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Brendan Gleeson: Fighting the little guy’s corner

Brendan Gleeson: Fighting the little guy’s corner

In an extensive interview, the actor talks emigration, Brexit, his love of traditional music and his acclaimed new film Hampstead

Theatre: Odyssey through Ulysses’ Cyclops is an eye-opener

Theatre: Odyssey through Ulysses’ Cyclops is an eye-opener

The key problem for any theatrical version of Ulysses is that so much of the story is told through internal monologues

Albums of the week

Albums of the week

Film: Boxing clever in unflinching gang bout

Film: Boxing clever in unflinching gang bout

O’Connor’s reliance on montage brings an element of repetition to what is an otherwise fast-moving, fluidly told story

The full picture

The full picture

The founders of a photography journal dedicated to showcasing Irish talent are going beyond the aesthetic to tell compelling stories

Classical Notes: Phoenix Hall gives rise to RTÉ NSO anniversary

Classical Notes: Phoenix Hall gives rise to RTÉ NSO anniversary

5 main features for the new season

Chess with Sam Collins

Chess with Sam Collins

Jorden Van Foreest v Arkadij Naiditsch

Television: Shady deals and dark deeds under sunny skies

Television: Shady deals and dark deeds under sunny skies

Riviera is about the high stakes skulduggery of international swindlers, criminals and high-rolling pimps

Previews of the week

Previews of the week

TV, downloads and films

Stranger than fiction: decoding the Churchill myth

Stranger than fiction: decoding the Churchill myth

The film Churchill has drawn the ire of historians for its inaccurate portrayal of historical events, but is it the prerogative of the artist to embellish facts in pursuit of better drama?

Albums of the week

Albums of the week

Joshua Tree reissue is best left for the U2 completists

Maeve Binchy bildungsroman set to be commercial barnstormer

Maeve Binchy bildungsroman set to be commercial barnstormer

Binchy sceptics are unlikely to be converted by this unashamedly sentimental drama, but it should be a huge commercial hit

The Mummy and the curse of the enforced franchise

The Mummy and the curse of the enforced franchise

A monster is only scary if it is an aberration, not just another bogeyman in a world full of them

It’s All Greek To Colm Tóibín

It’s All Greek To Colm Tóibín

With bestsellers and box office success to his name, author Colm Tóibín is free to move in whichever direction he likes – and this time it’s to Greece, for a modern retelling of an ancient tragedy

Classical Notes: Boom time as Pipeworks pulls out all the stops

Classical Notes: Boom time as Pipeworks pulls out all the stops

Nowadays, the organ still reigns supreme in church music