The intricacies of the mother and daughter relationship are explored expertly in Greta Gerwig’s directorial debut Lady Bird. Christine or Lady Bird, as she calls herself, longs to be different. She wants to be popular and cool, and her ‘squeezed’ middle class family can’t provide the funds for the lavish lifestyle she desires. She clashes with her mother Marion … [Read more...] about Lady Bird: a refreshing addition to the coming-of-age genre
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 far short of our expectations. Most notably, the Ghostbusters remake … [Read more...] about What makes a successful female-led show?
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 for you to enjoy. Coco Pixar’s latest effort isn’t an … [Read more...] about Romantic movies to cuddle up in front of this St Valentine’s Day
Oh, I know, I know. Reviewing this movie? During Oscar-worthy-movie season? How dare I? But, alas, I come bearing sense. You’ll all see a gazillion reviews on each of those – shall we say – more accolade-worthy films. What you won’t read is anything on the latest chick flick to bless our screens, and I know how many of you would prefer that anyway. Well, that, and I … [Read more...] about Movie Review: The Space Between Us
It’s that time of year again. For us here at NUI Galway, it means the warm and fuzzy Christmas holiday vibes have well and truly dissolved by now. Semester 2 is in full swing, bringing with it a whole host of new lectures, assignments, deadlines and the occasional breakdown over trying to find the time to fit it all in while holding down a part time job and keeping up with … [Read more...] about