Above: A still from The Lure. A wierd ass flick about mermaids on a dingy club scene. Directed by Agnieszka Smoczyńska. It’s February so that means the biggest event of the year for Irish film fans, the Dublin International Film Festival. The ten-day long festival is hosted in a number of venues across the city and will feature over eighty films from 27 different countries, as well as connected … Read More
It’s early days in this election yet. The campaign has seen the emergence of online candidate videos in a bid to attract potential voters. From the shambolic to the downright surreal, here is a review of some of the more notable offerings to date. 1. The Healy Raes – Episode 1 (Independent – Kerry). Vote rigging reality TV star, and famous politician’s son, Michael Healy Rae released a campaign … Read More
They’re knocking down the Ballymun towers again. Well, kinda. The 4th Act is a forthcoming feature documentary looking at the relationship between memory and regeneration in Ballymun. As part of the production they’ve built a scale model of the seven towers before they were knocked and the existing population rehoused in humongous regeneration process costing almost €1 billion. “The model stretches the entire length of Tesco and features scale … Read More
The Great Wall is a studied meditation on the nature of borders in the 21st Century. On one side we have the towering urban powerhouses of capital and on the other the wretched of the earth. Throw in a chilling soundtrack, stunning cinematics, a riff on Franz Kafka and you’ve a work that puts a dose of dystopian shits right up ya. Rashers Tierney had a tick for tack with the … Read More
Let’s pretend it’s Halloween for one more day. It’s Rawhead Rex time here at rabble towers. A movie based on that master of the macabre Clive Barker but questionably executed screen wise. It’s good for a laugh though – full of terrible catch phrases for you to chirp along too. Doesn’t look too healthy, wha? Check our our other Halloween recommendations from last year here.
Halloween is always huge. Here’s a hot tip for a more sober and cerebral weekend than running around in a mangle with glitter and fake blood on your face. It’s the second instalment of the Feminist Film Festival. Given the weekend that’s in it there’s a dose of horror going down on Saturday in the New Theatre with a discussion around one of our favorite cinematic ghost stories of … Read More
Tragic looking trailer about a US cop involved in the foundation of a SWAT team. Something that would come back to haunt his own family years later as militarization of police enforcement ramped up.
We took a look at this topic elsewhere on the blog ages ago.
Experimental yips and the acting talents of John Connors from Love/Hate as a bored office worker caught up in the sesh? Sound good.
This had one of its first screenings over the weekend. Folks down in Kerry can catch it next.
Readers with some level of memory will recall an interview we did with Treasa O’Brien of Too Good To Resist as they ran a Fundit.ie appeal. They were trying to get cash together for a documentary about Ireland’s lack of a protest culture at the time. #IrishWater may have changed all that in recent months and their final product is featured as part of JDIFF. The trailer’s above. You can cop tickets for it at the … Read More
Back in 1980s Britain, a group was formed which called itself ‘Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners’, which was… well, a group of Lesbians and Gays who supported the miners. Rashers Tierney spoke to Reggie blennerhassett, an Irish emigrant who ended up in the thick of it. Can you give us a little bit of background about yourself and how you ended up in Britain in the mid 1980’s? I … Read More