Tag Archive | review

Event Review: Dublin Comic Con

Event Review: Dublin Comic Con

Frances Winston reviews this now biannual event, which sees some big stars in attendance Dublin Comic Con The Convention Centre Dublin:  9th, 10th and 11th August From humble beginnings with a small event in Swords in 2013, Dublin Comic Con has now become a biannual event that welcomes tens of thousands, and sees some of […]

Review: A Very Emotional Jerry Fish!

Review: A Very Emotional Jerry Fish!

On Thursday last (9th July) I went to see Jerry Fish (aka Gerard Whelan) and his band perform at the opening of the new venue downstairs at The Empire Bar in Swords. What a treat! The consummate showman entertained the crowds, in spite of adverse circumstances in the placing of the ‘stage’,

Film Review & Trailer: Inherent Vice

Film Review & Trailer: Inherent Vice

Frances Wilson feels that this film has all the makings of a future cult classic, if you can keep track of who’s who! Directed by: Paul Thomas Anderson – Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson, Katherine Waterston, Reese Witherspoon, Benicio del Toro, Jena Malone, Joanna Newsom Based on the acclaimed 2009 novel of the same […]

Film Review: Foxcatcher

Film Review: Foxcatcher

Frances Winston reviews this latest Steve Carell offering – a dark fact-based drama. Directed by: Bennett Miller – Starring: Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Vanessa Redgrave, Sienna Miller, Anthony Michael Hall Three of Hollywood’s leading men underwent dramatic transformations for this film, based on the true story of the murder of Olympic gold medal winning […]

Theatre Review: ‘The Gate of The Year’ by Gareth Russell

Theatre Review: ‘The Gate of The Year’ by Gareth Russell

EILE’s Stephen Donnan takes a trip to the theatre to see the new version of Gareth Russell’s play, The Gate of the Year, and is impressed with the revision Brian Friel Theatre, Queen’s University Belfast, 4-5 December Rating: * * * * * ‘Sweat, fear […] blood and fire.’ is how one character describes the […]

Film Review: The Imitation Game

Film Review: The Imitation Game

Frances Winston reviews this film based on Alan Turing’s life, where the technical talk never overwhelms the viewer Directed by: Morten Tyldum – Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Mark Strong, Charles Dance, Allen Leech, Matthew Beard, Rory Kinnear Back in 2001, Dougray Scott and Kate Winslet starred in Enigma, a largely fictionalised account of the […]

Review: Comedian Jon Richardson At The Olympia Theatre

Review: Comedian Jon Richardson At The Olympia Theatre

Alan Lambert saw comedian Jon Richardson’s latest show, Nidiot, and was not disappointed. Jon Richardson, the smiliest grumpy person you’re likely to encounter, returned to Dublin’s Olympia Theatre last week with his new show Nidiot. Richardson is perhaps best known for his role as team captain on ‘8 Out Of 10 Cats’ and its ‘8 […]

Theatre Review: Borstal Boy @ The Gaiety

Theatre Review: Borstal Boy @ The Gaiety

Alan Lambert previews the theatrical take on Brendan Behan’s autobiographical tale, ahead of its opening night at the Gaiety Theatre this evening Having read the novel and having seen the movie of Brendan Behan’s autobiographical tale, Borstal Boy, I was unsure how it could translate onto the stage. Obviously it has been done before, and […]

Tiger Dublin Fringe Review: Lords of Strut present Chaos

Tiger Dublin Fringe Review: Lords of Strut present Chaos

Frances Winston continues our coverage of this year’s Tiger Dublin Fringe with a look at this hilarious dance comedy, Chaos The Peacock Stage @ The Abbey Theatre, 26-27 Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 1 Runs 9-13 September nightly at 7pm; Saturday 13 September matinee, 3pm Tickets: €14/12 Two semi-naked men throw shapes and flirt – no […]

Review & Trailer: Maleficent

Review & Trailer: Maleficent

Frances Winston looks at the impressive new Disney film with a feminist twist Directed by: Robert Stromberg Starring: Angelina Jolie, Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple, Lesley Manville Although I write for a living, I am struggling to find words to articulate how excited everyone I know in the community seems to […]