Brendan Gleeson

Ron Howard’s ‘In the Heart of the Sea’ a Finely Crafted Tale of Obsession

Ron Howard’s movies are always beautifully made and beautifully told, with flawless photography and solid casting. His newest epic, “In The Heart Of The Sea,” scores on all counts. It tells the tale of Herman Melville and the journey that led him to write his epic 19th century novel “Moby Dick.” Directed by Ron Howard, the film stars Chris Hemsworth, Benjamin Walker, Cillian Murphy, Tom Holland, Ben Whishaw, and Brendan Gleeson....

Meryl Streep Pushes for Renewed Debate Over Equal Rights Amendment

Meryl Streep is attempting to revive the debate over the Equal Rights Amendment, a proposal that gained steam during the dawn of the feminist movement in the 1970s, but never acquired the necessary votes to add it to the U.S. Constitution. Streep, however, isn’t totally selfless. She’s also promoting her new movie, “Suffragette.” Sarah Gavron directs based on a script by Abi Morgan. The film also stars Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter, Ben Whishaw, Brendan Gleeson and Anne-Marie Duff....

Tom Cruise Meets His Match; Emily Blunt Kicks Ass in Edge of Tomorrow

Tom Cruise’s new movie “Edge Of Tomorrow” is one of the best things he’s ever done on film, thanks to Director Doug Liman (“The Bourne Identity”). But Emily Blunt steals the picture. It’s her first action role, and she comes across as one major bad ass. And that’s saying a lot given Cruise’s usual over-the-top performance. It’s on par with his roles in “The Color of Money” and “The Fourth Of July.” Acting stalwarts Bill Paxton and Brendan Gleeson are superb here as well....