IRISH director Aisling Walsh's moving drama paints a dignified portrait of Canadian folk artist Maud Lewis, who weathered agonising rheumatoid arthritis as she shared her vision of the world in brightly coloured paintings.
I STUMBLED upon this excellent Netflix Original movie while browsing the 'new releases' section last week. It was spotting the name 'Macon Blair' in its credits that got my attention: Blair was the lead in Jeremy Saulnier's superb revenge thriller Blue Ruin
THE Strand Arts Centre in east Belfast is heading to the seaside this weekend for special movie presentations in Newcastle Co Down in association with Newcastle Community Cinema and NI Screen’s Digital Film Archive.
JUST when it seemed that heartfelt romantic comedies might be in terminal decline and doomed to labour on life support, along comes director Michael Showalter's uplifting and bittersweet tale of cross-cultural love.
GHOST IN THE SHELL (Cert 12, 120 mins, Paramount Home Entertainment, Sci-Fi/Action/Thriller, available from July 24 on Amazon Video/BT TV Store/iTunes/Sky Store/TalkTalk TV Store and other download and streaming services, available from August 7 on DVD £19.
EVER wanted to see horror classics The Exorcist and The Omen in an old church or catch action classic Predator at a recently decommissioned B&Q? Well of course you have – and now you actually can, courtesy of the Belfast Film Festival which is staging special site-specific screenings of all three favourites next month.
IF YOU want to know just how important George Romero was to the world of horror movies just consider the shocking number of TV and film production that have ripped his work off ruthlessly in the past five decades.
ONLY a true optimist could bring light out from the darkness of the power-crazed murder lust that drives Shakespeare's Macbeth but that's exactly what Omagh-raised screenwriter Maire Campbell succeeded in doing last year as artistic director of Youth Action Northern Ireland.