Gabriel Byrne is a man of many parts. The former archaelogist, novice priest, schoolteacher, cook, messenger boy and plumber — who even tried his hand at bullfighting — has long since morphed into a multi-award winning actor, film director, film producer, writer, cultural ambassador and audiobook narrator.
Fri, 16 Feb, 2018
Netflix subscribers now have access to two worthwhile music documentaries: Keith Richards: Under the Influence, in which the Rolling Stones guitarist talks about his new solo album and the sounds that have inspired him over the years; and Time Is Illmatic, the film that tells of Nas’s classic 1994 album, and his background in New York that gave rise to it.
Fri, 18 Sep, 2015
66 year old writer and director Jim Sheridan is one of the titan of Irish filmmaking, with a hand in productions like My Left Foot (nominated for two Oscars), In the Name of the Father, The Field and In America.
Sat, 09 May, 2015
ARDMORE Studios, which opened its doors as Ireland’s first film studio in May 1958, remains the physical heart of the Irish film industry. Having played host to more than 100 films, the original studios, situated on a 10-acre site, represented an investment of over £500m at the time.
Mon, 21 Oct, 2013
Opening early in 1865, as the American Civil War is entering its endgame, Lincoln (12A) offers a detailed account of how recently re-elected president Abraham Lincoln (Daniel Day-Lewis) rammed the 13th constitutional amendment — the emancipation of the slaves — through Congress.
Sun, 27 Jan, 2013