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“12 Years a Slave”, or “Tears, All the Tears” By Caitlin McGrane

February 10, 2014

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Writing this is the second thing that I have done since returning home from seeing 12 Years a Slave. The first was to make an enormous G&T with the flat tonic water. Desperate times, readers, desperate times. First of all, fuck you Quentin “I’m shutting your butt down” Tarantino, this is how you talk about […]

“Much Ado About Nothing”, or “Fuck You Shakespeare” by Caitlin McGrane

July 5, 2013

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In the last couple of weeks I have come to the uncomfortable realisation that my main purpose in life might actually be to help people figure out with whom they are really in love (don’t worry, I’m fine. It’s funny more than anything else). Therefore, It is with some trepidation (and a glass of much-needed […]

“The Reluctant Fundamentalist”, or “ERMAGERD, STAHP” by Caitlin McGrane

June 9, 2013

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I’ve been looking forward to seeing this film for quite a while. I’m always intrigued by films exploring religious fundamentalism (see last week’s column). I even dragged some friends along, although Mark Kermode wasn’t all that impressed with some parts of the story (everything about Kate Hudson). There is something deeply unsettling about polite, calm […]

“What Gatsby?” A Discussion

June 2, 2013

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Editors Matilda Dixon-Smith and Will Kay dive into all the CGI swoop shoots and Lana Del Rey remixes of Baz Luhrmann’s hotly anticipated “The Great Gatsby”.  Matilda Dixon-Smith: Will! So, we’ve just seen The Great Gatsby, and I think the best question to ask is this: how did you feel about Leonardo DiCaprio as the […]

Caitlin McGrane on “The Wind that Shakes the Barley”

June 1, 2013

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A couple of weeks ago I picked up a book at the Grub Street Bookstore on Brunswick Street. Bad Blood by Colm Tóibín is a short autobiographical telling of when the author decided to walk along the border between The Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland in 1987. Very shortly after the signing of the […]

“The Hunt”, or “Mads Mikkelsen is a Perfect Human Being” by Caitlin McGrane

May 24, 2013

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First off, I’d like to start with an apology to readers of this column for its slightly morbid fascination with all things fucked up. A few weeks ago we had Mea Maxima Culpa, last week was The Evil Dead and this week I saw The Hunt. Mads Mikkelsen (Casino Royale, A Royal Affair) stars as […]

“The Evil Dead”, or “Young Sam Raimi Is a Sick Dude” by Caitlin McGrane

May 12, 2013

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So, The Evil Dead. It’s been re-made very recently by Fede Alvarez, and has received some not-so rave reviews, which is odd given that the original director (Sam Raimi) is one of the producers of the new one. My favourite film critic, Mark Kermode, recommended that listeners to his show should watch the original for […]