Harold Pinter

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Jessie Buckley and Jesse Plemons in I’m Thinking of Ending Things  (2020).  Photograph: Netflix

It is a little over a decade since Charlie Kaufman dared to unleash a film with “synecdoche” in the title. That word is forever at one’s elbow through(...)

George Best celebrates scoring Manchester United’s second goal during the 1968 European Cup Final against Benfica at Wembley. Photograph:   Popperfoto/Getty Images

Maybe the price sports writing pays for daily beat writers whose job is volume and speed as much as reflection is that points of difference between va(...)

Army of Shadows: Jean-Pierre Melville’s magnificent French Resistance classic is available on Mubi.

Almost exactly a decade ago, Netflix launched a service that offered one simple answer to one simple question. How do you get people to pay for video (...)

George MacKay: ‘I think the real joy of the job is going to do the research, to explore yourself and explore things outside of yourself that you probably wouldn’t even know to look for.’

George MacKay bounds into the room with the winning demeanour of a puppy that has just won Crufts. It’s not the energy you might expect from someone w(...)

Author Jane Casey
Jane Casey: On My Culture Radar

Current favourite book Magpie Lane by Lucy Atkins, which is coming out in April. It’s set in Oxford, and it’s about a little girl who goes missing an(...)

Nasty red balls: Danny Dyer introduces an unsuspecting television audience to ‘The Wall’ on the BBC game show. Photograph: Endemol Shine UK

Your starter for 10: what, apart from the Late Late Toy Show, is the most-watched programme on Irish television this century? By the metric of average(...)

Paranoid, belligerent Tony Martin, played by Steve Pemberton

When two burglars broke into the home of Tony Martin, late on August 20th, 1999, Martin was prepared. His habit was to sleep in his work clothes, he t(...)

John Osborne: angry young man

In the Gate Theatre, an institution still reeling from allegations of abuse of power, we now find a man on its stage bullying, demeaning and harassing(...)

What was it about Samuel Beckett? In addition to writing fiction and plays that continue to absorb audiences and tease the imagination, the Nobel Laur(...)

Former Gate Theatre director Michael Colgan: seven women ex-employees claimed frequent inappropriate touching, highly sexualised comments and workplace bullying. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

On a dry, warm Wednesday evening in August 2012, a group of Gate Theatre employees gathered for a dinner party in the well-appointed Dublin home of Mi(...)

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