Tag: ireland

Review: THE STORY OF FILM: A NEW GENERATION, 21st Century Cinema

Mark Cousins directs a mesmerizing critical analysis of the 21st century in film.

Review: THE CELLAR Borrows Liberally From Haunted House Lore

Elisha Cuthbert and Eoin Macken star in an Irish horror film, directed by Brendan Muldowney.

Fantastic Fest 2021 Review: LET THE WRONG ONE IN Lets Audience in On Joke

This is the most fun I’ve had in a vampire comedy since What We Do in the Shadows.   The comparison needn’t stop there but this is no imitator. Full of original characters, hysterically gross practical effects, and a take...

Telluride 2021 Review: THE STORY OF LOOKING, How We Watch

Filmmaker Mark Cousins ('The Story of Film: An Odyssey') meditates on what it means to see things in his latest documentary essay.

Now On Demand: THE GREEN SEA, Moody Mystery Awaits

Out of all the films that have become recently available On Demand, Randal Plunkett's moody mystery The Green Sea caught my eye. Hailing from Ireland, the film tells the story of "a troubled musician" who is living in "self-imposed isolation...

Review: FRANK OF IRELAND, Brashly Comic and Totally Ridiculous

Brian Gleeson, Domhnall Gleeson, Sarah Greene and Pom Boyd star in the series, soon to stream on Amazon Prime Video.

HERE ARE THE YOUNG MEN Exclusive U.S. Trailer Debut: Irish Teens Fall Into Shocking Acts

Dean-Charles Chapman, Finn Cole, Anya Taylor-Joy, Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, and Travis Fimmel star. Eoin Macken directs.

Review: THE SHADOW OF VIOLENCE, Fresh, Original Take on Toxic Masculinity

Cosmo Jarvis, Barry Keoghan, and Liam Carney star in director Nick Rowland's crime drama.

THE SHADOW OF VIOLENCE Trailer: The Things That You Do

Originally titled Calm With Horses when it premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2019, Nick Rowland's crime drama is now known as The Shadow of Violence, which is, perhaps, a much more direct title, as a new trailer...

Now on VOD: Logan Lerman, John Hawkes in END OF SENTENCE

Logan Lerman, who recently displayed a wide range of anger in the Amazon Prime series Hunters, and John Hawkes, who began his career in the 1980s and has distinguished himself in a host of films and TV shows from Hollywood...

Review: SEA FEVER, Creature Feature Gone Wild

Hermione Corfield, Connie Nielsen, and Dougray Scott star in writer/director Neasa Hardiman's sci-fi horror drama.

Now on VOD: THE PERISHED, In Search of a Mother

Courtney McKeon stars in director Paddy Murphy's horror film from Ireland.

Now on VOD: THE OTHER LAMB, Cut Off From Modern Society

Michiel Huisman, Raffey Cassidy, and Denise Gough star in director Malgorzata Szumowska's thrilling horror drama.

Review: VIVARIUM, Your New Forever Home

“The strawberries have no taste.”   This might be my favourite line of dialogue from this high-concept science fiction satire, Vivarium, an Irish-Danish-Belgian co-production that has a go at the middle class American dream.   For decades now, the gargantuan...

Review: EXTRA ORDINARY, Potent Mix of Broad Comedy and Sweet Story

A psychic driving instructor fights to save a young girl from a satanic sacrifice at the hands of a washed up psychedelic rock star in directors Enda Loughman & Mike Ahern's Extra Ordinary. This dark comic fantasy from Ireland absolutely...

Review: COME TO DADDY, Escalating Mayhem in Outlandish Father-Son Story

It is a joy to watch Elijah Wood give such a game performance in director Ant Timpson's outlandish father-son story.

Irish Sci-Fi Horror SEA FEVER Lands U.S. Theatrical Release

Our own Jaime Grijalba Gomez found that director Neasa Hardiman's feature debut, Sea Fever, "immediately puts us in a hostile place, at least psychologically." (Read his recent review here from the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival.) Now the rest of us...

International Thrillers ROJO and MIDDAY DEMONS Invading Digital

If you are living in despair, thinking that all the cinematic thrills for the year were swallowed up by the usual October glut of genre goodness, here, perhaps, is hope. Freshly available on digital, Rojo received good notices out of...

Brooklyn Horror 2019 Review: SEA FEVER, Familiar Setting, Familiar Genre, Distinct Atmosphere

Hermione Corfield stars as a marine biologist in director Neasa Hardiman's feature debut.

METAL HEART: Be Charmed By The Trailer For Irish Indie Comedy

If you've been paying attention to the recent wave of Irish films you've most likely come across actor Hugh O'Conor at some point. He was the lead in hit comedy The Stag before playing a key support part opposite Tom...