The Image Book Review: Cork Film Festival

Ave Imperator, morituri te salutant! – Hail the emperor, we who are mortal salute you! – should be written on every ticket for The Image Book, the newest film by the god of cinema himself: Jean-Luc Godard. (I examined my ticket very closely, by the way, but could not find it even in the smallest print.) Jean-Luc Godard, who turns 88 this December, is a … Continue reading The Image Book Review: Cork Film Festival

The Grinch Review: Cork Film Festival

November means it’s the magical time of the year again. Of course I am talking about Cork Film Festival however if you thought that I meant Christmas and your a little disappointed, then I urge you to read on I may just have a little festive surprise for you. Last Saturday morning I had the pleasure of attending a pre-screening of Illumination Studios brand new … Continue reading The Grinch Review: Cork Film Festival

Mapplethorpe review: Cork Film Festival

Mapplethorpe was shown in the Gate Cinema as part of Cork Film Festival 2018. Deputy Entertainment Editor Julie Crowley went to the screening. Mapplethorpe is a biopic which chronicles the last twenty years in the life of artist and photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. It is directed by Ondi Timoner, who previously directed documentaries DIG! and We Live in Public. Timoner and Mikko Alanne co-wrote the screenplay. … Continue reading Mapplethorpe review: Cork Film Festival

Float Like a Butterfly at Cork Film Festival

Deputy Entertainment Editor Julie Crowley went to the Irish premiere of Float Like a Butterfly at the Everyman Theatre as part of the 63rd Cork Film Festival. It was attended by cast and crew.  This film won the FIPRESCI Discovery Prize at the Toronto International Film Festival. Float Like a Butterfly is a coming-of-age tale set in 60s Ireland, following a young Traveller girl named … Continue reading Float Like a Butterfly at Cork Film Festival

63rd Cork Film Festival: A Retrospective

It always seems that around this time of the year people’s excitement and anticipation seem to spike in leaps and bounds. Many people see the start of winter as a mark that Christmas is on its way, and whilst I absolutely adore Christmas it isn’t the only thing that I look forward to every year. Cork Film Festival which takes place every November has in … Continue reading 63rd Cork Film Festival: A Retrospective

From Scream to Scream Queens

From Scream to Scream Queens – Eli Dolliver investigates the tradition of the self reflexive horror. The horror genre – perhaps more than any other – refers to itself constantly, playing on its generic conventions to enhance its cinematic universes, communicating with the audience in a way other genres can’t. The best example of this is of course Scream, the 1996 Wes Craven masterpiece in … Continue reading From Scream to Scream Queens

Johnny English Strikes Again

Entertainment Editor, Dan Webb reviews Rowan Atkinson’s reprise of the iconic role of Johnny English. Something that I have always been a fan of is quirky British comedy. The art of a British comedy is quite different to that of many other countries; in fact many times they offer you a very pessimistic outlook on life as a whole, albeit through a humorous and relatable … Continue reading Johnny English Strikes Again