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One of the most underappreciated sci-fi films of the 21st century, the original Attack the Block was funny, frightening, frenetic and fresh on its release in 2o11. When we covered the film for the Breakout Role Podcast last year, we were struck by how current it still felt, and how immediately bright the star wattage of John Boyega shone. Now Boyega and co are returning to the block, with a sequel to the cult hit confirmed to be in development.

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As if the attractions at the GAZE LGBT Film Festival this or any year could be limited to a mere five standouts! Still, as one of the standout annual events in the fair city of film, both as a consistently excellent programme of cinema and as one the country’s biggest LGBT gatherings outside of Dublin Pride, GAZE generates considerable excitement every summer and it’s worth looking at why. The mood of film fans is buzzing nicely ahead of GAZE 2019’s Opening Gala taking place tonight, a sold-out screening at the Light House Cinema of the documentary Deep In Vogue. You can get an overview of this year’s programme here, but with so much to choose from in the five days of film ahead, we look at five reasons why you must get yourselves into the screens for GAZE 2019.

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This evening the GAZE Film Festival hosts a sold-out preview screening of Vita & Virginia, but last night saw one of Ireland’s premiere annual festivals launch their 27th programme. Another exceptional line-up of LGBTQ cinema comes to the fair city of film this August. Read more…

Principal photography has commenced on the darkly comedic spoken word odyssey Dublin Oldschool, adapted from the highly successful stage play which won critical acclaim both at home and abroad.

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