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The Nightingale: A Post-Colonial, Must Watch, Period Drama, With Deep Connections to Ireland

Directorial debuts tend to be the focus of up-and-coming film makers, but often, it is their sophomore efforts that manage to impress even more: Quentin Tarantino with Pulp Fiction, Robert Eggers with The Lighthouse, Ari Aster with Midsommar, Alex Garland with Annihilation, Jordan Peele with Us, Denis Villeneuve with Incendies, and David Fincher with Seven. Jennifer Kent joins these ranks with the resonating and powerful The Nightingale.

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Red Lipstick, in this Economy?

Can you remember what you wanted to be in life when you were child? Was it the Disney-like clichés of being an Astronaut, President of something, or an Olympic Athlete that came to mind? Were you one those early lucrative kids with a strange clairvoyance that you were just going to end up in Finance or Law like your Mom or Dad? The answer is probably none of these.

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Poland Bids Farewell to its Music Legend: Krzystof Krawczyk

Krzystof Krawczyk, Poland’s own Johnny Cash, passed away on Easter Monday at the age of 74. He contracted Covid-19 few weeks ago, even though he was fully vaccinated and won the fight two days after coming back home from the hospital he felt unwell, lost consciousness and was rushed to hospital where he passed away as his heart and lungs stopped working. 

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Cranky Old Bat: Batman at 82

The caped crusader turned 82 last Thursday, having made his first appearance in Detective Comics issue 27 in 1939. A year later the Dark Knight would get his self-titled comic line, Batman. Created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger, at 82 the world’s greatest detective is going strong; a new movie, “The Batman”, directed by Matt Reeves and starring Robert Pattinson, is slated for release next year. In addition, Ben Affleck and Michael Keaton are reprising their past performances as Batman for an upcoming Flash movie.

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The Snyder Cut - Once in a Lifetime

The Snyder cut is an act of tremendous love, where the passion of fans would affect a studio like Warner Bros to give creative control to an artist who would come back to his project and do it again out of pure passion. Only in our digital age could this process have happened. 

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Dundalk Trio Save St. Patrick's Day: An Ode to the Mary Wallopers

To say that, both this and last years St Patrick's Day were a shadow of our previous experiences of the potential the day must behold each of us, is a serious understatement. To paint a probably over romantic picture of Paddy’s Day, with bustling pubs, empty and full pints of the "black stuff" scattered on every table and a certain spring in their step of everyone you meet on your adventure that day.

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Personification of Ireland: When Stories Collide

On St Patrick's Day there are many jokes, quotes and stories that characterise Ireland and  what it means to be Irish. Deciding if our national day is called St Patrick's Day, Paddy’s Day or Patty’s Day always causes confusion, argument and debate. Images of leprechaun’s sitting on a pot of gold, comely maidens dancing at the crossroads and a creamy pint are just some of the images that are used to personify Ireland and the Irish.These are stereotypical image and often don’t do justice to Ireland’s history and culture.

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International Women’s Day: A Privilege to Celebrate

International Womens Day comes around each year on the eighth of March, provoking a series of events headlined by women, hashtags and quotes from a feminist icons. Partaking in the celebration is a joy and a privilege but understanding what International Women’s Day is and what it means can be confusing. There are many stereotypes projected on the day and deciding which if any applies to you can be confusing.

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