June Butler praises Susan Liddy’s edited volume which explores the contribution of women to the Irish film industry as creators of culture – screenwriters, directors, producers, cinematographers, editors, animators, film festival programmers and educators.
Paul Farren takes a look at Irish film journalist and author Wayne Byrne’s book about Nick McLean, one of the most acclaimed camera operators in American cinema. Co-written with McLean himself, the biography takes readers on an entertaining journey through five decades of Hollywood filmmaking .
June Butler reviews the first full-scale biography of Sidney Lumet.
June Butler looks back at Lucy V. Hay’s 2018 book which gave writers the tools to create three dimensional, authentic characters… Who just happen to be diverse.
Stephen Porzio checks out Barry Monaghan’s comprehensive study of the films of contemporary, highly critically-appraised Irish director Lenny Abrahamson.
“I don’t pretend to be a critic, but lord knows I have a gut, and my gut tells me it’s simply marvellous.”
Sarah Cullen checks out Douglas Keesey’s examination of over 100 contemporary horror films.
June Butler finds a lot to like in ‘Alex Cox’s Introduction to Film – A Director’s Perspective’.
Sarah Griffin enters Laurie Ruth Johnson’s ‘Forgotten Dreams: Revisiting Romanticism in the Cinema of Werner Herzog’.
David Prendeville delves into James Clarke’s book on the rise and rise of Pixar Animation Studio.