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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.  
Television
Jake Martin

Can five new comedies survive the fall rush?

Theater
Jake Martin
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Film
Jake Martin

'Breathless' is not a museum piece; it is not to be talked about in hushed, reverent tones.

Television
Jake Martin

NBC’s “Community” is one example of the complicated situation that is situation comedy.

Television
Jake Martin

Chronciling the last days of King Henry XIII has had a liberating effect on 'The Tudors."

Television
Jake Martin

Snark is the final frontier for the age of irony, the last word for a generation that prides itself on having the last word.

Television
Jake Martin

A slice of distorted Americana, "Jersey Shore" has become the latest darling of reality television.

Film
Jake Martin

The journeyman actor's turn as a country crooner in “Crazy Heart” is the perfect marriage of media hype and craftsmanship.

Television
Jake Martin

"True Blood" seeks to be sophisticated and edgy, but the only thing sharp about it is the actors' prosthetic fangs.

Television
Jake Martin

Both “Gossip Girl” and “Glee” provide startlingly authentic accounts of the primitive needs of contemporary adolescents.