French kisses & misses

Wednesday night sees the return of the Irish Film Institute’s French Film Festival, which will see the Temple Bar cinema become a hub of Gallic culture for twelve days. We’re prone to a spot of subtitled action here at Spooool and so have taken a few minutes to put together four picks and one miss for the fest.

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Halloweeen means Horrorthon!

Running from the 25th to the 29th of October the Horrorthon is presenting 32 films to wet your appetite for blood. Ticket info and the full list of films can be found here, and we’ve selected five that warrant your attention and previewed them below

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TIFF 2012 – A look ahead

Read all our TIFF 2012 coverage here.

| o | – It’s TIFF 2012 time!


I finished up at my job at the tail end of July and we all (@dunnez, @oheag2 and previously @parallellevision) moved out of our lovely old house on Toronto’s Davenport Road. Since then I have spent time faffing about with my family, camping in Canada’s wondrous Algonquin Park and travelling around the eastern side of the US. Usually you do all those things and then go back to your homeland, but since Christmas when I formulated this plan I knew I had to base my exit strategy from Toronto around one thing – TIFF.

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Cloudburst // JDIFF 2012

This is a guest post from Dublin-based journalist Sarah Neville.

Geriatric lesbian road trip - ★★★★

“You should see this film, I’m great in it” – that’s what Brenda Fricker told JDIFF director Grainne Humphreys about Cloudburst according to its writer and director Thom Fitzgerald.

“Did I say that? Oh fuck,” the actress exclaimed to the audience at the gala opening of the festival in the Savoy cinema on Dublin’s O’Connell Street.

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Sun. Dance. [10 to look forward to from the 2012 Sundance Film Festival]

/ See what we did there? It's a stock image of girl DANCING in front of the SUN. Yeah? /

Every year around this time I take a cheeky look at flights to Salt Lake City, Utah.

One of these years I’m actually going to the Sundance Film Festival and try pack in ten days of snow, drinking and independent cinema. But sadly work, money and life commitments mean it won’t be in 2012.

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