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This blunt examination of the end of love is certainly emotionally raw

The Coronas - The Long Way

Danny O'Reilly picks over the end of his relationship with television presenter Laura Whitmore on this strident and angry new album from the Dublin rockers

  • Lawrence gives her best performance of the series so far

    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1

    The odds are in its favour.

  • Chadwick Boseman is compelling as the Godfather of Soul

    Get On Up

    This botched and sanitised biopic of the hardest working man in showbusiness is worth a look for a compelling lead performance by Chadwick Boseman

  • Andy Warhol of lo-fi pop or puerile agent provacateur?

    Ariel Pink - Pom Pom

    Ariel Pink's fever dream of crazed influences and free-association is already one of the most divisive albums of the year. Alan Corr braves a listen

  • Hilary Swank and Tommy Lee Jones star in The Homesman

    The Homesman

    John Byrne enjoys Tommy Lee Jones' quirky western about an unlikely couple trying to bring three mentally-ill women across the frontier to safety.

  • There are no quick clicks or obvious choices here

    Jennifer Evans - Works from the Dip and Foul

    There are no quick clicks or obvious choices here.

  • Winter Sleep - Contemporary Turkish drama which harks back to Ingmar Bergman and, beyond that, to the work of Ibsen and Chekhov

    Winter Sleep (Kis Uykusu) (Club)

    Winner of this year's Palme d'Or at Cannes, Winter Sleep tilts at a kind of literary greatness and is less about concealment and secrecy than the director's Once Upon a Time in Anatolia was. Still, it's brilliant.

  • An impishly seductive piece of work.

    Jaime Nanci & The Blueboys - TOY

    Dublin singer Jaime Nanci and The Blueboys cook up dark but payful jazz on their sparkling debut

  • More lush and lost than lusty and louche

    Bryan Ferry - Avonmore

    Ferry makes a return to Roxy Music's late seventies commerical prime with a bittersweet set tinged with heartache and regret

  • Charles Llloyd in the Mid-sixties: real verve and a spirit of enquiry and musical experimentation.

    Charles Lloyd Manhattan Stories

    Saxophonist and flautist Charles Lloyd was recently interviewed in the pages of RTÉ TEN, in advance of his Dublin visit. Music recorded in two New York venues in 1965 by a Lloyd-led quartet are the matter of two CDs just released.

  • The Cookers: excitement and mastery on seventh album from the NY-based band.

    The Cookers Time and Time Again

    Five of The Cookers are stalwarts of the New York scene who were around for the raw excitement of the mid-sixties. But all seven are having fun like new-comers on this exhilarating record.

  • Selected Poems, Lorca, Pessoa

    The work of celebrated European poets can be found in translation in Penguin Modern Classics. Selected Poems of Spanish poet Federico García Lorca and the Portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa are both available in paperback.

  • Jessica Paré and Brian Gleeson in the Dublin rom-com, Standby, which opens nationwide.


    This Dublin rom-com needs a lot more work.

  • Benedict Cumberbatch as the mathematician Alan Turing in the Imitation Game.

    The Imitation Game

    The Imitation Game is is based on the true story of mathematician and cryptanalyst Alan Turing and his attempts to crack the Nazi Enigma code. Go see this intelligent thriller.

  • Another great performance from Tom Hardy

    The Drop

    If you like crime movies, urban westerns and that Seventies vibe, you should see it