Jake Martin, S.J. is a doctoral student in Film at Trinity College Dublin and a Research Fellow at Trinity Long Room Hub, Arts and Humanities Research Institute.  
Arts & Culture Film
Jake MartinOctober 30, 2020
It's still 2020, and Borat and Rudy are still with us.
(CNS photo/Warner Bros.)
Arts & Culture Film
Jake MartinJanuary 17, 2020
“Joker” is more than just another comic book film. It has hit a nerve with an already nervous American public.
Hailee Steinfeld and Wiz Khalifa in “Dickinson.” 
Arts & Culture Ideas
Jake MartinNovember 27, 2019
The new show subverts the traditional Dickinson iconography, but also takes away the best part of her.
Arts & Culture Books
Jake MartinAugust 20, 2019
Robert Dean Lurie's biography of R.E.M. aims to trace the group’s rapid ascension from college town obscurity to rock’s upper echelons.
The Priest in ‘Fleabag’ (photo: IMDB)
Arts & Culture Television
Jake MartinMay 22, 2019
The priest in “Fleabag” is of a type that has become, surprisingly, quite common in film and on television
John Mulaney at Radio City Music Hall (photo: Netflix)
Arts & Culture Ideas
Jake MartinAugust 10, 2018
John Mulaney freely admits that he needs to be liked by everyone.
Chris Rock (photo: Netflix)
Arts & Culture Television
Jake MartinMay 24, 2018
“Tambourine” should be mandatory viewing in all diocesan Pre-Cana programs.
Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue of Canada perform in the ice dance free dance figure skating team event at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 12 (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson).
Arts & Culture Ideas
Jake MartinFebruary 12, 2018
The Winter Olympics are upon us once again, and once again, figure skating steps out of its burrow of athletic obscurity.
Arts & Culture Television
Jake MartinFebruary 07, 2018
The coming-of-age sitcom follows a group of girls as they navigate their way through Catholic high school during the Troubles. 
Kit Harrington, right, in ‘Gunpowder’ (HBO)
Arts & Culture Television
Jake MartinDecember 15, 2017
The series tells the story of the Gunpowder Plot, when a group of Catholics plotted to blow up Parliament.