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Irish Eye on Hollywood: March / April 2019

THE IRISHMAN FOR 2020? It’s time for Academy Award predictions – for 2020!  It’s never too early to look ahead and see which films Hollywood honchos are positioning as Oscar bait, to lure crowds away from their iPhone apps and Netflix accounts. The influential show biz web site IMDB.com ranks The Irishman, Martin Scorsese’s nextRead more..

Review of Books

POETRY The Wake Forest Series of Irish Poetry, Vol. 4 Selected by David Wheatley In the fourth installment of The Wake Forest Series of Irish Poetry, curated by 2008 Vincent Buckley Poetry Prize-winner David Wheatley, five Irish poets – the experimental Trevor Joyce, religious celebrant Aidan Mathews, elegist Peter McDonald, modern poet Ailbhe Darcy, andRead more..

News in Brief

ROAD deaths in Ireland are on the increase despite the introduction of penalty points and a raft of new laws to curb speeding. By August, a total of 239 people were killed on Irish roads, 18 more than at the same time last year. Significantly, almost 50 percent of fatal accident victims were aged underRead more..

Irish Eye on Hollywood

It’s going to be a hot Irish summer at the movies, from the art houses to the popcorn blockbusters. Furthermore, an exciting fall is looming on the horizon, particularly with the October release of Veronica Guerin, the movie starring Cate Blanchett, based on the life and gruesome death of the crusading Dublin journalist after whomRead more..

New Movie from Neil Jordan

Irish director Neil Jordan (The Crying Game, Interview With the Vampire, The End of the Affair) has always had a thing for offbeat dramas. So we should expect interesting things from his latest turn as director / screenwriter: The Good Thief. It opens April 16, but New York movie lovers can get an early peekRead more..