Back to lockdown, back to streaming movies

Thu, Jan 14, 2021

WITH THE cinemas closed again, the international box office is in limbo, and we are once again at the mercy of the streaming services. Thankfully Netflix have done a great job of refreshing its library. Here are a few films you may not have caught first time around that are worth checking out.

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Kings added to Fleadh's Solstice line-up

Thu, Jan 14, 2021

KINGS, TOM Collins acclaimed 2007 feature film, and starring Colm Meaney, is now streaming as part of the Galway Film Fleadh's Solstice programme.

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Galway Film Fleadh - Solstice

Tue, Dec 22, 2020

CHRISTMAS IS a time when it is traditional to gather around the screen and watch films, it is also a time of togetherness and reflection - values the Galway Film Fleadh want to uphold, despite the best efforts of 2020 to undo them.

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Two by Two: Overboard! - Galway animated film proves a big hit

Thu, Dec 17, 2020

TWO BY Two: Overboard!, produced by Galway animation company Moetion Films, and featuring a new song from Galway composer Eimear Noone, is in cinemas now.

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Galway made film is Ireland’s entry for Oscars’ Best International Feature Film category

Thu, Nov 26, 2020

ARRACHT, AN Irish-language feature film which was made in Connemara, has been selected as Ireland’s entry for the Oscars’ Best International Feature Film category for 93rd annual Academy Awards.

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On The Rocks

Thu, Oct 29, 2020

Rashida Jones plays Laura; she is a writer with writer's block and raising two daughters with her husband Dean. Lately she has noticed Dean is distant and not affectionate. His business is starting to take off so he is away from home a lot. When she goes to meet him at a work event she notices how friendly he is with a younger beautiful colleague which only adds to her suspicion. While having lunch with her father Felix, she tells him what has been bothering her. Instantly he assumes the worst (himself a life long womaniser). Rather than consoling Laura he takes the opportunity to bond with her on catching Dean out. They then spending the weekend stalking him around New York looking for evidence.

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Mad, Bad and Dangerous - celebrating ‘difficult’ women

Thu, Oct 22, 2020

GALWAY’S MARGARETTA D’Arcy and Lelia Doolan are interviewed in a new web-series, Mad, Bad and Dangerous, celebrating trailblazing Irish women, aged over 70, who remain in the public eye.

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Films to watch on cold October nights

Tue, Oct 13, 2020

WITH THE cinemas closed for what will hopefully be only three weeks, I have returned to streaming platforms which served us so well during the initial lockdown, and chosen four films on Netflix I believe are worth your time.

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48 Hour Film Challenge goes virtual for 2020

Thu, Oct 01, 2020

LITTLE CINEMA and Galway City of Film's 48 Hour Challenge is taking place again this year, but in a virtual fashion instead of a physical screening at the Town Hall Theatre.

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The Thing is coming to the Pálás

Thu, Sep 10, 2020

THE THING, John Carpenter's classic 1982 film starring Kurt Russell, and boasting special effects which were astonishing in their day, and still impressive now, will get a big screen outing at the Pálás.

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Dating Amber

Thu, Aug 06, 2020

With the cinemas finally reopening I was pleased to see some films that were released on streaming during lockdown are getting the big screen treatment after all. Dating Amber is an Irish movie that got a bit of press when it was released on Amazon a few months ago but really deserved more so I’m happy to review it during its cinema release.

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Pálás Cinema to re-open next week

Thu, Jul 23, 2020

The Pálás Cinema is re-opening on Monday July 27. It will be fully compliant with Government guidelines on Covid-19; there will be screenings of classic films; and the restaurant will have a new menu.

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In Conversation - talks at the Fleadh

Thu, Jul 09, 2020

HOLLYWOOD STAR Keith Carradine and directors Joe Dante and Nicole Holofcener will be given free, online, public talks, this weekend as part of the Galway Film Fleadh.

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Daithi soundtracks new documentary at Fleadh

Thu, Jul 09, 2020

DAITHÍ, one of Ireland's most creative and imaginative musicians and producers has composed the music for a new documentary premiering at the Galway Film Fleadh.

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A Maverick Islander - new film from Margaretta D’Arcy

Thu, Jul 09, 2020

A DREAMER, a radicle, an entrepreneur, a man with a love of place, community, and sport, Connemara's Sean Ó Loingsigh wants to give his local region a boost, by building a golf course in a bog.

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Policing in a time of Trump and a nation divided

Thu, Jul 09, 2020

THINK OF the word sheriff and you think of the hat and the badge; Sheriff Rosco P Coltrane in The Dukes of Hazzard; Little Bill Daggett in Unforgiven; and Ed Tom Bell in No Country for Old Men.

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Movies which capture these times

Thu, Jul 02, 2020

COMING TO the end of our cinema lockdown (although there are not many new movies on the horizon) this is the last of my streaming service recommendations.

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Galway Film Fleadh 2020 programme launched

Thu, Jun 25, 2020

FOR THE first time in its 32 year history, the Galway Film Fleadh will not take place in cinemas, but will take place entirely online - a response to the strange and extraordinary times we live in.

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Watch to watch before we go back to the cinemas

Thu, Jun 11, 2020

CINEMAS RE-OPENING on July 20 - ahead of the original re-opening date of August 10 - is good news, but in the meantime, Netflix remains our 'home cinema'. Here are my recommendations for this week's watching.

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Exhausted Netflix? Then check out All 4

Thu, May 28, 2020

IF, LIKE me, you have exhausted everything interesting on Netflix and Amazon, and are now desperate for good content, check out All 4, Channel 4's online offering.

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