What were your cultural highlights of 2014?
I very much enjoyed Mark O’Rowe’s Our Few and Evil Days at the Abbey Theatre, not least because it(...)
It’s almost impossible to stumble upon the words “Joe Swanberg” without the inevitable subheading “godfather of mumblecore”. It’s true, of course. As (...)
It is in keeping with Joe Swanberg’s oblique approach that Happy Christmas, his latest low- key comic drama, was released in the US during high sum(...)
What do Belle & Sebastian, Lena Dunham, Peanuts the cartoon, Portlandia, artisan pickles, food trucks, crocheted owls on Etsy, ukuleles, kitten(...)
Caitlin Moran Vicar Street, Dublin *****The tipping point for Caitlin Moran was There’s Something About Mary. Moran made a career as a fine music jour(...)
This time last year, the words “women’s TV prison drama” had its own specific shorthand. From the cheap sets of Prisoner: Cellblock H to the OTT melod(...)
If you stop for a moment, say by the escalators in the cavernous convention centre in Austin, Texas, and try to take it all in, it makes no sense. (...)
So HBO and now Sky are on YouTube. It’s not so much a truce as a you scratch my back I’ll scratch yours acceptance by TV networks that the video strea(...)
The 71st Golden Globe Awards will be held in Los Angeles tonight with two films vying for many of the key honours. American Hustle and 12 Years a Slav(...)
What were your highlights of the year?
The beauty of Matthew Baynton and James Corden’s great comedy series, Th(...)
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