Category: Irish Film Reviews

Review of Irish Film @ Cork Film Festival: The Man Who Invented Christmas

Review of Irish Film @ Cork Film Festival: The Man Who Invented Christmas

| November 22, 2017 | Comments (0)

Sean O’Rourke gets festive for ‘The Man Who Invented Christmas’, which screened at the Cork Film Festival.

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Review of Irish Film @ IFI Documentary Festival: Elián

Review of Irish Film @ IFI Documentary Festival: Elián

| November 14, 2017 | Comments (0)

Naomi Shea reviews Tim Golden and Ross McDonnell’s film about Elián González, a five-year-old Cuban boy plucked from the Florida coast in 1999, and how the fight over his future sparked a flashpoint for simmering US and Cuban tensions.

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Review of Irish Film @ IFI Documentary Festival: It Tolls For Thee

Review of Irish Film @ IFI Documentary Festival: It Tolls For Thee

| November 8, 2017 | Comments (0)

Sarah Cullen rings the bell for Andrew Gallimore’s film about Irishwoman Mary Elmes, an unsung heroine of the Spanish Civil War.

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Irish Film Review: The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Irish Film Review: The Killing of a Sacred Deer

| November 3, 2017 | Comments (1)

David Prendeville enjoys this gripping, formally brilliant, cruelly hilarious art-thriller.

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Irish Film Review: Conor McGregor: Notorious

Irish Film Review: Conor McGregor: Notorious

| November 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

Jonathan Victory gets in the ring.

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Irish Short Film Review: Gone

Irish Short Film Review: Gone

| October 26, 2017 | Comments (0)

June Butler takes a long look at Patrick Maxwell’s short ‘Gone’.

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Irish Film Review: Torment

Irish Film Review: Torment

| October 25, 2017 | Comments (0)

Stephen Porzio unearths Jason Figgis’ latest slice of horror, ‘Torment, which screens at this year’s IFI Horrorthon.

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Irish Film Review: Return to Montauk

Irish Film Review: Return to Montauk

| October 21, 2017 | Comments (0)

Stephen Porzio leaves Montauk.

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Irish Film Review: Maze

Irish Film Review: Maze

| September 20, 2017 | Comments (0)

Stephen Porzio gets lost in a maze.

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Irish Film Review: The Drummer and the Keeper

Irish Film Review: The Drummer and the Keeper

| September 7, 2017 | Comments (0)

Brian Ó Tiomáin bangs a drum.

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Review of Irish Film @ Galway Film Fleadh: The Silver Branch

Review of Irish Film @ Galway Film Fleadh: The Silver Branch

| September 6, 2017 | Comments (0)

Ruth McNally ponders Katrina Costello’s philosophical vision-poem.

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Guth Gafa Review: A Cambodian Spring

Guth Gafa Review: A Cambodian Spring

| September 5, 2017 | Comments (0)

Maria Flood takes a look at Chris Kelly’s award-winning ‘Cambodian Spring’, which screened at the Guth Gafa International Documentary Film Festival.

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Review of Irish Film @ Galway Film Fleadh: Song of Granite

Review of Irish Film @ Galway Film Fleadh: Song of Granite

| August 23, 2017 | Comments (0)

Deirdre de Grae sings along to ‘Song of Granite’, Pat Collins’ portrait of the life of the great traditional singer, Joe Heaney, which screened at the 29th Galway Film Fleadh.

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Irish Film Review: The Farthest

Irish Film Review: The Farthest

| July 28, 2017 | Comments (0)

Jonathan Victory voyages to ‘The Farthest’, Emer Reynolds’ documentary on NASA’s Voyager mission.

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Irish Short Film Review: Mum

Irish Short Film Review: Mum

| July 27, 2017 | Comments (0)

Stephen Porzio takes a look at ‘Mum’, Anne Marie O’Connor’s film with a trans character at the heart of it, telling a universal story.

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Review of Irish Film @ Galway Film Fleadh: Pilgrimage

Review of Irish Film @ Galway Film Fleadh: Pilgrimage

| July 26, 2017 | Comments (0)

Niall Glynn goes on a journey to find meaning in Brendan Muldowney’s ‘Pilgrimage’,  which screened at the 29th Galway Film Fleadh.

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Review of Irish Film @ Galway Film Fleadh: The Drummer And The Keeper

Review of Irish Film @ Galway Film Fleadh: The Drummer And The Keeper

| July 21, 2017 | Comments (0)

Stephen Burke tips his hi-hat to Nick Kelly’s debut feature film, ‘The Drummer And The Keeper’.

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Irish Film Review: Pilgrimage

Irish Film Review: Pilgrimage

| July 19, 2017 | Comments (1)

Brian O Tiomain on an Irish film with a difference.

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Irish Film Review: Sanctuary

Irish Film Review: Sanctuary

| July 7, 2017 | Comments (1)

Seán Crosson reviews one of the most ambitious, innovative and deeply moving Irish films of recent times.

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Irish Film Review: Halal Daddy

Irish Film Review: Halal Daddy

| July 6, 2017 | Comments (0)

Stephen Porzio has a butchers at Conor McDermottroe’s feature.

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Irish Film Review: Revolutions

Irish Film Review: Revolutions

| July 4, 2017 | Comments (0)

Stephen Porzio ends the jam.

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Irish Film Review: Nails

Irish Film Review: Nails

| July 4, 2017 | Comments (0)

Sadhbh Ni Bhroin hits the nail on the head.

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Irish Short Film Review: Gridlock

Irish Short Film Review: Gridlock

| June 23, 2017 | Comments (0)

Stephen Porzio reflects on the Irish short film ‘Gridlock’, directed by Ian Hunt Duffy, who won Young Directors Award in Cannes last week.

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Irish Film Review: Cardboard Gangsters

Irish Film Review: Cardboard Gangsters

| June 15, 2017 | Comments (1)

Michael O’Sullivan is in the hood.

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Irish Film Review: In View

Irish Film Review: In View

| May 19, 2017 | Comments (0)

Seán Crosson is moved by Ciaran Creagh’s “powerful and unsettling” feature ‘In View’.

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Irish Film Review: Without Name

Irish Film Review: Without Name

| May 10, 2017 | Comments (0)

Michael Lee goes down to the woods today.

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Irish Film Review: A Dark Song

Irish Film Review: A Dark Song

| April 21, 2017 | Comments (6)

Sadhbh Ní Bhroin faces the demons.

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Irish Film Review: Handsome Devil

Irish Film Review: Handsome Devil

| April 21, 2017 | Comments (3)

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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