Category: Irish Film Reviews

Irish Film Review: A Dark Song

Irish Film Review: A Dark Song

| April 21, 2017 | Comments (0)

Sadhbh Ní Bhroin faces the demons.

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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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ADIFF 2017: Irish Film Reviews

ADIFF 2017: Irish Film Reviews

| April 3, 2017 | Comments (0)

The 2017 Audi Dublin International Film Festival proved to be a treat for Irish film lovers, stuffed to the gills with deadly docs, super shorts and fab features.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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ADIFF 2017 Irish Film Review: Sanctuary

ADIFF 2017 Irish Film Review: Sanctuary

| February 25, 2017 | Comments (0)

Stephen Porzio checks out Len Collins’ debut feature, which screened at this year’ s Audi Dublin International Film Festival.

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ADIFF 2017 Irish Film Review: Without Name

ADIFF 2017 Irish Film Review: Without Name

| February 21, 2017 | Comments (0)

Richard Drumm enters the woods of Lorcan Finnegan’s Without Name, which screened at Audi Dublin International Film Festival 2017.

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Irish Film Review: Meetings With Ivor

Irish Film Review: Meetings With Ivor

| February 10, 2017 | Comments (0)

Naomi Shea meets Ivor.

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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 of Irish Film @ Cork Film Festival: Cardboard Gangsters

Review of Irish Film @ Cork Film Festival: Cardboard Gangsters

| December 19, 2016 | Comments (1)

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: 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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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 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 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 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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Irish Film Review: South

Irish Film Review: South

| November 21, 2016 | Comments (0)

Stephen Porzio reviews Gerard Walsh’s new film.

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Review of Irish Film @ Cork Film Festival: A Dark Song

Review of Irish Film @ Cork Film Festival: A Dark Song

| November 18, 2016 | Comments (1)

Loretta Goff is haunted by the lingering horrors of Liam Gavin’s ‘A Dark Song’.

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Irish Film Review: Coming Home

Irish Film Review: Coming Home

| November 18, 2016 | Comments (0)

Brian Ó Tiomáin hears the stories of emigrants,

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