In Conversation - talks at the Fleadh

Thu, Jul 09, 2020

HOLLYWOOD STAR Keith Carradine and directors Joe Dante and Nicole Holofcener will be given free, online, public talks, this weekend as part of the Galway Film Fleadh.

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Daithi soundtracks new documentary at Fleadh

Thu, Jul 09, 2020

DAITHÍ, one of Ireland's most creative and imaginative musicians and producers has composed the music for a new documentary premiering at the Galway Film Fleadh.

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A Maverick Islander - new film from Margaretta D’Arcy

Thu, Jul 09, 2020

A DREAMER, a radicle, an entrepreneur, a man with a love of place, community, and sport, Connemara's Sean Ó Loingsigh wants to give his local region a boost, by building a golf course in a bog.

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Policing in a time of Trump and a nation divided

Thu, Jul 09, 2020

THINK OF the word sheriff and you think of the hat and the badge; Sheriff Rosco P Coltrane in The Dukes of Hazzard; Little Bill Daggett in Unforgiven; and Ed Tom Bell in No Country for Old Men.

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Movies which capture these times

Thu, Jul 02, 2020

COMING TO the end of our cinema lockdown (although there are not many new movies on the horizon) this is the last of my streaming service recommendations.

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Galway Film Fleadh 2020 programme launched

Thu, Jun 25, 2020

FOR THE first time in its 32 year history, the Galway Film Fleadh will not take place in cinemas, but will take place entirely online - a response to the strange and extraordinary times we live in.

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Watch to watch before we go back to the cinemas

Thu, Jun 11, 2020

CINEMAS RE-OPENING on July 20 - ahead of the original re-opening date of August 10 - is good news, but in the meantime, Netflix remains our 'home cinema'. Here are my recommendations for this week's watching.

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Exhausted Netflix? Then check out All 4

Thu, May 28, 2020

IF, LIKE me, you have exhausted everything interesting on Netflix and Amazon, and are now desperate for good content, check out All 4, Channel 4's online offering.

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From Mars to Connemara...these movies have it all

Thu, May 21, 2020

LOCKDOWN IS being eased but we are far from out of lockdown yet, so here are some more film recommendations to - available on Netflix - to get you through the coming evenings.

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Galway Film Fleadh 2020 to go online in July

Thu, May 14, 2020

FOLLOWING THE Government announcement that cinemas will remain closed until August 10, and large gatherings will not be permitted for some time, the Galway Film Fleadh has decided to move its 2020 festival online.

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The best movies to watch on Amazon Prime

Thu, May 14, 2020

THIS WEEK I’m listing films mainly from Amazon Prime. It is cheaper than Netflix, its selection is just as good, and it has a really good collection of classics movies. So, if you feel you have worn out your Netflix account, maybe switch over for a month.

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There is no such thing as running out of Netflix to watch...

Thu, Apr 30, 2020

NETFLIX RECENTLY surpassed Disney as the world's biggest pure media company. If anyone is doing well at the moment, it is toilet paper manufactures and streaming services. They are churning out such a level of content it is hard to keep up with it, so here are some recent additions to Netflix which are worth watching.

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Galway made feature film Calm With Horses gets early digital release

Mon, Apr 27, 2020

CALM WITH Horses, the critically acclaimed film from BAFTA and Sundance Festival award nominee Nick Rowland, and shot at numerous locations around Galway city and county, is getting an early digital release.

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A choice of viewing from TG4's streaming service

Thu, Apr 23, 2020

AFTER SPENDING the last few weeks looking through streaming services from abroad, like Netflix and Amazon, I spent the last week trying to limit my content to local services. TG4 as we all know is a brilliant local resource, but maybe you have not seen the quality content they have in their website for free?

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Galway Film Society to screen When All Is Ruin Once Again

Thu, Apr 23, 2020

WHEN ALL Is Ruin Once Again, a poetic documentary filmed in and around Gort, and which won Best Cinematography In An Irish Feature award at the 2018 Galway Film Fleadh, gets an online screening this weekend.

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The All4 app - Channel 4's best all in one place

Thu, Apr 16, 2020

I RECENTLY downloaded the All4 app, and, unlike the iplayer, it works here in Ireland for free with no subscription. It has some great shows and a number of really good films. First up, the movies I think are worth a watch. Next week I will select my picks for the best TV shows.

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Why you haven't run out of shows to watch on Netflix

Thu, Apr 09, 2020

A FRIEND emailed me over the weekend stating she had "finished Netflix". It is pretty early in this lockdown to have run out of things to watch so here is a list of TV shows she (and you) might not have seen that are worth watching.

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Family movies to watch during the lockdown

Thu, Apr 02, 2020

THIS WEEK I am going to recommend some family movies to watch during the lockdown and coronavirus restrictions that, perhaps, you might not have considered.

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The best box sets to watch on Netflix and Amazon

Thu, Mar 26, 2020

WHILE I do love watching movies, sometimes when the nights are particularly long, having a TV show to binge on can be an enormous comfort. We have all watched a lot of these shows, such as Breaking Bad or Mad Men, so here are a few which maybe you have not seen yet.

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What to watch on Netflix and Amazon during the lockdown

Thu, Mar 19, 2020

WITH THE CINEMAS closed, and Ireland in lockdown generally, we need distractions, good things to do, and stuff that will raise spirits, and this is where Netflix and Amazon come in.

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