It’s no surprise that Darren Thornton’s A Date for Mad Mary was joint winner of Best Irish Feature at the Galway Film Fleadh, or that Seána Kerslake lifted the Bingham Ray New Talent Award for her role as Mary. From the very start, it is clear that this is an accomplished film with authenticity and… Continue reading Film Ireland Review: A Date for Mad Mary
Well, as if it wasn’t exciting enough to be longlisted for the Littlewoods Ireland Blog Awards 2016, I am absolutely over the moon to have made the shortlist. As I wrote on being longlisted, I really do love blogging. It’s a wonderful thing to be able to share your thoughts and opinions, the things you enjoy,… Continue reading Littlewoods Ireland Blog Awards 2016: Vote Now for www.emmahynes.net
It has been over twelve years since Ricky Gervais’ and Stephen Merchant’s sitcom, The Office, concluded with a Christmas Special after two highly successful series. In utilising the mockumentary to offer a commentary on the docusoap, and its capacity to turn ordinary people into celebrities overnight, it spawned an iconic character in the form of… Continue reading Film Ireland Review – David Brent: Life on the Road
I was strolling alongside a leafy St. Stephen’s Green this evening when I was stopped in my tracks by some very exciting news – I had made the Littlewoods Ireland Blog Awards 2016 longlist. I love blogging. It has enriched my life and given me so many rewarding experiences, and so it means so much for my work and… Continue reading Littlewoods Ireland Blog Awards 2016: Making the Longlist
There’s nothing quite like a trip to the cinema. You settle in, watch the curtains part, the house lights go down, screen lights come up, and you sit back to escape for a couple of hours, uninterrupted. That is, unless you’re in the vicinity of any of these.
This review was originally published on Film Ireland , 31 July 2015. DIR: Albert Maysles • WRI: Pete Docter, Ronaldo Del Carmen • PRO: Carl Apfel, Iris Apfel There is something both poignant and apt about the fact that Iris would be Albert Maysles’ final film. Taking 93-year-old, New York fashion icon Iris Apfel for its subject… Continue reading Film Ireland Review: Iris
DIR/WRI: John Boorman • PRO: John Boorman, Kieran Corrigan • DOP: Seamus Deasy • ED: Ron Davis • DES: Tim Pannen • MUS: Stephen McKeon • DES: Anthony Pratt • CAST: Callum Turner, Caleb Landry Jones, Pat Shortt It has been almost 28 years since John Boorman’s semi-autobiographical work Hope and Glory (1987) brought us the story of nine year old… Continue reading Film Ireland Review: Queen and Country