Hello, world. I’m MacDara Conroy, and this is my blog.


Date: March 2022

Film review — Sundown

Ironically enough, for a meandering film with such a threadbare story, it goes deeper as an essay on social class than the shock and awe of the writer/director’s prior, much-maligned New Order. More…

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Film review — Spielberg

Steven Spielberg is such an icon that his story deserves to be told without glossing over the failures that make his career trajectory that much more interesting and compelling. So let’s have another run at this one some time; we’ll need more than two-and-a-half hours, but so be it. More…

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Film review — Beware: Children at Play

Craven remade Bergman’s The Virgin Spring as The Last House on the Left, so why not reboot Beowulf in New Jersey’s Pine Barrens… with cannibal children? Okay, I was sold on the killer-kids premise already but there really is a lot more going on here. I mean, it’s an enthusiastic yet amateurish backwoods slasher — from Troma, naturally — so I did not expect a meta-commentary on the aesthetics and function of fantastical fiction. Nor that brutally unforgiving denouement. If you go down to the woods today… actually on second thought, best not. More…

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Got one of those brown sugar and oat milk iced espresso things from Starbucks this evening and y’know what? It went down pretty smooth #tweet

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Finally migrated to my new phone nearly a week after it arrived because it’s a stressful process, y’know? #tweet

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Found a YouTube channel that’s just bus rides through London so that’s me sorted for the weekend #tweet

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Anyone else have the displeasure of receiving GO’D and John “Not the Good One” Waters’ racist++ rag in their letterbox this week? #tweet

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The thing I don’t get about the en-masse abandoning of masks is this: there’s no law mandating umbrellas, but you’ll open one if it’s raining #tweet

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I’ve been walking a lot lately, trying to make it a habit again. Here’s one of the sights from my usual route #image

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Who do I complain to about the #TFIGo app? They say “don’t activate too far before travel” but they don’t say “must be within 90 mins”. Typical Ireland, what a joke > @MacDara #tweet

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I’m subbed to Wrestle Universe, I follow the official socials, but I didn’t know DDT had a PPV today until five minutes ago, in the middle of it #tweet

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Film review — Deep Water

It was a fundamental error not to make this an ultra-heightened nail-biter. As it is, it’s almost thoroughly drab and detached save for that ludicrous ending, and the relationship between Affleck’s character and his daughter. When a six-year-old gets it… More…

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I may re-subscribe for this, if they get an influx of new talent that makes it worth my while > @njpwglobal #tweet

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Bill Bruford recently posted this vid of King Crimson live during my favourite era of the band and it is very ’80s and very awesome > youtu.be #tweet

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Glad I stayed up for #AEWDynamite #tweet

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Logged off from the day job for a six-day weekend. Nice going, MacDara #tweet

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D’ye remember on The Real World when the Irish guy was home in Dublin and went on the lash instead of home to dinner, and had to make up a story about problems with the Dart at Connolly for his mam? Those were the days… #tweet

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This is a relief to say the least. Heal up, Big E > @WWEBigE #tweet

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Black sugar milk tea Choco Pie might be one of my favourite things in the world right now #tweet

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Ordered the new one. But honestly struggling to understand why it costs nearly €140 more here than in the US. That’s a 36% markup > @MacDara #tweet

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