Category: Reviews

Review: Manchester by the Sea

Review: Manchester by the Sea

| January 17, 2017 | Comments (0)

Ellen Murray finds a quiet and thoughtful film.

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Review: A Monster Calls

Review: A Monster Calls

| January 17, 2017 | Comments (0)

Stephen Porzio answers.

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A Second Look at 'Silence'

A Second Look at ‘Silence’

| January 13, 2017 | Comments (0)

Michael Lee explores Martin Scorsese’s passionate pilgrimage.

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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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Review: Silence

Review: Silence

| January 5, 2017 | Comments (0)

Tom Crowley prays.

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Review: Assassin’s Creed

Review: Assassin’s Creed

| January 4, 2017 | Comments (0)

Andrew Carroll fights for peace with free will.

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Review: Collateral Beauty

Review: Collateral Beauty

| December 31, 2016 | Comments (0)

Congrats to Sarah Griffin who got married this year…

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Review: Why Him?

Review: Why Him?

| December 31, 2016 | Comments (0)

Michael O’Sullivan tells you why not.

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Review: Passengers

Review: Passengers

| December 30, 2016 | Comments (5)

Sarah Cullen denies the passengers.

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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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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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Review of Irish Film @ Cork Film Festival: Further Beyond

Review of Irish Film @ Cork Film Festival: Further Beyond

| December 17, 2016 | Comments (0)

Annie Curran goes Further Beyond at the Cork Film Festival screening of Christine Molloy and Joe Lawlor’s documentary.

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Review: Uncle Howard

Review: Uncle Howard

| December 15, 2016 | Comments (0)

Naomi Shea keeps it in the family.

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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: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Review: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

| December 14, 2016 | Comments (0)

Jonathan Victory goes rogue.

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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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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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Review: The Birth of a Nation

Review: The Birth of a Nation

| December 12, 2016 | Comments (0)

Sadhbh Ní Bhroin praises a strong, poignant and very important response to Griffith’s original work.

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Review: United States of Love

Review: United States of Love

| December 9, 2016 | Comments (0)

Stephen Porzio gets chilly.

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Irish Film Review: I Am Not a Serial Killer

Irish Film Review: I Am Not a Serial Killer

| December 8, 2016 | Comments (0)

James Phelan has an alibi.

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Review: Chi-Raq

Review: Chi-Raq

| December 8, 2016 | Comments (0)

Michael O’Sullivan hails Spike Lee’s return to form.

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Review: Sully

Review: Sully

| December 8, 2016 | Comments (0)

Liam Hanlon takes flight.

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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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Review: Moana

Review: Moana

| December 7, 2016 | Comments (0)

Ellen Murray finds no complaints with Moana.

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Review: Bleed For This

Review: Bleed For This

| December 7, 2016 | Comments (0)

Liam Hanlon packs a punch.

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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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Review of Irish Film @ Cork Film Festival: Forever Pure

Review of Irish Film @ Cork Film Festival: Forever Pure

| November 28, 2016 | Comments (0)

Daniel Lynch catches ‘Forever Pure’ at the Cork Film Festival, an Irish co-production feature documentary about the most symbolic football club in Israel.

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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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Review: The Edge of Seventeen

Review: The Edge of Seventeen

| November 25, 2016 | Comments (0)

Andrew Carroll comes of age.

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