When Robert Altman died in November, the movie world lost one of its greatest directors. Altman was a rare bird, making a wide variety of films - from heavy hitters like 'Gosford Park' to left-of-centre favourites like 'Nashville'. He specialised in directing large ensemble casts and, in what turned out to be his last ever movie, he did just that. Woody Harrelson, Tommy Lee Jones, Meryl Streep, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Cline, John C Reilly and many more star in 'A Prairie Home Companion', a film written by Garrison Keillor who also stars. Based on Keillor's popular radio programme, the movie centres around the show's final night as the cast await the arrival of an evil, axe-wielding beancounter who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing. And he's coming to shut down the show and turn the theatre into a parking lot.
Read the RTÉ.ie Entertainment review of 'A Prairie Home Companion' here.