Monday 16th January

"Trainspotting" and the 1990's

Mary McGill re-visits the original “Trainspotting” and assesses its impact on and how it reflected the culture of the 1990’s

Thursday 12th January

Film reviews

Ruth Barton and Paul Whitington review “La La Land”, “Manchester By The Sea” and “Live By Night”

Wednesday 11th January


Tony Tracy looks at what makes “Goodfellas” such a great gangster film, as a new digitally-restored version is about to be released in cinemas

Thursday 5th January

Film reviews

Arlene Hunt and Simon Maher review “Endless Poetry”

Wednesday 4th January

The enduring appeal of the movie musical

Ruth Barton on the enduring popularity of movie musicals

Friday 30th December

Battle of the Box Sets

Arlene Hunt, Mary McGill, Stephen Boyd and Luke McManus with their choices of the greatest tv series of the modern age and the under-rated gems 

Thursday 22nd December

A profile of Emily Bronte

Mary McGill with a guide to the life of Emily Bronte ahead of the BBC televison drama about the Bronte sisters “To Walk Invisible” next week

Film reviews

Sarah Griffin and Gavin Burke review “Silence”, “A Monster Calls”, “Collateral Beauty” and “Why Him?”

Wednesday 21st December

A portrait of Ivor Browne by Alan Gilsenan, at First Fortnight 2017

Film director Alan Gilsenan chats about his documentary "Meetings With Ivor", a profile of renowned Irish psychiatrist Ivor Browne which is showing as part of the First Fortnight Mental Health Arts Festival ...

Tuesday 20th December

Anniversary of "Donnie Darko"

Dr Anthony McIntyre of UCD and film fan Stephen Byrne mark the 15th anniversary of the sci-fi thriller and cult hit “Donnie Darko”



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