Hazel Doupe

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New this week: Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth in Men in Black: International

ALADDIN ★★☆☆☆ Directed by Guy Ritchie. Starring Mena Massoud, Will Smith, Naomi Scott, Marwan Kenzari, Navid Negahban, Nasim Pedrad The ongoing campai(...)

Cannes do spirit: the main competition jury at the opening ceremony of the French film festival, which is also a marketplace for film-makers from all over the world, including Ireland. Photograph: John Phillips/Getty

As you read this, the lower decks of the Palais des Festivals in Cannes are awash with producers, distributors and funders. There has been all kinds o(...)

Hazel Doupe is funny, awkward and inspirational   in Float Like a Butterfly

Carmel Winters attacks important social issues with a mainstream energy that stirs the blood in her award-winning follow-up to the mysterious Snap. Sy(...)

Float like a Butterfly: Hazel Doupe stars as a Traveller who takes Muhammad Ali as her model

What was it John F Kennedy said about the space programme? We choose to do these things not because they are easy but because they are hard. Something(...)

A promotional image for the film Float Like a Butterfly.

It’s a long way from Kanturk to Kentucky but that’s the metaphorical journey that Cork film director, Carmel Winter has made with her film ‘Float Like(...)

Sissy Spacek and Robert Redford in The Old Man & The Gun

The wise old lady of Irish film festivals is back with her strongest programme in some years. Founded in 1956, the Cork Film Festival has had its gidd(...)

Oscar season in Toronto: Lady Gaga in A Star Is Born

It was a very special edition of Toronto International Film Festival for the Irish director Carmel Winters. At the screening of Float Like a Butterfly(...)

Steve McQueen’s indecently entertaining Widows: The film is so beautifully made, so energetically acted and – a new one for McQueen – so consistently funny that its flaws hardly matter. Photograph: Tiff

It is interesting to note that barely a single US review of Steve McQueen’s indecently entertaining Widows has mentioned Lynda La Plante. For older To(...)

Actor Dafhyd Flynn in a scene from ‘Michael Inside’ Astonishing lead performance: Dafhyd Flynn in ‘Michael Inside’

Other films have worked from the same template as Frank Berry’s brilliant, heart-breaking tale of the socially excluded. As in Alan Clarke’s Scum and (...)