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 Ideas
Jake MartinJuly 12, 2017
The Queue is part of the mythology that makes the Wimbledon experience an experience at all; it goes hand in hand with the strawberries and cream and the all-white attire.
Arts & Culture Television
Jake MartinApril 28, 2017
This is not TV viewing for the faint of heart or any other parts of the soul for that matter.
Melissa Leo as Madalyn Murray O’Hair in "The Most Hated Woman in America" (Netflix) 
Arts & Culture Film
Jake MartinApril 04, 2017
"The Most Hated Woman in America" indicts Madalyn Murray O’Hair as no better than the corrupt religious leaders that she railed against.
photo: Eric Liebowitz/HBO
Arts & Culture Ideas
Jake MartinFebruary 10, 2017
“Last Week Tonight” is the best example of the power that humor can have in bringing about change.
Arts & Culture Television
Jake MartinJanuary 06, 2017
What is it about Sherlock; drama that elicits such admiration and, at times, troubling obsessiveness?
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