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”"
The script is by the numbers, and it includes every possible cliche that this sort of movie has (including, of course, a training montage, which the original film probably invented).Read more "Oscars 2016: Creed"
Rachel Cusk’s Outline is a novel in ten conversationsRead more "The Restorative Power of Love"
God only knows what millennials think of it – you might need to be a bit older and married to fully appreciate it, or at least at one point in your life have been in a long relationship.Read more "Oscars 2016: 45 Years"
Expect lots of guns, lots of cocaine, lots of seventies threads, and lots of great music.Read more "Miles Ahead"
Aaron Sorkin’s screenplay is somewhat akin to a medieval morality play, with an Everyman figure confronted with the sins and temptations of his life, personified by various characters taking turns to condemn him.Read more "Oscars 2016: Steve Jobs"
You will not see as many filthy and matted beards this season. Hipsters who are into cosplay will find much inspiration.Read more "Oscars 2016: The Revenant"
There are few modern actresses who can still exude old-time Hollywood glamour, and Blanchett is one of them. Perhaps that is why Powell wisely chooses to make her look like a 1940s movie vamp.Read more "Oscars 2016: Cinderella"