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Film Review: Timbuktu

Timbuktu, showing for one week in Queen’s Film Theatre from Friday 5th June, offers a fascinating and provocative insight into a world that we’ve only glimpsed through news reports...

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Film Review: The Gunman

Last week, we looked at Liam Neeson's "Run All Night" - this time we catch up with the latest film from his director from "Taken", Pierre Morel with the Sean Penn led "The Gunman"...

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Film Review: X & Y and Takeover Festival

Just Don't Try To Persuade Me To Like Maths

It's difficult to persuade me to watch a sad film. When I see movie posters proudly proclaiming that 'This film will cause you to become a weeping mess and ensure that you are unable to leave the house for the next week etc.' I usually try to persuade my, more trauma-loving, companion to go and see something else. So it's a good thing that X+Y is advertised as a comedy, or I would have gone into the cinema convinced that I wasn't going to like it and so ruined a good movie for myself.

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Programmer’s Blog

With the continuous rise of short film content being used in Film Education, can the popularity translate to the ‘Big Screen’?

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Film Review: Selma

Nominated for Best Picture in the Academy Awards and arriving in cinemas this weekend, "Selma" takes a look back at one the African American Civil Rights Movement’s key moments...

Anyone attempting to create a film about the African-American Civil Rights Movement faces a challenge. How can so much history be crammed into a film, without either skimming quickly over each important detail or sprawling into a multi-film epic? The answer, which is so well embodied in "Selma", is to focus on one key moment and to tell that moment's story so completely that it allows us to imagine the bigger picture for ourselves. In that respect, "Selma" is an unqualified success.

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Film Review: Kingsman: The Secret Service

Director Matthew Vaughn returns to our screens with the comic-book adaptation that stole him away from X-Men: Days of Future Past. We find out if it was worth the risk...

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Programmer’s Blog

This November our 12+ programme of film screenings and film education workshops will take place in cinemas, arts centres and schools throughout Belfast. The 2014 world cinema programme is packed full of UK and Irish premieres of new films from Belgium, France, Canada, Germany, Slovenia, Iceland, Spain and the USA!

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Programmer’s Blog

Can you remember the first time you rode a bike without stabilisers? Or when you were first ‘let go' in the pool to swim on your own? How about lining up in the queue to get on the roller-coaster, or even the first time you went to school, especially secondary school!!! You were scared, right? Slightly intimidated? But I bet once you overcame the initial butterflies in the tummy you soon got into the swing of things, the unfamiliar soon became familiar and I bet you never looked back!

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Young Film Critics Enjoy Feast of Film

Young film fans had the chance to enjoy a feast of film from around the world as they participated in the 12-18 year olds CineFocus jury as part of the Cinemagic Dublin Festival programme in May.

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