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The McDonagh brothers put Irish cinema on the world map

Pic: John Michael (left) and Martin McDonagh

In 2008, Irish playwright Martin McDonagh directed his first feature film, In Bruges.

Fourteen years earlier, in his mid-20s, McDonagh had burst onto the British theatre scene writing his first 7 plays in a mere 10 months. 836 more words


Review ~ The Selection Stories by Kiera Cass

The Selection Stories: The Prince & The Guard

Series: The Selection #0.5 & #2.5

Author: Kiera Cass

Publication Date: Feb. 4, 2014

Genre: YA Sci-Fi/Dystopian… 467 more words


Book Review: A Selection Novella- The Guard (The Selection, #2.5) by Kiera Cass

This book was quite good. Like The Prince novella I still think it followed quite closely to the original story but it also had some new stuff to learn and more insight to Aspen’s point of view, which I really liked, I think it was much needed, I think Cass got it right with this novella in making it follow The Selection so that it wasn’t some weird out of place novella but still made it a little different and added a few new things that we would not have known had we not read this novella. 57 more words

1955 – Birth of actor Brendan Gleeson in Dublin.

His best-known films include Braveheart, Gangs of New York, In Bruges, 28 Days Later, the Harry Potter films, The Guard, The General, The Butcher Boy and the role of Michael Collins in The Treaty. 194 more words

Irish History

The Guard by Kiera Cass

This another short story from the Selection series. It’s book 2.5 in the Selection series. I gave it 3 stars.

Before America Singer met Prince Maxon . 88 more words


Talking Back to the Movies: The Brothers McDonagh

Recently I started a podcast called Talking Back to the Movies. Every few weeks, my friend and fellow filmmaker Gabe Levy and myself pick a filmmaker and go through their works film by film, discussing each one both in terms of itself and in the context of the director as a whole. 249 more words