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Early Irish Cinema: Shadows of Revolution in Irish Cinemas, March 1917

Early Irish Cinema: Shadows of Revolution in Irish Cinemas, March 1917

| April 21, 2017 | Comments (0)

Denis Condon’s blog Early Irish Cinema looks back at the early development of cinema in Ireland on the anniversaries of those developments and offers information on what cinemagoers could have seen in Irish cinemas a century ago.    Among the offerings at Dublin’s Bohemian Picture for the first three days of the week beginning 19 […]

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Irish Film Review: Handsome Devil

Irish Film Review: Handsome Devil

| April 21, 2017 | Comments (0)

Michael O’Sullivan on teenage kicks.

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Cannes Opener 2017

Cannes Opener 2017

| April 20, 2017 | Comments (0)

Séamas McSwiney previews the delights on offer at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

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Podcast: Liam Gavin, 'A Dark Song'

Podcast: Liam Gavin, ‘A Dark Song’

| April 7, 2017 | Comments (0)

Paul Farren caught up with director Liam Gavin to chat about his character-driven horror ‘A Dark Song’.

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Get Into Film: Steve Gunn talks to Graham Cantwell

Get Into Film: Steve Gunn talks to Graham Cantwell

| April 4, 2017 | Comments (0)

Filmmaker Graham Cantwell chats to Steve Gunn about his life in film.

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Podcast: Ben Wheatley,'Free Fire'

Podcast: Ben Wheatley,’Free Fire’

| March 31, 2017 | Comments (0)

  Paul Farren talks to Ben Wheatley about taking a procedural look at action with Free Fire, breaking it down to an atomic level, planning the shoot, the production design, the ’70s setting, scriptwriting and the inspirations behind Armie Hammer’s suave look.     Armie Hammer, left, whose look was inspired by:   Dan O’Bannon   and Tony […]

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Tips: Comedy Sketch Writing

Tips: Comedy Sketch Writing

| March 28, 2017 | Comments (0)

Ahead of his Comedy Writing Weekend at Filmbase (8 – 9 April), Stephen Shields gives us his top ten tips for Comedy Sketch Writing.

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Early Irish Cinema: Exhibiting Tanks to Irish Cinema Fans, February 1917

Early Irish Cinema: Exhibiting Tanks to Irish Cinema Fans, February 1917

| March 27, 2017 | Comments (0)

Denis Condon takes a look at how cinema 100 years ago introduced tantalizing glimpses of a new war machine. .

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Dreams Can Come True

Dreams Can Come True

| March 27, 2017 | Comments (0)

Eithne Considine Shankar gives us a history of the struggle of the Irish Film Festival Ottawa on its path to success.

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Irish Film Review: The Secret Scripture

Irish Film Review: The Secret Scripture

| March 24, 2017 | Comments (0)

Gemma Creagh scrawls in her bible.

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Podcast: Capital Irish Film Festival

Podcast: Capital Irish Film Festival

| March 23, 2017 | Comments (1)

John Collins was at the 11th annual Capital Irish Film Festival in Washington, U.S.A and met some of the attending filmmakers.

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ADIFF 2017 Irish Film Review: The Farthest

ADIFF 2017 Irish Film Review: The Farthest

| March 22, 2017 | Comments (1)

Jonathan Victory voyages to The Farthest, which won the Audience Award at this year’s Audi Dublin International Film Festival

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SuperPod: Lego Batman & Logan

SuperPod: Lego Batman & Logan

| March 16, 2017 | Comments (0)

Our colourful interlocking plastic mutants return to the superpod to discuss ‘The Lego Batman Movie’ and ‘Logan’.

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ADIFF 2017 Irish Film Review: The Secret Scripture

ADIFF 2017 Irish Film Review: The Secret Scripture

| March 16, 2017 | Comments (0)

Ailbhe O’ Reilly reviews Jim Sheridan’s ‘The Secret Scripture’, which screened at the Audi Dublin International Film Festival.

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Watch Short Film: Swerve

Watch Short Film: Swerve

| March 15, 2017 | Comments (0)

Film Ireland spoke to director Ross Costigan and writer John Morton about their award-winning film.

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Goodfella: Martin Scorsese in Dublin

Goodfella: Martin Scorsese in Dublin

| March 14, 2017 | Comments (0)

Martin Scorsese was recently awarded a gold medal by the University Philosophical Society of Trinity College. Michael Lee shines a light.

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ADIFF 2017 Irish Film Review: Notes on Rave in Dublin

ADIFF 2017 Irish Film Review: Notes on Rave in Dublin

| March 14, 2017 | Comments (0)

Kenny Hanlon gets his tracksuit on for James Redmond’s documentary on 30+ years of Dublin rave and club culture.

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Interview: James Phelan, writer 'Striking Out'

Interview: James Phelan, writer ‘Striking Out’

| March 13, 2017 | Comments (0)

Sarah Cullen caught up with James Phelan writer of the RTE drama S’triking Out’, which gets its U.S. premiere on St. Patrick’s Day.

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ADIFF 2017 Irish Film Review: Maudie

ADIFF 2017 Irish Film Review: Maudie

| March 10, 2017 | Comments (1)

Niall McArdle looks into the frames of Aisling Walsh’s ‘Maudie’.

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ADIFF 2017 Irish Film Review: The 4th Act

ADIFF 2017 Irish Film Review: The 4th Act

| March 9, 2017 | Comments (1)

Gordon Brennan views Turlough O’Kelly’s story of the €1bn regeneration of Ballymun.

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ADIFF 2017 Irish Film Review: Unless

ADIFF 2017 Irish Film Review: Unless

| March 7, 2017 | Comments (0)

Sarah Cullen looks at Alan Gilsenan’s Canadian/Irish co-production ‘Unless’.

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Interview: Hilary Rose, actor 'The Young Offenders'

Interview: Hilary Rose, actor ‘The Young Offenders’

| March 7, 2017 | Comments (0)

Gemma Creagh took advantage of a telecommunications device to chat to Hilary Rose about her experiences playing Mairead MacSweeney in the hit Cork comedy.

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ADIFF 2017 Irish Film Review: Photo City

ADIFF 2017 Irish Film Review: Photo City

| March 3, 2017 | Comments (0)

Liam Hanlon looks through the lens at John Murphy and Traolach Ó Murchú’s ‘Photo City’.

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Interview: Niall McCann director of 'Lost in France'

Interview: Niall McCann director of ‘Lost in France’

| March 3, 2017 | Comments (0)

Shane Hennessy goes in search of director Niall McCann who’s Lost in France.

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Interview: Ciaran Creagh, writer/director of 'In View'

Interview: Ciaran Creagh, writer/director of ‘In View’

| March 2, 2017 | Comments (0)

Writer / director Ciaran Creagh talked to Film Ireland about his film ‘In View’, a study of depression and suicidal thoughts.

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Podcast: Interview with Juanita Wilson, director of 'Tomato Red'

Podcast: Interview with Juanita Wilson, director of ‘Tomato Red’

| March 2, 2017 | Comments (0)

Gemma Creagh sat down with director Juanita Wilson to talk about her latest film ‘Tomato Red’. Juanita explains how she went about adapting Daniel Woodrell’s book for film, working on the look and feel of the film and casting the right actors.

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ADIFF 2017 Irish Film Review: Tomato Red

ADIFF 2017 Irish Film Review: Tomato Red

| March 2, 2017 | Comments (0)

Cathy Butler takes a look at Juanita Wilson’s Tomato Red,

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ADIFF 2017 Irish Film Review: Nails

ADIFF 2017 Irish Film Review: Nails

| March 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

Stephen Porzio takes a bloodied hammer to Denis Bartok’s Irish horror film ‘Nails’.

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Interview: Daniel Gordon, director George Best: All By Myself

Interview: Daniel Gordon, director George Best: All By Myself

| February 28, 2017 | Comments (0)

Daniel Gordon talked to Film Ireland about his new feature documentary, ‘George Best: All By Myself’.

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ADIFF 2017 Irish Film Review: In Loco Parentis

ADIFF 2017 Irish Film Review: In Loco Parentis

| February 27, 2017 | Comments (0)

Gemma Creagh goes back to school for Neasa Ní Chianáin and David Rane’s observational documentary that follows a year in the lives of two inspirational teachers in the only primary-age boarding school in Ireland.

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