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”"
The Universal Monster Cinematic Universe has unveiled the trailer for the first film in the series: The Mummy It features: Tom Cruise doing Tom Cruise-y stuff. Russell Crowe as Doctor Jekyll and Mister Exposition. Sand. A woman who’s beautiful and brainy (she wears glasses). Whatever bits of London weren’t destroyed in London Has Fallen. A […]Read more "The Mummy (trailer)"
It’s a sunny, woodsy day in Lumberton, so get those chain saws out …Read more "Happy 30th Birthday, Blue Velvet"
It’s that time of year again when we look back on a year of blockbusters, indie darlings and spectacular flops. This is Part One of a highly selective list for several reasons: I didn’t get to go to the cinema as often as I wanted, and I had a busy summer, so I haven’t seen […]Read more "Favourite Films of 2016: Part One"
With 2016 soon coming to an end, it’s that time of the year when all sorts of prizes are being awarded. Last week saw Ireland’s literary scene shine its brightest at the Bord Gáis Energy Book Awards, honouring Irish writers across a range of genres. Mike McCormack‘s audacious Solar Bones was selected as Novel of the Year, just one week […]Read more "BAD SEX"
Oh goody, a gritty westernRead more "Brimstone (trailer)"
Nocturnal Animals is sadly an exercise in style over substance. It looks terrific, but it’s shallow and banal.Read more "Amy Adams Squared"