As a first-rate horror full of dread, and as a directorial debut, The Witch excels. Prepare to be disturbed
Style is tempered and emotions heightened in Carol, with two magnificent leads bringing us through a heartfelt and moving tale of forbidden passion
Though immaculately designed, The Assassin is too measured and self-assured to deliver on the thrilling promise of its genre brethren
Though brandishing plenty of wit and insight, Tsai Ming-Liang’s confessional Afternoon will be more accessible and be of more interest to his fans above anyone else
Luca Guadagnino’s melodrama benefits from genuine intelligence in the direction and script, a pleasantly relaxed pace and a Ralph Fiennes performance like you’ve never seen before
It wears its influences on its sleeve, but El Clan is still an effective mob thriller, historically inflected and full of familial strife
A gray but dry London evening greets Xavier Dolan as he arrives for the London Film Festival gala screening of Mommy. The evening is a sharp contrast to most of Dolan’s films to date, defined as they are by a signature style, marrying contentious and emotional material to exuberant and sometimes-subversive filmmaking. Dolan arrives at ..
As the 58th London Film Festival draws to a close, Philip reports back on another selection of choice titles. Some you may want to choose to avoid, mind. As with any festival, the goodies on offer are a mixed bag. Dive in and see what you get! Pasolini (dir. Abel Ferrara) (Irish release ..
Philip Bagnall reports on an eclectic mix in our second report from this year’s London Film Festival. Warning: may contain 3D, life lessons and Reese Witherspoon. Goodbye To Language (Adieu Au Langage) (dir. Jean-Luc Godard) (Irish release date: TBC) He may no longer be an enfant, but 83-year-old Jean-Luc Godard is still capable ..
A look at the first day of the inaugural Sky Road Film & TV Festival, highlighting the great fare that is on show in Clifden this weekend