Blonde (2022) has become a heavily criticised film among contemporary admirers of Marilyn Monroe, and not without reason. Hitting number one on Netflix in Ireland, it is interesting to see how this film held up to expectations for its long-awaited release. Taking only 45 days to film after ten years of consideration, Andrew Dominik has successfully created a talking point with … [Read more...] about The “Blonde” bombshell: should Marilyn Monroe’s legacy be simply laid to rest?
According to Merriam-Webster, the term ‘aesthetic’ is used to denote something “of, relating to, or dealing with aesthetics or the beautiful”. An astute definition for the now-popular internet phenomenon, I believe that finding beauty in the mundanity of everyday life goes way beyond the confinements of convention. The rise of Pinterest, TikTok and BeReal has … [Read more...] about The Rise of Aesthetics
The stories and careers of minority actors in Hollywood are generally stereotypical and formulaic. A well-rounded, fleshed out character of colour was an almost non-existent thing to be seen in popular TV and media up to the last two decades or so. A lot of work has been done since to humanise and incorporate the nuance of underrepresented people, but we still have a long way … [Read more...] about Bridgerton is the cultural reset in Hollywood diversity we all needed
Photo by Anna Shvets on Pexels November is Global Lung Cancer Awareness Month, and the Irish Cancer Society has organised efforts to inform on identifying the early symptoms of lung cancer with a free Lung Health Roadshow. This has come about as a result of recent findings from a survey by Core Research that shows 1 in 5 people say that the cost of a visit to the GP … [Read more...] about Cost of Irish healthcare prevents some from seeking medical treatment
A list of fun events throughout October Galway’s cultural presence in the arts and autumn festivities is not a weak one – we’re blessed with a lively and active city. I have compiled here a list of activities to take advantage of – so don’t let the weather get you down! Silver Scream at Pálás Cinema Running from October 7 to the 31st, catch some iconic horror … [Read more...] about What’s on in Galway?