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You can really feel the ache in his voice

Gavin James - Bitter Pill

The Dublin singer does something a lot more than mere Ed Sheeranisms on his debut studio album

  • Leo Tolstoy's title novella and some of his long short stories are collected in this sparkling new translation.

    Leo Tolstoy The Kreutzer Sonata and other stories

    Rated as the greatest fiction writer of all time by many, Leo Tolstoy's best-known works were War and Peace and Anna Karenina. However, the Russian author (1828-1910) also wrote a number of captivating novellas and short stories.

  • The Same Old Story: An engaging tale of lost illusions from mid-nineteenth century Russia, just published in a new translation by Stephen Pearl.

    Ivan Goncharov  The Same Old Story

    Anxious to make a name for himself, the romantic but naive young poet, Alexander Aduyev travels to St Petersburg. But things don't at all go to plan. Does he return home? Such is Goncharov's gift that you will want to know in this new translation.

  • Carol follows the forbidden love between an older, married woman and a young shop worker


    Carol, Todd Haynes' utterly immersive tale of forbidden same-sex love in 1950s New York, resonates on many levels and is a truly transportative experience.

  • Mark Rylance (centre) and Tom Hanks form an unlikey bromance in Bridge of Spies

    Bridge of Spies

    Spielberg reunites with Tom Hanks for an entertaining Cold War spy swap drama but neither can resist the urge to preach

  • A must-see performance from Depp

    Review: Black Mass ***

    A fourth Oscar nomination for Depp looks like a formality after his must-see performance in this so-so movie about Boston gangster James 'Whitey' Bulger.

  • A young dinosaur and a feral caveboy become friends

    Review: The Good Dinosaur ****

    Pixar's second release of 2015 sees a young dinosaur befriend a caveboy and they set off on a series of adventures.

  • AP McCoy

    Review: Being AP ****

    This is a fascinating documentary about legendary Irish jump jockey AP McCoy, capturing the sporting legend in the saddle, behind-the-scenes and at home with his family.

  • Jennifer Lawrence is excellent as Katniss but there isn't near enough action

    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2

    A flat end to what should have been an adrenaline-fuelled thrill-ride.

  • Kate Winslet is stunning in the central role as Tilly Dunnage

    The Dressmaker

    The Dressmaker is a visual feast - contrasting a dreary rural Australian town with outrageous couture costumes - but it's let down by an inflated running time and confused tone.

  • There's evil in the woods

    The Hallow

    Michael McElhatton and Michael Smiley both put in fine performances in this low-budget horror film about a family endangered by evil in the woods.

  • Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs

    Film Review: Steve Jobs

    If the thought of a movie about Apple co-founder Steve Jobs makes you yawn, please stifle it and hot-foot it to your nearest cinema. Whether you are an Apple fan or not, this is a brilliant movie. Michael Fassbender and Kate Winslet are truly magnificent.

  • Emory Cohen and Saoirse Ronan

    Review: Brooklyn

    Saoirse Ronan is outstanding in this charming love story about a young Irish immigrant who has to make an agonising choice between heart and home

  • Nicholas Hoult in Kill Your Friends

    Kill Your Friends

    John Niven's satire on the record industry during the Britpop years makes an uneven transition to the big screen

  • Astral Weeks - Irish heartbeat, mystic strivings.

    Van Morrison Astral Weeks

    One of the great cult records of our time, Van Morrison's album Astral Weeks has been remastered with four unreleased takes of songs from the original record included as bonus tracks.