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Female cast electrifies in feisty heist movie

Female cast electrifies in feisty heist movie

Those expecting the familiar cacophonous rhythms of studio cops-and-robbers cinema will be electrified by how McQueen absorbs political, racial and gender issues into his supercharged story

Aida set to be mighty finale to INO’s first year

Aida set to be mighty finale to INO’s first year

The latest production at Bord Gáis Energy Theatre has teamed two of Ireland’s most spectacular singers, soprano Orla Boylan and mezzo Imelda Drumm, as love rivals Aida and Amneris respectively

Polish tenor with pitch, passion and punch

Polish tenor with pitch, passion and punch

Chess with Sam Collins

Chess with Sam Collins

Fabiano Caruana vs Magnus Carlsen, Norway Chess 2015

Wired for success

Wired for success

Scottish author and rap artist Darren McGarvey has just picked up the Orwell Prize for a raw memoir of his alcohol-fuelled twenties

Album reviews

Album reviews

Striking an attitude: Portrayal of workplace strife still rings true

Striking an attitude: Portrayal of workplace strife still rings true

In theory, almost two hours of constant arguing over industrial relations does not sound like an enticing prospect. In practice it works extremely well

Tinney takes to the road for his 60th birthday

Tinney takes to the road for his 60th birthday

Chess With Sam Collins

Chess With Sam Collins

Album reviews

Album reviews

Film: Trying to capture a fighter’s spirit

Film: Trying to capture a fighter’s spirit

Ross Whitaker’s knockout documentary portrait Katie follows the Bray boxer from her disastrous campaign at the Rio 2016 Olympics through to her decision to turn professional the following year

Raw power: Bringing Katie Taylor to the big screen

Raw power: Bringing Katie Taylor to the big screen

A new documentary about boxing superstar Katie Taylor is an intimate window into the world of the famously humble fighter. Filmmaker Ross Whitaker, a self-described introvert himself, may be the ideal director to capture her quiet ferocity

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Album reviews

Spookily deep Halloween drama with extra treats for fans of classic horror

Spookily deep Halloween drama with extra treats for fans of classic horror

Writer Stewart Roche’s clever premise comes packed with allusion to greats of the gothic genre, across all media and timeframes

Stellar performances all round as Wexford’s chorus grabs the glory

Stellar performances all round as Wexford’s chorus grabs the glory

Umberto Giordano’s Mala Vita, an 1892 cautionary tale about a TB-stricken worker in New York’s Little Italy who promises to save a prostitute from a life of sin if he is cured of his illness, delivered festival lift off