Posts Tagged ‘Film & Television’

Irish Eye on Hollywood:
The Trending Trope of the Irish Maid 

In the wake of the well-received Netflix show Alias Grace, is the Irish maid who happens to be around when a horrific murder happens turning into a bit of a trend? Released last year, Alias Grace, based on the Margaret Atwood novel, explored the role a 19th century Irish immigrant to Canada may or mayRead more..

Irish Eye on Hollywood:
Fiona Shaw’s French Turn in Colette

Speaking of Fiona Shaw (the Harry Potter series, The Butcher Boy), she will appear alongside fellow Irish actor Denise Gough in the September film Collette. Like Lizzie, the film is a biographical one, though more literary than lurid. Collette, which also stars Dominic West (The Affair, The Wire), explores the life of the titular FrenchRead more..

Irish Eye on Hollywood:
Ireland’s Great Hunger Revenge Movie Finally Premieres

The long-awaited Irish Great Hunger movie Black 47 premiered in February at the prestigious Berlin Film Festival. The movie is expected to open in Ireland later this year and though there has not yet been any official word on an American release date, it’s a safe bet this all-important film will cross the Atlantic. Though itRead more..

Irish Eye on Hollywood:
A Year in the Life of Brosnan

It looks like we’ll see Pierce Brosnan singing and dancing before we see him trying to prevent the escape of three dozen Irish Republican Army soldiers from a Northern Irish prison. This summer, look for Brosnan, as well as Christine Baranski, Meryl Streep, and Cher, in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. It’s been ten yearsRead more..

Irish Eye on Hollywood:
Domhnall Gleeson Becomes a Little Stranger

Fresh off another turn as General Hux in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Domhnall Gleeson has a busy 2018 ahead of him. In February, he was featured in Peter Rabbit (along with Margot Robbie, Rose Byrne, and James Corden), and he is also among those featured in the large cast of a new Netflix filmRead more..

Irish Eye on Hollywood:
A Hereditary Horror

Also in June, Irish movie veteran Gabriel Byrne teams up with Irish American Ann Dowd, who has become one of the top character actresses in this “golden age” of TV, earning not one but two Emmy nominations last year. The duo will star in a horror movie entitled Hereditary, about a house and family veryRead more..

Irish Eye on Hollywood:
Irish Shine in Steve McQueen’s New Thriller

There’s also lots of Irish-born and Irish American talent in the upcoming thriller Widows, directed by Steve McQueen, who also directed the Northern Ireland film Hunger. Described as a heist flick and due out in November when studios begin releasing their classy Oscar-bait films, Widows stars Colin Farrell and Liam Neeson and was written by GoneRead more..

Irish Eye on Hollywood:
TV & Streaming Report

New, recent, and noteworthy Irish shows streaming on various services.  ℘℘℘ The aforementioned Domhnall Gleeson is currently appearing in the Netflix comedy-drama A Futile and Stupid Gesture, about the wild and crazy days of the magazine National Lampoon, which influenced a generation of comics and launched the careers of many Irish American comedy writers, includingRead more..

The Irish in Film Rule 2018

Martin McDonagh and Saoirse Ronan continue to dominate the 2018 awards season, with McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri claiming the British Academy Film Award for Best Film and Best Original Screenplay and the Irish Film and Television Award for Best International Film. Ronan took home the IFTA for Best Actress thanks to her performanceRead more..

New York’s Annual CraicFest Music and Film Festival Turns 20

This year marks the 20th year of New York City’s celebrated CraicFest, a music and film festival that takes place each March throughout the city to highlight Irish culture and inspire new generations of Irish and non-Irish Americans to explore the rich history of Ireland. Founded in 1999 by Terence Mulligan, a second-generation Irish AmericanRead more..