Dublin busker Guy (Tom Parsons) meets Czech girl (Megan Riordan)

Once: The Musical Olympia Theatre, Dublin **** Having pulled off the improbable transformation from cult low-budget film to blockbust(...)

Multiple line-ups: Glen Hansard and The Frames in 2009

It could have been so different. The Frames are celebrating 25 years on the go with shows in Dublin and Cork and the release of a new career-spanning (...)

Mark Noonan’s You’re Ugly Too, featuring Aidan Gillen (right) as a man caring for his niece following his recent release from prison, is among the Irish premieres at this year’s bash.

Versatile character actor John C Reilly will be among the special guests attending the Galway Film Fleadh next month. Reilly, star of Chicago, The Ho(...)

Michael Fassbender and Kodi Smit-McPhee in Slow West 8:56

Still young and nimble, John Maclean has already had two successful careers. Oddly, neither was in the field that first held his attention. The(...)

Recently described by Philip King as “the still centre at the heart of The Frames”, it’s easy to overlook Colm Mac Con Iomaire’s substantial b(...)

Behind the scenes: Kate Hudson prepares to go onstage at the Dolby Theatre in 2014. by Christopher Polk/Getty
Backstage at the Oscars

On February 22nd the Academy Awards take place at the Dolby Theatre, in Hollywood. Everyone knows it’s the biggest night in the cinema calendar, but m(...)

At the Irish Film Board  announcement of its schedule and priorities for 2015 were (from left) actor Sarah Greene, actor Tara Lee, James Hickey, chief executive of the Irish Film Board, and actor and screenwriter Amy Huberman. Photograph: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

A tale of love and music in the Dublin inner-city of the 1980s, a literary adaptation about 1950s emigration from rural Ireland, and the contemporary(...)

Making things happen: John Carney. Photograph: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images

Take heed of the American press and you could be forgiven for believing that John Carney ceased to exist for most of the last decade. Can it really be(...)

It is somewhat jarring to note that Begin Again, a delightful musical sickeningly in love with New York City, counts as the seventh feature by our own(...)

When a trio of young American directors set out to make a documentary on The Swell Season – the duo comprising Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová – they(...)