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    Film reviews

    Simon Maher and Clara Rose Thornton review “Selma”, “Jupiter Ascending” and “Still Life”

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    50th anniversary of "The Sound of Music"

    John Byrne marks the 50th anniversary of the 1965 film “The Sound Of Music”

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    Aardman Studios and Shaun the Sheep

    Peter Lord, co-founder of British animation studios Aardman, talks about successes like Wallace and Gromit and their latest film “Shaun The Sheep: The Movie”

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    Film reviews

    Sorcha Kenny and Joe Griffin review “Inherent Vice”, “Big Hero 6” and “Kingsman: The Secret Service”

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    Film Reviews

    Three new movies up for review:

    80’s New York Crime drama A Most Violent Year, futuristic thriller Ex Machina starring Domhnall Gleeson and Oscar Isaac, and a remake of the 1970s film The Gambler starring Mark Wahlberg.

    Brogen Hayes and Chris Wasser discuss.

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    Domhnall Gleeson

    Domhnall Gleeson talks to Seán about his new film Ex-Machina in which he plays Caleb, a young programmer selected to participate in a breakthrough experiment in artificial intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of a breathtaking female A.I.

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    Thomas Pynchon

    The nominations for this year’s Academy Awards were announced yesterday afternoon. One of the films nominated for best adapted screenplay is Inherent Vice, directed by Paul Thomas Anderson and starring Joaquin Phoenix which is due out in cinemas here later this month. It’s adapted from the 2009 novel of the same name by Thomas Pynchon and to tell us more about the author is Mark Quinn.  

    Inherent Vice starring Joaquin Phoenix and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson is out on the 30th of January and the book is published by Penguin.

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