The Souvenir: Like being stuck in an episode of I Don’t Like the ’80s
- August 29, 2019, 05:00
You won’t find two films more different in tone than Withnail and I and the latest strain of coiled unease from Joanna Hogg. Yet they are both drinkin(...)
Joanna Hogg: Back to the 1980s – without the rose-tinted lens
- August 23, 2019, 06:00
Golly, it’s been nearly a decade since I last met Joanna Hogg. In 2010, I hosted an enthusiastic Q & A after the screening of her film Archipelago(...)
Galway Film Fleadh: Which Irish films will be a breakout success?
- July 8, 2019, 05:00
The three busiest film festivals in the Irish calendar have positioned themselves at a respectful distance from each other. Dublin arrives at the star(...)
The Silent Storm review: wind swept, well-chewed scenery
- May 19, 2016, 17:30
Films are labour-intensive affairs. Any number of seemingly insignificant calibrations can be off and suddenly everything is wrong. A case in point i(...)
Tom Hiddleston: "Becoming an actor was a very unconventional thing in my peer group"
- November 1, 2013, 00:00
Tom Hiddleston is following in a great tradition. For decades, Hollywood has enjoyed casting posh Englishmen as master villains. Maybe it has somet(...)