Each week, we recommend films directed by women with the aim of celebrating and highlighting female achievements in cinema. Our rec for this week is The Hitch Hiker directed by Ida Lupino in 1953 during the swells of Golden Age Hollywood.
All posts in October 2017
There’s no stopping this snowman from melting
Director: Tomas Alfredson Starring: Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, Charlotte Gainsbourg, J.K. Simmons, Toby Jones, Val Kilmer Running time: 119 mins Nordic noir is something that Hollywood has been trying to crack for many years. Although movies, novels and TV shows on this side of the pond have slashed their way to nordic noir notoriety, Hollywood’s attempts to produce…
The Death of Stalin finds farcical comedy in grim reality
Director: Armando Iannucci Starring: Jeffrey Tambor, Steve Buscemi, Simon Russell Beale, Jason Isaacs, Michael Palin Running Time: 107 minutes For years with both The Thick of It and Veep, Armando Iannucci has brilliant and bitterly skewed the nature of politicians in the West, bumbling self-servingly from scandal to scandal, always better equipped at putting down each other than accomplishing anything on their own.…
Ireland’s Foreign Language Oscar hope Song of Granite to get Irish cinema release on 8th December
The stunningly beautiful Song of Granite which is Ireland’s submission for the Foreign Language category at next year’s Academy Awards will be released in Irish cinemas on 8th December. Wildcard Distribution, who are distributing the film, have released the official trailer and an image from the film. Watch the trailer here: The biopic from acclaimed filmmaker Pat Collins (Silence)…
Brawl in Cell Block 99-Vince Vaughn: Skull Cruncher
Director: S Craig Zahler Starring: Vince Vaughn, Jennifer Carpenter, Don Johnson, Udo Kier Running time: 132 mins Vince Vaughn: Skull Cruncher. Liberator of eyeballs, improvised body disposal expert. That isn’t the full extent of Vaughn’s MO in S Craig Zahler’s unflinchingly violent Brawl in Cell Block 99 but it’s a start.
Dub Web Fest returns for a 3rd year this November
Dub Web Fest, now in its 3rd year, serves as a celebration of the storytelling power of the Internet. Uniting digital media and tech worlds, the festival provides a platform for original web series and short form digital content, as TV and Film production professionals come together in Dublin to showcase the best of what they…
No Stone Unturned to tackle the troubles in November release
The latest film by Alex Gibney is set for release in Irish and UK cinemas on the 10th of November. The documentary director has courted both awards and controversy for films like Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief and We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks will be exploring the Troubles in his film No Stone Unturned.
Stellar selection as the Stella Theatre opens its doors
October 31st will see the return of one of Dublin’s cinemas, as the Stella Theatre is set to reopen its doors very soon.
Sink your teeth into the films of the Bram Stoker Festival 2017
From October 27-30th, Dublin City will be host once again to the Bram Stoker Festival, a gothically inspired season of events celebrating the work of one of Ireland’s most prominent authors and the mind that gave rise to Dracula. From dance to parades to live performances, there’s plenty going on for vampire enthusiasts, but if…
Head versus Heart in The Mountain Between Us
Director: Hany Abu-Assad Starring: Kate Winslet, Idris Elba, Austin the Dog, Raleigh the Dog Running time: 103 mins The Mountain Between Us opens on Alex Martin (Kate Winslet) with a skilled American accent and an arsenal of questions, a complete contrast to Ben’s (Idris Elba) British stoic suave. They are total strangers, thrown together by bad weather…