The current season always generates a few stranded orphans: films knocked up in the Oscar-nominee style that slip beneath the voters’ radar.
Publishing is a cruel game, one that is relentlessly focused on the new. All publishers have a front list of titles, generally the books publis(...)
As expected, three films dominated when Chris Hemsworth read out the Oscar nominations in Los Angeles at lunchtime.
Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a (...)
In 1934 Malcolm Cowley, literary editor of the New Republic magazine, had an idea. Having distributed copies of new books to his reviewers, he wond(...)
‘It’s no good making art for yourself. It lives when somebody sees it.” The artist Alice Maher is sitting in front of an open fire in the back room of(...)
In a keynote address that emphasised her company’s innovation “DNA” – and which veered between discussions of 3D printing and the cloud to a video of (...)
The books I have enjoyed reading most this year all seem to deal with the American dream (as most American novels do in one way or another) and the(...)
Watch this space. And kindly accept substitutes. This was supposed to be a review of Jurassic Park 3D, a grandiose IMAX presentation of Spielberg’s 19(...)
The recent anointment, in the 10-yearly Sight & Sound poll, of Vertigo as the current “best film of all time” confirmed that Alfred Hitchcock’s re(...)
“The good thing about local communities, such as that in Loop Head, is that they can do a polished job of their own tourism sub-brand. They don’t have(...)
Connect with The Irish Times