Tag: ireland

Notes on Streaming: GODZILLA: PLANET OF THE MONSTERS and THE FROZEN DEAD (GLACE) Both Surprise

Also: Jack Black's serio-comic The Polka King and must-see Irish thriller Bad Day for the Cut. Is it just me, or do January's new offerings on streaming services feel ... er, kinda non-essential? Expectations may play a bigger role this...

Exclusive Creepy Clip: NAILS, Thick With Dread

In our creepy exclusive clip from Dennis Bartok's Nails, the room fills up with dread and then something happens ... well, I'll just stick with "creepy" as a descriptor, but I really like what it did to me. Described as...

Review: THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER, Strange, Cold and Horrifying

Human beings can be kind, generous, and loving. But they can also be self-indulgent, vicious, and cruel. We all want to believe that, under certain circumstances, we would sacrifice and fight for the lives of our loved ones. But would...

Sitges 2017 Review: MUSE, a Mildly Entertaining Thriller

Jaume Balagueró is without a doubt one of Sitges' classic directors. Every new project of his is welcomed with a special interest by the festival's audiences, which probably still remember with excitement the screenings of the first chapter of his...

Trailer: BAD DAY FOR THE CUT Delivers Bloody Vengeance to the Irish Countryside

A violent revenge thriller cut from the same cloth as Jeremy Saulnier's Blue Ruin and Shane Meadows' Dead Man's Shoes, Chris Baugh's Bad Day For The Cut has been garnering strong word of mouth since its debut at Sundance back...

HANDSOME DEVIL: Conor Has a Gift in This Exclusive Clip From Irish Coming Of Age Tale

Breaking Glass Pictures will release​ ​John Butler's coming of age film Handsome Devil​ ​in U.S. theaters and On Demand today, June 2nd.​ ScreenAnarchy has been given an exclusive clip to share with you. You will find it below along with...

Review: A DARK SONG, Digging Into the Lonely Heart of the Occult

All deaths are hard to deal with, but I would argue there is nothing worse than losing your child (after all, a parent is not supposed to outlive their children). Certainly, when we lose a loved one of any kind,...

A DARK SONG U.S. Trailer: Bracing, Disturbing, Unnerving

A new trailer for Liam Gavin's A Dark Song is intended to promote the film's upcoming U.S. release, but instead it has ruined my day. That's because it reminds me of my first viewing of the movie, when it made...

WOLFWALKERS: Watch The Full Proof Of Concept Trailer For Tomm Moore's Next!

It was just a week ago that we shared the first proof of concept teaser for Song of the Sea and The Secret Of Kells director Tomm Moore's latest animated feature, Wolfwalkers. Moore is co-directing this one with his Song...

HANDSOME DEVIL: Watch The Trailer For John Butler's Coming Of Age Drama

Irish writer-director John Butler won a lot of love in these pages with his debut feature The Stag - later released on these shores as The Bachelor Weekend - and he has followed that crowd pleasing comedy with an equally...

Fantastic Fest 2016 Review: THE YOUNG OFFENDERS Elevates a Comic Tale With Fresh Honesty

Rowdy, raucous, and rude, The Young Offenders is a blast of adolescence without angst, a juvenile movie that is surprisingly cheerful, even as its young heroes straddle the thin line between criminality and, well, not being a straight-up criminal. Conor...

Irish Screen America Fest Launches Bi-Coastal Fest This Week

Here's an interesting idea, why not have a film festival that takes place in both New York and LA at (almost) the same time? That's just what the good people from Irish Screen America are doing with what really amounts...

Toronto 2016 Exclusive: WITHOUT NAME Teaser and Poster, Ethereal and Mysterious

Our exclusive teaser for Without Name is very much a tease, suggesting a rich, ethereal and mysterious environment without giving away plot details. For that, we have this: Synopsis: Land surveyor Eric, alienated from urban existence and those who love...

A DARK SONG: Watch The First Trailer For The Irish Chiller

Writer-director Liam Gavin premieres his feature debut A Dark Song at the Galway Film Fleadh on Friday and producers have just released a first teaser to whet the appetite. Steve Oram (Sightseers) stars opposite Catherine Walker (Patrick's Day) in this...

Embark On A Cross Country Odyssey With THE YOUNG OFFENDERS

Back in 2007 the Irish county of Cork was the scene of the largest seizure of cocaine in the nation's history, with more than four hundred million Euro worth of the stuff thrown overboard and washed ashore where it was...

Review: SING STREET Tunes Into 1980s Pop Music

“Any guy who says he started playing guitar for any other reason than meeting girls is lying.” That's not an exact quote, but it's the gist of what some rock star once said. I was thinking it was either John...

Exclusive SACRIFICE Clip: Run, Radha Mitchell, Run!

If she wants to live, Radha Mitchell must run. Set to open in New York at IFC Center this coming Friday, April 29 -- which is also when it will be available On Demand and via all digital platforms --...

BAD DAY FOR THE CUT: Revenge Thriller Begins Shoot In Northern Ireland

It's been four years now since I first came across the work of Chris Baugh and Brendan Mullin, a Belfast based writer-director-producer duo who at the time we launching a horror short film titled Boys From County Hell which I...

AYAMÉ Teases Irish Sci-Fi

I'm Irish, I love science fiction, and I love movies. So it feels like Ayamé was custom-designed for me. According to its official description, the film is "set in the near future. The story revolves around a rescue mission on...

Sitges 2015 Review: FROM THE DARK Is An Enjoyable, If Repetitive, Ride

Conor McMahon is no stranger here in Sitges. The Irish director already succeeded in winning the audience's affection back in 2012 with Stitches, a film that managed to get as much laughter as jumps and scares. This time he comes back to Sitges with...