Review: Whiplash

Traditionally, Un Certain Regard was thought to be Cannes’ silver medal competition. In recent years, however, the Directors’ Fortnight programme has (...)

High-quality films for children have a special place in our cultural landscape. To reach beyond children to adults requires a sure touch for ta(...)

Film review: Saving Mr Banks

It seems unlikely that the folk behind this sentimental if irresistibly scrumptious paean to mid-20th-century escapism would admit to any postmoder(...)

Ancient cannibalistic religions have less eccentric calendars than does the movie universe. The long run-in and dreary aftermath to Christmas d(...)

I ’m getting ready to tee off on the third in Elm Pork and there’s something that I need to say to Chad, my American friend from my J1 summer in Ocean(...)

 Competitors awaiting their turn to compete in the Irish Laughter Championships in aid of Jigsaw at the Harbour Hotel in Galway yesterday.

Who wouldn’t want to have the last laugh? Certainly not Copenhagen resident Coilín Ó hAiseadha, who has become Ireland’s first laughter champio(...)