Glassland, produced by Element Pictures and supported by the Film Board, stars Jack Reynor (above in a scene from the film) as a young man seeking to cope with an alcoholic mother (Toni Collette, also above) in contemporary Tallaght.

Gerard Barrett’s Glassland, recent winner of the audience prize at the Galway Film Fleadh, is among just 12 films selected for the World Cinema Dramat(...)

The latest member of the Coppola clan to get behind a camera delivers a debut that feels very much in the family tradition. No, Palo Alto doesn’t l(...)

Ellar Coltrane and Ethan Hawke in ‘Boyhood’

As the closing credits for Richard Linklater’s Boyhood rolled, I remained motionless in my seat, elated but also filled with yearning and a sense o(...)

Leap years: the transformation of Ellar Coltrane over the course of the 12-year shoot

Get ready for the most amazing experience you’ll ever have in a cinema. Seriously. Shot over 12 years, Richard Linklater’s time-lapse epic Boyhood is (...)

SXSW Film: Emjay Anthony and Jon Favreau  in  “Chef”
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The South By Southwest festival gets most attention for its musical and interactive components, but SXSW Film has been running in Austin since (...)

Some of us owe Matthew McConaughey an apology. For a substantial part of his career, the indecently handsome Texan had to endure being the punchline t(...)

Breaking Bad

Acornucopia of cultural riches this year left us reaching for superlatives. Everything from Breaking Bad on television to Daft Punk in music, Gone Gir(...)

Run & Jump, which took the prize for best Irish feature

After several years of biblical torrents, the weather decided to put on a decent show for the 25th edition of the Galway Film Fleadh. Mind you, was th(...)

Before Midnight

There is, at the start of Richard Linklater’s satisfying conclusion to a beautifully balanced romantic trilogy, a fine (almost certainly accidental) j(...)

Review: Bernie

It looks like a southern gothic and feels like a particularly hilarious farce, but Bernie (...)