Album review: Oasis

Thu, Nov 18, 2021

IN AN era where bands like Foals and Biffy Clyro can play to large audiences, but only after many albums and many years of working their way up the ladder, Oasis in 1996 proves LP Hartley’s dictum, “the past is a foregin country, they do things differently there”.

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Film review: The Card Counter

Wed, Nov 17, 2021

THE CARD Counter was produced by Martin Scorsese and directed Paul Schrader, the man who wrote Taxi Driver and Raging Bull.

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Album review: Pip Blom

Thu, Nov 11, 2021

THEY LOOK as if they should be the definitive Twee-Indie band, but looks are deceiving. There is grit and heft in the songs of this Dutch quartet.

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Mick Flannery & Susan O'Neill - two shows at Róisín Dubh

Mon, Nov 08, 2021

IT IS one of the finest Irish albums of 2021, the fruits of a collaboration between one of our best singer-songwriters and one of our most exciting emerging talents.

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Film review: Last night in Soho

Wed, Nov 03, 2021

ELOUISE IS off to London for her first year at fashion college. It has been her dream for years and despite some mental health struggles, she is very excited.

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Album review: Billy Bragg

Thu, Oct 14, 2021

FROM HIS earliest days with ‘The Milkman of Human Kindness’ and ‘Between The Wars’, few artists have possessed Bragg’s ability to write songs possessing intelligent political commentary and a deep, humane, empathy.

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Film review: No Time To Die

Wed, Oct 13, 2021

THERE IS no point in going over the story of No Time To Die as all the Bond films follow the same blueprint - there is a villain threatening the world. Bond must stop him. He does.

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Shifting Ground - new John Behan exhibition at Kenny’s

Wed, Oct 06, 2021

SHIFTING GROUND, the new exhibition of works in bronze, from the celebrated Irish sculptor, John Behan, opens tomorrow, Friday October 8, at the Kenny Gallery.

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Film review: The Many Saints of Newark

Wed, Sep 29, 2021

FOR SOME people this will be the most anticipated film of the year as The Many Saints of Newark is a prequel The Sopranos TV show.

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Film review: The Green Knight

Tue, Sep 21, 2021

ON CHRISTMAS Day in King Arthur’s court, a knight enters the banquet hall and offers to be struck by one of knights in the room, and in a year and a day's time the knight must find him and he will return the blow.

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Film review: Herself

Wed, Sep 15, 2021

SANDRA IS a single mother in Dublin, living in a hotel, and way down the bottom of the housing list, after escaping her abusive husband.

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Album review: Mick Flannery and Susan O’Neill

Thu, Sep 09, 2021

WHAT DO you get when you combine one of the finest contemporary songwriters in the country with one of Irish music’s best kept secrets?

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Album review: Whipping Boy

Thu, Sep 02, 2021

I AM old enough to remember when Whipping Boy were Jesus and Mary Chain wannabes, and their utter transformation a couple of years later as witnessed on a grandstanding performance on The Late Late Show.

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Film review: The Nest

Wed, Sep 01, 2021

AFTER BEING held back for almost a year, The Nest, the second film from director Sean Durkin, is finally available to Irish audiences.

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Film review: The Bright Side

Wed, Aug 25, 2021

DIRECTED BY Ruth Meehan, and based on the book by Anne Gildea, I’ve Got Cancer, What’s Your Excuse?, The Bright Side is a new Irish comedy, although dramedy is a better word for it.

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Album review: Villagers

Thu, Aug 19, 2021

FEVER DREAMS is expansive, ambitious, and cinematic in scope, fusing the many disparate strands of Conor J O’Brien’s music into one entity. It is also the oddest album of his career.

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Film Review: Boys from County Hell

Wed, Aug 18, 2021

WILLIAM AND Eugene are two Irish lads in their mid-twenties. They are feeling aimless, and spend their time drinking pints, playing ball, and ripping off tourists.

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Film review: Stillwater

Wed, Aug 11, 2021

ON THE surface, Stillwater is one of those ‘ripped from the headlines’ films. Extremely loosely (and controversially) based on the Amanda Knox saga it has already met with a lot of criticism - including from Knox herself.

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‘After the Movie’ - Partland releases new single

Wed, Aug 04, 2021

‘AFTER THE Movie’, the new single from Galway singer-songwriter Partland, is released today, Wednesday August 4, and is accompanied by a wonderful animated video.

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Album review: LUMP

Thu, Jul 29, 2021

THE SECOND album from LUMP - singer-songwriter Laura Marling, and Mike Lindsay of folktronica band Tunng - is, as Marling says, about “desires running wild”.

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