“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” is Comedic Gold with a Feminist Agenda

When young girls look to the media for representations of the female gender in society, they find a variety of limiting roles. The common tract of “women as love interests” is one of the more harmful roles, as it reinforces a particular trope: women need romance to be happy. Too often in movies and television … More “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” is Comedic Gold with a Feminist Agenda

An Entanglement (2015) – Short Film

Director: Dylan Sanford Starring: Shiri Appleby, Sean Bell, Gary Wolf Synopsis: “When a strange man (Sean Bell) approaches Violet (Shiri Appleby) in a conspicuously public place, he makes a shocking reveal: he has been hired by her seemingly loving husband, Rick (Gary Wolf) to murder her. But the man offers Violet an alternative: pay double the … More An Entanglement (2015) – Short Film

Positive Discrimination (2015) – Short Film

Director: Charlo Johnson Starring: Róisín O’Donovan, Liam Burke, Niall Dempsey, Maghnús Foy Synopsis: “Tanya’s final exams are fast approaching but her eviction date is approaching even faster. Her only solution for getting this money together is a once off meet with a kerb crawler. Following an unexpected encounter in which Tanya gets picked up by an undercover … More Positive Discrimination (2015) – Short Film

AFK Web Series (2015)

Director: Peter Haynes Starring: Mia Pistorius, Calum Gittins, JJ Fong, Grae Burton, Ravi Narayan, Dallas Barnett We all know somebody who takes gaming so seriously that he gets sucked into the game; and of course some of us know that we are that person. Peter Hayne’s web series, AFK, follows six people who become physically … More AFK Web Series (2015)

Shaun the Sheep Movie (2015)

Directors: Mark Burton, Richard Starzak Voiced by: Justin Fletcher, John Sparkes, Richard Webber, Simon Greenall, Emma Tate and Omid Djalili   In the midst of all the large-scale, harum-scarum animated movies being produced lately just to earn loads of cash, it is utterly refreshing to see an old school, down-to-earth movie about a sheep’s day out. Shaun the Sheep … More Shaun the Sheep Movie (2015)

The Railway Carriage (2015) – Short Film

Director: Ross Adgar Starring: Dean Sills Synopsis: The Railway Carriage is a psychological horror short film in which the lead character (John) is trapped in a dream like world where there is no easy escape. Throughout he is beset with flashbacks, vague memories that explain why he is trapped in a train carriage again and again. Is … More The Railway Carriage (2015) – Short Film

The Revenant (2015)

Director: Alejandro Iñárritu Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Will Poulter, Domhnall Gleeson, Forrest Goodluck “I ain’t afraid to die anymore. I’d done it already.” According to Merriam-Webster, a revenant is “one that returns after death or a long absence.” So, Birdman director Alejandro Iñárritu’s latest film is aptly named, as it is based upon Hugh Glass, an … More The Revenant (2015)

Joy (2015)

Director: David O Russell Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Édgar Ramírez, Diane Ladd, Virginia Madsen, Isabella Rossellini, Bradley Cooper The best biographical-drama films always show the person of interest in many different lights; he or she is never shown as “perfect” for the audience. Joy doesn’t follow this trend, and that’s one of its … More Joy (2015)

The Hateful Eight (2015)

Director: Quentin Tarantino Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tim Roth, Walton Goggins, Demián Bichir, Michael Madsen, Bruce Dern “When John Ruth the Hangman catches you…you hang!” Tarantino and his dream team, consisting of an outstanding cast, the masterful scorer Ennio Morricone, and cinematographer Robert Richard (with whom Tarantino has worked on Kill … More The Hateful Eight (2015)