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Film Review: Mank

NETFLIX has two big budget prestige films out this month - Hillbilly Elegy, traditional Oscar bait and frankly one of the worst films I have seen this year; and Mank, from director David Fincher, which is a Hollywood biopic, traditionally a genre that does well at award season.

Film Review: Mank

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NETFLIX HAS two big budget prestige films out this month - Hillbilly Elegy, traditional Oscar bait and frankly one of the worst films I have seen this year; and Mank, from director David Fincher, which is a Hollywood biopic, traditionally a genre that does well at award season.

‘I always return to the old home on Christmas Day’

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Hunting rabbits was a favourite pasttime of boys and dogs on Omey, that sand-duned, tidal island, that ploughs into the sea at Claddaghduff, near Cleggan. It is possible to say that the over-used cliche ‘magical’ can apply to Omey.* It can hardly be seen from the mainland. But if the tide is out, a series of arrowed posts guide the driver across the strand to the only road on the island. And that too runs out.

Ballinrobe's Alan Murphy ready to tell his tale

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The anticipation for Ballinrobe native Alan Murphy’s first book Beyond The Spotlight is reaching fever pitch as he’s just shot the book cover in Hollywood, California. Alan, who is a popular presenter with Galway Bay FM, is gearing up for the nationwide release of his book this September. Beyond The Spotlight will explore the world of fame and celebrity and will feature interviews Alan has done with everyone from A-List superstars Charlize Theron and Martin Sheen to Mayo’s own Louis Walsh and Rory “Panti” O’Neill.

Achill Island RNLI volunteers form guard of honour as crew member Alan Gielty ties the knot

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Volunteers at Achill Island RNLI joined in the celebrations as long serving crew member Alan Gielty wed wife Maeve Clancy last weekend. The crew kitted out in full lifeboat gear outside St Kevin’s Church in Wicklow to give Alan who has been on the lifeboat crew for 15 years, and his new wife Maeve, a special guard of honour.

 

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