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Emily Blunt


Denis Villeneuve's nervy thriller about the US war on drugs runs on pure adrenalin. It's set in a moral abyss where nothing or no one is as they seem

  • Carey Mulligan in Suffragette: reasonably captivating drama.


    This rather by-the-numbers drama recreates the Suffragette struggle in early 1900s England, through the story of one woman, the laundry girl, Maud Watts (Carey Mulligan) and how her decision to join the struggle sunders her family.

  • Tom Jones - there is only one Green, Green Grass of Home.  . .

    Tom Jones Long Lost Suitcase

    Released as the companion soundtrack album to Tom's new autobiography, Over The Top And Back - also published today - Long Lost Suitcase is earnest but dull.

  • Donal Ryan: a profound sensitivity to the possibilities inherent in human relations.

    Donal Ryan A Slanting of the Sun

    Donal Ryan's debut short stories, A Slanting of the Sun, lurk in the murky shafts of dark territory, but many of the stories have a striking poetic grace and a profound sensitivity to the possibilities inherent in human relations.

  • Michael Fassbender puts in a tortured, highly original turn as Macbeth


    Director Justin Kurzel's take on Shakespeare's famous tale of greed and ambition is as ruthlessly ambitious as its protagonist.

  • Like nothing else in music right now

    Girl Band - Holding Hands with Jamie

    Dublin's Girl Band may owe something to early post-punk mavericks like The Pop Group and The Birthday Party but they sound like nothing else in music right now on their harrowing but blackly funny debut album

  • Matt Damon once again proves why he will go down in history as an acting great.

    The Martian - Movie Review

    Superbly smart and surprisingly funny, The Martian is an epic blockbuster that showcases Matt Damon and director Ridley Scott at their finest.

  • Seven Alec Wilder tunes receive extended improvisations on this trio's adventurous live recording from Turin.

    Stefano Battaglia Trio In The Morning

    Italian pianist Stefano Battaglia and his trio interpret the work of American composer Alec Wilder, the celebrated songwriter who was a friend of Sinatra and Peggy Lee. It is intriguing for what Battaglia finds in the songs as much as for anything else.

  • Sacred Armenian music and piano improvisations: Luys i Luso (Light from Light)

    Hamasyan, Yerevan Choir Luys i Luso

    Sacred legacy is treated with respect and affection, as Tigran Hamasyan improvises on piano while the Armenian State Chamber choir sing. Dublin's Christchurch hosts a performance on October 17.

  • Mac Domhnaill's county Limerick is impish and tragic by turns, and his tales are deep-rooted in the farming patterns of the place. A few stories are set elsewhere in Ireland.

    Mike Mac Domhnaill Sifting

    Mike MacDomhnaill won the Francis MacManus Short Story award in 2013 and his debut collection avoids the contemporary, choosing mostly to portray aspects of mid-twentieth century life in rural County Limerick with strikingly imaginative verve and skill.

  • Ghosthunters: On Icy Trails

    Ghosthunters: On Icy Trails

    A youngster, a friendly ghost and an unemployed ghost hunter try to rid their town of an Angry Ice Ghost.

  • Hawley: through a glass, darkly

    Richard Hawley - Hollow Meadows

    Hawley recorded his eighth album while recovering from a broken leg and a slipped disc - it's given him plenty of time for bittersweet reflection and epiphany

  • A slice of UK musical life-form from 1970-1971, with three albums in the one box.

    Turtle Records Pioneering British Jazz 1970-1971

    Three individual British albums released by music legends Mike Osborne, Howard Riley and John Taylor and released in one year - 1970-1971 - are the matter of this neat box set reissue.

  • The casting of Dane DeHaan and Robert Pattinson is spot on


    You'll be determined to make even more of your own after watching.

  • Bessie Nolan is one of the 30 centenarians featured in Older Than Ireland

    Older Than Ireland

    The Irish Pub director Alex Fegan is back with a new documentary film, this time featuring thirty Irish centenarians. John Byrne loved it.