Posts Tagged ‘Film & Television’

Irish Eye on Hollywood:
Rising Irish Stars On Both Sides of the Camera

The Hollywood Reporter recently highlighted 10 rising Irish stars set to make serious waves in front of, as well as behind, the camera. Among this new crop of talent was Dublin actor Tom Vaughan-Lawlor (above), set to appear in the May 2018 star-packed action film Avengers: Infinity War. Vaughan-Lawlor, who has appeared in Irish filmsRead more..

Irish Eye on Hollywood:
Saoirse Ronan Just Can’t Do Wrong

The Irish actress earned raves in the November coming-of-age movie Lady Bird, which was directed to great acclaim by indie darling Greta Gerwig. Prior to that, Ronan was in the visually-groundbreaking (if coolly reviewed) Loving Vincent, which told the story of painter Vincent van Gogh’s life and featured thousands of hand-painted scenes. The new yearRead more..

Irish Eye on Hollywood:
Barry Lyndon Joins the Criterion Collection

In the annals of classic Irish films, Barry Lyndon holds a strange spot. It has impeccable credentials: the stars include Irish American, Ryan O’Neal, (best known for Love Story, What’s Up, Doc?, and Paper Moon, also featuring his daughter Tatum) and Armagh native Patrick Magee. There’s also good source material – the novel The LuckRead more..

Irish Eye on Hollywood:
Samuel Beckett’s “Film” and “Notfilm”

It sounds like a Ph.D. candidate’s idea of a joke: What do you get when you cross the great Irish playwright Samuel Beckett with the American comic genius Buster Keaton? You get one of the strangest movies in cinematic history. And a recent DVD release takes us for a peek behind the existential scenes. ItRead more..

Irish Eye on Hollywood:
TV & Streaming Report

Here are some new, recent, and noteworthy Irish shows streaming on various services. ABC has given Irish American comedy veteran Tim Doyle the go-ahead to shoot a show about what Variety calls “an Irish-Catholic family with a working class dad, traditional mom and eight sons as they struggle to cope in the turbulent 1970s.” DoyleRead more..

Wild Irish Women:
Rita Hayworth, the Ravishing and Ravished Redhead

The tragic star who burned too bright but always gave the loveliest light.  ℘℘℘ Her mother, the improbably named Volga, was an ex-Ziegfeld Girl, born to a printer, Allynn Hayworth, and his wife, Maggie O’Hare, the daughter of Patrick and Bridget O’Hare, immigrants from Ireland. Her father, Eduardo Cansino, as black-hearted a villain as everRead more..

Irish Eye on Hollywood:
Daniel Day-Lewis Teams Up with Paul Thomas Anderson Again

Daniel Day-Lewis (In the Name of the Father, The Boxer) claims he is retiring, so the Christmas season movie he recently finished filming may be your last chance to see the Oscar winner in a darkened theater. Details are few and far between about the film, the title of which was only recently released. WhatRead more..

Irish Eye on Hollywood:
Domhnall Gleeson Is Now in Charge

In a twist worthy of one of the dozens of movies he’s made, Brendan Gleeson no longer seems to be the hardest working member of the Gleeson family. The elder Gleeson recently starred in the Audience network streaming series Mr. Mercedes, based on Stephen King’s novels. He will also voice the upcoming Paddington 2. ButRead more..

Irish Eye on Hollywood:
Saoirse Ronan’s Royal Turn

Saoirse Ronan may be hoping that English best-selling author Ian McEwan gets her a second Academy Award nomination. Early next year, Ronan will star alongside English actor Bill Howle in the dark romance On Chesil Beach, which had its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival back in September. Ronan, of course, burst onto theRead more..

Talk-Show Pioneer Phil Donahue to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Television talk-show pioneer, writer, and film producer Phil Donahue will receive the Irish American Writers and Artists’ 2017 annual Eugene O’Neill Lifetime Achievement Award in October during a ceremony in New York. Kathleen Walsh D’Arcy, IAW&A board member and co-chair of the St. Pat’s For All Parade, which is held in Queens, New York, praised the choiceRead more..