Reviews

The Secret Life of Pets

The Secret Life of Pets

The Secret Life of Pets is light in content, but bright and shiny in animation, and should entertain children and their parents for its running-length

Gods of Egypt

Gods of Egypt

The problem with Gods of Egypt, whitewashing and cultural insensitivity aside, is that it’s just so interminably boring, albeit visually a treat

#EventReview: The Tree of Life at National Concert Hall

#EventReview: The Tree of Life at National Concert Hall

Review of Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life, which screened at the National Concert Hall with a live soundtrack provided by the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra

Everybody Wants Some!!

Everybody Wants Some!!

With great music, a cast of hip young things and a disarmingly thoughtful script, Everybody Wants Some!! readily delivers laughs and pathos

Irish

#IrishFilm: Mixed Bag Media announces multiple deals for A Nightingale Falling and Who is Dervla Murphy?

#IrishFilm: Mixed Bag Media announces multiple deals for A Nightingale Falling and Who is Dervla Murphy?

Offaly based production company Mixed Bag Media has announced multiple acquisition deals for its award winning catalogue of feature film and documentaries

#IrishFilm: Three Irish independent features first to sell-out at 28th Galway Film Fleadh

#IrishFilm: Three Irish independent features first to sell-out at 28th Galway Film Fleadh

Three Irish independent features, Twice Shy, Dead Along the Way, and South, are the first films to sell out at this year’s Galway Film Fleadh

#Industry: UK’s decision to leave is set to majorly impact the Irish film and TV industry

#Industry: UK’s decision to leave is set to majorly impact the Irish film and TV industry

The UK’s decision to leave the European Union is set to have a major impact on film and television production in Europe, most especially here in Ireland

#Industry: Screen Producers Ireland holds AGM and announces new board members

#Industry: Screen Producers Ireland holds AGM and announces new board members

Screen Producers Ireland, the representative body for the indigenous film, TV and animation sector, elected four new members to the Board of Directors

#IrishFilm: Director Ken Wardrop to bring Mom and Me to Triskel Christchurch Cinema, with Q&A on July 20th

#IrishFilm: Director Ken Wardrop to bring Mom and Me to Triskel Christchurch Cinema, with Q&A on July 20th

Ken Wardrop’s Mom and Me opens at Triskel Christchurch Cinema Saturday July 16th and runs until July 20th. Wardrop will visit Cork on the 20th to do a Q&A

#Fleadh2016: Directors masterclass with Najwa Najjar announced for 28th Galway Film Fleadh

#Fleadh2016: Directors masterclass with Najwa Najjar announced for 28th Galway Film Fleadh

The Galway Film Fleadh has announced that Najwa Najjar will be the subject of this year’s Directors Masterclass, in association with Screen Training Ireland

#Industry: Irish Film Board welcomes the appointment of Dr Annie Doona as Chair designate

#Industry: Irish Film Board welcomes the appointment of Dr Annie Doona as Chair designate

The Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, has nominated Dr Annie Doona as Chair designate of the Irish Film Board (IFB) until January 2017

#Fleadh2016: Independent Irish feature Twice Shy to premiere at the 28th Galway Film Fleadh

#Fleadh2016: Independent Irish feature Twice Shy to premiere at the 28th Galway Film Fleadh

Twice Shy, an independent Irish film that tackles the topical subject of abortion, has been officially selected to premiere at the 28th Galway Film Fleadh

Interviews

Scannain Talks: Angry Birds with director Fergal Reilly

Scannain Talks: Angry Birds with director Fergal Reilly

Recently we had the chance to catch up with Irish director Fergal Reilly to chat his work as co-director on Sony’s massive animated movie Angry Birds

Scannain Talks – Evolution with director Lucile Hadžihalilovic

Scannain Talks – Evolution with director Lucile Hadžihalilovic

Scannain speaks to writer/director Lucile Hadžihalilovic about her new film Evolution. Out in Irish cinemas on May 6th

#Interview: Jeff Nichols talks Midnight Special

#Interview: Jeff Nichols talks Midnight Special

Director Jeff Nichols speaks about his latest film, Midnight Special, and the craft of filmmaking

Scannain Talks – Mammal with Rebecca Daly and Barry Keoghan

Scannain Talks – Mammal with Rebecca Daly and Barry Keoghan

Scannain talks with director Rebecca Daly and star Barry Keoghan about their new Irish feature Mammal. Out today

News

#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

#IrishDirector: John Moore to direct terrorist-themed thriller N.O.C.

#IrishDirector: John Moore to direct terrorist-themed thriller N.O.C.

Dundalk-born director John Moore has lined up his next gig with the terrorist-themed thriller N.O.C.

#IrishActor: Robert Sheehan to be given god-like powers in André Øvredal’s Mortal

#IrishActor: Robert Sheehan to be given god-like powers in André Øvredal’s Mortal

Laois actor Robert Sheehan has signed on to star inTrollhunter director André Øvredal’s latest film, Mortal

#IrishAbroad: Independent horror Midnight Man gets an American remake

#IrishAbroad: Independent horror Midnight Man gets an American remake

Independent Irish horror film Midnight Man is getting an American remake, starring icons of the genre Robert Englund and Lin Shaye