Reviews

#Review: The Commune

#Review: The Commune

Neither hilarious or humourless, happy nor sad, Danish director Thomas Vinterberg’s The Commune is one of those films that just has to be experienced

#Review: Fire at Sea

#Review: Fire at Sea

Fire at Sea is a credit to the potential of documentary filmmaking, with acute sensitivity and seamless edits more reminiscent of fiction

#Review: The Neon Demon

#Review: The Neon Demon

The Neon Demon is a warped, gorgeous spectacle that won’t dramatically change minds about Nicolas Winding Refn – expect strong, divisive reactions

#Review: Ice Age: Collision Course

#Review: Ice Age: Collision Course

Ice Age: Collision Course, the fifth instalment in the franchise, will be an enjoyable watch for children and just about tolerable for adults

Irish

#IrishAbroad: John Moore’s new thriller I.T. to be released in North America in September

#IrishAbroad: John Moore’s new thriller I.T. to be released in North America in September

John Moore’s Irish co-production I.T. is set to be released in North America in cinemas and on VOD in September, via RLJ Entertainment

#Industry: Three Irish projects receive Eurimages backing in latest round of funding

#Industry: Three Irish projects receive Eurimages backing in latest round of funding

Three Irish co-productions, Black 47, Muse, and Return to Montauk, will be supported from the latest round of Eurimages funding

#IrishAbroad: Nick Hamm’s The Journey to take in the 73rd Venice Film Festival

#IrishAbroad: Nick Hamm’s The Journey to take in the 73rd Venice Film Festival

The 73rd Venice Film Festival announced its line-up today. Ireland will be represented by Nick Hamm’s new Northern Irish drama The Journey

#IrishFilm: Invite Sing Street into your heart and home from August 8th

#IrishFilm: Invite Sing Street into your heart and home from August 8th

Once director John Carney’s brilliant musical drama Sing Street arrives on Blu-ray and DVD August 8th, and on Digital Download August 1st via Lionsgate

#Industry: Audiovisual Federation calls for restoration of Irish Film Board budget

#Industry: Audiovisual Federation calls for restoration of Irish Film Board budget

The Audiovisual Federation says Budget 2017 must include measures to strengthen Ireland’s credentials as a world leader within the audiovisual sector

#IrishAbroad: Irish titles heading to Toronto International Film Festival 2016

#IrishAbroad: Irish titles heading to Toronto International Film Festival 2016

Irish titles selected in the first raft of films to premiere at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival, September 8th to 18th

#IrishTalent: Writer Fiona Ashe makes quarterfinals in Academy Nicholl Fellowships

#IrishTalent: Writer Fiona Ashe makes quarterfinals in Academy Nicholl Fellowships

Award-winning Irish writer/director Fiona Ashe has advanced to the Quarterfinal Round of the prestigious 2016 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting

#IrishFilm: Watch a clip from Brendan J Byrne’s Bobby Sands: 66 Days

#IrishFilm: Watch a clip from Brendan J Byrne’s Bobby Sands: 66 Days

Watch a new clip for Brendan J Byrne’s new Irish documentary Bobby Sands: 66 Days, which will be released in Irish cinemas on August 5th

Interviews

#Interview: Scannain Talks The Party and Jadotville with Conor MacNeill

#Interview: Scannain Talks The Party and Jadotville with Conor MacNeill

Ahead of the Galway Film Fleadh we caught up with Irish actor/writer/producer Conor MacNeill, star of The Siege of Jadotville, and writer of The Party

#Interview: Scannain Talks Cardboard Gangsters with director Mark O’Connor

#Interview: Scannain Talks Cardboard Gangsters with director Mark O’Connor

Ahead of its world premiere at the Galway Film Fleadh, we caught up with director Mark O’Connor to talk about his fourth feature Cardboard Gangsters

#Interview: Scannain Talks A Dark Song with director Liam Gavin

#Interview: Scannain Talks A Dark Song with director Liam Gavin

With A Dark Song set to World Premiere at the 28th Galway Film Fleadh we caught up with director Liam Gavin to talk about the supernatural horror

#Interview: Scannain Talks Tiger Raid with director Simon Dixon and producer Gareth Coulam Evans

#Interview: Scannain Talks Tiger Raid with director Simon Dixon and producer Gareth Coulam Evans

With Tiger Raid heading west to play at the Galway Film Fleadh on July 7th, we caught up with director Simon Dixon and producer Gareth Coulam Evans

News

#IrishFilm: Viva Q&A with Paddy Breathnach and Mark O’Halloran at IFI, Aug 19th

#IrishFilm: Viva Q&A with Paddy Breathnach and Mark O’Halloran at IFI, Aug 19th

The Irish Film Institute to welcome Paddy Breathnach and Mark O’Halloran to the opening night screening of Viva on Friday, August 19th

#IrishTalent: Watch Ruth Negga in first trailer for Jeff Nichols’ Loving

#IrishTalent: Watch Ruth Negga in first trailer for Jeff Nichols’ Loving

Focus Features has released the first trailer for Jeff Nichols’ Loving, which stars Irish actress Ruth Negga and Joel Edgerton as Mildred and Richard Loving

Dub Web Fest returns to Templebar

Dub Web Fest, Ireland’s first and only web festival is now accepting submissions for its second edition in November 2016 after an exciting and successful launch last year. Established by French…

#News: Irish origin for new Harry Potter universe Wizarding School

#News: Irish origin for new Harry Potter universe Wizarding School

Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, the second instalment of new writing by J.K. Rowling entitled Magic in North America, will be published today

#Release: John Michael McDonagh’s War on Everyone unleashed on Ireland on Sep 30th

#Release: John Michael McDonagh’s War on Everyone unleashed on Ireland on Sep 30th

John Michael McDonagh’s War on Everyone will be released in ireland and the UK on Friday, September 30th

#Watch: Exclusive clip from Alex Proyas’ Gods of Egypt

#Watch: Exclusive clip from Alex Proyas’ Gods of Egypt

From our friends at eOne comes an exclusive clip from Alex Proyas’ Gods of Egypt. Out in Ireland on June 17th

#IrishActor: Jonathan Rhys Meyers to play German commander in Harald Zwart’s The 12th Man

#IrishActor: Jonathan Rhys Meyers to play German commander in Harald Zwart’s The 12th Man

Irish star Jonathan Rhys Meyers has signed on to co-star in The 12th Man, from The Karate Kid director Harald Zwart

#AtCinemas: Element Pictures Distribution to exclusively distribute Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season

#AtCinemas: Element Pictures Distribution to exclusively distribute Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season

Element Pictures Distribution (EPD) announced today that they are to be the exclusive Irish distributor of the Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season