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  • Joe Ambrose – Destroy All Rational Thought (1998)

    Documentary1991-2000ExperimentalIrelandJoe Ambrose
    Destroy All Rational Thought (1998)
    Destroy All Rational Thought (1998)

    blurb sez: In Sept./Oct. 1992 a mini festival took place in the Temple Bar Area of Dublin. Called ‘The Here To Go Show’, it celebrated William Burroughs and Brion Gysin and was located at The Gallery of Photography, The Project Arts Centre, and a number of Private locations. Organised by English writer Terry Wilson, Irish rock singer Frank Rynne, and writer Joe Ambrose. The show was documented in guerilla fashion by the organisers the results of which have been distilled into ‘Destroy all Rational Thought’.Read More »

  • Nathalie Biancheri – Wolf (2021) (HD)

    2021-2030ArthouseDramaIrelandNathalie Biancheri
    Wolf (2021) (HD)
    Wolf (2021) (HD)

    Jacob, a man who believes he is a wolf trapped in a human body, is sent to a clinic by his family where he is forced to undergo increasingly extreme forms of “curative” therapies at the hands of The Zookeeper. Jacob’s only solace is the enigmatic wildcat with whom he roams the hospital in the dead of night. The two form an improbable friendship that develops into infatuation.Read More »

  • Yorgos Lanthimos – Poor Things (2023)

    Yorgos Lanthimos2021-2030ComedyDramaIreland
    Poor Things (2023)
    Poor Things (2023)

    Bella is a young woman brought back to life by a brilliant and unorthodox scientist. Under the scientist’s protection, Bella is eager to learn. Hungry for the worldliness she is lacking, Bella runs off on a whirlwind adventure across the continents.Read More »

  • Vinny Murphy – Accelerator (2000)

    1991-2000AdventureDramaIrelandVinny Murphy
    Accelerator (2000)
    Accelerator (2000)

    A Belfast man, who steals cars for a living, dreams of retiring to Barcelona. Suddenly he finds himself in conflict with a crazed gangster, who desires the first man’s girl friend. The two decide to settle the situation with a race run with 12 of their friends. The trick is that they have to steal the cars for the race.Read More »

  • John Boorman – I Dreamt I Woke Up (1991)

    1991-2000ClassicsDocumentaryIrelandJohn Boorman
    I Dreamt I Woke Up (1991)
    I Dreamt I Woke Up (1991)

    Another in the series The Director’s Place.

    Filmmaker John Boorman pulls an “8 1/2”-and a good one-in I Dreamt I Woke Up. In this rambling reflection on Boorman’s life and career, the director appears as himself, while John Hurt shows up as his alter ego. Boorman’s son Charley plays “The Green Man,” a far-from-veiled reference to his starring appearance in his dad’s The Emerald Forest. And Janet McTeer rounds out the cast as an “everywoman”, essaying all sorts of hallucinatory roles. Short (1944) and bittersweet, I Dreamt I Woke Up was filmed in County Wicklow, Ireland; it was first shown in the US at the Telluride Film Festival ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie GuideRead More »

  • Martin McDonagh – The Banshees of Inisherin (2022)

    2021-2030ComedyDramaIrelandMartin McDonagh

    Two lifelong friends find themselves at an impasse when one abruptly ends their relationship, with alarming consequences for both of them.Read More »

  • Joe Lawlor & Christine Molloy – The Future Tense (2022)

    2021-2030Christine MolloyDocumentaryIrelandJoe Lawlor

    Synopsis
    Staged as a series of voiceover sessions, The Future Tense unfolds as a poignant tale of tales, exploring the filmmakers’ own experiences in aging, parenting, mental illness, and the brutal history beneath Ireland’s heavy earth.Read More »

  • Ciarán Foy – Citadel (2012)

    2011-2020Ciarán FoyDramaHorrorIreland

    Quote:
    Tommy Cowley is a young father inflicted with chronic agoraphobia since his wife was brutally attacked by a gang of a twisted feral children. Trapped in the dilapidated suburbia of Edenstown, he finds himself terrorised by the same gang, who now seem intent on taking his baby daughter. Torn between the help of an understanding nurse and a vigilante priest, Tommy sets out to learn the nightmarish truth surrounding these hooded children. He also discovers that to be free of his fears, he must finally face the demons of his past and enter the one place that he fears the most – the abandoned tower block known as the Citadel.Read More »

  • Mac Dara Ó’Curraidhín – A Boatload of Wild Irishmen: The Life of Robert Flaherty (2010)

    2001-2010DocumentaryIrelandMac Dara Ó'Curraidhín

    Robert Flaherty (1884-1951) was the man credited with being the father of the modern documentary film after he produced and directed ‘Nanook of the North’ in 1922. Flaherty is one of the great name directors in the history of cinema and to this day films such as ‘Nanook of the North’, ‘Moana’, ‘Man of Aran’ and ‘Louisiana Story’ are widely regarded as classics and still regularly screened.Read More »

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