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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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    Film Reviews

    The latest from director Clint Eastwood and starring Bradley Cooper  - American Sniper. Tense music drama Whiplash, and a biopic of the British war veteran Vera Brittain, Testament of Youth. Eithne Shortall and Stephen Boyd have been to see them. The Oscar Nominations were revealed today, a short discussion on who is in and who was left out.

    Testament of Youth

    James Kent, director of film “Testament of Youth”, a story of love, war and remembrance based on the memoir of the same name, talks to Seán.

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    Film: Testament of Youth

    James Kent, director of film "Testament of Youth", a story of love, war and remembrance based on the memoir of the same name, talks to Seán.

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    Elliott Smith documentary

    Abie Philbin Bowman previews “Heaven Adores You”, a new documentary about the late American musician Elliott Smith

    Screening details:  www.ifi.ie   

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    Film reviews

    Gavin Burke and Sinead Gleeson review “Into The Woods”, “Foxcatcher” and “Taken 3”

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    Film reviews

    Simon Maher and Sarah Griffin review "Dumb & Dumber To", "Night At The Museum: Secret of the Tomb" and "Annie"

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