Tom Vaughan-Lawlor in Rialto

There is a late scene in Peter Mackie Burns’s searing Dublin drama that sensitive viewers will find impossible to shake from the brain. Involving a co(...)

Actor Jessie Buckley has been nominated for the recent film Wild Rose and the series The Woman in White and Chernobyl.

The Irish Film and Television Academy (Ifta) has announced its nominations for the Irish Academy Awards. There was no ceremony in 2019 and, as a resul(...)

The Winter Lake

The Galway Film Fleadh has revealed the programme for its 32nd edition. It had already been announced that, following the closure of cinemas during th(...)

The best film in 2020 ends with a tantalising unanswered question.

There was a faint sense of relief as the Dublin Film Critics Circle (DFCC) — presided over by this newspaper’s Tara Brady — gathered to present their (...)

Phyllida Lloyd’s Herself

The pulling forward of the Oscars has caused confusion for Irish folk who structure their calendars around the world of film. Doesn’t the event usuall(...)

THE BOOKS, BY JOHN SELF Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy By EL James, 2012 The “dirty books” about a sadomasochistic relationship that spawned a million (...)

Sarah Greene and Killian Scott: ‘My head is f**ked from all the raped, dead kids’

Ireland may have one of the lowest murder rates in the world, but violent death seems to be a numbingly regular occurrence for the detectives on Dubli(...)

Sea Fever: Neasa Hardiman’s film stars Hermione Corfield, Connie Nielsen and Dougray Scott in a science-fiction tale about a marine-biology student confronting a mysterious organism on an Atlantic trawler

Four Irish films have been announced as part of the Discovery programme at next month’s Toronto International Film Festival. This strong showing at th(...)

“Deep concern and dissatisfaction”: the Abbey Theatre’s directors, Graham McLaren and Neil Murray. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

More than 300 actors, directors, designers, agents and playwrights have complained to the Minister for Culture about the Abbey Theatre’s recently adop(...)

Dave Rudden: “I came to Doctor Who through the novelisations. I didn’t know it was a TV show as a kid.” Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

These are heady days for fans of eccentric British time travellers. Doctor Who has just returned to our screens in the mildly controversial incarnatio(...)

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