Search Results for: Jack Higgins

Cinema Review: Vivarium

“What really makes Vivarium so compelling is its sheer revulsion for children.” – Jack O’Higgins

Choice Covers: Fontaines D.C. – Dogrel

“It was shot in 1967 at the Duffy & Sons circus.” Tim Putnam of Partisan Records walks us through the hunt for a fitting photograph for Fontaines D.C.’s Dogrel.

Choice Covers: Mick Flannery

“I’m dependably useless when it comes to visual ideas.” Singer/songwriter Mick Flannery and graphic designer Matt “Punchy” McQuaid talk about the process of creating the cover for Flannery’s self-titled sixth album.

Choice Covers: Jafaris – Stride

Jafaris explains how he and his videographer Nathan Barlow depicted his inner struggles in a visually engaging and innovative manner on the cover for Stride.

The Reckoning – Rob Doyle

“Underneath it all is this quite old fashioned quest for something transcendental, something sublime, profound and meaningful.” We talk to Rob Doyle ahead of the release of his new novel, Threshold.

Choice Covers: Maija Sofia – Bath Time

Maija Sofia discusses her inspirations and her collaborations with photographer Jilly McGrath while Emer Kiely talks us through the design process for Sofia’s debut album Bath Time.

Artsdesk: Under The Wrong Star – Michael Robinson

Blending original and found materials, Michael Robinson creates collaged films exploring the emotional mechanics of popular media, the nature of heartache, and the instability of the reality we inhabit.

Cinema Review: Jojo Rabbit

Basing the film around Jojo’s blinkered perspective allows Waititi to sidestep the most odious aspects of Hitler’s regime, letting him have his cake and eat it.

The Darling Buds: Dublin’s Street Flower Sellers

The street flower sellers of our city came under threat last month but they are resilient in more ways than their detractors may think. We talk to them about their role in the city, their favourite memories and their fears about what the city is becoming.

Cinema Review: Motherless Brooklyn

“What happens to poor people in this city wasn’t news yesterday, and it won’t be tomorrow.” Laura Rose (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) fights gentrification in Motherless Brooklyn, Edward Norton’s directorial adaptation of Jonathan Lethem’s 1999 novel.

Artsdesk: Stone Cold Imitations – Jason Ellis

When asked why he enjoys the medium of stone, Ellis calls it “unforgiving.” It might seem strange for someone to love something because of its severe qualities, but that’s very much the attraction for Jason Ellis.

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