ciara moloney

film and TV critic

I’m a writer based in Dublin, primarily writing pop culture criticism. My work has appeared in digital and print publications including Fangoria, Paste, Current Affairs, Digital Spy, and Crooked Marquee. I also contributed a chapter to the collection The Golden Thread: Irish Women Playwrights 1716-2016 (Liverpool University Press, 2021). You can find links to my writing collected here.

I am an editor and co-founder of The Sundae, an award-nominated blog of film, TV and music criticism. In 2021, we launched The Sundae Presents, a film podcast which I co-host. I have also appeared as a guest on The 250, Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney’s podcast reviewing the top-rated films on IMDb.

I am now working on a PhD at Mary Immaculate College on Martin McDonagh’s work for stage and screen. Previously, I graduated with a first class honours MA in gender and sexuality in writing and culture from Maynooth University, where I completed my dissertation on masculinity and capitalism in Martin Scorsese’s gangster movies. Feel free to contact me regarding writing opportunities or podcast appearances.

signature bits

  • class analysis of sitcoms
  • critiquing corporate control of the film industry

  • pop punk personal essays
  • why [insert film] is secretly a horror movie and/or western