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Film review: Captain Phillips

Ever since Paul Greengrass emerged as a feature director with Bloody Sunday and The Bourne Supremacy, we have enjoyed making jokes about seasicknes(...)

Ron Howard – the feelgood kid

It would require a spectacular effort, one feels, to fall out with Ron Howard. Long after he played winsome against Henry Winkler’s Fonzie and John Wa(...)

Donal Óg Cusack was at the launch in Croke Park of the Celtic Champions Classic, an 11-a-sIde hurling tournament to be played at the Notre Dame University campus in Indiana, USA , in October. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

First rule of hurling is you do not talk about hurling. Donal Óg Cusack is determined to alter that notion by promoting the game away from these shore(...)

Tom Hanks with the Irish Rep’s co-founders Charlotte Moore and Ciaran O’Reilly

In the words of Brian Friel, this is a sacred place. It is not a church, and was once a warehouse, but the Irish Repertory Theatre in New York has a f(...)

Vincent Dowling: credited with launching Tom Hanks’s career, having directed him in a student production at California State University. Photograph: Tony Gavin

The actor and director Vincent Dowling came to national prominence as “Christy” in the long-running Raidió Éireann soap (...)

Kindle users receive their pre-ordered copy of the new Dan Brown novel Inferno on their Kindle  devices as the clock on Big Ben in London’s Westminster strikes midnight, ahead of the book’s release in shops today. Photograph: Geoff Caddick/PA

Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is back. Dan Brown’s latest thriller, the Dante-inspired Inferno, puts Langdon in a hospital bed with no mem(...)

Stoker is the latest Hollywood film with a Korean hue

For as long as there has been a film business, there has been debate about its purpose. Should art be political or populist? Is a film useless (...)

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