Wednesday, 30 September 2015

COUNTRY VIEWS

Here are the countries that have accessed Shoot the Cabbage the most. Seems to be more popular outside of Western Europe.
Ireland (highest views)
United States
Russia
United Kingdom
Germany
France
Czech Republic
Ukraine
China
Latvia

Saturday, 26 September 2015

Pursuit

Another Irish release that crawls into cinemas without much fanfare or publicity. It's a gangster film updating of an old legend. A couple goes on the run avoiding bullets and baddies. Lots of famous faces appear with several unknown ones. Fast paced and aimed at the multiplex this is an above average effort. In fact, it's quite unique in Irish cinema for using so many cuts in the edit to speed up the story. Lots of jump cuts and plot twists. Also impressive is how loud the songs on the soundtrack are. Most Irish movies have the songs fade in quietly but never reach their full impact. What's missing is a good set piece. Trojan Eddie meets Black ice meets Perrier's bounty. But better than any of those. They can use that quote for the DVD release!

Title: Pursuit
Genre: Gangster
New/old: New
Cinema/DVD: Cinema

Thursday, 24 September 2015

MOVE THE IRISH FILM BOARD TO PORTUGAL!

Summit tells me this could be a good idea. Let taxpayers over there contribute for a change. Make all films in Portugese and this would have a ready market in Brazil. Might even win an Oscar for best Foreign Language Film? Better weather too and more attractive women, that would put Amy Huberman out of work. Then rename the IFTAs the PFTAs and no more daft Irish language shorts. Then close Ardmore for good, the RDS of film studios.

Monday, 14 September 2015

CALLBACK QUEEN RELEASED!

Graham Cantwell's latest 'masterpiece' is finally in a cinema, Dundrum to be exact. Finally, the follow up to one of the greatest cinematic efforts ever made in this country. How many of those knobs on FMN posting "Graham is a friend of mine" will bother to go see it? For some unknown reason, it's getting 1-star reviews from the newspapers. Do they not recognise 'genuine' talent? Why or why are we losing our greatest filmmaking talent to other countries? With Cantwell and Kirsten Sheridan moving abroad what hope is there for the country. Thank goodness all these Syrians are arriving!

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