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Inherent Vice

The Very Long Goodbye.

  • Trash

    Trash

    The three young leads steal the show in this hugely enjoyable thriller about a group of boys who discover something precious-but-dangerous in a Rio rubbish dump

  • Colin Firth brings buckets of fun to his role as a kick-ass spy

    Kingsman: The Secret Service

    While Colin Firth may not take his martini shaken in Kingsman, this Bond-esque flick, packs just enough punch to keep your senses stirring throughout.

  • Ewan McGregor plays Brendan, a tough Scottish gangster

    Son of a Gun

    Ewan McGregor is the budget-approving name in this slightly-flawed-but-lotsa-fun gangster heist movie from a first-time Australian director

  • Mixes superhero and sentiment and leaves you hankering to hug or hang out with a giant inflatable medical robot called Baymax

    Big Hero 6

    Funny how as the years rack up you can get even more out of animated movies than you ever did when you had a lot more time on your side.

  • New stories from all across Europe

    Best European Fiction 2015

    Best European Fiction 2015 gathers the work of writers from all corners of Europe, from Spain, France, Estonia, Bulgaria, Latvia and many other countries. Some writers hit the mark, others are a bit like indie bands without guitar solos.

  • Domhnall Gleeson and Oscar Isaac in Ex Machina

    Ex Machina

    Alex Garland's directorial debut, Ex Machina is a taut, tense and elegant sci-fi thriller that is utterly compelling from start to finish

  • A thriller and a fascinating study of a marriage under strain

    A Most Violent Year

    Kerosene of the crime.

  • He doesn't know when to walk away and he doesn't know when to run

    The Gambler

    If you liked poker drama Rounders you'll enjoy this. Blackjack is the game; Mark Wahlberg is the guy in way over his head.

  • French Poetry in Translation

    Bob Dylan perked our curiosity about the poems of Arthur Rimbaud all those years ago, and Penguin Classics lead the fray when it comes to finding not just Rimbaud, but French poetry in general, in translation. Paddy Kehoe looks at some selections.

  • Sleater Kinney - No Cities to Love

    Back after an eight-year hiatus, Sleater Kinney lash out a ferocious and powerful statement of intent on their comeback album

  • Eithne Ní Uallacháin: a deeply sensitive interpreter of songs from the Irish tradition

    Eithne Ní Uallacháin Bilingua

    Eithne Ní Ualllacháin's untimely passing in 1999 deprived this country of one of its finest singers. Her first solo album is a brilliant legacy.

  • Apples of the Golan - poetic and powerful

    Apples of the Golan

    Two Irish film-makers spent four years among the people of the village of Majdal Shams in the Israeli-occupied, Syrian Golan Heights to make their powerful film.

  • The man behind 'The Legend'

    American Sniper

    After some years in the directorial doldrums, Clint Eastwood is back on form with this troubling true story of war, male identity and patriotism.

  • Witherspoon delivers the most honest performance of her career

    Wild

    Have you ever walked a mile in someone else's shoes? How about 1,100 miles?