Album review: Denise Chaila

Thu, Oct 22, 2020

AN ARTICULACY and a wisdom beyond her years, armed with groove filled beats and melodies that are as catchy as they are clever, Denise Chaila has truly arrived with Go Bravely.

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Film review: Rebecca

Tue, Oct 20, 2020

ON THE French Riviera, a young, working class, woman is traveling as an assistant. While alone one afternoon she meets Max de Winter, a handsome widower who invites her for a drive. After a whirlwind romance they wed, and spend another week on the continent.

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Les Misérables; a tension filled look at France's uneasy problem

Mon, Oct 12, 2020

Little did I know when I had left my recliner seat in screen seven at Omniplex Salthill on Thursday October 1 that it would be my last cinema experience for the foreseeable future as a level three lockdown was enforced the next Tuesday. But like most things in life, it is always good to go out with a bang and Les Misérables certainly provides plenty.

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Album review: Future Islands

Thu, Oct 08, 2020

IT BEGINS with the call of birds in the wild and concludes with the sound of a cassette tape being switched off - a journey from the natural to the mechanical? More from the wilds to the security of a safe space.

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Film review: Trial Of The Chicago 7

Tue, Oct 06, 2020

THIS WAS originally a Steven Spielberg project a decade ago. He had a personal interest in the story and asked writer Aaron Sorkin for a screenplay.

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Rocks - a realistic look at adolescence and poverty, that's also fun

Tue, Sep 29, 2020

SOMETHING A bit different this week - a movie in the cinemas that is not available via streaming. If you want to see this, and you should, you are going to have to go to a cinema.

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Album review: Pillow Queens

Thu, Sep 24, 2020

THE OPENING lines of opening track, 'Holy Show', present a picture of physical intimacy between two women, which is surprising for both its frankness, but also its tenderness.

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Too much misery and too much dirt for 2020

Thu, Sep 24, 2020

THE DEVIL All The Time is adapted from a 2011 best seller which Netflix bought last year for distribution. It has released it for streaming but apparently has a big campaign ready to go when awards season kicks off.

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The Devil All The Time - too much misery and too much dirt for 2020

Tue, Sep 22, 2020

THE DEVIL All The Time is adapted from a 2011 best seller which Netflix bought last year for distribution. It has released it for streaming but apparently has a big campaign ready to go when awards season kicks off.

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Savage; journey far more interesting than destination

Mon, Sep 21, 2020

My two previous experiences of New Zealand independent cinema, the excellent, hard-hitting, Once Were Warriors and the fun Hunt for the Wilderpeople, were ones I thoroughly enjoyed so when I saw the trailer for Sam Kelly's directorial debut, Savage, I had high hopes.

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Album review: Suzanne Vega

Thu, Sep 17, 2020

WITH COVID-19 resulting in live shows becoming very small affairs and restricting artists to touring within their own national borders, the live album has - as it was during its 1970s heyday - become again one of the few ways to experience an artist in concert.

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Bill & Ted Face The Music

Tue, Sep 15, 2020

THIS MOVIE has been rumoured for the past 10 years and kept falling apart in preproduction. However, given that Keanu Reeves has had a pretty stellar decade in the box office, it means he has enough pull to get this passion project made.

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Album review: The Flaming Lips

Thu, Sep 10, 2020

NO ATHEIST has ever written about death in a manner as grimly final as that found in the Bible: "For thou art dust, and unto dust shalt thou return".

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I’m Thinking Of Ending Things - the ideal film for 2020?

Mon, Sep 07, 2020

CHARLIE KAUFMAN, the man who brought us Being John Malkovich and Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, has written some of the finest films of this century - and he does not release films often.

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Tenet; lots of action, lots of special effects, lots of confusion

Mon, Sep 07, 2020

First of all, how good is it to be back in the cinema, watching movies on the big screen? In my humble opinion, so good.

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Comedy returns to the Róisín Dubh

Mon, Sep 07, 2020

COMEDY RETURNS to the Róisín Dubh as the award winning venue reopens its doors on Tuesday, and what better way to get the ball rolling than with the Comedy KARLnival with Karl Spain and friends?

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Online auctions performing well despite post-lockdown fears

Thu, Sep 03, 2020

Online auction specialist IAM Sold Property Auctions, which runs the Connacht, Munster, Leinster, and Northern Ireland Property Auctions, says that demand remains strong in the property market post lockdown.

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Tenet - a feast of unparalleled stunt work and action scenes

Mon, Aug 31, 2020

FOR THE first time since March there is a big new Hollywood blockbuster in the cinemas. Christopher Nolan's Tenet is charged with saving the global cinema industry and, after quite a successful opening weekend, might actually do it.

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Inception - convoluted, overrated, but worth another look

Thu, Aug 20, 2020

NEXT WEEK sees Tenent - the first proper international blockbuster released since March and the eleventh film from director Christopher Nolan.

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The Word Ark: a voyage worth taking

Thu, Aug 06, 2020

On a bright Good Friday morning when Good Friday was Good Friday I was sitting behind the counter of the bookshop, then in High Street. Suddenly, the front door windows blacked out, the door opened and one of the biggest men I have ever seen walked in, followed by a much older man, obviously a relation. They greeted me in Irish and then passed through to the Gallery.

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