File photograph of director  Quentin Tarantino.  Many cinemagoers in Ireland will have a hard time seeing  Tarantino’s  new film ‘The Hateful Eight’ due to a distribution row. File photograph: Francois Guillot/AFP

One of Dublin’s busest cinemas will not be showing Quentin Tarantino’s much-anticipated western The Hateful Eight. After failing to agree terms with (...)

Ollie Cole performing during First Fortnight 2015

Breaking down the stigma associated with mental health issues is the aim of First Fortnight, Ireland’s only mental health arts festival that kicks off(...)

GAA Hurling Gold 2: features All-Ireland hurling final highlights from the period 1960-68

GAA nostalgia continues to sell. The recent release of GAA Hurling Gold 2, the latest collection of All-Ireland hurling final highlights compiled by (...)

Actor Maureen O’Hara pictures in  1943. Photograph: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

Maureen O’Hara, who died on Saturday, was Ireland’s first great Hollywood star and appeared in over 50 films. Ranked among the world’s most beautiful(...)

Modern Halloween products on display in a shop. Photographs: Koen Van Weel/AFP/Getty

What has happened to Halloween? The ancient festival has gone from being a children’s party to a major event for Irish adults. Last year, we spent (...)

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(...)

 Roger Casement.

A symposium on Roger Casement in London and a three week festival in Washington DC are among the events which have been announced for the internationa(...)

Lion tamer Bill Stephens: keep three lions in a cage at the back of a suburban Dublin garage

In our health and safety obsessed age it seems implausible that anybody would keep three lions in a cage at the back of a suburban Dublin garage. In (...)

Two quintessentially Dublin-centric festivals collide over the coming week. The Dublin One City, One Book festival will this year use film, music a(...)

Alice (Julianne Moore) and her daughter (Kristen Stewart) are united by love and shared vulnerability in ‘Still Alice’.

Birdman, one of the most riotously entertaining yet serious movies of the past decade, deservedly won a clutch of Oscars. Dealing with ageing, the fea(...)