Chilly countenance: Claire Skinner as Lorraine Rappaport in ‘Critical’

As a committed fan of medical dramas since the days of ER, when George Clooney was a B-movie actor in scrubs and Julianna Margulies was a nurse and no(...)

Kerry Fox and Mark Rylance  in the sexually explicit mainstream film ‘Intimacy’

The Fifty Shades juggernaut rolled into town recently amid a storm of white-hot hype, only to be met with stinging criticism. Chief among the gripe(...)

The double bind: Moe Dunford in Patrick’s Day

As a psychiatrist, I am not usually blown away by films about mental illness, but this one, Patrick’s Day, written and directed by Terry McMahon, hit (...)

Best Actress: Lia Williams as Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire, written by Tennessee Williams, directed by Ethan McSweeny for the Gate Theatre.
Irish Times Theatre Awards

Judges’ Special Award:Anu Productions: To mark their work commemorating the Dublin Lockout, using the city of Dublin as their set, and their reconf(...)

Stunning performances from the ensemble cast ensure that A Streetcar Named Desire retains its full emotional power. Catherine Walker and Garrett Lombard star as Stella and Stanley Kowalski

A Streetcar Named DesireGate Theatre, Dublin ****Was there ever a writer who shone a light on desire and despair as well as Tennessee Williams? In A S(...)