Tag: Movies

The Banshees Of Inisherin – An Exercise In Cultural Self Deprecation

The following piece first appeared on the website Excuse the Blood and is syndicated with the permission of the author. At the time of writing, The Banshees Of Inisherin has earned nine Oscar nominations and ten BAFTA nominations. It has...

/ 28/01/2023
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The Banshees of Inisherin Review/Rant

After recently watching An Cailín Ciúin, Arracht and Black ’47, I had high hopes for the Banshees of Inisherin (although mistakenly I did not watch the trailer) but after the first “feckin’”, or I should say multiple “feckins”, within the...

/ 17/11/2022

Denis Villeneuve’s Dune (2021): Technics Over Essence

This article was originally published by the blog “Excuse The Blood” and is syndicated with permission of the author. The announcement of a new adaptation of Frank Herbert’s 1965 novel Dune has been the subject of much anticipation for at least a couple of...

/ 25/10/2021

Crushproof: Skanger Nationalist Parable on Screen

“I'll remember Dublin city, in the rare ould times” “And their sons will be respected men, and they will be established as judges over your sons; they will govern your city and they will buy your field, for the universal...

/ 11/08/2021

The Shape of Water’s Vulgar Relationship

The 2018 Academy Award for Best Picture was given to The Shape of Water. This film did not only skilfully prove our elders right by denominating what is vulgar as being related to the vulgus (the throng), it also contributed...

/ 11/04/2018