The Birth Of A Nation Shows A Disappointing Lack Of Depth

Director: Nate Parker Starring: Nate Parker, Armie Hammer, Aja Naomi King, Jackie Earle Haley, Penelope Ann Miller, Gabrielle Union Running Time: 120 mins There’s a very interesting film to be made about the story of Nat Turner, the literate slave who lead a violent rebellion in the Deep South in 1831, killing over 60 people. This…

Kinopolis 2016: Love, Actually, Is Not Around In United States Of Love

Director: Tomasz Wasilewsi Starring: Julie Kijowska, Marta Nieradkiewicz, Magdalena Cielecka, Dorota Kolak Running Time: 104 minutes The theme of the 2016 Kinopolis Polish Film Festival is love and the many faces that love can have. The opening film of this year’s festival, Tomasz Wasilewski’s United States of Love sees love manifested in less heart-warming forms. It…

It’s Peter Parker’s Time To Pretend In Spider-Man: Homecoming Trailer

As you may already know from your various social media platforms blowing up this morning, or from having watched the teaser to the trailer in the matryoshka doll that is modern movie marketing, the first glimpse of Spider-Man: Homecoming was shown last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live!. Your favourite part of Captain America: Civil War is…

Next Year’s Baywatch Remake Releases Its First Trailer

Well this doesn’t look all that promising… Starring the ever lovable Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and the reasonably entertaining Zac Efron, this updated film version of the ‘classic’ hit TV Show Baywatch adds a distinctly comedic twist to proceedings. Understandably so – the original was an incredibly cheesy 90’s slice of weekly rescue action meets…

Crowdfunding Campaign For Aretha, A Short About A Young Woman Seeking Respect

Dave Thomas has worked as a director, producer and writer for many of Ireland’s media including RTÉ, Newstalk, and the national press. His work, including the RTÉ Radio series Outside the Box, has won several awards. Thomas has recently launched a crowdfunding campaign in an effort to raise €20,000 to make his ambitious short film…

Movie Memories: Podcaster Kefin Mahon Talks Sharing Movies

‘Kefin’ Mahon is a true podcast expert. Between wrestling podcasts How2Wrestling and the Attitude Era Podcast and the film-focused Cinema Swirl, UK-based Kefin Mahon and various tiffin loving Brit co-hosts go through the weird and wild world of wrestling and the joy of some beloved films respectively. Cinema Swirl sees big-bearded Kefin host alongside Sam Chaplin, who has somehow managed to go through…

Two Irish Films To Feature At Sundance 2017

Irish feature documentaries, Frankie Fenton’s It’s Not Yet Dark, and Neasa Ní Chianáin and David Rane’s In Loco Parentis have been selected to screen at the prestigious 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Both documentaries are funded by Bord Scannan na hEireann/the Irish Film Board and will compete in the World Cinema Documentary Competition, a category for which…