[PASSNOTES] MISE EIRE (1960)

April 10th, 2015

Mise Eire (1960) Dir. George Morrison – QFT Belfast 12 April Who’s in it? Liam Budhlaeir, Padraig O’Raghallaigh (Voice) What’s it about? Featuring as part of the BFI’s Conversations about Cinema: Impact of Conflict initiative, which offers ‘a timely reflection on the repercussions of conflict and the ways this has been presented through film’, George […]

[PASSNOTES] LIFE ITSELF (2014)

November 18th, 2014

Life Itself (2014) Dir. Steve James – QFT Belfast 24th Nov Who’s in it? Roger Ebert, Chaz Ebert, Gene Siskel What’s it about Landmark Sports documentary Hoop Dreams director Steve James turns his keen eye for human detail to the life, work and legacy of one of cinema’s most renowned and respected film critics, Roger […]

[PASSNOTES] ‘HAWKING’: AN INTIMATE PORTRAIT OF ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST RECOGNISABLE AND LEAST KNOWN PERSONALITIES

September 20th, 2013

Hawking (2013) Dir. Stephen Finnegan – Out 20th Sept at Strand Cinema Belfast Who’s in it? Stephen Hawking What’s it about? Described by the man himself as a “personal journey through my life”, an intimate portrait of one of the world’s most well and least known personalities, Hawking sets out to tell the remarkable and […]

[PASSNOTES] ‘SPRINGSTEEN AND I’ – FAN FUELLED BIO-DOC PROVES YOU’RE THE BOSS

July 15th, 2013

Springsteen and I (2013) Dir. Baillie Walsh – In cinemas 22nd July Who’s in it? The Boss, fans of the boss What’s it about? Springsteen and I is director Baillie Walsh’s “open invitation to people all over the world to share stories that celebrate one of the greatest lyrical storytellers of our generation”, and as […]

[PASSNOTES] ‘THE STONE ROSES: MADE OF STONE’ A LABOUR OF LOVE WITH UNIVERSAL APPEAL

May 31st, 2013

The Stone Roses: Made of Stone – Dir. Shane Meadows – Out 30th May at QFT Belfast Who’s in it? Ian Brown, John Squire, Gary Mounfield What’s it about? Critically acclaimed British director Shane Meadows (This Is England) and his well ‘ard street smarts seem a perfect fit for this eagerly anticipated documentary about the […]

[FEATURE] ‘THE GATEKEEPERS’ – IN THE SHADOW OF UNCOMPROMISING IDEOLOGY, COMPASSION IS KEY

May 22nd, 2013

Nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the 2012 Academy Awards, The Gatekeepers is a top notch investigative docu-drama providing a privileged perspective inside the war on terror using archive footage and state of the art photo imagery. Director Dror Moreh interviews six former heads of Israel’s secret police the Shin Bet (‘The unseen Shield’ in […]

BELFAST FILM FESTIVAL: THE GATEKEEPERS (2012) A GLIMPSE OF THE CONFLICT WITHIN

April 14th, 2013

Dir. Dror Moreh Six former leaders of Israel’s state security service Shin Bet reveal aspects of the War on Terror – belfastfilmfestival.org Nominated in the Best Documentary Feature category at the 2012 Academy Awards The Gatekeepers is a top notch investigative documentary told from five different perspectives and with the use of archive footage and […]

HAVE A HEART!

May 25th, 2011

Knee-Jerk reaction ‘It’s a Wonderful Life!’. It had to be. That just had to be the film which has had the most profound effect on me. Why? Because it is probably my all-time favourite movie and I hold very dear to my heart the principles and values which it espouses. But that would have been […]

HIS AND HERS – Friday 11th March

March 13th, 2011

*Although His and Hers was reviewed on Filmplicity in May of last year, I thought it appropriate to update the review in honour of its recent release in the UK. ‘A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest’. – Old Irish Proverb Dir. Ken Wardrop Set in […]



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