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Callie Hardy

Belgian-born New Media student at IADT. Occasionally semi-knowledgeable about the latest in entertainment news and events in Ireland and around the world. Extremely informed on every possible way a person can eat peanut butter.

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Streaming Picks 08/05: What To Watch on Irish Streaming Services This Weekend

By Callie Hardy / May 8, 2020

Another weekend means another opportunity to catch up on movies. This week: the latest Tarantino, early Céline Sciamma, childhood classics and scientific biopics. And as always, you can catch up on last week’s streaming picks here.   Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood (2019, directed by Quentin Tarantino, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt & Margot […]

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Irish Censorship History: (Almost) A Century of Banned Films

By Callie Hardy / April 30, 2020

As the Irish film and TV industry enters a new decade of uncertainty, it is easy to succumb to nostalgia and remember fondly the days when going to the cinema and watching a movie seemed like something that could never be taken away from us. However, the real history of Irish cinema proves that it […]

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Beyond Corona: A Festival For Homebound Cinephiles

By Callie Hardy / April 25, 2020

For many, the outbreak of Covid-19 is a source of entirely justified anxiety, fear and sadness. But for some, it is also proving to be an unplanned source of creative inspiration. Allison McCulloch, a Los Angeles based filmmaker and podcast host, was disappointed to hear that SXSW, the famous Austin-based film conference and festival, had […]

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#WorthSaving: Navigating Chronic Illness, Mental Health and Media Consumption in Coronavirus Times

By Callie Hardy / April 15, 2020

“It’s only dangerous for the most vulnerable”. You’ve probably heard someone, whether you know them personally or not, justify their lack of concern over the Coronavirus pandemic in this way. While technically true, this seemingly innocent sentence carries a much more dangerous idea: one that says that the most vulnerable are little more than collateral […]

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