Alia Shawkat

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Jack Reynor’s horror short ‘Bainne’. Photograph:  Madeline Mulqueen

Jack Reynor is returning to the Galway Film Fleadh. “Yes, I am bringing down my spare liver in my suitcase,” he says. The Fleadh does have that reput(...)

Ivan Kavanagh’s Never Grow Old, a western starring Emile Hirsch and John Cusack.

The three busiest film festivals in the Irish calendar have positioned themselves at a respectful distance from each other. Dublin arrives at the star(...)

Wholly St Vincent: her heartaches, misgivings, desires, fetishes and crushing blows of devastation are delivered to us in songs.
St Vincent: Our forever VBF

Last October, Irish audiences got a real whoosh of St Vincent. On October 13th, 2017, she dropped her fifth studio album, Masseduction, which our revi(...)

The Young Offenders

It’s still so young as a medium: not even a century old. But so much has happened to television recently, it’s hard to say how we’ll be watching it by(...)

A brilliantly earnest Alia Shawkat in Search Party

In one moment in Search Party (available on, the show’s amateur sleuth reads from a conveniently annotated copy of Anna Karenina: “The p(...)

Lively crew: Dublin divorce lawyers, including  Amy Huberman (right), in Striking Out

Search Party When four twentysomething friends in Brooklyn learn about the disappearance of a girl they only vaguely recall from college, they do wha(...)

Context is everything. We think we know the “sort of person” who pays to see films by Kelly Reichardt. Since the critical success of Old Joy in 2006, (...)

The To-Do List
The To-Do List

The To-Do List is set in 1993. And just in case you miss the relevant inter-title, the film is fit to burst with the flotsam and jetsam of the age: Ed(...)