Category: Reviews

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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Irish Film Review: Jaha’s Promise

Irish Film Review: Jaha’s Promise

| December 5, 2017 | Comments (0)

Sarah Cullen learns about the life and activism of Jaha Dukureh, a Gambian anti-female genital mutilation campaigner.

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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: Happy End

Review: Happy End

| December 2, 2017 | Comments (0)

Aoife O’Ceallachain is left cold.

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Review: Battle of the Sexes

Review: Battle of the Sexes

| December 2, 2017 | Comments (0)

Sadhbh Ní Bhroin serves and volleys.

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Review: Suburbicon

Review: Suburbicon

| November 30, 2017 | Comments (0)

Ellen Murray heads to the burbs.

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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 @ Kerry Film Festival: Irish Stories - Shorts Programme

Review of Irish Film @ Kerry Film Festival: Irish Stories – Shorts Programme

| November 27, 2017 | Comments (0)

Eleanor McSherry finds strong stories being told at the Irish Stories – Shorts Programme at the Kerry Film Festival.

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Review of Irish Film @ Cork Film Festival: Local Films for Local People: Cork on Camera

Review of Irish Film @ Cork Film Festival: Local Films for Local People: Cork on Camera

| November 27, 2017 | Comments (0)

Jack O’Dwyer was at the Cork Film Festival for Local Films for Local People: Cork on Camera, a programme of short films made in and about Cork from the collections of the IFI Irish Film Archive.

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Review: Ingrid Goes West

Review: Ingrid Goes West

| November 24, 2017 | Comments (0)

Brian Ó Tiomáin goes East.

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Review: Good Time

Review: Good Time

| November 22, 2017 | Comments (0)

David Prendeville is betrayed in the Octagon.

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Review: Justice League

Review: Justice League

| November 22, 2017 | Comments (0)

Ellen Murray joins forces.

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Review: The Florida Project

Review: The Florida Project

| November 22, 2017 | Comments (0)

Sadhbh Ni Bhroin visits a hidden Disneyland.

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Review: Professor Marston and the Wonder Woman

Review: Professor Marston and the Wonder Woman

| November 22, 2017 | Comments (3)

Sadhbh Ni Bhroin weilds a lasso of truth.

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Review of Irish Film @ Kerry Film Festival: The Crest

Review of Irish Film @ Kerry Film Festival: The Crest

| November 22, 2017 | Comments (1)

Eleanor McSherry was at the Kerry Film Festival for opening night film, ‘The Crest’, a story of family, immigration and the value of tradition and culture.

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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: No Stone Unturned

Review: No Stone Unturned

| November 9, 2017 | Comments (0)

Jonathan Victory searches for truth

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Kerry Film Festival - Score

Kerry Film Festival – Score

| November 9, 2017 | Comments (0)

Eleanor McSherry takes note of ‘Score’ at the Kerry Film Festival, in which Hollywood’s top composers take viewers inside the musical challenges and creative secrecy of the world’s most beloved and mysterious music genre.

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Review: Thor: Ragnarok

Review: Thor: Ragnarok

| November 8, 2017 | Comments (0)

Shauna Fox wields her hammer.

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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 (1)

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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Kerry Film Festival - Orchestrate - Short Programme

Kerry Film Festival – Orchestrate – Short Programme

| November 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

Eleanor McSherry conducts a report from the Orchestrate -Shorts Programme at the Kerry Film Festival.

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Review: The Party

Review: The Party

| November 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

Irene Falvey joins a celebration of cynicism.

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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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Review: Breathe

Review: Breathe

| October 31, 2017 | Comments (0)

Ellen Murray exhales.

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Review: The Ritual

Review: The Ritual

| October 31, 2017 | Comments (0)

Michael O’Sullivan gets his horror on.

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Irish Film Review: Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami

Irish Film Review: Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami

| October 27, 2017 | Comments (0)

Liam Hanlon reviews to the rhythm.

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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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