School Life

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Headfort the delightful rambling boarding school in the heart of the countryside 50 miles outside of Dublin, is the sort of educational establishment most of us would have given our right arms to spend our childhoods in. The cameras spend a year there for this affectionate portrait by Irish documentarian Nease Ni Chianain which for … Continue reading




Handsome Devil

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Writer/director John Butler’s enchanting coming-of-age movie about two very likable 16 year old boys in an Irish Boarding School seems to sidestep some of the more grittier aspects of homophobia to ensure that the end-result is a engaging feel-good movie that the LGBT community is bound to make it into one of the more popular … Continue reading



Sing Street

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Irish filmmaker John Carney seems to have the edge when it comes to making movies on singer/songwriters.  His first one was ‘Once‘ which became this enormous sleeper hit that garnered a Oscar for Best Song, and then spawned the smash hit Broadway musical that won 8 Tony Awards. In his second movie ‘Begin Again’ the singer/songwriter this time … Continue reading




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