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 In All Things
Jake MartinNovember 03, 2016
The Cubs not winning was a lot like mashed potatoes and macaroni and cheese—comfortable and cozy.
FLAWED JUSTICE? Steven Avery, right, in “Making a Murderer”
Jake MartinFebruary 03, 2016
‘Making a Murderer’ upends our preconceived notions of who the good guys and bad guys are.
Carey Mulligan, right, in "Suffragette"
Jake MartinOctober 24, 2015
"Suffragette," like all films of its kind—historical dramas about social injustice—are from what I like to call the “eat your vegetables because they’re good for you” school of cinema.
CATHOLIC DAD. Jim and Jeannie (Ashley Williams) spend quality time with the kids.
Jake MartinSeptember 22, 2015
‘The Jim Gaffigan Show’ delivers
In All Things
Jake MartinAugust 24, 2015
The appearance of Ignatius's "Prayer for Generosity" on DFW's bathroom wall speak volumes about the paradox that was David Foster Wallace and his desire for a life of authenticity and meaning—a desire which led him to frequently attend church and twice led him to go through RCIA, without ever being
THERE FOR YOU. Emmy-winning “Friends”
Jake MartinSeptember 10, 2014
This month Friends turns 20. When I was that age, 20 years ago, I lay on the hardwood floor of my first apartment on Chicago’s North Side with my own group of friends and cynically watched NBC’s newest collection of beautiful people trying to be funny. As we made sarcastic comments to on
Greta Gerwig in "Frances Ha"
Jake MartinSeptember 26, 2013
Transition, loss and love in the films of Noah Baumbach
Jake MartinFebruary 12, 2013
Initially suspicious of, but ultimately surprised by HBO's 'Enlightened'
Jake MartinApril 09, 2012

What makes ‘single girl’ sitcoms stand out

Jake MartinNovember 14, 2011

Like few other art forms, the sitcom insists on an intimacy between artist, medium and audience.