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# director - Friday 31 July, 2020

Alan Parker - the director of The Commitments and Angela's Ashes - has died aged 76
# RIP
# RIP

Alan Parker - the director of The Commitments and Angela's Ashes - has died aged 76

Jul 31st 2020, 5:05 PM 22,865 Views 33 Comments

Parker’s storied career included directing credits for Bugsy Malone, Fame and Mississippi Burning.

# director - Friday 24 May, 2019

'Three hours of jiggling butts': Cannes film sparks scandal over its depiction of women's bodies
# My Love: Intermezzo
# My Love: Intermezzo

'Three hours of jiggling butts': Cannes film sparks scandal over its depiction of women's bodies

May 24th 2019, 2:29 PM 52,108 Views 33 Comments

The film was directed by Abdellatif Kechiche, who directed Blue Is The Warmest Colour.

# director - Monday 29 April, 2019

Boyz N the Hood director John Singleton dies age 51
# Boyz N The Hood
# Boyz N The Hood

Boyz N the Hood director John Singleton dies age 51

Apr 29th 2019, 9:40 PM 22,095 Views 12 Comments

Singleton (51) directed Boyz n the Hood as a 22-year-old fresh out of film school.

# director - Tuesday 12 February, 2019

Criticism over news Oscars won't be broadcasting editing or cinematography awards live
# Academy Awards
# Academy Awards

Criticism over news Oscars won't be broadcasting editing or cinematography awards live

Feb 12th 2019, 5:28 PM 12,672 Views 18 Comments

Prominent directors are not impressed.

# director - Saturday 29 September, 2018

Irish film about dad's cancer battle aims to show impact of illness on families
# For Molly
# For Molly

Irish film about dad's cancer battle aims to show impact of illness on families

Sep 29th 2018, 5:30 PM 14,883 Views 4 Comments

The film stars Love/Hate actor Kieran O’Reilly.

# director - Sunday 24 June, 2018

'I wanted to make a film that was visceral and dangerous and had a woman at the centre'
# Kissing Candice
# Kissing Candice

'I wanted to make a film that was visceral and dangerous and had a woman at the centre'

Jun 24th 2018, 6:30 PM 10,766 Views 2 Comments

Director Aoife McArdle talks to us about what makes her debut feature Kissing Candice so different.

# director - Wednesday 11 April, 2018

'I wanted to humanise this image we have of lads from disadvantaged communities'
# Michael Inside
# Michael Inside

'I wanted to humanise this image we have of lads from disadvantaged communities'

Apr 11th 2018, 7:00 PM 25,446 Views 22 Comments

The Irish film explores the impact of prison on a young teenager, and was inspired by real-life stories.

# director - Sunday 18 February, 2018

Rex Ingram: Ireland's forgotten Hollywood blockbuster film director
# Rediscovered
# Rediscovered

Rex Ingram: Ireland's forgotten Hollywood blockbuster film director

Feb 18th 2018, 3:30 PM 12,858 Views 7 Comments

A special screening of his most famous film will take place as part of this year’s St Patrick’s Festival.

# director - Tuesday 12 December, 2017

Former company director who stole over €460,000 from another firm to keep business afloat sentenced to 18 months in prison
# Courts
# Courts

Former company director who stole over €460,000 from another firm to keep business afloat sentenced to 18 months in prison

Dec 12th 2017, 9:30 PM 45,386 Views 43 Comments

Judge Martin Nolan said the woman had no “base motives” for her behaviour

# director - Monday 23 October, 2017

38 women accuse Hollywood writer and director James Toback of sexual harassment
# Accused
# Accused

38 women accuse Hollywood writer and director James Toback of sexual harassment

Oct 23rd 2017, 7:18 AM 35,389 Views 43 Comments

Toback has denied all the allegations.

# director - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

Trump will nominate Chris Christie's defence lawyer as FBI Director
# Bridgegate
# Bridgegate

Trump will nominate Chris Christie's defence lawyer as FBI Director

Jun 7th 2017, 1:12 PM 10,817 Views 17 Comments

Christopher Wray served Chris Christie during the “Bridgegate” scandal.

# director - Saturday 11 February, 2017

This Irish film tells the fascinating story of a tiny folk-artist called Maud
# Maudie
# Maudie

This Irish film tells the fascinating story of a tiny folk-artist called Maud

Feb 11th 2017, 8:30 PM 12,927 Views 1 Comment

Maud Lewis is a folk art hero in her home country of Canada.

# director - Thursday 28 July, 2016

Erasmus moulding new role to suit 'what's best for Munster'
# Director
From The42
# Director

Erasmus moulding new role to suit 'what's best for Munster'

Jul 28th 2016, 11:34 AM 7,214 Views 5 Comments

The South African also talks about his first time encountering the province.

# director - Sunday 14 February, 2016

Hunger, sex and danger: This film imagines Ireland after society has crumbled
# The Survivalist
# The Survivalist

Hunger, sex and danger: This film imagines Ireland after society has crumbled

Feb 14th 2016, 9:15 AM 29,841 Views 27 Comments

We spoke to Martin McCann and director Stephen Fingleton.

# director - Saturday 16 January, 2016

Watch out for these Irish films in 2016
# What To Watch
# What To Watch

Watch out for these Irish films in 2016

Jan 16th 2016, 8:30 AM 31,427 Views 7 Comments

From thrillers to love stories, these are the ones to watch.

# director - Monday 31 August, 2015

"Today the world lost a great man": Tributes to master of horror cinema Wes Craven
# RIP
# RIP

"Today the world lost a great man": Tributes to master of horror cinema Wes Craven

Aug 31st 2015, 4:30 PM 20,674 Views 30 Comments

Craven passed away at his home in Los Angeles after a battle with brain cancer. He was 76 years old.

# director - Wednesday 6 May, 2015

Explainer: What exactly is going on with Joss Whedon?
# Avenged
From The Daily Edge
# Avenged

Explainer: What exactly is going on with Joss Whedon?

May 6th 2015, 10:07 AM 3,292 Views 3 Comments

The Avengers director quit Twitter on Monday.

# director - Sunday 1 March, 2015

Sitdown Sunday: Police brutality, controversial circumcision, and the great Orson Welles
# 7 Deadly Reads
# 7 Deadly Reads

Sitdown Sunday: Police brutality, controversial circumcision, and the great Orson Welles

Mar 1st 2015, 10:00 AM 9,152 Views 2 Comments

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

# director - Wednesday 7 January, 2015

US asks Poland to extradite director Polanski over rape of 13-year-old
# Courts
# Courts

US asks Poland to extradite director Polanski over rape of 13-year-old

Jan 7th 2015, 5:27 PM 11,023 Views 27 Comments

Polanski pleaded guilty to the 1977 rape, but left the US before he was sentenced.

# director - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

Community service for bar director after employee crushed in lift shaft
# Blu Bar
# Blu Bar

Community service for bar director after employee crushed in lift shaft

Oct 22nd 2014, 2:22 PM 14,950 Views 5 Comments

A director and a shareholder of the company were sentenced in court today over the incident

# director - Sunday 8 June, 2014

The first Irish memoir written using eye-gaze technology has been published
# Accomplished
# Accomplished

The first Irish memoir written using eye-gaze technology has been published

Jun 8th 2014, 12:15 PM 9,796 Views 10 Comments

The author, Simon Fitzmaurice, was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease in 2008.

# director - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

The mystery of the man being walked on a lead around London has been solved
# Unleashed
From The Daily Edge
# Unleashed

The mystery of the man being walked on a lead around London has been solved

Apr 15th 2014, 2:21 PM 6,282 Views 4 Comments

Was it a role-playing exercise? A PR stunt? An art project?

# director - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

Croke Park chief confident that Garth Brooks concerts will get the green light for July
# Go Ahead Garth
From The42
# Go Ahead Garth

Croke Park chief confident that Garth Brooks concerts will get the green light for July

Apr 8th 2014, 8:00 AM 8,741 Views 34 Comments

Local residents have raised objections to the series of gigs in late July.

# director - Friday 4 April, 2014

Limerick City of Culture gets new director
# Fully Advertised
# Fully Advertised

Limerick City of Culture gets new director

Apr 4th 2014, 9:07 PM 10,881 Views 34 Comments

Mike Fitzpatrick currently holds the position as Interim Head.

# director - Sunday 26 January, 2014

Not for kids or nuns: Here's how to market a controversial message
# Einstein Couple
# Einstein Couple

Not for kids or nuns: Here's how to market a controversial message

Jan 26th 2014, 11:30 AM 18,512 Views 8 Comments

The Einstein Couple designed the posters for the controversial new Lars Von Trier film – and we could all learn a thing or two from them.

# director - Friday 6 December, 2013

'House of Flying Daggers' director sued for having too many children
# One Child Policy
# One Child Policy

'House of Flying Daggers' director sued for having too many children

Dec 6th 2013, 11:00 AM 16,829 Views 25 Comments

Zhang Yimou is being sued by two lawyers for breaking China’s one-child policy.

# director - Thursday 7 November, 2013

VIDEO: Your weekend movies... Gravity, Seduced and Abandoned
# Trailers
From The Daily Edge
# Trailers

VIDEO: Your weekend movies... Gravity, Seduced and Abandoned

Nov 7th 2013, 8:30 PM 7,090 Views 8 Comments

Cinema trip this weekend? TheJournal.ie brings you snippets from new releases to help you decide where to put your money…

# director - Saturday 21 September, 2013

He was Ireland's most prolific filmmaker, directing 60 movies... but have you ever heard of William Desmond Taylor?
# Mystery Man
# Mystery Man

He was Ireland's most prolific filmmaker, directing 60 movies... but have you ever heard of William Desmond Taylor?

Sep 21st 2013, 8:45 AM 10,607 Views 18 Comments

Born in Carlow, the filmmaker worked with the biggest stars of Hollywood’s ‘Golden Age’. His murder in 1922 made headlines all over the world, and remains unsolved to this day.

# director - Thursday 8 August, 2013

Interview: Challenges have always existed for writers, but now they need even more support
# Interview
# Interview

Interview: Challenges have always existed for writers, but now they need even more support

Aug 8th 2013, 1:00 PM 137 Views 6 Comments

It’s easy to see why young writers could be put off by projects with no guarantee of success but new playwrights need to make a leap of faith – they are the future of theatre, says Thomas Conway.

# director - Thursday 25 April, 2013

Column: Why I wanted to make a movie about isolation in rural Ireland
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: Why I wanted to make a movie about isolation in rural Ireland

Apr 25th 2013, 7:00 AM 980 Views 33 Comments

IFTA Rising Star winner, Gerard Barrett, says people in Ireland don’t talk enough about how they feel – which can lead to tragedy. In making his award-winning movie, Pilgrim Hill, for just €4500, he lifted the lid on loneliness experienced by country farmers.

# director - Wednesday 24 April, 2013

9 things Michael Bay needs to say sorry for
# No Way Michael Bay
From The Daily Edge
# No Way Michael Bay

9 things Michael Bay needs to say sorry for

Apr 24th 2013, 9:30 PM 3,773 Views 3 Comments

Michael Bay, you have a lot of explaining to do.

# director - Thursday 28 March, 2013

Public interest directors at Permanent TSB step down
# Permanent TSB
# Permanent TSB

Public interest directors at Permanent TSB step down

Mar 28th 2013, 6:02 PM 9,219 Views 24 Comments

Margaret Hayes and Ray MacSharry were asked by the government in 2009 to fill the roles to ensure that the bank was acting in the public interest.

# director - Wednesday 23 January, 2013

Irish folk furniture film wins top award at Sundance festival
# Sundance
# Sundance

Irish folk furniture film wins top award at Sundance festival

Jan 23rd 2013, 11:59 AM 7,878 Views 10 Comments

Irish Folk Furniture won the prize for Best Animation at the festival, while another Irish film has been nominated for the Cinema Documentary Award.

# director - Wednesday 9 January, 2013

So what does Transformers' Michael Bay think of Irish actor Jack Reynor?
# Robots In Disguise
From The Daily Edge
# Robots In Disguise

So what does Transformers' Michael Bay think of Irish actor Jack Reynor?

Jan 9th 2013, 9:00 PM 11,524 Views 12 Comments

The What Richard Did star has just been cast by Bay in Transformers 4, and the director thinks he’s “pretty ballsy”.

# director - Friday 14 December, 2012

Special Delivery Unit director’s consultancy paid €50k for advice
# Special Delivery Unit
# Special Delivery Unit

Special Delivery Unit director’s consultancy paid €50k for advice

Dec 14th 2012, 6:30 AM 5,236 Views 25 Comments

The SDU has spent €1.7 million in total on consultancies since it was set up in 2011 by Health Minister James Reilly.

# director - Monday 5 November, 2012

Who will direct the new Star Wars films? Here's a wish list
# Star Wars
From The Daily Edge
# Star Wars

Who will direct the new Star Wars films? Here's a wish list

Nov 5th 2012, 3:31 PM 897 Views 1 Comment

JJ Abrams? Christopher Nolan? Ben Affleck?

# director - Tuesday 30 October, 2012

New Irish horror film animated by children
# Horror
# Horror

New Irish horror film animated by children

Oct 30th 2012, 4:09 PM 5,899 Views 4 Comments

The film itself isn’t for children – but the animations by Irish young people add another edge to this scary tale by a talented director.

# director - Sunday 21 October, 2012

Documentary sheds light on Teresa Treacy's fight for her trees
# Teresa Treacy
# Teresa Treacy

Documentary sheds light on Teresa Treacy's fight for her trees

Oct 21st 2012, 8:15 AM 8,049 Views 72 Comments

The Co Offaly landowner is still fighting to stop her trees from being cut down so that an overground power line can be put in place.

# director - Thursday 4 October, 2012

VIDEO: Three-trailer Thursday
# Sneak Peek
From The Daily Edge
# Sneak Peek

VIDEO: Three-trailer Thursday

Oct 4th 2012, 8:30 PM 5,014 Views 1 Comment

Cinema trip this weekend? TheJournal.ie brings you snippets from three new releases to help you decide where to put your money…

# director - Saturday 29 September, 2012

Credit Union bill criticised as "anti-democratic"
# Credit Union
# Credit Union

Credit Union bill criticised as "anti-democratic"

Sep 29th 2012, 3:53 PM 8,392 Views 32 Comments

The Irish League of Credit Unions has expressed concern about proposed laws that would ban volunteers from joining boards.

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