Hey, I’m Lucien! I’m currently based in Dublin. I recently completed a BA Communication Studies from Dublin City University and I’m the Vice President for Academic Affairs on DCU Students’ Union.

I’m an experienced digital content creator with almost a decade’s experience in podcasting and online film writing, and an excellent portfolio of photography and graphic design.

You can follow me on Twitter @revolucienary or Instagram @lucienwd


It’s Autumn! And despite a Covid backlog yet to fully be unleashed — of films, albums and other stuff that got delayed because of production or distribution concerns — we’re getting a reasonably good haul of cultural content between now and the end of the year. Here are the 18 things I’m personally most excited for…


In a blockbuster ecosystem where studio mandate has final cut and control freak super-producers can seize the editing suite from a filmmaker on a moment’s notice, one last soggy way for company men directors of tentpole blockbusters to assert control while on the marketing stump for their work has emerged. It’s a little thing called — in a phrase coined by Chris Ryan of The Ringer — “director bullshit”.

Director Bullshit is easily defined: when the director (or, often, screenwriter) of a mega-budget movie based on a comic-book or video game does a bunch of interviews around the film’s release…


Films can be great on different terms. Whenever someone puts together a list of ‘the best films’ in a given period, it’ll typically — and correctly — be heavy on brilliant dramas and moving indies, with the odd blockbuster thrown in. And yet as blockbusters get worse and worse, with generic drivel like Black Widow and Space Jam: A New Legacy still in cinemas at the moment, we’ve begun to reflect on a time not so long ago when big expensive movies were a bit… better. …


First things first: I am not a music critic, not even an amateur one. I have no idea how to analyse music well, I have minimal understanding of how it is written and produced. I like what I like because it sounds a certain way. And I have very specific styles, sounds and genres that I enjoy. I also like music that is deeply uncool, some of which you will see down this list. With all of that in mind, welcome to my list.

These are, somewhat superficially, and as of today (July 27, 2021), my 25 favourite albums from…


Paying to see David Ayer’s Suicide Squad in the sticky summer of 2016 felt on some level like a deliberate act of self-sabotage: there’s no way this movie didn’t suck, right? But it was out of respect for the marketing team, the trailer wizards at Aspect, the poster designers in-house at Warner, who had pulled off one of the most engaging, colourful and distinct campaigns for a major blockbuster in modern memory. In an extremely quiet summer of duds like Independence Day: Resurgence, X-Men Apocalypse, Star Trek Beyond and Jason Bourne, Ayer’s film was the one release that stood out…


Last week saw the release on Netflix of the long-awaited second season of Tim Robinson’s masterful sketch comedy series I Think You Should Leave, a surreal and peerless depiction of uncomfortable situations, terrible people and the moment the air just completely leaves a room. To celebrate, I’ve decided to list my ten favourite sketches of Robinson’s to date, from both seasons of the show, and maybe even from elsewhere. Read on to find out what’s included!


Lena Dunham’s Girls has remained one of the most prescient, and perhaps even the definitive, depiction of 21st century post-college life for straight white creative types, and it’s resonance grows stronger every day. But what if there was a curated playlist, if you will, of some of the best episodes that line up with very specific situational moods? Well now there is. Here are six of Girls’s best episodes, although there are many more great ones, that capture very specific temperaments of your twentysomething social existence…

This article contains spoilers for every season of Girls, including major plot revelations right…


There’s music that you love, and then there’s music that you can’t disentangle from the rich and complex makeup of your being, I’m going to run through 20 songs, some great and some not so great, that have accrued meaning for me as I’ve grown up and reached some version of adulthood.

May need to be updated relatively soon.

My First Favourite Song

I was introduced to Arcade Fire through my dad through the radio and instantly knew this was one of the most special sounds I’d ever heard. Although it’s not necessarily even my favourite Arcade Fire song…


Sunday night is Hollywood’s biggest night! And this year, literally, because it’s the first time many nominees will have been in a crowded space of any kind for at least a year. But, all potential Covid safety issues aside, it’s a good year for the Academy Awards, with a genuinely above-average selection of nominated films. And here are my customary predictions in the major categories!

Best Picture

Should win: Nomadland

Biggest snub: The Assistant

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