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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 […]

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 […]

“One Day” or “I Want to Care buuuuuut I Don’t”

May 3, 2013

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I went to see One Day, Released at the end of 2011, after a break up. I’ve often thought what I’d do with a time machine, and I can safely say now that I would go back to that day and stop myself from seeing this film. Not only was it pretty bad (more on that […]

“When Harry Met Sally…”, or “Can Men and Women Ever Be Friends? CAN THEY?” by Caitlin McGrane

April 26, 2013

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This weekend I had what I like to call a ‘gender-stereotype-conformation-evening’. Lindt was on special in the supermarket and I decided to watch arguably the most classic of rom-coms, When Harry Met Sally… (I also watched The Notebook). Stop looking at my like that. Sometimes, I want a bit of chocolate and some shirtless Ryan […]