John Butler

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Best actress: Jessie Buckley in the gobsmacking Wild Rose

The good folk at Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival beat the weather this year. But it could hardly have been a more closely run thing. (...)

John Butler, manager of the Portlick Scout Campsite near Athlone, preparing for more than 400 campers over the weekend. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

On Friday night, the first of more than 400 scouts were starting to pitch their tents for a large camping weekend in Portlick, outside of Athlone, Co (...)

Actor Matt Bomer, star of John Butler's Papi Chulo, at the opening of the Dublin International Film Festival on Wednesday. Photograph: Simon Lazewsk

Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival gave a warm welcome to director John Butler and stars Alejandro Patiño and Matt Bomer at the Irish pre(...)

She’s Missing: Eiza González in Alexandra McGuinness’s movie, part of Dublin International Film Festival

Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival has announced a busy programme for its upcoming edition. Beginning on February 20th, this is the first(...)

Sponsorship of the Dublin International Film Festival ‘sits very nicely with our ambitions in TV’, says Virgin Media Ireland chief executive Tony Hanway. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The Dublin International Film Festival will be red on more than its carpets next month as Virgin Media Ireland begins its first year as title sponsor (...)

 Mary, Queen of Scots starring Saoirse Ronan  opens January 18th

 Ad Astra Ruth Negga joins Brad Pitt (lucky him, lucky her) on a mission to Neptune. Pointy-headed James Gray, the man behind The Lost City of Z,(...)

“I’m a big narcissist. I’m in every scene.” Amy Huberman during filming of Finding Joy. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

At a south Dublin hotel dozens of people are dancing and having fake fun for a bunch of television cameras. This is part of a fictional awards ceremon(...)

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(...)

‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ is very much in thrall to its source material

All major festivals have their traditions. It is entirely in character that screenings at the Toronto International Film Festival begin with the audie(...)

The Guardian recommendations ‘ignore whole swathes of Irish writing’

A mini-skirmish broke out online over the weekend in response to a short, apparently inoffensive Guardian article online. A London reader, planning to(...)

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