Category: Irish Film Reviews

Review of Irish Film @ Cork Film Festival: Michael Inside

Review of Irish Film @ Cork Film Festival: Michael Inside

| January 8, 2018 | Comments (0)

Loretta Goff takes a look at Frank Berry’s tale of Michael, a luckless 18-year-old who is misfortunate to be sent to prison.  

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Review of Irish Film @ Cork Film Festival: Photo City

Review of Irish Film @ Cork Film Festival: Photo City

| December 15, 2017 | Comments (0)

Loretta Goff send us a snapshot of ‘Photo City’, a portrait of photography itself as told through the lens of the citizens of a place defined by the art form. 

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Irish Film Review: Song of Granite

Irish Film Review: Song of Granite

| December 7, 2017 | Comments (0)

Hannah Lemass sings the praises of Pat Collins’ ‘Song of Granite’ a film about the life of the renowned traditional sean-nós singer, Joe Heaney.

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Review of Irish Film @ Cork Film Festival: Writing Home

Review of Irish Film @ Cork Film Festival: Writing Home

| December 7, 2017 | Comments (0)

Jack O’Dwyer puts pen to paper about the romantic comedy ‘Writing Home’, made as part of the Filmbase Masters Course.

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Irish Film Review: The Breadwinner

Irish Film Review: The Breadwinner

| December 6, 2017 | Comments (0)

Anthony Kirby was at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival to see the Angelina Jolie executive produced Irish animated film The Breadwinner, which is being tipped for Oscar success and was recently awarded Best Animated Feature by LA Film Critics Association.

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Review of Irish Film @ Cork Film Festival: No Party for Billy Burns

Review of Irish Film @ Cork Film Festival: No Party for Billy Burns

| December 4, 2017 | Comments (0)

Loretta Goff rides into town and checks out Padraig Conaty’s film about a shy and awkward, Wild West obsessed Billy Burns, whose cheerful cowboy fixation masks the scars of a childhood tragedy.

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Review of Irish Film @ Cork Film Festival: The Lodgers

Review of Irish Film @ Cork Film Festival: The Lodgers

| November 30, 2017 | Comments (0)

Loretta Goff gets gothic at ‘The Lodgers’, which screened at the Cork Film Festival.

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Review of Irish Film @ Cork Film Festival: Condemned to Remember

Review of Irish Film @ Cork Film Festival: Condemned to Remember

| November 28, 2017 | Comments (1)

Sean O’Rourke reviews Gerry Gregg’s film in which Irish Holocaust Survivor Tomi Reichental celebrates his 80th birthday in a Dublin Mosque and embarks on epic journey across a Europe in turmoil.

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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 (1)

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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