PORTRÁIDÍ CRIATHRAIGH/Bog Portraits, a film about the creation of landscape installation artwork, where bogland at Ros Muc, is transformed into the faces of two iconic Connemara natives, premiers on Monday March 1.
HAVING REVIEWED the best of what is on offer on Netflix, Prime Video, TG4 Player and AllFour, I am almost running out of streaming services to look at, so this week I turned to the much maligned RTE Player.
TG4 HAS had a great few years. It was recently announced as the sixth most watched channel in Ireland, putting the Connemara based station ahead of BBC 2 and Channel 4. I decided to try and just watch TG4 for the week and see how I got on.
WITH THE cinemas closed again, the international box office is in limbo, and we are once again at the mercy of the streaming services. Thankfully Netflix have done a great job of refreshing its library. Here are a few films you may not have caught first time around that are worth checking out.
CHRISTMAS IS a time when it is traditional to gather around the screen and watch films, it is also a time of togetherness and reflection - values the Galway Film Fleadh want to uphold, despite the best efforts of 2020 to undo them.
Rashida Jones plays Laura; she is a writer with writer's block and raising two daughters with her husband Dean. Lately she has noticed Dean is distant and not affectionate. His business is starting to take off so he is away from home a lot. When she goes to meet him at a work event she notices how friendly he is with a younger beautiful colleague which only adds to her suspicion. While having lunch with her father Felix, she tells him what has been bothering her. Instantly he assumes the worst (himself a life long womaniser). Rather than consoling Laura he takes the opportunity to bond with her on catching Dean out. They then spending the weekend stalking him around New York looking for evidence.
WITH THE cinemas closed for what will hopefully be only three weeks, I have returned to streaming platforms which served us so well during the initial lockdown, and chosen four films on Netflix I believe are worth your time.
THE THING, John Carpenter's classic 1982 film starring Kurt Russell, and boasting special effects which were astonishing in their day, and still impressive now, will get a big screen outing at the Pálás.