• 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

  • What Richard Did

    Irish director Lenny Abrahamson returns with 'his second great feature' and the story of one young man's life destroyed by violence

  • Amour

    Two-time Palme d'Or winner Michael Haneke is not one for optimism, as this 'gruelling, unsentimental and undeniably excellent' film shows

  • You've Been Trumped

    Scotland loves its golf, but does it love it enough to hand over a Site of Special Scientific Interest to the US billionaire with the dodgy syrup?

  • Sightseers

    Kill List director Ben Wheatley's latest wool-loving creations kill and maim with impunity whilst enjoying 'the most spectacular scenery British has to offer'

  • Trevor Anderson Shorts

    A program of films by the Canadian auteur is a highlight of the 2012 Outburst Queer Arts Festival

  • Holy Motors

    Kylie Minogue cameos in Leos Carax's 'free-form oddball odyssey', in Queen's Film Theatre from October 1

  • Maîtresse

    Lawrence Street Workshops continue their Film Night series with a little Gallic S&M. John Higgins is thrilled

  • Pitching for Writers

    The Crescent Arts Centre hosts 'script midwife' Mary Kate O Flanagan. John Higgins learns a thing or two

  • Lawless

    A great cast and Nick Cave script save what is otherwise an 'uncomplicated and predictable' prohibition era gangster flick

  • Shadow Dancer

    Andrew Johnston goes back for a second viewing, and cares even less for James Marsh's troubled characters

  • Grabbers

    Belfast director Jon Wright's latest feature is 'daft and gory enough' to warrant a viewing. Four tentacles up

  • Woody Allen A Documentary

    A definitive exploration of the idiosyncratic filmmaker's remarkable life and career

  • Whole Lotta Sole

    Oscar-winning Belfast director Terry George returns with a fish-based, Tarantinoesque comedy crime caper

  • Cinematic Titanic

    A cast of American comics riff and pun on 1968 bugsploitation B movie, War of the Insects

  • Good Vibrations

    Good Vibrations

    Part rockumentary, part biopic, this Northern Irish movie about a Northern Irish legend is defined by a barnstorming central performance

  • Shadow Dancer

    Can acclaimed documentary film-maker James Marsh reinvigorate the Troubles movie genre?

  • Safety Last!

    This silent comedy from 1922 inspired everyone from Woody Allen to Mr Bean – and the kids love it

  • As The Earth Turned

    First-time director Bill Taylor turns in an epic sci-fi feature on a shoe-string budget

  • Beautiful People

    One of New York's most popular traditional music sessions is the subject of Elzbieta Szoka's revealing documentary

  • This Must Be The Place

    Sean Penn plays a softly-spoken former rock star on a quest to find his father's Nazi tormentor. Go figure

  • TV SERIES: Titanic

    With an unimpressive debut episode and a breathtakingly good finale, was the mini-series worth watching?

  • The Other Side of Sleep

    More than a traditional murder mystery, Rebecca Daly's debut feature explores the decline of small-town Ireland

  • Saving the Titanic

    A dramatisation of 'the battle to save Titanic' features homegrown faces and a lot of heart

  • Game of Thrones

    Banter, blood and betrayal, Game of Thrones pulls no punches in the opening episode of its second season

  • Wrath of the Titans

    Liam Neeson stars as Zeus in a rollicking sandals and sorcery epic. It's fun, as long as you don't think about it too much

  • Titanic

    Witty writing and a sumptuous setting can't quite rescue the first episode of Julian Fellowes' mini-series from a lack-lustre storyline

  • 6Degrees

    New BBC Northern Ireland drama follows six students as they begin university – it's no Hollyoaks

  • The Woman in the Fifth

    A dramatically inert film, with characters that dream of two-dimensionality, in a surprisingly cliche-free Paris

  • Battleship Potemkin

    Agitprop masterpiece given new life by a classical score played on the Ulster Hall's Mulholland Grand Organ

  • The Grey

    The wolves are dodgy, but Liam Neeson does 'rock bottom' well in this existential action-adventure movie

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    War Horse

    No talking ponies, animated urchins or CGI, just an old-fashioned epic that sees Spielberg back on form

  • Shame

    Steve McQueen's sophomore feature is 'an easy film to admire but a hard one to enjoy'

  • Dickens Before Sound

    A series of early Dickens adaptations is a hit and miss affair at Queen's Film Theatre

  • Robot Exhibition

    Robocop, Dr Who, Star Trek, they're all here. Peter McCaughan gets his geek on at the Oriel Gallery in Antrim

  • The Iron Lady

    Despite an all-star cast, too little is left unsaid in this contentious biopic of Margaret Thatcher

  • Great Expectations

    A lush and enjoyable adaptation of Dickens' classic, but it could have been great

  • The Deep Blue Sea

    Terence Davies's silver screen adaptation stays just this side of parody

  • Damian McGinty in Glee

    He wowed America on The Glee Project, but things haven't gone so smoothly thereafter

  • Calvet

    Jean-Marc Calvet's life is so fantastical that you couldn't have made it up

  • The Artist

    A silent movie with a lot to say opens the Foyle Film Festival in Derry~Londonderry

  • Parked

      Colin Morgan and Colm Meaney crackle and fizz as the mismatched and misfortunate friends

  • Emerald Illusions

    Stereotypes abound, but this collection of early Irish-American films show the evolution of cinematic grammar

  • Mark Kermode's Film Night

    The be-quiffed Paul McCartney of film critics charms the Queen's Film Theatre

  • Breaking Dawn Part One

    Who better to review the teenflick of the year than a 30-something male?

  • Life's Too Short

    A brief Liam Neeson cameo stands out in the latest Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant sitcom

  • Wuthering Heights

    No score, sparse dialogue and a black lead – Brontë purists may take exception, but Maureen Coleman loves it

  • Unscripted - Adventures in Cinema

    Four short films showcase the diversity of talent on the Northern Irish scene

  • Jess + Moss

    Clay Jeter's low budget directorial debut feels like a chronicle of the summer before the story happened

  • The Awakening

    A ghost story that is traditional, beautiful and 'hair-raisingly horrific'. Not to be missed – or watched alone

  • Dreams, Visions and Manifestoes

    Queen's Film Theatre celebrate experimental film-making with two Westerns set in London

  • We Need to Talk About Kevin

    Seamus McGarvey's cinematography and a stunning central performance lift the gloom

  • A Letter From Ulster

    Over half-a-century later the Letter from Ulster still delivers - historically and artistically

  • Phantom of the Opera

    Andrew Johnston finds something even scarier than Andrew Lloyd Webber

  • George Lucas Day

    Lucas' 1986 clucker isn't as fowl as first thought, and Indy can still pack a punch to that Nazi

  • Kill List

    Complex indie horror film leaves Gerard Brennan admiring and confused. Admiringly confused?

  • One Man, Two Guvnors

    There's a hummus sandwich on the go and Daniel Rigby playing a tune on his bare chest in the latest NT Live Broadcast

  • Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

    A very British spy film. Who knew you could have dramatic tension without an explosion or a car chase?  

  • Contagion

    A stellar cast and timely plot line doesn't make up for the lack of emotional depth

  • Jane Eyre

    Carl Fukunaga captures the oppressive spirit of Charlotte Brontë's classic novel

  • Conan the Barbarian

     A surprisingly banal take on the sword, sorcery and myth classic