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A message to the Irish government

December 3, 2010

Retrospective I – Dustin Hoffman

October 18, 2010

My dog’s supporting role in The Matrix

October 3, 2010

My dog’s cameo in Inception

September 29, 2010

Longing

September 4, 2010

Twilight

September 3, 2010

Films That Defined Us – Irish Films

August 13, 2010

As part of the Go, See, Talk! “Films That Defined Us” multi-blog-a-thon, created by Marc V. Ciafardini, I have compiled a list (in no particular order) of eight Irish films. Rather than providing an individual explanation of each choice, my eight selections hold a common reason for appearing on this list. Their importance lies, for me, not only in the fact that they define a particular era of film-making in and/or about Ireland, but they also each define, through their subject matter, a particular moment in Irish history, ranging from the control of the Catholic Church to the cloud of the 1980s recession and so forth. Each film offers a pre-Celtic Tiger and pre-internet age peek of Ireland, as well as early performances by actors who would continue on to become established and revered for their art.
 

1. My Left Foot (1989)

 

2. In the Name of the Father (1993)

 

3. The Magdalene Sisters (2002)

4. The General (1998)

5. Into the West (1992)

 

6. The Field (1990)

7. The Boxer (1997)

8. The Committments (1991)

Róisín’s tribute to Daniel H. Wilson’s “A Guide to the Amazing Science Fiction Future that Never Arrived”

July 23, 2010

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July 12, 2010

Harvey Pekar

October 8, 1939 – July 12, 2010

My first film review and guest post…ever!

July 7, 2010

Please join me on this momentous occasion and trek your way over to Filmplicity, where you will find the first film review I have ever written, which also happens to be my first guest post on a blog. I decided to review Guy Maddin and “The Saddest Music in the World”.

Read more at www.filmplicity.com