Peter Campion: a well-judged performance as Katurian K Katurian. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Pillowman Town Hall Theatre, Galway****Somebody must have been spreading lies about Katurian K Katurian, for his predicament, in Martin McDonagh’(...)

Hosts Chris Pine and Academy president Cheryl Boone announce ‘American Sniper’ as one of the Oscar nominees for Best Picture. Photograph: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images

The success of Clint Eastwood’s new movie American Sniper at the US box office has reignited the political debate about the Iraq War. The discussion i(...)

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You’ve seen All Is Lost. Right? That’s the film featuring Robert Redford as a yachtsman who gets cast adrift in a lonely ocean. There is barely a l(...)

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It’s almost impossible to stumble upon the words “Joe Swanberg” without the inevitable subheading “godfather of mumblecore”. It’s true, of course. As (...)

What’s in a name? In August last year it was “The Lodge” when it sold for €255,000 and perfectly nice it was then too. Now, after a €150,000 refurb(...)

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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(...)

Verbal pyrotechnics: Mark O’Rowe. Photograph: Alan Betson

Mark O’Rowe is best known for the verbal pyrotechnics of his monologue plays, dark narratives full of spectacular imagery and linguistic experiment. I(...)

Mickey Dawson (Jennifer Aniston) is a socialite who has learned to live with her husband’s many failings, including drunkenness, skirt chasing and poo(...)

Can it be an accident that the TV series The Prisoner and the films Point Blank, Le Samuraï and Branded to Kill all emerged, apparently independently (...)