His drinking bouts were legendary: he famously declared “the whole world is three drinks behind.” He was the original leader of the Rat Pack, which used to be called The Freeloaders Club and convened at the Bogart-Bacall houseRead more "B is for Bogart"
The good people over at Man Crates asked me to post some classic practical joke uses for duct tape. For bloggers who don’t have time to do these but would still like to fool some people today, Man Crates can help you out by wrapping your blog in duct tape. Here are some classic April Fools Day […]Read more "Happy April Fools Day!"
a producer who saw a young Fred Astaire wrote “Can’t act. Can’t sing. Can dance a little”Read more "A is for Astaire"
This is a film about the consequences of the Irish Catholic Church’s shameful history of abuse, scandals and cover-ups – that it’s also something of a comedy and something of a redemptive moral drama makes it an outstanding achievement, one of the best Irish films ever made, and by far one of the best films of 2014.Read more "Calvary – A Begorrathon 2015 Post"
“I was really struck by how many Irish writers had moved to Paris and made their home here, even writing in French. I wanted to celebrate that.”Read more "An Interview with Linda Fallon of de Selby Press, Publisher of “Dubliners” – A Begorrathon 2015 Post"
As well as being excellently-written in carefully chosen prose, they are also examinations of some of Ireland’s harder truths: the unfettered power of the Church; the Magdalene Laundries; the Industrial Schools; the engrained prejudice against Travellers.Read more "Benjamin Black’s Elegy for April – A Begorrathon 2015 Post"
Originally posted on theliterarysisters:
The next movie I watched as part of the Reading Ireland Month, hosted by Cathy746books and The Fluff Is Raging, is also a movie I was pretty reluctant to watch – Calvary. I am not very much into religious movies or movies generally dealing with religious themes (thus my initial reservation…