The Irish have given so much to the world, including great actors such as Richard Harris and Maureen O'Hara. With St. Patrick's Day in mind, we look at some of the best.
Nine years later, Cillian Murphy is back at the Sundance Film Festival, where he got such great exposure that people finally learned to pronounce his name.
In his debut film, the minor cult-classic "Gattaca," writer-director Andrew Niccol served up a sci-fi parable about inequality set in a genetically stratified world. With the new "In Time," also about genetically blessed haves and have-nots, Mr. Niccol has essentially made the same movie again - just worse.
"It's not easy to distinguish yourself in a film with eye-popping visuals, a plot so convoluted decades from now we'll still be trying to figure it out, and a cast that includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Michael Caine, Ellen Page, Cillian Murphy, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ken Watanabe and Thomas Hardy.
One can forgive director Danny Boyle his incessant genre-hopping. After all, his creative dips and doodles often reset the clock on their respective genres. See "28 Days Later" and "Trainspotting" as exhibits A and B. So when the curtains part to reveal his latest film, "Sunshine," you expect the bedraggled science-fiction genre to emerge reborn.