Reviews

Magic Mike XXL

Magic Mike XXL

Magic Mike XXL evokes in its audience a sweat-drenched shared experience to rival even its characters’ pill-popping interludes

Terminator Genisys

Terminator Genisys

A genuine attempt to create a new story that can be accessed by younger generations as well as older. More importantly, Terminator Genisys is full of fun

Slow West

Slow West

More than any other genre, the Western feels compelled to undermine its own history and tropes in order to stand out. An effective deconstruction can have just the opposite effect; The…

Mr. Holmes

Mr. Holmes

Thoughtful, insightful and featuring what’s sure to become seen as a seminal McKellen performance, Mr. Holmes is well worth your time

Irish Box Office Top 10

Minions

#1 (New Entry)

Jurassic Park

#2 (Down 1)

Spy

#3 (Down 1)

The Longest Ride

#4 (Unchanged)

Entourage

#5 (Down 2)

Mr. Holmes

#6 (Down 1)

Knock, Knock

#7 (New Entry)

Slow West

#8 (New Entry)

Mad Max - Fury Road

#9 (Down 1)

Pitch Perfect 2

#10 (Down 1)

Irish

Films at the Fleadh – In the Bell’s Shadow

Films at the Fleadh – In the Bell’s Shadow

We continue our series of posts on the films at 2015 Galway Film Fleadh, with Mary Wycherley’s dialogue free In the Bell’s Shadow. July 11th, at 4.15pm

Films at the Fleadh – A Turning Tide in the Life of Man

Films at the Fleadh – A Turning Tide in the Life of Man

Our Films at the 2015 Galway Film Fleadh series continues with Loïc Jourdain’s documentary A Turning Tide in the Life of Man. July 11th, 4pm

Now Funding: Paul Rowley’s The Participants

Now Funding: Paul Rowley’s The Participants

Currently funding on Fund It is The Participants, the first feature drama film from Dublin based Still Films, directed by Paul Rowley

Event: Galway Film Fleadh announces Pitching Competition finalists

Event: Galway Film Fleadh announces Pitching Competition finalists

Galway Film Fleadh announces Pitching Competition finalists for 2015 festival

Films at the Fleadh – Deoch an Dorais

Films at the Fleadh – Deoch an Dorais

Our Films at the 2015 Galway Film Fleadh series continues with Paddy Hayes documentary Deoch an Dorais, the story of durable Mike Malloy. July 11th, 2.15pm

Films at the Fleadh – Pursuit

Films at the Fleadh – Pursuit

Our Films at the 2015 Galway Film Fleadh series continues with Paul Mercier’s thriller Pursuit, starring Ruth Bradley and Liam Cunningham. July 10th, 10pm

Films at the Fleadh – The Survivalist

Films at the Fleadh – The Survivalist

Our Films at the 2015 Galway Film Fleadh series continues with Northern Irish director Stephen Fingleton’s feature debut The Survivalist. July 10th, 8pm

Irish Film: Timothy Spall up for Ian Paisley in Nick Hamm’s The Journey

Irish Film: Timothy Spall up for Ian Paisley in Nick Hamm’s The Journey

British actor Timothy Spall is in negotiations to play the late Rev Ian Paisley in Nick Hamm’s Northern Irish drama The Journey

News

Galway Film Fleadh announces nominees for 2015 Bingham Ray New Talent Award

Galway Film Fleadh announces nominees for 2015 Bingham Ray New Talent Award

The Galway Film Fleadh has announced the five nominees for the 2015 Bingham Ray New Talent Award

Festival: Galway Film Fleadh announces 2015 programme, July 7-12

Festival: Galway Film Fleadh announces 2015 programme, July 7-12

The Galway Film Fleadh has pulled back the curtain on their 2015 programme of films, complete with special events and even more special guests. July 7-12

With Deepest Sympathy: James Horner (1953 – 2015)

With Deepest Sympathy: James Horner (1953 – 2015)

When news arrived of the tragic passing of composer James Horner, aged 61 at the controls of his own small aircraft in the forests of Santa Barbara county, immediate tributes recalled a generous…

Scannain Podcast #54

Scannain Podcast #54

This week features a look at the IFI Family Festival, the “Films You’d Love Your Kids to See” season in the Light House, and new films @ Galway Film Fleadh

Gala Inside Out screening and more at IFI Family Festival 2015, July 16-19

Gala Inside Out screening and more at IFI Family Festival 2015, July 16-19

The IFI Family Festival returns on July 16-19th with film adventures, workshops, special events and activities and a special gala preview of Inside Out

Irish box-office records tumble as Jurassic World roars in at Number 1

Irish box-office records tumble as Jurassic World roars in at Number 1

Records tumbled at the Irish box-office this weekend as Jurassic World opened at Number 1, grossing €1,376,215 (3-day) at the All-Ireland box-office

Scannain Podcast #53

Scannain Podcast #53

The 53th Scannain podcast sees Philip and Jason joined once again by prolific film blogger Darren Mooney. The trio discuss the weeks new releases, movie news, and the Irish Box Office Top 10. This…

Let Us Prey Interview – Brian O’Malley

Let Us Prey Interview – Brian O’Malley

With new Irish horror film Let Us Prey in Irish cinemas from June 12th, Niall sat down with director Brian O’Malley to talk about the film, his work, and Irish film. Rachel, a rookie cop, is…