They ain’t going nowhere – Bad Boys: Ride or Die

They ain’t going nowhere – Bad Boys: Ride or Die

Directors: Adil El Arbi & Bilall Fallah Starring: Will Smith, Martin Lawrence,  Running Time: 115 minutes Every movie in the now-4-part Bad Boys series is a mindless action movie, but it is important to distinguish the different flavours of mindlessness. The first two, as directed by Michael Bay are pure meathead madness, slickly produced, gleefully cruel intentional excess. Since…

Watch Out! The Watchers or The Watched? What Are We Watching: Livewatch

Watch Out! The Watchers or The Watched? What Are We Watching: Livewatch

The Watchers, the feature directorial debut of M. Knight Shyamalan’s daughter Ishana Shyamalan, is coming soon to Irish cinemas. The film began production in Galway in summer 2023, and wrapped principal photography in September of that year. The film stars Dakota Fanning (War of the Worlds) as Mina, a 28-year-old artist, as she gets stranded…

Kerry International Film Festival announces new programming director for KIFF 2024

Kerry International Film Festival announces new programming director for KIFF 2024

Ahead of their milestone 25th edition, the Kerry International Film Festival have confirmed a shakeup. KIFF have revealed that Amy-Louise O’Callaghan has been appointed Programming Director for KIFF 2024. An IFI stalwart and frequent contributor to Film In Dublin’s own Pretty Deadly Films zine, O’Callaghan will be taking charge in the Kingdom this autumn. She…

Ransom ’79 – Charlie Bird’s final story in cinemas from 24th May

Ransom ’79 – Charlie Bird’s final story in cinemas from 24th May

The impact of former journalist and campaigner Charlie Bird remains celebrated today, after his passing earlier this year aged 74 following a long and high profile battle with Motor Neurone Disease. A new documentary from Mattress Men director Colm Quinn aims to show us what we’ve lost, charting the journo’s final investigation. Break Out Pictures…

5 things movies show us could be worse to come out of the Dublin-New York Portal than a lad showing hole

5 things movies show us could be worse to come out of the Dublin-New York Portal than a lad showing hole

A portal to another world has suddenly appeared in Dublin. And while that other world may just be New York City, any self-respecting film fanatic knows that when a portal suddenly appears, it’s time to take notice. There may be great danger, or a flimsy excuse for a listicle, on the edge of emerging. Since…

IFI Local Films For Local People – bringing films from the archive back to the community

IFI Local Films For Local People – bringing films from the archive back to the community

IFI Local Films for Local People is an Irish Film Institute initiative  bringing films from the IFI Irish Film Archive back to the communities they came from . From Edna O’Brien’s The Country Girls  in Co Clare, to capturing a beauty competition in Roscommon, a wet fair day in Borrisoleigh, Radharc’s wry film of holidays in Ballybunion in…