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AuthorAiden Ruodhane

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September 25, 2006

I was always a fan of Al Gore, in the way one feels sorry for children who drop their ice-cream just before the first lick. But despite his politics, or career thus far, his performance in this depressingly relevant and powerful documentary is certainly a positive use of celebrity.

August 7, 2006

As many students probably know, working in hospitality is rarely fun. For many of us it’s an easy occupation to get in to, but much harder to enjoy. This great wee independent film, much in the style of Clerks, captures perfectly the milieu of long hours, hard work, poor pay and treatment, and the bane […]

April 3, 2006

Rent touches on everything that a musical needs. It has complicated love stories, failed stars, and dirt-poor bohemian artists struggling to make it big. And to add to all of that, they can’t pay their rent and have AIDS. This is the archetypal New York tenement neighbourhood, apparently, which initially I found to be fairly […]

March 13, 2006

Musicals are always difficult. And although the mix of theatrics and film may to some be as dangerous as uniting church and state, it’s when you’re unprepared for extremists that they score a hit. A musical film based on a musical based on a film about a musical (1968 film with Gene Wilder (the original […]

March 6, 2006

I love this film. I really do. Not just because I want to be a cool drunk Russian vampire. Honest! In what else but Russian Cyrillic could mere shopping lists look like Soviet propaganda? But I digress…

February 27, 2006

Following the murder of 11 Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics, a squad of Mossad agents was established to assassinate the Palestinian ringleaders of the plot.