The Arts Council has revealed it has withheld hundreds of thousands of euro in funding for the Abbey Theatre, amid concerns the venue’s direction has resulted in fewer opportunities for Irish artists.
Wed, 09 Jan, 2019
The returning Game of Thrones exuded cinematic sweep and a wide-screen grandeur so it was fitting Sky had chosen to hold a preview of the forthcoming fifth season — attended by cast members Liam Cunningham and Michael McElhatton — at Dublin’s Irish Film Institute.
Thu, 02 Apr, 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
Cusack is suitably woebegone as the poverty-stricken Poe, the expression in his melancholy eyes constantly vacillating from depression to rage and perhaps even madness, and he gets strong support from Luke Evans as the dogged Detective Emmet Fields and Brendan Gleeson as the scenery-chewing Colonel Hamilton, father of Poe’s love interest, Emily (Alice Eve).
Sat, 10 Mar, 2012
There’s a whole range of movies, books and cultural artefacts dedicated to exploring the impact of the 9/11 tragedy, but Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (12A) is less interested in the event and more concerned with its consequences, and particularly the way in which the destruction of the Twin Towers had such a positive effect on New York itself.
Sat, 18 Feb, 2012