The Dublin Shield

A Night at the 2018 Grammys

Angkitha Anguraj, Staff Writer

February 10, 2018

Once again, the Grammys has managed to stun its audience with dazzling visuals and powerful performances. On Sunday, January 28, the opening show featured Kendrick Lamar performing “XXX” with an unexpected interlude of U2...

Movie Review: “The Post,” Set in 1971, Could Very Well Be About 2018

Riya Chopra, Staff Writer

February 10, 2018

Washington D.C., as depicted by Hollywood, tends to be an endlessly ruthless maze of dim hallways and fluorescent-lit corridors characterized by the blurry distinction between political gain and actual human decency. Steven Sp...

Darkest Hour: A Harrowing Tale of Winston Churchill’s Ascendency

Ari Stassinopoulos, Staff Writer and Layout

January 26, 2018

Joe Wright’s Golden Globe-winning tale of Winston Churchill’s rise to power as the British Prime Minister during World War Two, Darkest Hour, is two hours and five minutes of suspense and drama that will shock all but the most inf...

The Greatest Show

Audrey Kang, Staff Writer

January 24, 2018

A Musical? A Biopic? An All-around feel good film? The Greatest Showman fits them all. Delivering an inspiring tale loosely based off of the life of P.T. Barnum, a renowned showman and founder of the Barnum & Bailey circuse...

Lady Bird: A Poignant, Coming-of-Age (and now, Award-Winning!) Movie that Parallels the Realities of Life

Danielle Tran, Staff Writer

January 21, 2018

So, many of us can agree that most movies follow a rather standard plot structure. An average, unsuspecting civilian living the everyday life discovers an enchanting new utopia that is threatened by a dark force, ultimately ris...

Murder on the Orient Express: A Movie to Die For

Audrey Kang, Staff Writer

January 3, 2018

Looking for an old-timey murder mystery? Murder on the Orient Express does not disappoint. Based off of the best-selling book by Agatha Christie, released in Europe in 1934 and in America under the title of Murder in the Calais Coach, th...

Stranger: A Hidden Gem with a Fascinating Perspective of Reality

Ashley Kim, Editor-in-Chief

December 27, 2017

The Korean drama Stranger, written by first-time screenwriter Lee Soo-yeon, captivates its audience with its complex plot driven by multidimensional perspectives and outstanding performances by its actors. In this drama, a pr...

The Justice League: What Happened to Character Development?

Spandana Janapati, Staff Writer

December 25, 2017

SPOILER ALERT (kind of) Science fiction, fantasy, and action. A combination of genres that concoct the best kind of movies with just the right amount of teamwork, fight scenes, and an overwhelming amount of emotions that w...

Karin Slaughter’s The Good Daughter – A Thrilling Emotional Ride

Kaushikee Nayudu, Associate Managing Editor

December 13, 2017

“Nothing ever truly faded. Time only dulled the edges.”   The Good Daughter narrates the heart-wrenching story of Samantha and Charlotte Quinn of Pikeville. The two sisters lives were irrevocably torn apart by a ...