Reviews

Film Review: Fantasy Island

Film Review: Fantasy Island

Review by Frances Winston Directed by: Jeff Wadlow – Starring: Michael Peña, Maggie Q, Lucy Hale, Austin Stowell, Portia Doubleday, Jimmy O. Yang, Ryan Hansen, Michael Rooker, Parisa Fitz-Henley The classic TV show reboots continue with this offering, which serves as a prequel to the glossy Arron Spelling produced TV series, which ran from 1977-1984.

Video: Dark Tropics – Badlands (Official Video)

Video: Dark Tropics – Badlands (Official Video)

In EILE’s music section this morning, we are delighted to feature 19-year-old singer/songwriter Rio, and producer/songwriter Gerard from Belfast, aka pop-noir duo, Dark Tropics, and their latest atmospheric single, Badlands – a dark, pared-back ballad, with Rio’s powerful voice soaring over Gerard’s emotive piano. Citing influences such as Radiohead and The Velvet Underground, the duo […]

Theatre Review: Killing Grandad

Theatre Review: Killing Grandad

Review By Frances Winston Killing Grandad The New Theatre, 43 East Essex Street, Dublin 2 7.30pm nightly until 14th March – €18 Unless you are a huge fan of Irish mythology, you may not have heard of Balor of the Evil Eye, and his grandson, Lugh, on whose story this play is based.

Listen: Arielle Silver- What Really Matters

Listen: Arielle Silver- What Really Matters

Boston-based, alto-voiced, singer-songwriter, Arielle Silver, has graced these pages before, and now has a great new single out called What Really Matters, from her album, A Thousand Tiny Torches – a new Indie/Folk/Americana compilation. Arielle draws on her own experience for inspiration in her song-writing, and in What Really Matters, she recalls “a harrowing season […]

Irish Film ‘Sea Fever’ – Official Trailer Released

Irish Film ‘Sea Fever’ – Official Trailer Released

For marine biology student, Siobhan (Hermione Corfield), it was supposed to be a research excursion, with a trawler crew fishing the West Irish seas.  But when they hit an unseen object, and become marooned, a mysterious parasite infects their water supply. Soon the oozing force infiltrates the entire vessel, and turns Siobhan’s journey into a […]

Out Now! Jan/Feb 2020 Issue of EILE Magazine – FREE!

Out Now! Jan/Feb 2020 Issue of EILE Magazine – FREE!

Welcome to the January/ February 2020 issue of EILE Magazine! Weatherwise, it hasn’t turned out to be a great New Year, and the Coronavirus hasn’t helped, but when you see what EILE has in store for you, you’ll cheer up no end! Musicwise, we feature Nico Grund, Ventresca, Hawktail, and a Supergrass review by Frances […]

Film Review: Vivarium

Film Review: Vivarium

Frances Winston reviews this sci-fi offering from director, Lorcan Finnegan Directed by: Lorcan Finnegan Starring: Imogen Poots, Jesse Eisenberg, Eanna Hardwicke In light of the Irish housing crisis, this seems like a rather timely offering. Poots and Eisenberg play Gemma and Tom, a young couple who just want to find a home. But like the […]