Category: Exclusives

Strong Irish Line-up @ ADIFF 2017

Strong Irish Line-up @ ADIFF 2017

| January 18, 2017 | Comments (0)

This year’s festival includes new Irish films from Jim Sheridan, Emer Reynolds, Aiden Gillen, John Butler, Neasa Ní Chianán, Juanita Wilson and Ken Wardrop.

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Review of Irish Film @ Cork Film Festival: Peter McVerry: A View from the Basement

Review of Irish Film @ Cork Film Festival: Peter McVerry: A View from the Basement

| January 11, 2017 | Comments (0)

  For 40 years human rights activist and Jesuit priest Peter McVerry has railed against state negligence, the abdication of Ireland’s most vulnerable citizens and a legacy of political indifference that has caused the destruction of communities, forced removals, addiction and homelessness.  Marley McCallum takes a look at an hour-long documentary, in which McVerry re-lives those dark decades. Peter […]

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SuperPod: SuperMan (1978) The Year (2016)

SuperPod: SuperMan (1978) The Year (2016)

| December 31, 2016 | Comments (0)

Richard Drumm and Paul Farren join forces to bring you a look back at the year in superhero films, plus they discuss Richard Donner’s 1978 ‘Superman’ and together unlock the secrets of the universe.

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2016: Writers' Choice

2016: Writers’ Choice

| December 29, 2016 | Comments (2)

There it goes… 2016. Another year spent taking refuge from wounded skies in the warm arms of film. To mark its passing, our wonderful band of filmtroopers offer up their favourite – and a few of their worst – moments from the year.

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Film Ireland Podcast: Episode 26 - Take That 2016

Film Ireland Podcast: Episode 26 – Take That 2016

| December 23, 2016 | Comments (0)

Richard Drumm and Sarah Cullen bring you their end of year pod and look back at what stood out for them in 2016 in film.

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Our Favourite Irish Films of 2016

Our Favourite Irish Films of 2016

| December 22, 2016 | Comments (0)

In a year that saw Oscar and Golden Globe nominations nominations, 2016 has proved to be a strong year for Irish film.

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Reel Horrorshow: Episode 4

Reel Horrorshow: Episode 4

| December 20, 2016 | Comments (0)

Our monstrous group of horror podders sit around a bloodied Christmas tree to discuss the best and the worst of Yuletide horror.

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Review of Irish Film @ Cork Film Festival: Cardboard Gangsters

Review of Irish Film @ Cork Film Festival: Cardboard Gangsters

| December 19, 2016 | Comments (0)

Annie Curran checks out ‘Cardboard Gangsters’, which screened at this year’s Cork Film Festival.

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Kerry Film Festival - Making it

Kerry Film Festival – Making it

| December 16, 2016 | Comments (0)

Eleanor McSherry attended the premiere of ‘Making It’, which opened this year’s Kerry Film Festival.

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Review of Irish Film @ Cork Film Festival: Soulsmith

Review of Irish Film @ Cork Film Festival: Soulsmith

| December 15, 2016 | Comments (0)

Loretta Goff journeys into ‘Soulsmith’, which screened at the Cork Film Festival.

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Review of Irish Film @ Cork Film Festival: Visual Fictions

Review of Irish Film @ Cork Film Festival: Visual Fictions

| December 14, 2016 | Comments (0)

Ellen Scally was at the Cork Film Festival for Aideen Barry presentation of four video works: Levitating, Possession, Not to be Known or Named and Enshrine.

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Watch Short Film: Let Those Blues In

Watch Short Film: Let Those Blues In

| December 13, 2016 | Comments (0)

‘Let Those Blues In’ is a portrait of Paddy Smith, one of Ireland’s best blues harmonica players, who, after a stint in Chicago’s Cook County Prison, used his passion for music to conquer his demons.

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Review of Irish Film @ Cork Film Festival: The Randomer

Review of Irish Film @ Cork Film Festival: The Randomer

| December 13, 2016 | Comments (0)

Eoin O’ Callaghan hooks up with ‘The Randomer’, which screened at the Cork Film Festival.

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Early Irish Cinema: Irish Cinema and Population Control in November 1916

Early Irish Cinema: Irish Cinema and Population Control in November 1916

| December 12, 2016 | Comments (0)

Denis Condon takes a look at representations of birth control and abortion in Irish cinemas 100 years ago.

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Interview: Director Billy O'Brien and Actor Max Records, 'I Am Not a Serial Killer'

Interview: Director Billy O’Brien and Actor Max Records, ‘I Am Not a Serial Killer’

| December 9, 2016 | Comments (0)

Gemma Creagh talks to director Billy O’Brien and actor Max Records about their film ‘I Am Not a Serial Killer’.

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Kerry Film Festival Short Film Market: Panel Discussion with Michael Creagh & Jim Cummings

Kerry Film Festival Short Film Market: Panel Discussion with Michael Creagh & Jim Cummings

| December 8, 2016 | Comments (0)

Eleanor McSherry reports from the Kerry Film Festival Short Film Market panel with Michael Creagh and Jim Cummings in a discussion on their journeys in short filmmaking so far.

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Review of Irish Film @ Cork Film Festival: Know All (Cloud Control: Who Owns Your Data)

Review of Irish Film @ Cork Film Festival: Know All (Cloud Control: Who Owns Your Data)

| December 7, 2016 | Comments (0)

Eoin O’ Callaghan checks his online fingerprints at a screening of ‘Know All (Cloud Control: Who Owns Your Data)’ at the Cork Film Festival.

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Reel Horrorshow: Episode 3

Reel Horrorshow: Episode 3

| December 7, 2016 | Comments (1)

In this episode, our bloodied band take a look at the debut features of some of their favourite directors.

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Review of Irish Film @ Feminist Film Festival: The Sea Between Us

Review of Irish Film @ Feminist Film Festival: The Sea Between Us

| December 7, 2016 | Comments (0)

Naomi Shea was at the recent Feminist Film Festival to see Caoimhe Butterly’s The Sea Between Us.

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Kerry Film Festival – Masterclass with Jim Cummings: Thunder Road - Breakdown of a Journey to Sundance

Kerry Film Festival – Masterclass with Jim Cummings: Thunder Road – Breakdown of a Journey to Sundance

| November 30, 2016 | Comments (0)

Eleanor McSherry was at Kerry Film Festival’s Masterclass with Jim Cummings, an award-winning producer, writer and director

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Watch Short Film: Adam

Watch Short Film: Adam

| November 29, 2016 | Comments (0)

‘Adam’, a short film written by Caroline Farrell and directed by Denise Pattison, has just been released online

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Film Ireland Podcast: Episode 25 - Human Velcro

Film Ireland Podcast: Episode 25 – Human Velcro

| November 27, 2016 | Comments (0)

Sarah and Richard are back in podland with a brand new episode of film chit chat.

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Review of Irish Film @ Cork Film Festival: Crash and Burn

Review of Irish Film @ Cork Film Festival: Crash and Burn

| November 27, 2016 | Comments (0)

Aoife O’Neill was in pole position at the Cork Film Festival for a screening of ‘Crash and Burn’, Seán Ó Cualáin’s documentary about Tommy Byrne from Dundalk, who, in the ’80s, for a moment was the world’s greatest F1 driver.

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Review of Irish Film @ Cork Film Festival: Between Land and Sea

Review of Irish Film @ Cork Film Festival: Between Land and Sea

| November 25, 2016 | Comments (0)

Loretta Goff catches waves at Ross Whitaker’s documentary ‘Between Land and Sea’, which premiered at the Cork Film Festival.

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Podcast Interview: Gerard Walsh wri/dir of 'South'

Podcast Interview: Gerard Walsh wri/dir of ‘South’

| November 23, 2016 | Comments (0)

Stephen Porzio talks to Gerard Walsh about his film ‘South’, which is out now in Irish cinemas.

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Kerry Film Festival - 'Mattress Men' and Q&A with director Colm Quinn

Kerry Film Festival – ‘Mattress Men’ and Q&A with director Colm Quinn

| November 23, 2016 | Comments (0)

Eleanor McSherry reports from the screening of ‘Mattress Men’ and the Q&A with director Colm Quinn at the Kerry Film Festival.

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Review of Irish Film @ Cork Film Festival: I Am Not a Serial Killer

Review of Irish Film @ Cork Film Festival: I Am Not a Serial Killer

| November 22, 2016 | Comments (0)

Loretta Goff is on the hunt for Billy O’Brien’s ‘I Am Not a Serial Killer’, which screened at the 2016 Cork Film Festival.

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Reel Horrorshow: Episode 2

Reel Horrorshow: Episode 2

| November 22, 2016 | Comments (0)

Conor McMahon, Ali Doyle, Mark Sheridan and Conor Dowling return to the realms of horror.

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Review of Irish Film @ Cork Film Festival: Power on the Box

Review of Irish Film @ Cork Film Festival: Power on the Box

| November 21, 2016 | Comments (1)

Annie Curran checks out a preview screening of the first episode of RTÉ’s upcoming television docuseries, Power on the Box, which screened at the 2016 Cork Film Festival.

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Review of Irish Film @ Cork Film Festival: Irish Shorts 1: The Cycle of Life

Review of Irish Film @ Cork Film Festival: Irish Shorts 1: The Cycle of Life

| November 20, 2016 | Comments (0)

Rebecca Graham takes a look at Irish Shorts 1: The Cycle of Life – a selection of Irish short films that screened at this year’s Cork Film Festival.

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