The Rising Gets a Kickstart(er)

A new Kickstarter campaign aims to raise money for an upcoming film about the Easter Rising, produced by Irish filmmaker Kevin McCann. I feel happiness the likes of which I have never experienced. I might die so that the Irish nation might live. Those were some of the final words written by 33 year old Sean MacDiarmada right before his execution in 1916. He is one of the unsung heroes of the...


Maureen O’Hara Receives
Honorary Oscar (Photos)

On November 8th, 2014 the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presented Maureen O’Hara with their Governor’s Award for Lifetime Achievement, an extremely prestigious honor in American cinema. Little did I know twenty-three years ago when I first began a website in tribute to Maureen O’Hara that I would someday be sitting front-row center in a posh Hollywood hotel ballroom watching...


Review: Going With the Flow
Conor McPherson’s
“Port Authority”

“Port Authority” is an intimate and troubled look at memory and remorse. Life is about the choices we make, or choose not to make. The latter is particularly true for the rudderless characters in Conor McPherson’s “Port Authority,” the season opener now playing at the Irish Repertory Theatre’s temporary home in the DR2 Theatre on East 15th Street. This intimate stage...