Crime caper American Hustle and space spectacular Gravity topped the Oscar nominations list with 10 each, leading a crowded field of contenders for Hollywood’s most coveted honours — with 12 Years a Slave star Michael Fassbender, U2 and Philomena among the Irish hopefuls.
Fri, 17 Jan, 2014
The opening scenes of Tony Palmer’s documentary, Bird on a Wire, about Leonard Cohen’s five-week European tour in 1972 — which began in Dublin — show security manhandling concertgoers in Tel Aviv. Cohen coos softly, in his Quebecker drawl, into a microphone: “I know you’re trying to do your job, but you don’t have to do it with your fists.”
Fri, 01 Nov, 2013
THE 58th Cork Film Festival catalogue will be launched at the Electric bar this evening. The festival is six weeks away, but its new creative director, James Mullighan — a former director of the Edinburgh Film Festival — says the lead-in will allow for as many tickets as possible to be sold.
Tue, 01 Oct, 2013
I came to 'Friends With Benefits' with the hope that writer-director Will Gluck would take aim at the romantic comedy with the same piquant, mischievous zeal he displayed in 2010's 'Easy A', a film that earned him comparisons to such hallowed figures as Alexander Payne and John Hughes.
Thu, 08 Sep, 2011