Reviews

Saxophonist Dave McMurray’s Debut On Blue Note Records

Saxophonist Dave McMurray’s Debut On Blue Note Records

Saxophonist Dave McMurray makes Blue Note Records debut with Detroit-centric album, Music Is Life – Available May 18 The album serves as pseudo-reunion between McMurray and Blue Note President, Don Was, former bandmates in Was (Not Was), whose hits included Walk The Dinosaur, Spy In The House Of Love,and Robot Girl. The saxophonist combines his experiences playing with […]

Film Review: The Cured

Film Review: The Cured

Frances Winston reviews this Irish film about zombies, and finds it comes up short.  Directed by: David Freyne – Starring: Sam Keeley, Ellen Page, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor Horror is a tricky genre to pull off. There is always a danger that you’re going to veer the wrong side of shtick and silliness rather than scares. In the […]

Film Review & Trailer: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Film Review & Trailer: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Directed by: Mike Newell – Starring: Lily James, Michiel Huisman, Glen Powell, Jessica Brown Findlay, Katherine Parkinson, Matthew Goode, Tom Courtenay, Penelope Wilton Based on the much-loved novel of the same name, this may probably win an award for the most cumbersome movie title of the year (I was very glad Twitter had upped the […]

Theatre Review: Ross O’Carroll-Kelly’s Postcards from The Ledge

Theatre Review: Ross O’Carroll-Kelly’s Postcards from The Ledge

Theatre Review by Frances Winston Ross O’Carroll-Kelly’s Postcards from The Ledge The Gaiety Theatre, South King Street Dublin 2 – Until April 14th Love him or loathe him, rugby jock, Ross O’Carroll-Kelly, is now a bona fide pop-icon. Even if you haven’t followed his adventures from day one, he has a way of tapping into […]

Listen: Samuel J – Embrace

Listen: Samuel J – Embrace

In our Monday morning music slot at EILE this week, we feature Samuel J and his most recent single, an uplifting track called Embrace. Samuel is a very unusual individual, who is not only a singer/songwriter and producer, but also a wellness coach and conservationist.  His upbeat and soulful approach to his music, and love of nature, […]

Listen: Simon XO – There’s a Way Out

Listen: Simon XO – There’s a Way Out

There’s A Way Out is a great new track from singer, producer and multi-instrumentalist, San Diego native, Simon XO, who has created his own unique take on the electro-pop genre.  Here he combines  synths, tape loops, electric guitars, sampled drums and an aggressive vocal to get his original sound. After years of playing in various bands, […]

Film Review & Trailer: Love, Simon

Film Review & Trailer: Love, Simon

Frances Winston found this gay-themed coming of age/coming out film to be refreshing and sweet, and feels it may even become a classic, to the LGBT community at any rate.  Directed by: Greg Berlanti – Starring: Nick Robinson, Jennifer Garner, Katherine Langford, Alexandra Shipp, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Keiynan Lonsdale, Miles Heizer, Logan Miller, Talitha Bateman, […]