So close to parody... Emily Blunt and Jamie Dornan in Wild Mountain Thyme

It is only a few weeks since, on the basis of a brief trailer, Ireland declared John Patrick Shanley’s Wild Mountain Thyme a potential ironic classic (...)

Emily Blunt and Jamie Dornan in Wild Mountain Thyme

The director of Wild Mountain Thyme has defended the accents in it, saying that a normal Irish accent would be too difficult for an international audi(...)

So close to parody... Emily Blunt and Jamie Dornan in Wild Mountain Thyme

Let us get the disclaimer out of the way first. There is every chance that John Patrick Shanley’s Wild Mountain Thyme will be a masterpiece for the ag(...)

Beautiful Boy: Timothée Chalamet and Steve Carell. Photograph: Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP

Some interviews kick off like birthday parties. Others play like awkward conversations with barely remembered relatives at family funerals. My convers(...)

What were your cultural highlights of 2014? Michael Longley’s beautifully fragile evocation of life, death, nature and memory in The Stairwell.(...)

Chris O’Dowd received the nomination for best performance by an actor in a leading role for his performance in John Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men” opposite Hollywood star James Franco.

Irish actors Chris O’Dowd and Sarah Greene have been nominated for Tony Awards, Broadway’s answer to the Oscars. O’Dowd, from Boyle, Co R(...)