Reviews

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

The Big Short

The Big Short

The Big Short is a smart, funny, well-acted distillation of the financial crisis

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

Event: Only Irish screening of Bernard Rose’s Frankenstein at Triskel Christchurch, Feb 18th

Event: Only Irish screening of Bernard Rose’s Frankenstein at Triskel Christchurch, Feb 18th

Bernard Rose’s Frankenstein will screen exclusively at Triskel Christchurch Cinema, one night only, Thursday 18 February before its worldwide release on DVD

Irish Film: Martin McCann and Olwen Fouéré to attend IFI screening of The Survivalist, Feb 12th

Irish Film: Martin McCann and Olwen Fouéré to attend IFI screening of The Survivalist, Feb 12th

Lead cast members Martin McCann and Olwen Fouéré to take part in a Q&A following the opening night screening of Stephen Fingleton’s The Survivalist on Friday, February 12th at the IFI

Irish Film: Watch the trailer for Declan Recks’ The Truth Commissioner

Irish Film: Watch the trailer for Declan Recks’ The Truth Commissioner

Wildcard Distribution has released the official trailer for Declan Recks’ new political thriller The Truth Commissioner , which it will release in cinemas on February 26th

Irish Film: Who is Dervla Murphy? to be released in Irish cinemas April 23rd

Irish Film: Who is Dervla Murphy? to be released in Irish cinemas April 23rd

Mixed Bag Media has announced that their new Irish documentary film, Who is Dervla Murphy?, will be released in cinemas on April 23rd

Event: Women in the Irish Film Industry: Moving from the Margins to the Centre

Event: Women in the Irish Film Industry: Moving from the Margins to the Centre

On Friday March 4th, Mary Immaculate College will play host to a new event titled Women in the Irish Film Industry: Moving from the Margins to the Centre

Education: IFI announces new 6-week IFI Evening Course, Altered State

Education: IFI announces new 6-week IFI Evening Course, Altered State

Following its two sold-out Evening Courses in 2015, the IFI kicks off 2016 with its new six-week spring IFI Evening Course, Altered State, starting on February 23rd

Irish Abroad: Cineart acquires Benelux rights to Whit Stillman’s Love & Friendship

Irish Abroad: Cineart acquires Benelux rights to Whit Stillman’s Love & Friendship

Netherlands based distributor Cineart has acquired the Benelux rights to Whit Stillman’s new Irish co-produced drama Love & Friendship

Irish Film: North Circular Road set for St. Patrick’s Day screening at Light House Cinema

Irish Film: North Circular Road set for St. Patrick’s Day screening at Light House Cinema

A special screening of the award-winning Irish independent feature film North Circular Road has been announced for the St. Patrick’s Day weekend at the Light House Cinema

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

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

Box-Office: Star Wars: The Force Awakens breaks one-day box-office record in Ireland and the UK

Box-Office: Star Wars: The Force Awakens breaks one-day box-office record in Ireland and the UK

Star Wars: The Force Awakens takes €836,845 at Irish cinemas en-route to a record-breaking Irish one-day box-office