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

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

What Tim Burton began in 1989 ended this week with Zack Snyder’s Justice League. No, I’m not referring to the decision to replace Danny Elfman’s (itself a replacement) score for the 2017 theatrical cut of this film, which featured hints towards his original Batman theme from ’89. Rather the three decades and change of auteurs and quasi-auteurs being handed valuable comic-book IP by studio execs and allowed to apply their style to it is likely no more. Zack Snyder broke that system. And Zack Snyder’s Justice League is the investigation into how he did it.

The tale of how Snyder’s…

Movie music comes in various forms: indulgent orchestral scores, showtunes, and ingenious needle drops of great existing songs, just when you need them, perfectly timed and conveying more feeling than any actors, dialogue or scenery ever could. I’ve listed my 25 favourites from the past 20 years. Let me know what you think….

Call it cult of personality. Call it a sob story. But Zack Snyder has gotten a few million nerds salivating as much over a director’s cut of a 2017 semi-flop, going straight to a premium streaming service, as they have over most theatrical comic-book movies of recent times. Yes, Zack Snyder’s Justice League as it will be officially known is but a week away from release after an almost four-year campaign for this longer, darker, Snyderer cut of the superhero crossover movie to see the light of day. There will be no red carpet premiere. No standard global press tour…

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