Lou Reed’s death and its effect on Anderson is never mentioned, yet undoubtedly is the film’s subtext.Read more "Heart of a Dog"
It was hard to believe that creatures with feet large enough to be suitable for these containers actually walked the earthRead more "D is for DeLillo"
Car chases have been a part of cinema since the early days. Once filmmakers worked out that something moving – and moving fast – is exciting to watch, they began putting in chases of all kinds. After all, it isn’t called a motion picture for nothing. So here are some iconic car chases. Bullitt The […]Read more "14 Great Car Chases"
While both films run about two hours, Alejandro Amenabar’s original is quick-paced and offers genuine shock moments, but “Vanilla Sky” feels slow and plodding.Read more "Lost in Translation"
If there was an Instagram feed called Hot Chicks Reading — that had candid photos of women posted without their consent — would it be seen as funny?Read more "Is There A Double Standard that Lets Women Love @hotdudesreading?"
Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays daring tightrope walker Philippe Petit in Robert Zemeckis’ The Walk, coming to cinemas this October. In 1974 Petit famously made an illegal and ridiculously dangerous tightrope walk between the rooftops of the as-then unfinished Twin Towers in New York. I’m guessing director Zemeckis has pulled out all his bag of technological tricks […]Read more "THE WALK (trailer review)"
Blog Awards Ireland 2014 will be announcing its shortlist next week. I am pleased to have been nominated in the Diaspora category. I thought I would repost one of my earliest ‘Diasporational’ pieces from last year, about William Bourke Cockran, the Sligoman who became a powerful politcal figure in New York, and who gave a young […]Read more "The Irishman Who Taught Churchill Oratory"
You know that annoying phone call you get just as you’re sitting down to dinner, asking if you would be interested in making a small donation to the Arts. That was me. I hated the job. Nobody likes asking for money, even if it is for something worthwhile like a new podium for the orchestra conductor to stand on.Read more "20 Books of Summer Challenge: The Ask"
By Niall McArdle A while ago I wrote how much I was looking forward to the new Godzilla film, after having seen the teaser trailer. Now Warner Bros. has released the first full official trailer, which still does the clever thing of showing only glimpses of the monster. Ken Watanabe fills us in on the […]Read more "Godzilla Full Official Trailer Will Send Us Back to the Stone Age!"