• Hear My Voice review

    Hear My Voice: film inspired by Colin Davidson exhibition 'offers a tribute to the human spirit'

    Brendan J Byrne manages to further enrich the moving source material of Silent Testimony while extending the experience for those unable to see its portraits in person

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    Murder on the Orient Express

    Kenneth Branagh keeps Agatha Christie's detective tale on the right track as both director and lead amidst a cast bristling with star power

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    Best (George Best: All By Himself)

    Though arguably too linear in scope, the latest chronicle of our greatest footballing talent's tragic journey is nonetheless elegantly and fearlessly told

  • La La Land

    La La Land

    Despite its artistic virtues, the limp narrative of Damien Chazelle's modern musical just won't leave audiences as jazzed as they were with Whiplash

  • Silence


    Liam Neeson is the white whale of Scorsese's monumental 26-year passion project, which caps a career-long study of spirituality on the big screen

  • Two Angry Men

    Two Angry Men

    Toto Ellis leaves us longing for a feature length in his debut short outlining the theatrical censorship his father and Sam Thompson faced in Belfast 60 years ago

  • Hubert Butler

    Hubert Butler: Witness to the Future

    Writer, humanitarian and market gardener, 'Ireland's Orwell' is given due recognition for his years-ahead endeavors in this detailed documentary

  • Killer of Sheep

    Killer of Sheep

    With its truthful depiction of racial issues in 1970s America, Charles Burnett's long-lost indie trailblazer is the perfect primer for BFI Black Star

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    The 400 Blows

    François Truffaut’s pioneering French New Wave classic signals an encouraging start to a season of films to see before you're 30

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    Vintage Cinema Club

    Michael McAlinden takes a bus back to film's golden age for a special showing of John Ford's The Quiet Man

  • The Hundred-Year Old Man...

    ... Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared lives up to its protracted title

  • Cold in July

    1980s Texas is the backdrop to Jim Mickle's impressively pulpy adaptation of the Joe R Lansdale novel

  • Belle

    Amma Asante tells the incredible true story of Miss Dido Belle Lindsay in this grandly realised sophomore feature

  • Fruitvale Station

    Ryan Coogler's searing directorial debut screens in Belfast as part of Community Relations Week

  • Game of Thrones

    Having sold out in record time, this touring show is an interesting diversion from the ongoing series

  • Venus in Fur

    The boundaries between fact and fiction are blurred in Roman Polanski's amusing adaptation of the David Ives play

  • Fading Gigolo

    John Turturro writes and directs this refined and stylish comedy starring Woody Allen and Sofia Vergara

  • Jimmy's Hall

    What was supposed to be Ken Loach's final film – an overly theatrical adaptation of the play by Donal O'Kelly – is no great legacy

  • The Two Faces of January

    Patricia Highsmith's tale of intrigue on the Med is stylishly adapted by Hossein Amini

  • Frank

    Michael Fassbender plays the eponymous musical maverick in Lenny Abrahamson's touching tragicomedy

  • The Sea

    John Banville's Booker Prize-winning novel is beautifully shot in Stephen Brown's stunted adaptation

  • Calvary

    John Michael McDonagh trains his sights on the Catholic Church in an avaricious Ireland

  • Shamus

    Belfast Film Festival screen Eric Marquis' rarely-seen and decidedly quaint film shot in Belfast and beyond in 1958

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    Game of Thrones Season Opener

    Matthew Coyle reviews the opening episode of Game of Thrones season 4 at Belfast Film Festival – spoiler alert!

  • Starred Up

    Crumlin Road Gaol and the Maze provide the backdrop for David Mackenzie's brutally frank prison drama

  • Under the Skin

    Scarlett Johansson becomes human under a Scottish sky in Jonathan Glazer's compelling adaptation

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel

    The Grand Budapest Hotel

    Wes Anderson's latest all-star caper is a fantastically enjoyable yarn

  • Non-Stop

    Liam Neeson scowls his way through another generic action flick this time set on a plane

  • The Invisible Woman

    Ralph Fiennes' sophomore directorial effort is a beautifully-shot exploration of Charles Dickens' love affair with Nelly Turnen

  • Her

    Spike Jonze warns against cutting the ties that bind us in this existential meditation on technology and romance

  • Dallas Buyers Club

    Matthew McConaughey and co expose the corruption inherent in the American healthcare system

  • The Armstrong Lie

    Director Alex Gibney lifts the lid on one of history's most riveting doping scandals in this gripping documentary  

  • Inside Llewyn Davis

    The Coen brothers' new film about a struggling folk singer is propelled by a rarely discussed dilemma – when do artists cut their losses and abandon their careers?

  • 12 Years a Slave

    Steve McQueen delves deep into America's original sin with an adaptation of Solomon Northup's memoir

  • Long Walk to Freedom

    Idris Elba portrays Nelson Mandela in Justin Chadwick's biopic

  • The Desolation of Smaug

    The stakes are high for James Nesbitt and co in Peter Jackson's thrilling visit to Middle Earth

  • Nebraska

    Sideways director Alexander Payne delivers another understated masterpiece set in the anonymous flyover states

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    Danny Boyle

    The Oscar-winning director chats with screenwriter Frank Cottrell Boyce in Derry~Londonderry

  • Big Bad Wolves

    The 2013 Foyle Film Festival gets off to a thrilling start with the Quentin Tarantino-tipped Israeli revenge flick

  • Don Jon

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt is writer, director and star of this mature meditation on one man's obsession with family, church and porn

  • The Selfish Giant

    Clio Barnard's kitchen sink adaptation of Oscar Wilde's children's story is not for the faint of heart

  • Philomena

    A mother is wronged by the Catholic Church in this surprisingly uplifting feature shot in County Down

  • Le Week-end

    Love and marriage endure the fading of the Parisian light in Hanif Kureishi's latest silver screen collaboration

  • A Belfast Story

    Despite the flaws in Nathan Todd's debut feature, Malachi O'Doherty leaves a relatively happy customer

  • In a World

    Lake Bell writes, directs and stars in this mature and charming rom-com set in the male-dominated world of the voice over artist

  • Lovelace

    Lacking the style and verve of Boogie Nights, this porn star biopic is saved by a wonderful cast

  • What Maisie Knew

    Onata Aprile lights up Scott McGehee and David Siegel's adaptation of Henry James' divorce novel

  • Suspiria

    Belfast Film Festival screen Dario Argento's classic horror, with a live soundtrack performed by Claudio Simonetti

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    David Bowie Is

    A new exhibition and documentary focus on the Thin White Duke's career, but lack that personal touch

  • Alpha Papa

    Alan Partridge finally makes it to the silver screen after 20 years of network nightmares – welcome to big school

  • The Hunter

    Daniel Nettheim's acclaimed adaptation screens as part of the International Mammalogical Congress at Queen’s

  • A Field in England

    John Higgins and Andrew Johnston make the case for and against Ben Wheatley's psychedelic Civil War experiment

  • Before Midnight

    The final instalment in Richard Linklater's Before trilogy focuses on the travails of family life

  • Art of Conflict

    Vince Vaughan's unlikely documentary about the history of Belfast's political murals descends into reality TV territory

  • Pull My Daisy, Shadows

    Two Beat Generation films screen at Queen's Film Theatre as part of the Belfast Book Festival

  • The Bookseller of Belfast

    Alessandra Celesia's unorthodox documentary captures the weird and wonderful life of bibliophile John Clancy

  • Behind the Candelabra

    Michael Douglas and Matt Damon star as Liberace and his put upon lover in Steven Soderbergh's final feature

  • Endless Life

    Michael MacBroom's understated second feature shows what can be done on a miniscule budget

  • Splash Area

    His slasher double-bill fails to materialise, but maverick filmmaker George Clarke wins over the mob regardless

  • Jump

    Derry~Londonderry has never looked so beautiful as in Keiron J Walsh's high-octane new feature set in the City of Culture

  • Film Devour

    A host of amateur filmmakers from across Northern Ireland showcase new works at the Black Box

  • Made in Belfast

    Fionola Meredith is underwhelmed by writer/director Paul Kennedy's debut feature at the Belfast Film Festival

  • The Hardy Bucks Movie

    What started out as an online series has become an Irish comedy phenomenon – now for the movie spin-off and a road trip to the Euros

  • A Late Quartet

    It's more Ludwig than Van Halen, but Yaron Zilberman's chamber music melodrama is still a band movie at heart

  • Found Footage Festival

    Watch video of Arnold Schwarzenegger's first trip to Rio and discover the magic of VHS at the Black Box

  • Robot & Frank

    A buddy movie, a crime caper, a sensitive portrayal of aging – Jake Schreier's debut feature has Ralph McLean smiling throughout

  • Mea Maxima Culpa

    Alex Gibney's documentary investigation into clerical abuse within the Catholic church reveals the extent of the outgoing pontiff's complicity

  • Film Devour

    15 short films produced in Northern Ireland showcase the depth of amateur talent across the country, and deliver plenty of shocks and surprises

  • Valtari Mystery Film Experiment

    Icelandic outift Sigur Rós commission 12 filmmakers to visualise their latest album. The results are always engrossing

  • Foyle Film Festival Shorts

    Bigger isn't always better, as this 'stunning, charming, creepy' selection of national and international shorts demonstrates