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The Avengers go head-to-head in Captain America: Civil War

Captain America: Civil War

A compelling twist on the superhero genre, Civil War sees every comic book fan's dreams come true as the Avengers fracture and go head-to-head in battle. Cue one heck of an amazing action sequence!

  • Maritime out of mind - Sturgill Simpson

    Album Review: Sturgill Simpson is a master mariner

    Harry Guerin says the Kentuckian's third album, A Sailor's Guide to Earth, is both hope and anchor. It could also be the Record of 2016.

  • Mostly Irish settings for the splendid new work collected here, although Colm Tóibín's protagonist is German and the story is set in Germany.

    Granta - New Irish Writing

    Granta is the highly-regarded UK-based periodical which highlights vibrant new writing, often under select themes in individual editions. Now comes our turn, with new Irish writing from Kevin Barry, Emma Donoghue, Colm Tóibín, Roddy Doyle.

  • The Italians - a gently acerbic yet affectionate survey by one who has been immersed in matters Italian for 15 years.

    John Hooper - The Italians

    John Hooper's lively 300-page account is the result of 15 years immersion in all things Italian. The veteran journalist goes behind the headline names - Mussolini, Berlusconi, the Amanda Knox trial, with Fellini and football and feminism also surveyed.

  • You know the drill - another excellent Jake Gyllenhaal performance


    It would really be an injustice if Jake Gyllenhall isn't nominated for a Best Actor Oscar next January for Demolition, a flawed yet deeply moving meditation on grief from Dallas Buyers Club director Jean-Marc Vallée.

  • Son of Saul

    Of the countless films about World War II, Son of Saul is a truly unique piece of cinema that shows the horror of the Holocaust with restraint, control and honesty.

  • Lovely hurling: Moving and humorous account of the poet's East Galway formation.

    Patrick Deeley - The Hurley Maker's Son

    Patrick Deeley has penned a masterpiece of memoir-writing in which he recalls his East Galway childhood and the years afterwards with remarkable percipience and sensitivity.

  • Don Cheadle nails Miles Davis' frazzled late seventies look and nicotine wheeze in Miles Ahead

    Miles Ahead

    Don Cheadle stars in and directs this anti-biopic of jazz pioneer and badass Miles Davis. It's one wired trip and the music is great but Miles Ahead misses out on the mystique of the man

  • Deborah Levy does amused sympathy for our human foibles with style and an almost surreal imaginative touch in Hot Milk.

    Deborah Levy - Hot Milk

    A twenty-something girl, of Greek and English parentage, has accompanied her hypochondriac mother to an expensive clinic in the South of Spain. However, she must face healing herself before her life shatters, in this masterful comedy of manners.

  • The new Greek poetry - there are political poems but the anthology draws on diverse cultural sources

    Austerity Measures - The New Greek Poetry

    Yanis Varoufakis urges us all to read this book of contemporary Greek poetry, but it is far from being a series of diatribes against austerity or anything related. Indeed it shows Greece to be a country still assimilating diverse voices and cultures.

  • Idris Elba plays CIA maverick Sean Briar

    Bastille Day

    John Byrne enjoys Idris Elba and Richard Madden's double act as a CIA maverick and a pickpocket who work together to find out who planted a deadly bomb in Paris - and why.

  • The Lofoten Islands in Norway where the fishing industry is threatened by the prospect of oil drilling.


    If you want to confirm what you have long suspected about how Ireland long ago effectively sold away our rights to both fishing and energy resources, you are in the right place with Risteard Ó Domhnaill's timely documentary.

  • Louder than Bombs: worth seeing despite a certain uneven quality

    Louder than Bombs

    Louder than Bombs is teetering on the edge of greatness but it has a ways to go yet. The film is led manfully - and woman-fully - to that edge by the two leads, Gabriel Byrne and Isabelle Huppert as an embattled mother and father to two boys.

  • Above average social media horror

    Friend Request

    An above average social-media themed horror movie that has enough scares to keep you interested and not reaching for your mobile phone.

  • Idris Elba is an awesome Shere Khan

    The Jungle Book (2016)

    If you're fed up with Hollywood churning out disappointing remakes of the treasures of your childhood, Harry Guerin says there's help at hand (and paw) here.