Culture & Arts

Film: Dark Waters – Irish cinemas from February 28th

Film: Dark Waters – Irish cinemas from February 28th

Directed by Todd Haynes – Starring: Mark Ruffalo, Anne Hathaway, Tim Robbins, Bill Camp, Victor Garber, Mare Winningham, William Jackson Harper, Bill Pullman A shocking cover-up is about to be exposed. Inspired by a shocking true story, a tenacious attorney (Ruffalo) uncovers a dark secret that connects a growing number of unexplained deaths to one […]

Film Review: Bad Boys for Life

Film Review: Bad Boys for Life

Frances Winston reviews the latest Bad Boys movie Directed by: Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah – Starring: Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Vanessa Hudgens, Alexander Ludwig, Charles Melton, Paola Núñez, Kate del Castillo, Nicky Jam, Joe Pantoliano The title to this is somewhat misleading. With the last Bad Boys movie being released 17 years ago […]

Film Reveiw & Trailer: Just Mercy

Film Reveiw & Trailer: Just Mercy

Another film based on a true story, Frances Winston feels Just Mercy is a worthy award-season offering Directed by: Destin Daniel Cretton – Starring: Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx, Rob Morgan, Tim Blake Nelson, Rafe Spall, Brie Larson You just know it’s award-season, when a glut of earnest and worthy movies start landing in cinemas. […]

Film Review & Trailer: Bombshell

Film Review & Trailer: Bombshell

Review by Frances Winston Directed by: Jay Roach – Starring: Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, Margot Robbie, John Lithgow, Kate McKinnon, Connie Britton, Malcolm McDowell, Allison Janney Harvey Weinstein may be dominating the #MeToo headlines at the moment, but he is not the only predatory male (sorry alleged predatory male – for legal reasons I think […]

Film Review & Trailer: A Hidden Life

Film Review & Trailer: A Hidden Life

Review By Frances Winston Directed by: Terrence Malick – Starring: August Diehl, Valerie Pachner, Matthias Schoenaerts Based on the true story of Franz Jägerstätter (Diehl) an Austrian farmer who refused to swear the oath of allegiance to Hitler when called up for military service in WWII, much of the events depicted here are taken straight […]

Dance Theatre: THE HERE TRIO – Belfast, Armagh, Limerick & Dublin

Dance Theatre: THE HERE TRIO – Belfast, Armagh, Limerick & Dublin

Maiden Voyage Dance & Liz Roche Company in a new co-production present The Here Trio The Mac, Belfast – 7 & 8 February, 2020  The Market Place Theatre, Armagh – 12 February, 2020  Dance Limerick – April 23, 2020 Samuel Beckett Theatre, Dublin – April 25 & 26, 2020 The Here Trio: From acclaimed choreographer Liz […]

Asia: LGBT K-pop chorus grows for gay rights in Asia

Asia: LGBT K-pop chorus grows for gay rights in Asia

Wearing bright bow ties and dark dresses, a group of South Korean women belt out song after song about the joy and stigma of being gay – part of a growing clamour for LGBT+ rights in Asia. ‘Unnie Choir’ sang about their struggles, at a sold-out concert in the socially conservative nation, where homosexuality remains […]