It’s almost impossible to stumble upon the words “Joe Swanberg” without the inevitable subheading “godfather of mumblecore”. It’s true, of course. As (...)
Paul Haggis is a tricksy sort of writer-director. Watching In the Valley of Elah, in which Tommy Lee Jones investigates the death of his Iraq veter(...)
Is there an antonym for “seamless”? What word does a tailor use when three pieces of cloth come together in a particularly ugly knotted mess? Anywa(...)
Five young Irishmen have been listed in the influential Forbes ‘30 under 30’ lists of people to watch.
They are Limerick entrepreneurs Patrick (...)
The most interesting thing about 2013’s cinematic landscape is the coming-of-age of Mumblecore. America’s post-Cassavetes kids are stumbling out of sp(...)
Even if you loathe the ‘like y’know’ relationships and slow-voiced hipsters that define the Mumblecore movement, you have to admire filmmaker Joe S(...)
Ancient cannibalistic religions have less eccentric calendars than does the movie universe.
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Ron Howard’s Rush – a study of the rivalry between Niki Lauda and James Hunt – is not an altogether easy sell. For every person who loves Formula One (...)
HStefan Ruzowitzky, winner of an Oscar for
There is certainly much that is familiar in this brash comedy concerning the rise, fall and (you know it) rise again of a vulgar Las Vegas magic ac(...)
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