Reviews

Musical Review: Miss Saigon – Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

Musical Review: Miss Saigon – Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

Frances Winston feels that this is a ‘not to be missed’ production of Miss Saigon, which is both awe-inspiring and thought-provoking   Most touring productions passing through the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre run for around a week. The fact that Miss Saigon is booked in for six weeks is a testament to its enduring popularity. […]

Film Review & Trailer: Blade Runner 2049

Film Review & Trailer: Blade Runner 2049

Frances Winston reviews this sequel which comes over thirty years after the first Blade Runner, and finds it worthy of the original Directed by: Denis Villeneuve – Starring: Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Carla Juri, Lennie James, Dave Bautista, Jared Leto While I would usually give a […]

Watch: Julia Othmer – ‘Purple And Gray’

Watch: Julia Othmer – ‘Purple And Gray’

In our Sunday music slot at EILE, we bring you a real treat. Kansas-city native, Julia Othmer, singing Purple And Gray, from her new album, Sound. What a wonderful, slow, moody, dark ballad, totally pared back to reveal Julia’s soulful vocal. If you like the amazing Kristina Train’s Dark Black (both have colours as titles!) you […]

Watch: Don’t Give Up – Maggie Szabo (LGBT-themed)

Watch: Don’t Give Up – Maggie Szabo (LGBT-themed)

Our Saturday morning music slot features transgender-themed track, Don’t Give Up, the new single from LA-based Canadian pop singer-songwriter, Maggie Szabo.  The touching new video for Don’t Give Up On Love was just released via Billboard, and is LGBT-themed, telling the story of a transgender high-school student’s emotional turmoil attending prom. Maggie is now based in […]

Review Dublin Fringe 2017: How to be Angry

Review Dublin Fringe 2017: How to be Angry

Frances Winston recently attended the Dublin Fringe Festival 2017, and found How To Be Angry well-paced, well-written and well-acted With a title like How To Be Angry, you just know that this piece is going to be relatable. After all, there is nobody who can honestly say that they haven’t ever felt anger over something. […]

Review Fringe Festival 2017: Dear Attracta

Review Fringe Festival 2017: Dear Attracta

Frances Winston really enjoyed this Fringe offering. Attracta Tension is an Irish agony aunt. Part Panto Dame, part Drag Queen part Hyacinth Bucket, she is also incredibly indiscrete, sharing the foibles of those who write to her with her eager audience. She loves nothing more than sharing her worldly wisdom, and if she can do […]

Film Review & Trailer: Kingsman – The Golden Circle

Film Review & Trailer: Kingsman – The Golden Circle

Frances Winston feels that this offering is not as good as the first, but as relaxing and untaxing entertainment, this film works Directed by: Matthew Vaughan – Starring: Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Taron Egerton, Mark Strong, Halle Berry, Elton John, Channing Tatum, Jeff Bridges No you’re not seeing things. That is indeed Elton John’s name […]