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

#IrishFilm: Strange Occurrences in a small Irish village hits cinemas August 26th

#IrishFilm: Strange Occurrences in a small Irish village hits cinemas August 26th

Aoife Kelleher’s new Irish feature documentary from Underground Films,Strange Occurrences in a small Irish village to open in Irish cinemas August 26th

#IrishFilm: Element Pictures to release Mattress Men in Irish cinemas on October 7th

#IrishFilm: Element Pictures to release Mattress Men in Irish cinemas on October 7th

Element Pictures Distribution have announced that they will release the hotly-anticipated Mattress Men in cinemas and On-Demand from October 7th

#Industry: Irish Film Board announces latest round of successful funding applicants

#Industry: Irish Film Board announces latest round of successful funding applicants

Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board (IFB) has announced the funding awards made by the IFB Board for the second quarter of 2016

#IrishTalent: John Crowley sets up two literary adaptations as next projects

#IrishTalent: John Crowley sets up two literary adaptations as next projects

Brooklyn director John Crowley to direct adaptations of Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch, and John Banville (writing as Benjamin Black)’s The Black-Eyed Blonde

#Industry: Casting Director Amy Rowan nominated for European Casting Director Award

#Industry: Casting Director Amy Rowan nominated for European Casting Director Award

Irish Casting Director Amy Rowan has been shortlisted for the first European Casting Director Award for her work on Simon Fitzmaurice’s My Name is Emily

#IrishFilm: Bobby Sands: 66 Days + director Q&A at IFI, August 5th

#IrishFilm: Bobby Sands: 66 Days + director Q&A at IFI, August 5th

Director Brendan J. Byrne & guests to take part in a Q&A following screening of new film Bobby Sands: 66 Days at the IFI on Friday, August 5th at 6.30 p.m

#IrishTalent: Anthropoid, starring Jamie Dornan and Cillian Murphy, in Irish cinemas September 9th

#IrishTalent: Anthropoid, starring Jamie Dornan and Cillian Murphy, in Irish cinemas September 9th

Eclipse Pictures is teaming up with UK distributor Icon Film Distribution for the Irish and UK theatrical release of Sean Ellis’ Anthropoid on September 9th

#IrishFilm: First trailer and poster for dark Irish indie The Nightmare of My Choice

#IrishFilm: First trailer and poster for dark Irish indie The Nightmare of My Choice

Executive Branch and Eschaton have released the first poster and trailer for their new psychological thriller The Nightmare of My Choice

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

#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

#IrishActor: Liam Neeson to star in remake of In Order Of Disappearance

#IrishActor: Liam Neeson to star in remake of In Order Of Disappearance

Liam Neeson has lined-up yet another project, playing the lead in a remake of the Norwegian film In Order Of Disappearance