our obsession with Millie Bobby Brown


Celebrity culture is frequently depressing, but one of its most grim aspects is the adultization of child stars. From Tatum O’Neal to Lindsay Lohan, these children are treated like mini adults, often with dire consequences. Which is how we’ve ended up with gossip websites sharing all the juicy details of Stranger Things star Millie Bobby […]

Romantic movies to cuddle up in front of this St Valentine’s Day


Happy St Valentine’s Day. Maybe you want to find a great romantic movie to watch with your friends, that special someone, or even maybe just by yourself because you deserve self-love too and me-time and a rom-com go hand in hand. Whoever you find yourself with, here’s some great love stories from the silver screen […]

Uplifting celebrity stories to cleanse your palate


Hollywood (and seemingly every other industry) is finding out that no matter how well you hide the skeletons in the closet, they’ll eventually come tumbling out. The exposure of predatory men in power is satisfying, but it’s also hard to stomach. So, it’s nice when you are reminded that not every famous person is 100pc […]