Reviews

Deadpool

Deadpool

An adolescent mean streak ensures that the bloody, brash and oddly-conventional Deadpool is an equal-opportunities offender

Strangerland

Strangerland

Strangerland overcomes soapy plotting with fine performances and a stark, atmospheric look

Spotlight

Spotlight

The storytelling’s a little functional, but the story at the heart of Spotlight ensures you’re rarely less than gripped

Youth

Youth

Youth threatens to be stylishly lightweight, but fine performances and deft touches of emotion lend it a pleasant memorability

Irish Box Office Top 10

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

#1 (New Entry)

The Good Dinosaur

#2 (Down 1)

Sisters

#3 (Up 2)

Snoopy And Charlie Brown: A Peanuts Movie

#4 (Unchanged)

Christmas With The Coopers

#5 (Down 2)

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2

#6 (Down 4)

Brooklyn

#7 (Unchanged)

Bridge Of Spies

#8 (Unchanged)

Black Mass

#9 (Down 3)

Dilwale

#10 (New Entry)

Irish

Festival: Behind The Scenes strand at Audi Dublin International Film Festival

Festival: Behind The Scenes strand at Audi Dublin International Film Festival

A rundown of the events in the Behind The Scenes strands at 2016 Audi Dublin International Film Festival, February 18th – 28th

Irish Film Preview: Gerard Barrett’s Brain on Fire

Irish Film Preview: Gerard Barrett’s Brain on Fire

One of the huge Irish hopes for 2016 is Glassland director Gerard Barrett’s co-production Brain on Fire, starring Chloë Grace Moretz

Irish Film: Watch the US trailer for Identicals a.k.a Brand New-U

Irish Film: Watch the US trailer for Identicals a.k.a Brand New-U

Goldwyn Films has released a new trailer and poster for Simon Pummell’s Irish co-production Identicals a.k.a Brand New-U

Irish Film Preview: Juanita Wilson’s Tomato Red

Irish Film Preview: Juanita Wilson’s Tomato Red

One to watch out for later this year will be Tomato Red, As If I Am Not There writer/director Juanita Wilson’s adaptation of Daniel Woodrell’s novel

The Irish Film Institute celebrates Irish Film with a slate of new Irish features

The Irish Film Institute celebrates Irish Film with a slate of new Irish features

The Irish Film Institute, the home of film in Ireland, celebrates the recent success of Irish cinema through its continuing commitment to placing Irish cinema front and centre with a slate of new…

Irish Abroad: Sing Street and 4 Irish shorts added to 2016 SXSW Film Festival

Irish Abroad: Sing Street and 4 Irish shorts added to 2016 SXSW Film Festival

The 23rd SXSW Film Festival has added John Carney’s Irish feature Sing Street, and Irish shorts Ernestine & Kit, How Was Your Day?, Geist, and Snowfall

Irish Film: Yorgos Lanthimos to reteam with Element Pictures for The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Irish Film: Yorgos Lanthimos to reteam with Element Pictures for The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos is teaming up with Irish production company Element Pictures for his forthcoming feature film, The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Call For: Extras for experimental Irish feature An American Wake

Call For: Extras for experimental Irish feature An American Wake

Extras are required for an experimental production titled An American Wake, a full length feature film that aims to be shot in 48 hours, Feb 19-21

Interviews

Watch: Interview with The 33 star Rodrigo Santoro

Watch: Interview with The 33 star Rodrigo Santoro

The Warner Bros. survival-drama The 33 is currently on release in Irish cinemas. Star Rodrigo Santoro sat down to talk about the film in our exclusive video

Watch: Interview with Our Brand is Crisis director David Gordon Green

Watch: Interview with Our Brand is Crisis director David Gordon Green

Director David Gordon Green sat down to talk about his new film Our Brand is Crisis in our exclusive video

Scannain Talks: The Big Short with writer/director Adam McKay

Scannain Talks: The Big Short with writer/director Adam McKay

Deirdre meets writer/director Adam McKay on the red carpet for his Oscar-nominated hit The Big Short

Scannain Talks: Room with editor Nathan Nugent

Scannain Talks: Room with editor Nathan Nugent

With Room out now in Irish cinemas we sat down with the film’s editor Nathan Nugent to talk about working on the film

News

News: Fortissimo Films acquires sales rights to Mark Cousins’ Stockholm My Love

News: Fortissimo Films acquires sales rights to Mark Cousins’ Stockholm My Love

Fortissimo Films has acquired the sales rights for Northern Irish director Mark Cousins’ fiction feature debut Stockholm My Love

Irish Actor: Saoirse Ronan signs on to Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird

Irish Actor: Saoirse Ronan signs on to Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird

Saoirse Ronan signs on to star in Greta Gerwig’s directorial debut Lady Bird

Watch: Great featurette with Creed writer/director Ryan Coogler

Watch: Great featurette with Creed writer/director Ryan Coogler

New featurette for the newest film in the Rocky franchise, Creed. The featurette sees writer/director Ryan Coogler talk about the making of the film

Box-Office: Biggest ever year for cinema in the UK and Ireland

Box-Office: Biggest ever year for cinema in the UK and Ireland

The total cinema box-office in the UK & Ireland broke all records in 2015, overtaking 2012 to become the highest-grossing year ever

Competition: 12 Days of Irish Film Christmas – Day 11

Competition: 12 Days of Irish Film Christmas – Day 11

On the Eleventh Day of Irish Film Christmas Scannain sent to me…Paul Mercier’s Pursuit, a modern retelling of the classic Irish folktale Diarmuid and Grainne

Competition: 12 Days of Irish Film Christmas – Day 4

Competition: 12 Days of Irish Film Christmas – Day 4

On the Fourth Day of Irish Film Christmas Scannain sent to me…Frank Berry’s critically acclaimed I Used to Live Here

Competition: 12 Days of Irish Film Christmas – Day 3

Competition: 12 Days of Irish Film Christmas – Day 3

On the Third Day of Irish Film Christmas Scannain sent to me…Gerard Barrett’s Glassland

Box-Office: Star Wars: The Force Awakens sets a galaxy of box-office records

Box-Office: Star Wars: The Force Awakens sets a galaxy of box-office records

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is a global phenomenon, and Ireland is no different with the film racking up record-breaking box-office figures here, and worldwide