It was raining as we drove into town, a cloud of mist hanging heavy over the mountains. GPS was spotty, but I was sure we would find the hotel with(...)

Anybody who thinks he or she knows about cinema thinks he or she knows about Orson Welles. At the time of his death in 1985 it was fashionable to a(...)

Bill Laurance (centre)

BILL LAURANCE This series of concerts has an interesting range of new collaborations. Who is there left in the jazz world you’d like to work with? I’v(...)

Actor Ryan O’Neill with Pat Heavin on the set of ‘Barry Lyndon’ in 1973. Photograph: Stanley Kubrick

There was no bigger film star during the early 1970s than Ryan O’Neal and no more controversial a director than Stanley Kubrick. O’Neal had made Love (...)

Actor Orla Brady meets fans at the screening of “The Price of Desire” which opened the 13th Jameson Dublin International Film Festival at the Savoy Cinema in Dublin. Photograph: Brian McEvoy

The 13th Jameson Dublin International Film Festival kicked off with the world premiere of Mary McGuckian’s The Price of Desire at the Savoy Cinema on(...)

Back row, Máire Hastings, Stella McCusker and Máire Ní Ghráinne; front row, Helen Roche, Andrew Bennett and Fiona Bell in rehearsals for A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Most Lamentable Comedy and Most Cruel Death of Pyramus and Thisbe was in full swing on a recent evening in the Abbey Theatre rehearsal room. It(...)

Jack Reynor (Glassland, What Richard Did) at the launch of the Jameson Dublin International Film Festrival. Photograph: Eric Luke

Unstoppable Irish actor Jack Reynor was among the guests who joined Gráinne Humphreys, director of the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival, to(...)

Sean Lynch. Photograph: Deirdre Power

Sean Lynch is one of a handful of Irish artists to have studied at the Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main in Germany. They don’t give you a degree or a(...)

A still from National Gallery.

I’m about to leave the British Film Institute at London’s Southbank having interviewed Frederick Wiseman for far, far longer than most film- makers wo(...)

Is it unfair to point up the modest levels of brightness on display here by observing that, when pondering the challenges of mortality, Interstella(...)