Film & TV

Brendan Gleeson as Father James Lavelle with Kelly Reilly as his daughter in Calvary.

Movie reviews: Calvary, Last Days on Mars, No Limbs, No Limits

Calvary ***
Last Days on Mars ****
No Limbs, No Limits ****

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Movie reviews: Noah, Divergent, Rio 2

Noah ****
Divergent ***
Rio 2 ***

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You can expect to see a lot of Emilia Clarke in the new series of Game of Thrones, beginning late Sunday night on Sky Atlantic, before reverting to its usual slot on Monday at 9pm.

Best of the Week's TV (April 5-11)

Game of Thrones and Champions League soccer are the big tickets in town this week.

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Best of the Week's TV (March 22-28)

True Detective reaches a crucial point and Dragons Den makes a return

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Jack O'Connell in Starred Up.

Movie reviews: Starred Up

Starred Up ****
About Last Night ***
Yves Saint Laurent ****

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Best of the Week's TV (March 15-21)

Colm Herron owner of the Hillgrove Hotel with Norah Casey on the new series of ‘The Takeover’, beginning on RTÉ Two on Thursday.

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Best of the Week's TV (March 8-14)

A documentary on UFC star Conor McGregor and the second heat of MasterChef Ireland are among the homegrown shows over the next few days.

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Best of the Week's TV (March 1-7)

MasterChef Ireland and Hector both make welcome returns.

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Best of the Week's TV (Feb 22-28)

True Detective  debuts on Sky Atlantic,  while Operation Transformation reaches its conclusion for this year.

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Moone Boy - Series 2.Chris O'Dowd as Sean Murphy and David Rawle as Martin.

Best of the Week's TV (Feb 15-21)

Quirke with Gabriel Byrne debuts on RTÉ One, while Moone Boy makes a welcome return to Sky 1. 

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Kevin Spacey in House of Cards.

Best of the Week's TV (Feb 8-14)

House of Cards makes a welcome return on Netflix, and Frank looks just as nasty as ever. 

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Movie reviews: Out of the Furnace

It’s set in modern Pennsylvania, but there’s an Old Testament quality to the imagery of fire in Out of the Furnace (15A).

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Mining the past

IT’S like déjà vu all over again.

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Best of the Week's TV (Feb 1-7)

David Coleman is back with a new series of 21st Century Child,  and Ross Kemp is in the North.

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Ger O'Dea and Ciara Murphy, from Blackpool, in Cork, feature on Don't Tell The Bride on RTÉ Two on Thursday.

Best of the Week's TV (Jan 25-31).

Gabriel Byrne gets on his Norse in Vikings, while Ear To The Ground meets survivalists in Tipperary.

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Bad news for Fassbender as American Hustle nabs top SAG Award

The cast of the 1970s crime caper American Hustle grooved its way to the top prize from the Screen Actors Guild in a key test of the film’s Oscar mettle six weeks ahead of a likely competitive race for Academy Awards. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Ice water in its veins but ‘Amber’ is a deeply stylish series

A 14-year-old girl vanishes on a drab Dublin afternoon, leaving her estranged parents to piece together the circumstances of her disappearance even as they try to reassemble their shattered lives. That’s the premise of RTÉ’s much talked about new drama Amber, a four-parter over consecutive nights, concluding on Wednesday. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Film critics mirror the Globes with awards

12 Years a Slave, Cate Blanchett, and Matthew McConaughey were among big winners at the Critics Choice Movie Awards, taking honours for best picture, actress, and actor. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Eva Birthistle and David Murray star in Amber, showing on RTÉ One from tomorrow until Wednesday.

Best of the Week's TV (Jan 18-24)

Amber is a new drama running from Sunday to Wednesday, while Don’t Tell the Bride features its first all-male couple.

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Michael Fassbender, Lupita Nyong'o and Chiwetel Ejiofor in 12 Years a Slave.

Movie reviews: 12 Years a Slave

12 Years a Slave *****
Delivery Man ***
Collider ***

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Best of the Week's TV (Jan 11-17)

Keith Barry hacks your brain and Grey’s Anatomy returns. 

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Jennifer Lawrence in American Hustle

Movie reviews

American Hustle ****

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom ****

Last Vegas *

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Best of the Week's TV (Jan 4-11)

A huge week brings the return of Take Me Out, The Voice and Operation Transformation

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Ben Stiller, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.

Movie reviews: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty ****
All Is Lost ****
Moon Man ***

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Movie reviews: Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

Are we laughing at Ron Burgundy or laughing with him?

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Best of the Week's TV (Dec 28-Jan 3)

Graham Norton, the return of Sherlock and the Ronan O'Gara documentary feature among the highlights.

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Best of the Week's TV (Dec 21-27)

Christmas highlights include Mrs Browns Boys and a documentary on Dermot Morgan.

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Martin Freeman, as Bilbo Baggins, in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.

Movie Reviews: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug ***
Far Out Isn’t Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story ****
It’s a Wonderful Life *****

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My Best Shot is RTE Two's new dating show with Bernard O'Shea from Republic of Telly, Thursday 10pm.

Best of the Week's TV (Dec 14-21)

Highlights include the finales of Homeland and Mad Men, and the new dating show My Best Shot 

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Movie reviews: Nebraska

They say the journey is more important than the destination, and that’s never truer than in an Alexander Payne movie.

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Best of the Week's TV (Dec 7-13)

Highlights include Who’s Buying Ireland? and a discussion of pre-nups on Ear To The Ground 

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Movie reviews: Saving Mr Banks

Saving Mr Banks ★★★★✩
Carrie ★★★★✩
Free Birds ★★★✩✩

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RTÉ One, 9.45pm. Men in Black — A Summer with Frontline Security. Observational documentary following members of a private security firm as they do their bit at music and sports events, as well as nightclubs and building sites.

Best of the Week's TV (Nov 30 to Dec 6)

Highlights includethe return of Anne Doyle, and Simon Reeve's new show on pilgrimages

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Best of the Week's TV (Nov 27-29)

Ryan Tubridy and the Late Late Toy Show top the bill.

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