Donal Foreman: “I wanted it to be a collaboration with the city and that moment and with the actors. Too many Irish filmmakers say ‘I want to make a universal story, it could be set anywhere’. That was something I didn’t want to do”

Lenny Abrahamson has the smarts and Shimmy Marcus has the moves, but the hottest ticket in Irish cinema now is Donal Foreman. When his debut featur(...)

Television’s loss was the movies’ gain: James Garner with Julie Andrews in The Americanization of Emily (1964)

When the great James Garner died last weekend, more than a few obituaries unkindly noted that, though huge on television, he had never really burst th(...)

Peter Berg: “I was interested in trying to capture that fight as it was written in the book. Reading it, it almost felt like a piece of orchestral music to me”

Harken, fans of movie miscellany and listology. Pop quiz. Is the shoot-’em-up between Taliban fighters and a four-man Navy Seal reconnaissance team at(...)

Ayse Hassan, Gemma Thompson, Jehnny Beth and Fay Milton of Savages

‘I used to stay up late to listen to John Peel as a teenager. I’d sneak into the kitchen, so I wouldn’t wake up my parents, and dance in my soc(...)

In Gummo (1997) a coke fiend attempts to pimp his Down Syndrome sister to two glue sniffing, cat killing teenagers. Julien Donkey-Boy (1999) se(...)