Talking Heads fans will want to head down to the Lighthouse on Saturday night, where Stop Making Sense will be screened. Considered by many to be the greatest concert film of them all, the show features David Byrne and co. at the top of their game, and Jonathan Demme’s direction set the template for the genre for years to come.
The Irish Film Institute is once again hosting the annual French Film Festival. Highlights include this year’s Cannes Film Festival winner Dheepan. Along with Irish premieres of new French films, there’s also a selection of Gallic classics on offer. Some of France’s top filmmakers will be attendance for Q+A sessions.
Speaking of the French, this week sees the release of controversial drama Love. Shot in 3D, the movie features explicit unsimulated sex but doesn’t have much else to offer in this routine drama.
Next Wednesday Black Mass hits Irish cinemas. A biopic of notorious Irish-American mobster James ‘Whitey’ Bulger, and starring a ridiculously made up Johnny Depp in the lead, it’s a dull by the numbers true crime account that never really sheds any light on its subject.
By Eric Hillis