Upcoming On Screen Podcast 1st Episode!

After delaying and delaying, I finally decided to pull the trigger and post up Upcoming On Screen’s first podcast, this went through multiple weeks of trying to decide what to talk about, (the first incarnation had Oscar night predictions) It was decided just to keep it simple and talk about

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What Happened to the Wolf? ★★★★ Queer East Festival 2023

A tender and brave film, Na Gyi’s What Happened to the Wolf? takes its time moving through its story, enveloping its audience into the profound fears and realisation of our leads, becoming a film well worth your time. Myint Myat (Eaindra Kyaw Zin) grew up in strict traditions. Way Way (Paing

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We Gather (Short Film) ★★★★★ Belfast Film Festival

In his short film We Gather, Dominic Curran has captured the utter devastation of grief in such a beautifully wrenching manner. From top to bottom, this is a tremendous piece of short film cinema. A young man struggles with regret as the passage of time gives way to a flowing

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Smashing and Entering (Short) ★★★ 3/4 Belfast Film Festival

Joe Laverty’s Smashing and Entering is a great-looking short that shows us the power of independent women. Emer Casey’s performance demands your attention as the fearless Goretti – A short film that leaves you wanting more. First, her privacy is assailed by nuisance callers who soon discover they are more

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Everything Looks Simple from a Distance (Short Film) ★★★★ Belfast Film Festival

Conor Toner’s marvelous short film Everything Looks Simple from a Distance is a thoughtful film that takes an emotional turn in the last few minutes. Cailum Carragher gives us an excellent performance as our idealistic lead. It’s 1969. The Americans have not landed on the moon yet, and political tensions

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WES ANDERSON TO JOIN AS CURATOR OF GALERIE, A NEW KIND OF FILM CLUB, LAUNCHED BY INDIAN PAINTBRUSH

With a mission to celebrate film conversation and literacy, GALERIE offers access to film collections curated by industry creators, thoughtful essays, and exclusive live events with today’s most esteemed cinema professionals and cultural minds. LOS ANGELES, November 16, 2023 – Indian Paintbrush announced today the launch of GALERIE, a new immersive

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Puppet Tears (Short Film) ★★★★ Belfast Film Festival

163 seconds of fantastic work from Conor Lambert is all we get in Emma Brennan’s remarkable Puppet Tears. In less than three minutes, we can explore multiple themes with such wonderful deftness, a short that excites you for its future possibilities. A lonely puppeteer cares for his lonely puppet child,

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Suspicious Minds (Short Film) ★★★ Belfast Film Festival

Imelda O’Reilly‘s bittersweet short film Suspicious Minds calls out to all who have moved away to start anew. A reminder that no matter why you left, if you need to, you can still call that place home. A romance at a trippy Halloween rave goes wrong. Lola’s (Gina Costigan) very

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Postpartum (Short Film) ★★★★ Belfast Film Festival

Tania Notaro captures with overwhelming precision the fears and struggles women can face with motherhood in her second short, Postpartum. This film will strike a chord with many, a must-watch. Life takes a dark turn when a young woman, Mary (Tania Notaro), faces the realities of motherhood. Motherhood is one

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The Shadowless Tower ★★★★ 1/2 Belfast International Film Festival

The Shadowless Tower is a meditative drama that is full of introspection. Zhang Lü guides us through his latest film, which somehow says very little but resonates with you in the tenderest of ways. Gu Wentong, a middle-aged food critic living in his recently deceased mother’s apartment, begins to date

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