Beth Cooke and Peter Gowen in Through A Glass Darkly. Photograph: Fiona Morgan

On a rainy day in Dublin the other week, director Annie Ryan was battling traffic to get in for her final rehearsals of Through a Glass Darkly. Wit(...)

Beth Cooke gives a fine, sinuous performance of a woman’s suffocated potential

Through a Glass Darkly Project Arts Centre, Dublin ***   “Holidays! They’re supposed to be relaxing but in fact they’re just (...)

 Alexander the Great (Colin Farrell): “He is said to have wept because there were no more worlds left to conquer. The rest of us would have sighed with relief and had a nice cup of tea.”

Does money make you happy? Does it really? If I were to shout this at any average human as I passed them in my Lamborghini, they would be within their(...)

The Irish co-production The Lobster, starring Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz, has won the Jury Prize at the 68th Cannes Film Festival. Essentially (...)

Colin Farrell and Jessica Chastain in Miss Julie

In its journey around the world’s film festivals, few critics have thought to wonder why, in Liv Ullmann’s sparse adaptation of a characteristicall(...)

“I am realistic to my detriment,” Woody Allen says. “There is no God. There is no purpose to the universe. One day the sun will burn out. Earth wil(...)

‘Ah-gav-eh, you say?” Richard Ayoade is evidently unfamiliar with the lower-carb, all-natural honey substitute that a Dublin establishment has serv(...)

A Valentine for Lady Gaga
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  • February 14, 2014, 00:00

Remember when Michael Jackson floated a massive fibre-glass statue of himself down the Thames? Or when the tabloids conjured up the image of him sl(...)

I, Frankenstein 2:31

Well, it’s nice to have got this out of the way early. If a worse film than I, Frankenstein crawls from the murk in 2014, then it should be stuffed an(...)

Stockholm: Sweden’s liberal society is feted as a western exemplar, but behind it lurk the usual conflicts

There has been an explo- sion in the Vinterviken dynamite factory. Someone has dropped a glass and it shattered into 50 pieces on the floor of the for(...)