David Freyne

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Lola Petticrew and Fionn O’Shea

One could teach a class on romantic-comedy structure using David Freyne’s agreeable second feature as sole template. The couple “meet cute”. At first (...)

David Freyne's film, a rural comedy set two years after being gay was decriminalised in Ireland, stars Fionn O'Shea and Lola Petticrew, whose chemi(...)

Charlize Theron plays Megyn Kelly (left) in a study of sexual harassment at Fox News, with Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie

What a cornucopia of delights are coming our way in 2020. We offer a few warnings. One or two of these may slide into 2021. On the upside, the odd exc(...)

Sam Keeley in The Cured carries impressive weight of trauma through every scene.

It’s as well to have a sound variation in mind when reaching for the worn handle attached to the zombie genre. There’s barely an angle that hasn’t bee(...)

Ellen Page stars in David Freyne’s horror The Cured, which will get a domestic premiere at the Audi Dublin International Film Festival. Photograph: Bac Films, Tilted Pictures

For the urban cinephile, the arrival of the Audi Dublin International Film Festival, which began on Wednesday, signifies the imminence of spring. Shel(...)

Todd Haynes’ ‘Wonderstruck’

Cosmology tells us that the universe has no centre. Regular patrons of the Audi Dublin International Film Festival would do well to remind themselves (...)

Tom Vaughan-Lawlor  during a press previews for Maze at The Movie House cinema in Belfast. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Tom Vaughan-Lawlor is awfully chipper for a man who got up 5am to catch a flight to Dublin. “My son just about woke up to ask me where I was going,” s(...)

Barry Keoghan at the premiere for “The Killing of a Sacred Deer” at the Toronto International Film Festival. Photograph: Geoff Robins/AFP/Getty Images

Awards season has begun. Okay, that’s not quite true. With next year’s Oscars happening in March we’re still more than six months away from the ceremo(...)

Director Martin McDonagh’s ‘Three Billboards’ has received strong reviews since its premiere. File   photograph: Warren Toda/EPA

Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri has unexpectedly won the People’s Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival.(...)

Ellen Page stars  in David Freyne’s psychological horror film The Third Wave

WHAT’S HOT? Glühwein Mull away. Best results come from making a spiced sugar syrup as a flavour base. Turning Pirate Mixtape The New Year’s Eve Vic(...)