Mark Cousins

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Film Hocus Pocus, starring Kathy Najimy, Bette Midler and Sarah Jessica Parker, originally opened at a poor number four in the US box office charts.

Hold on tight. Another useless film from somebody else’s adolescence has been declared a classic. We have, in this place, already written about the se(...)

Agnès Varda (1928-2019) is among the great filmmakers studied in  Women Wno Make Film

WOMEN MAKE FILM: A NEW ROAD MOVIE THROUGH CINEMA PART 1 ★★★★★ Directed by Mark Cousins. Featuring Tilda Swinton. FI Player, Curzon Home Cinema, 1(...)

Isabelle Huppert in Mia Hansen-Løve’s 2016 film Things to Come.

There was a bit of muttering when it emerged that Mark Cousins – a man! – was to compile a 14-hour history of women directors at work. A sensitive fel(...)

Belfast-born film expert Mark Cousins says he seldom watches a film twice, unless he is presenting it to an audience or if he wants to use a clip in a documentary. Photograph: Jamie Fry

I hope you enjoy this column. If you really, really like it (anything is possible) you may feel inclined to read it again. After all, that’s what we a(...)

Chantal Ackerman behind the camera in 1980. Photogaph:   Laszlo Ruszka/ INA/Getty Images

Sadly, when compiling a list of 10 great films by women, a bit more digging is required than would be necessary if putting together an equivalent list(...)

French film-maker Sarah Maldoror in Women Make Film: A New Road Movie through Cinema. 2018. Great Britain. Directed by Mark Cousins. Photograph courtesy of Cohen Media

One week into this year’s Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival VMDIFF and we’re a Volta down. Trine Dyrholm, the Danish star of T(...)

Grainne Humphreys: ‘I’m waiting for DIFF to kick off so it’s all about comfort for me, and Harry Nilsson is one of my go-tos, especially A Little Touch of Schmilsson in the Night.’

Book MFK Fisher is an American best known for her food and travel writing, but she also wrote fiction, and her first novel is called The Theoretical (...)

Phyllida Lloyd’s Herself

The pulling forward of the Oscars has caused confusion for Irish folk who structure their calendars around the world of film. Doesn’t the event usuall(...)

Rosamund Pike in Radioactive

The filmmaker Paulette McDonagh, working with her actor sister Isabel McDonagh and art director third sibling, Phyllis McDonagh, made a series of self(...)

DIFF 2020: the festival programme includes Rose Plays Julie, featuring Ann Skelly, Orla Brady and Aidan Gillen

The 2020 Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival will feature the film-maker Charlie Kaufman, a string of new Irish films, and Women Make Film(...)

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