Voices
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 MartinAugust 02, 2010

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

Television
Jake MartinApril 26, 2010

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

Television
Jake MartinMarch 08, 2010

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 MartinFebruary 01, 2010

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

Film
Jake MartinJanuary 18, 2010

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

Television
Jake MartinNovember 02, 2009

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

Television
Jake MartinOctober 19, 2009

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

Film
Jake MartinSeptember 14, 2009

"(500) Days of Summer" is a cautionary tale about the myths romantic comedies perpetuate.

Film
Jake MartinJuly 20, 2009
The comedic grace of 'The Brothers Bloom' evokes an earlier age of cinema.
Television
Jake MartinMay 25, 2009
30 Rock revels in pilfering from a multiplicity of pop culture sources and turning them on their heads.