Nerve: Dumb But Fun Becomes Fun But Dumb

Directors: Ariel Schulman & Henry Joost Starring: Emma Roberts, Dave Franco Running Time: 96 minutes The premise of Nerve, where teenagers play a super popular smartphone game that can make you a viral sensation or send you wandering thoughtlessly into harms way, has managed to become more plausible in the time between its conception and its release. In the game…

Irish Film continues to dominate at TIFF

As you may remember, Irish cinema will be represented at the Toronto International Film Festival by The Secret Scripture, Unless, Maudie and Without Name, Northern Irish Film The Journey and the Irish co-production Forever Pure. Handsome Devil directed by John Butler (The Stag) and Gerard Barrett’s Brain on Fire (Glassland) have just been announced as additions…

‘STRANGE OCCURRENCES IN A SMALL IRISH VILLAGE’ SKIMS THE SURFACE OF A MIRACLE

Director: Aoife Kelleher  Release Date: Aug 26th  Run Time: 90 mins Strange Occurrences in a Small Irish Village is the latest documentary from Aoife Kelleher, Director of the award winning One Million Dubliners. The small village in question is Knock, Co Mayo.  One dark evening in August of 1879 this rural Irish town was host to an…

Short and Sweet: Culture Night at the IFI September 16th

The Irish Film Institute is screening a selection of family-friendly Irish shorts in celebration of Culture Night on Friday the 16th of September. The programme is in three parts; 6:15pm, 7pm and 7:45pm. Free tickets are available at the IFI box office. The evening will begin with an introduction from the IFI’s programming team and will…

SUICIDE SQUAD: A WATCHABLE MESS

Director: David Ayer Starring: Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Viola Davis, Joel Kinnaman, Jay Hernandez, Jared Leto, Jai Courtney, Cara Delevingne Run Time: 130 minutes. There are reviews out there that would have you believe that this film is a travesty; something to be avoided at all costs. Thankfully, it’s not quite that bad. Ok yes, if we’re being…

Movie Memories: Dr. Harvey O’Brien Talks The Formative Blockbusters Of His Youth

In  Movie Memories, the notable and quotable from all over Dublin reminisce about their formative film experiences. From date movie disasters to a first time with a classic, they recall it all. Dr. Harvey O’Brien keeps a lot of plates spinning in the Irish film scene, teaching Film Studies at UCD, co-editing Film and Film Culture and…

GAZE International LGBT Film Festival 28th July – 1st August 2016

Tickets are available now for GAZE, Dublin’s long-running International LGBT Film Festival. The festival’s roots go back a long way, beginning at a time when homosexuality was still illegal in Ireland and in the years since it has had an important role in showcasing the work of gay artists in cinema. This year be the tenth GAZE since…

Adam Wingard’s The Woods Revealed As Blair Witch Sequel

Since it was first announced last year, details had been scarce about The Woods, the latest horror film from You’re Next and The Guest director Adam Wingard. Besides it presumably taking place in the woods. However, as revealed by a trailer showing at San Diego Comic Con, it turns out that these aren’t just any woods, but the woods of Burkitsville, with…