Why are all these useless films now being declared classics?
- November 21, 2020, 05:00
Hold on tight. Another useless film from somebody else’s adolescence has been declared a classic. We have, in this place, already written about the se(...)
Patrick Freyne: Homeland is a tool for teaching Americans geography
- February 14, 2020, 05:00
Homeland (Thursday, RTÉ2) is one of those programmes that has been on the television for ever, like Heartbeat or ER or Last of the Summer Wine or the (...)
SAOIRSE RONAN IS SPENDING CHRISTMAS IN IRELAND AFTER AN EXTENDED BREAK FROM ACTING, JUST AS YET MORE OSCAR BUZZ BUILDS FOR HER ROLE IN GRETA GERWIG(...)
‘Homeland’ returns: who will provide the craziness now?
- TV, Radio, Web
- February 15, 2018, 10:44
Someone has to be crazy on Homeland. The Showtime series, which begins its seventh season on Thursday on RTE Two, has always remained true to the cent(...)
Derry Girls: ‘I’m not enjoying this bomb. I’ve an appointment at Tropicana at 12’
- TV, Radio, Web
- January 24, 2018, 06:00
“I don’t think 10 years ago I would have been able to set a show in Derry,” says Lisa McGee, the writer who’s put the city front and centre of comedy (...)
Tom Hanks: The most famous man we know nothing about
- October 28, 2017, 05:00
Lovely, lovely Tom Hanks – whom only a heel could dislike – has just published his first collection of short stories. If we know anything about Hanks (...)
Pedro Almodóvar: Writing for men is a ‘kind of torture’
- August 25, 2016, 17:00
A group of us – me, Pedro Almodóvar, his assistant Lola and his translator – are huddled around a table in one of Soho’s swankiest hotels. We’re tryi(...)
In 2016 it is easy to forget there was a time when television was not so hot. In this golden age, successful film actors, writers, directors and prod(...)
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