Doris Day

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Dick Van Dyke (R) and Mary Tyler Moore with Carl Reiner during a rehearsal of The Dick Van Dyke Show in 1963.

Born: March 20th, 1922 Died: June 29th, 2020 The screenwriter, actor and director Carl Reiner, who has died aged 98, was a man of remarkable talent a(...)

Pillow Talk:  the developing romance between Doris Day and Rock Hudson’s characters is presented using split screen framings while they’re technically only talking on the phone.

An increased reliance on screens is one of the notable consequences of Covid-19 for the general population. Alongside social distancing and restrictio(...)

This is only the  most famous version of Some Like it Hot

There is still a myth abroad that the remake is always a pale copy of the original. It does little good to again point out that the most famous versio(...)

Dwayne Johnson succeeds because he has enormous charm and because he is disciplined in his choices. Photograph: Ryan Conaty/The New York Times

This weekend sees the release of two potentially huge blockbusters: The Incredibles 2 and Skyscraper. Already the highest-grossing animated film in th(...)

Tommy Halferty

SATURDAY JUNE 9 Carmel McCreagh/Flo McSweeney/Fiachra Trench Arthurs, Dublin, 9.30pm, €12, arthurspub.ie It sounds simple – two singers, one pianist(...)

Sound of Music (1965)Julie Andrews

In 1965, New York’s critics were in agreement about the merits of Robert Wise’s The Sound of Music. Pauline Kael described the film as “the sugar-coat(...)

Sally Hawkins and Doug Jones in The Shape of Water, directed by Guillermo del Toro

Be in no doubt. The current, slight favourite for the best picture Oscar is a lovely thing. It has taken over 60 years, but Guillermo del Toro has tu(...)

Doris Day during a photo shoot to publicise Calamity Jane in 1953. Photograph: by Ed Clark/The Life Picture Collection/Getty Images

Movie star Doris Day turns 95 on Monday – which has come as a bit of a birthday surprise to the Hollywood star as she had believed she was about to tu(...)

Lisa Fingleton and Rena Blake at their wedding in Killarney. Photograph: Domnick Walsh

May 23rd, 2015 We are standing at the count centre in Tralee, watching as the votes of our neighbours, families and colleagues topple from the ball(...)

Smart Flies Aer Lingus still: the ad is Aer Lingus’s biggest brand repositioning for many years

It features a voiceover from Chris O’Dowd, stars real cabin crew and is soundtracked by a modern recording of the big band classic Sentimental Journey(...)