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…

Animation, Inc.: Ireland’s Creative Industry celebrates the history and future of Irish Animation

Irish animation continues to gain worldwide recognition this year with Jack O’Shea’s A Coat Made Dark being featured at Sundance Film Festival 2016, Brown Bag’s Peter Rabbit receiving it’s fifth Emmy Award and Cartoon Saloon’s feature Song of the Sea being recognised in Belgium’s Magritte awards and the UK’s Empire awards 2 years after its…

Watch This: Stranger Things In A Small Irish Village

If you’re like us you’ve been making your way through the latest Netflix show Stranger Things. It’s combination of Spielberg style charm and John Carpenter style mood have created a hit that we just can’t help binge-watching. Opening in Irish cinemas August 26th is Irish documentary Strange Occurences In A Small Irish Village, Aoife Kelleher’s look at life in the…

‘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…

Life On The Road Is Tough For David Brent

Director: Ricky Gervais Starring: Ricky Gervais, Doc Brown, Tom Basden Running Time: 96 minutes It’s hard to say goodbye if you don’t leave and though David Brent has been laying low since the original version of The Office ended in 2003, so much of him is tied up in Ricky Gervais’ comedic persona that we’ve never really had time to…

Two More Irish Productions Selected For TIFF

Following on from the announcement last month that Irish films The Secret Scripture, Unless and Maudie as well as Northern Irish film The Journey were selected for the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival, it was announced today that two more Irish productions will be having their world premieres at TIFF. Irish film Without Name and the Irish co-production Forever Pure have joined the list of films chosen to be…