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The less said about the central character the sooner the screeching nightmares can stop

Alternative universes provide film-makers with the opportunity to wind new cultures and new philosophies about architectures that stretch the limits o(...)

 Donal Ó Drisceoil: ‘It’s very effective, making really good use of maps and graphics while it also has a good mix of new voices from the Atlas of the Irish Revolution’

A new documentary series The Irish Revolution successfully captures the approach taken in the award winning book Atlas of the Irish Revolution on whic(...)

A Muppet Christmas Carol: What the dickens is going on?

Apparently, as well as shouty Brexit end-times, Christmas is happening. Here are some classic Christmas films to watch, lest you feel insufficiently C(...)

Aidan Moffat and RM Hubbert: “I’m just like Santa - a big, jolly fat man”

On Christmas Day last year, Aidan Moffat sat down with his 10-year-old son and told him the truth about Santa Claus. “It’s a very emotional day for c(...)

Director Mike Leigh attends the ‘Mr Turner’ press conference during the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 15th, 2014 in Cannes, France. Photograph: Ian Langsdon/Getty Images

Mike Leigh has a reputation for not suffering fools gladly (a euphemism if ever there was one). I can’t say I’ve any direct evidence to support this l(...)

Brian Gleeson and Desiree Akhavan: Relationship strictly platonic

In The Bisexual (Channel 4, Wednesday, 10pm), the actor and filmmaker Desiree Akhavan tries to keep her options open. Her character Leila, an editor (...)

Sarah Greene in ‘Rosie’

More than 50 years ago, Ken Loach’s Cathy Come Home alerted the British public to a looming homelessness crisis that a complacent media was largely ig(...)

Actor Cillian Murphy is to narrate a three-part documentary version of Atlas of the Irish Revolution. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The best selling and award winning Atlas of the Irish Revolution from Cork University Press is to be made into a TV series for broadcast next year wit(...)

Sarah Greene during filming for ‘Rosie’.

There are enough complications to making a film without having to cope with the real world. It is late March and we – the crew, the cast, that bloke t(...)

The cast of Jimmy’s Hall visiting the site of the original hall and the ruin of Jimmy Gralton’s home in Effrinagh, Co Leitrim. Photograph: Brian Farrell

 Jimmy’s Hall Abbey Theatre, Dublin. Jul 26th-Sep 8th, 7.30pm (sat mat 2pm) €13-45 abbeytheatre.ie In 1932, at the beginning of de Valera’s Irela(...)

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