Dáire McNab – The Three Sisters (2015)

The Three Sisters is a thriller film set in Dublin, Ireland. When the lawyer- and brother- of a dying patriarch commits suicide, it sets into motion a chain of murders which tears their family apart. Read More »

Louis Marcus – An Tine Bheo AKA The Living Flame (1966)

Commemoration of the 1916 Easter Rising in Ireland. Survivors of the rebellion share their memories of the events on screen and in writing (read out in English). Narration of the documentary is in Irish. Read More »

Paddy Breathnach – Shrooms (2007)

A group of friends are stalked and murdered whilst looking for psilocybin mushrooms in the Irish woods.

Letterboxd reviews
★½ Watched by 22 Apr 2019

“Advice is like mushrooms, the wrong one kind can prove fatal.” -Charles E. McKenzie (NIF),

Whoever made this poster is super proud. I need to stop by Spencer’s gifts to buy the fuzzy blacklight version.

Six pretty people take a drug tourism trip to Ireland in order to get mushrooms. Uh oh….a super dangrous mushroom that looks like the good mushrooms is also in the woods… strobe light style horror ensues. Parts of the film look really cool so I don’t want to write this off completely. There is work put into the visual effects that is enjoyable and the acting is better than the script. However, an 84 minutes movie with this concept I shouldn’t be pausing regularly to see how much time is left and I was constantly pausing. The script is VERY boring and by the end you don’t really care. Not a recommend. Read More »

Nora Twomey – The Breadwinner (2017)

A headstrong young girl in Afghanistan disguises herself as a boy in order to provide for her family.

Chicago Reader wrote:
The Breadwinner is a moving, visually impressive lesson in modern Afghan history
Posted By Ben Sachs on 01.26.18 at 12:26 PM

When I went to see The Breadwinner at the AMC River East a couple months ago, I was the only one in the theater; when I planned to write about it a few days later, the film had already left town. I’m glad to see that the Gene Siskel Film Center has brought it back for a weeklong engagement, so that more Chicagoans can catch up with this inventive and informative film. (That it was recently nominated for the Oscar for Best Animated Feature should help drum up attendance.) Read More »

Jim Sheridan – My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown (1989)

Christy Brown, born with cerebral palsy, learns to paint and write with his only controllable limb – his left foot. Read More »

Shane O’Sullivan – Children of the Revolution (2010)

Inspired by the student revolutions of 1968, two women in Germany and Japan set out to
plot world revolution as leaders of the Baader Meinhof Group and the Japanese Red Army.
What were they fighting for and what have we learned? Read More »

Gillies MacKinnon – Trojan Eddie (1996)

Eddie, a small town ex-con, discovers he has talent for selling anything and everything. Eddie sees a way to rise above the low life by setting up on his own. What he didn’t bargain for, was the murder and mayhem along the way. Read More »