Darren Mooney

Film critic and author of publications focusing on pop culture.

Darren Mooney is a pop culture critic at large for Second Wind, where he writes the thrice-weekly Patreon column, writes and voices The Backdrop videos. Plus, occasionally he has opinions about other things as well. Darren lives and works in Dublin, Ireland. He also writes for The Irish Independent, the country’s second largest broadsheet, and provides weekly film coverage for radio station Q102. He co-hosts the weekly 250 podcast and he has also written three published books of criticism on The X-Files, Christopher Nolan and Doctor Who. He somehow finds time to watch movies and television on top of that. Ironically, his superpowers are at their strongest when his glasses are on. As a part of the Science in Pop Culture section’s programme Darren Mooney will give a talk about Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer.