In honour of our national holiday, with thought it only right that we pay tribute to some of our favourite Irish films. Irish film has had one hell of a renaissance of sorts in recent years, so the favourite classics of The Snapper, The Commitments and Intermission are quickly being replaced (though they’ll never really be forgotten).
Needless to say, as seems to be the running theme of 2017 so far, the Oscars was loud this year. Filled with political statements big and small, gargantuan mess-ups, which are leading some to believe that we are definitely living within a Matrix situation that’s glitching out, and extra bits which were obvious and pathetic attempts to go viral... with some success.
In “The Edge of Seventeen”, Nadine is an angry, confused, and intelligent American teenager trying to fit in a world that rejects her. Or so she thinks. On one hand, her friendship with Krista, Nadine’s BFF since pre-school, is threatened when she starts dating Darian, Nadine’s much hated brother. On the other, Nadine’s love interest seems way out of her league due to her personal issues with sex, disenchantment, and her own identity. In top of it all, a tragedy involving her family seems to doom it all. Is there any hope for Nadine?
A moment of thanks and appreciation for the fact that Tom Ford has once again taken a break from being a world-renowned fashion designer to write and direct yet another stunning film.
These lists suck. Mainly because there’s so much you want to include and there are so many obvious nods that usually they become redundant. This happens through casting a net so wide that the obvious choices take over and sometimes the independent precursors fall by the wayside.
Looking for something to watch this month, this quick test might help you: