The IFI Documentary Festival returns this week

This week sees the return of the IFI Documentary Festival for another year. Taking place from from September 21st to 25th, the Doc Fest will show some of the best new Irish and international non-fiction cinema. Screenings and Director Q&As alike will provide plenty of insight, with Irish premieres including All that Breathes, winner of the Golden…

A quick but clipped gait in See How They Run

Director: Tom George Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Sam Rockwell, Adrien Brody, Ruth Wilson, David Oyewolo, Charlie Cooper, Harris Dickinson Running Time: 98 minutes The Mousetrap is an institution of the West End, an Agatha Christie murder mystery play that ran in London non-stop from the 1950s until a Covid-enforced pause. Murder mysteries can prompt curious contradictions…

Dónal Foreman answers The Cry of Granuaile

Dónal Foreman takes an unconventional approach to telling Irish stories. In his acclaimed doc The Image You Missed, Foreman cracks into the archives of his father’s own documenting of The Troubles, resulting in a deeply intimate encounter. In Out of Here, he improvised with young Irish actors for whom the film’s exploration of recession-hit Dublin hit hard…

Kid’s classics this September at the Outdoor Cinema Club

While the summer is over, the sunshine doesn’t look like it’s going away just yet. Families in the fair city of film can sit out and watch some classic kid’s movies together this September, as the new, free, ticketed, family-friendly event series, ‘Outdoor Cinema Club’ begins this month. Organised by Dublin City Council, screenings throughout…

Blackbird is the pathetic ego-stroking bollocks you always hoped it would be

Director: Michael Flatley Starring: Michael Flatley, Ian Beattie, Eric Roberts, Nicole Evans Riverdancing time: 90 minutes It was over four years ago now that word first went around about Blackbird, the spy thriller written by, directed by and starring Michael Flatley. Though he had no prior experience in filmmaking before this first feature, the Riverdance…

30, Filthy and Thriving at the 2022 GAZE International LGBTQ+Film Festival

See John Waters, Cheryl Dunye and new voices galore at the 30th anniversary special of Dublin’s biggest queer film festival. A leading light in the film festival calendar in the capital for decades, GAZE this year marks its anniversary by celebrating queer cinema classics, and uplifting emerging talents from Ireland and abroad. With a new…