You can listen to my short story “The Two of Hearts” on Soundcloud. The story was originally broadcast on RTÉ Radio, read by actress Catriona Ni Mhurchú. Click on the picture to listen:Read more "Soundclouding …"
The album will be for sale on iTunes as soon as my twelve-year-old niece can explain to me how iTunes works.Read more "The Parallel Universe of Regret"
I’m very pleased to announce that I had a short story published in The Irish Times on Saturday, as this month’s winner of the Hennessy Short Story of the Month. Which is very nice. You can read the story here, if you want.Read more "19 Ways to Say “I Love You”"
Richard Schickel, the longtime film critic for Time magazine who also wrote 37 books, mostly on film, and directed a number of documentaries on film subjects, died on Saturday in Los Angeles of complications from a series of strokes, his family told the Los Angeles Times. He was 84. “He was one of the fathers…… via […]Read more "RIP RICHARD SCHICKEL"
March is just around the corner, which in these parts means only one thing. Reading Ireland Month Once again, Cathy from 746 Books and I will be co-hosting a month-long blogathon on all things Irish: books, movies, music, TV, and whatever you’re having yourself. We had huge success last year: 130 posts from bloggers worldwide! […]Read more "The Begorrathon 2017"
Aurora’s a writer, or a wannabe writer anyway; she’s the sort of young writer who probably hangs around the futuristic version of Starbucks penning things like ’15 Ways to Get the Best Hypersleep’ for Buzzfeed.Read more "Oscars 2017: Passengers"
The Film: Hail, Caesar The Pitch: There’s No Business Like Showbusiness … Ya Got That, Buster? Number of Nominations: 1 Which Categories? Best Production Design Will it Win? No. In another year, Jess Gonchor and Nancy Haigh‘s loving recreation of 1950s Hollywood, with sets that wouldn’t look out of place in famous movies of the era, […]Read more "Oscars 2017: Hail, Caesar"
Nothing else in the film comes close to the perfection of the opening sequence, but that’s the point.Read more "Oscars 2017: La La Land"
The Academy Award for Production Design tends to go to the big, attention-getting sets. Recent winners include Sweeney Todd; The Grand Budapest Hotel; The Great Gatsby; Pan’s Labyrinth; and last year’s winner, Mad Max: Fury Road.Read more "Oscars 2017: Best Production Design"
As with almost every other category this year, La La Land is going to be the one to beat. While Justin Hurwitz is probably going to win a statue for Best Original Score, he faces a bit of a challenge in the Original Song category. He is in fact nominated twice for Best Original Song, so […]Read more "Oscars 2017: Best Original Song"