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The return of Thomas Lynley

When American crime author Elizabeth George killed off the wife of her lead character, Scotland Yard detective of noble birth, Thomas Lynley, I thought I’d never read one of her books again. It seemed like a pointless exercise – wiping out pregnant Helen Clyde, a supporting, yet integral, player, who was always the sort of […]

Free NCAD exhibition at Light House Cinema

Twenty-two artists from postgraduate programmes at NCAD are to showcase their developing work in the ‘camera obscura’ setting of the Light House Cinema. The exhibition is free of charge (a relief in these recessionary times!) and is open to the public daily from 1.30pm-9pm from March 27 until April 6, 2009. The students will showcase […]

He’s Just Not That Into You

It took four attempts to see He’s Just Not that into You – the latest romantic comedy to hit our cinema screens. I persisted because I have been excited about its arrival for quite some time now, Perez Hilton having helpfully alerted me to its existence while it was in production with cruel insinuations about […]

Clive Owen to appear at Jameson Dublin International Film Festival

The Jameson Dublin International Film Festival has announced that acclaimed actor Clive Owen will be coming to Dublin in February as part of the festival. Owen will be the inaugural guest of the Jameson Film Experience, where he will be interviewed by the editor of Empire Mark Dinning. “We are delighted that Clive has taken […]

Hunger

Grainne Burns gives Hunger a definite thumbs up. Hunger has generated much fanfare since its launch, with five star reviews being thrown around by even the most hard to please critics. But has not every film surrounding the troubles in Northern Ireland brought up some form of emotional and political debate by all viewers, as […]

The Dark Knight

It’s been cold, it’s been wet, it’s been miserable; but in terms of blockbuster movies, this summer hasn’t been half bad. Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk and Hancock have all had a go and now the eagerly awaited Dark Knight steps forward to knock them all out – in ticket sales at least. With him […]

Beauty of Bette

Bette Davis’ career was recently celebrated in a festival of the actress’s films at the Irish Film Institute in Dublin, where once again she played to packed houses. Those famous eyes and the intensity of her performances were the common denominator in a mixed programme, featuring films which spanned the entire duration of her 60-year […]

Sex is back!

It’s finally here! The moment us gals have saving our Jimmy Choos for – the release of Sex and the City: The Movie! Fast-forward four years later and the glamourous girls have all settled down; but a few surprises are about to rock their well-shod worlds. I laughed, I cried, I nearly had an orgasm. […]