Cardboard Gangsters is a 2017 Irish crime film set in Darndale, Dublin. It was funded by Broadcasting Authority of Ireland; the film centers around a 24 year old, Jason Connelly, as he and his friends attempt to take control of the Darndale drug trade. The group rivals Derra Murphy, Jay's father's former best friend, who has controlled the Darndale drug trade for the last 30 years; the rivalry between the gangs grows until Jay murders Derra's son. Derra's wife Kim, whom Jay slept with, lures Jay back to Darndale where Derra's gang kidnaps and murders him; the film ends with Jay looking up at the flight to Spain he boarded and a flashback to his childhood, highlighting his regret. John Connors as Jayson "Jay" Connolly Fionn Walton as Dano Damien Dempsey as Curley Murphy Fíonna Hewitt Twamley as Angela Connolly Kierston Wareing as Kim Murphy Gemma-Leah Devereux as Roisin Kyle Bradley Donaldson as Stephen Kelly Lydia McGuinness as Christina On the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 94% based on 18 reviews, an average rating of 6.7/10.
Moreover, it earned €550,000 at the national box office and became the most viewed Irish film of 2017. Official website Cardboard Gangsters on IMDb Paper tiger
Colin James Farrell is an Irish actor. Farrell appeared in the BBC drama Ballykissangel in 1998, made his film debut in the Tim Roth-directed drama The War Zone in 1999, was discovered by Hollywood when Joel Schumacher cast him as the lead in the war drama Tigerland in 2000, he starred in Schumacher's psychological thriller Phone Booth where he plays a hostage in a New York city phone booth, the American thrillers S. W. A. T. and The Recruit, establishing his international box-office appeal. During that time, he appeared in Steven Spielberg's science fiction thriller Minority Report and as the villain Bullseye in the superhero film Daredevil. After starring in the independent films Intermission and A Home at the End of the World, Farrell headed Oliver Stone's biopic Alexander and Terrence Malick's The New World. Roles in Michael Mann's Miami Vice, the adaptation of John Fante's Ask the Dust, Woody Allen's Cassandra's Dream followed, underscoring Farrell's popularity among Hollywood writers and directors.
Farrell starred in the black comedy film Horrible Bosses, for which he received critical praise, along with the comedy-horror film Fright Night and the sci-fi action film Total Recall, both remakes, McDonagh's second feature, the black comedy crime film Seven Psychopaths. He starred in the Niels Arden Oplev action film Dead Man Down, as Travers Goff in the period drama Saving Mr. Banks. In 2014, Farrell starred as Peter Lake in the supernatural fable Winter's Tale, an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Mark Helprin. In 2015, he starred as Detective Ray Velcoro in the second season of HBO's True Detective, starred in the film The Lobster, for which he was nominated for his second Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy. In 2016, he played Percival Graves in the Harry Potter spin-off film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Farrell was born in Castleknock, Ireland, the son of Rita and Eamon Farrell, his father ran a health food shop. His uncle, Tommy Farrell played for Shamrock Rovers.
Farrell has an older brother, Eamon, Jr. and two sisters and Catherine. Claudine works as his personal assistant. Farrell was educated at St. Brigid's National School, followed by secondary school at Castleknock College, an exclusive all boys private school and Gormanston College in County Meath, he unsuccessfully auditioned for the Irish musical group Boyzone around this time. Farrell was inspired to try acting when Henry Thomas' performance in E. T. the Extra-Terrestrial moved him to tears. With his brother's encouragement, he attended the Gaiety School of Acting, dropping out when he was cast as Danny Byrne on Ballykissangel, a BBC drama about a young English priest who becomes part of an Irish rural community; as an 18-year-old travelling in Sydney, he was at one time suspected for attempted murder. The police sketch looked remarkably like him and he had described blacking out during the night in question, his only alibi was a journal kept by his friend that explained the two had been across town that night, taking MDMA. Farrell had roles in television shows and films, including Ballykissangel and Falling for a Dancer in 1998 and 1999.
He made his feature film debut in English actor Tim Roth's directorial debut The War Zone, a drama about an incident of child abuse, starring Ray Winstone and Tilda Swinton as parents of a girl Farrell's character dates. Farrell appeared in Ordinary Decent Criminal with Kevin Spacey and Linda Fiorentino, a film loosely based on the life of Martin Cahill. In 2000, Farrell was cast in the lead role of Private Roland Bozz in Tigerland, an under-released film directed by American Joel Schumacher, he got the part on the basis of his charm. Emanuel Levy of Variety said that Farrell "shines as the subversive yet decent lad whose cynicism may be the only sane reaction to a situation". Michael Holden of The Guardian wrote that Farrell was "too much the hero" to fit the classic rebel archetype properly, but he did not mind. Tigerland earned $139,500. Farrell's next American films, American Outlaws and Hart's War, were not commercially successful, his 2002–2003 films, including Phone Booth, The Recruit and S.
W. A. T. Were well successful at the box office. Of Phone Booth, Ebert wrote that it is "Farrell's to win or lose, since he's onscreen most of the time, he shows energy and intensity". Philip French of The Observer praised Farrell's performance. In S. W. A. T; the actor starred in an ensemble cast including Samuel L. Jackson, Michelle Rodriguez, Olivier Martinez and Jeremy Renner. Alan Morrison of Empire wrote, "Farrell can be relied upon to bring a spark to the bonfire. That's true of." Elvis Mitchell of the New York Times criticised Farrell's accent, writing that he "employ a wobbly American accent that makes him sound like an international criminal a step ahead of the authorities". Ebert and the New York Times's A. O. Scott disagreed on the actor's effectiveness in The Recruit. Phone Booth earned $46.6 million, S. W. A. T. $116.9 million and The Recruit $52.8 million at the box office. Farr
IFTA Film & Drama Awards
The IFTA Film & Drama Awards are awards given by the Irish Film & Television Academy for Irish television and film, the awards began in 2003. The first Irish Film & Television Awards Ceremony took place in Dublin in 2003. Following the significant growth of the Irish film and television industry in recent years, the Academy in 2015 split the Awards into two distinct separate Ceremonies; the IFTA Film & Drama Awards and the IFTA Television Awards taking place in April and October respectively. Each Ceremony celebrates and honours the best of Irish creative talent working in their respective fields across Film & Drama production and Television Programming. Through the two ceremonies the Academy showcases to the world what Ireland’s small but outstanding film and television community has to offer. Winners are presented with a unique cast bronze IFTA statuette; the following is a listing of all Irish Film Television Awards Ceremonies since its inaugural event in 2003. "Calvary, Philomena Lead the Field at Irish Film & TV Awards".
Variety. "Creative Talent Gathers in Dublin for the 10th Annual Irish Film & Television Awards". TheJournal.ie. "Glenn Close Wins Best International Actress Honour from Irish Film Academy". The Hollywood Reporter. "Hunger tops IFTA Awards". The Hollywood Reporter. February 15, 2009. Official website
The Lears is a 2017 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Carl Bessai and starring Bruce Dern, Anthony Michael Hall and Sean Astin. It is a modern adaptation of William Shakespeare's King Lear. On a family weekend, the father explodes a bombshell for his children that he will marry his assistant and everything gets complicated. Bruce Dern as Davenport Lear Anthony Michael Hall as Glenn Lear Sean Astin as Tom Cornwall Aly Michalka as Regan Lear Victoria Smurfit as Diana Nicholas Bishop as Kent Lear James Hoare as Rory Lear The film was shot in Malibu and Los Angeles; the Lears on IMDb
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is a 2017 dark comedy crime-drama film written and produced by Martin McDonagh and starring Frances McDormand as a woman who rents three billboards to call attention to her daughter's unsolved rape and murder. Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Abbie Cornish, John Hawkes, Peter Dinklage appear in supporting roles, it was released in the United States in November 2017 and in the United Kingdom in January 2018 by Fox Searchlight Pictures and grossed $159 million worldwide. At the 90th Academy Awards, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri was nominated for seven awards and won Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor. At the 75th Golden Globe Awards, it won Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Actress – Drama, Best Supporting Actor, Best Screenplay, it won three SAG Awards, including Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, five BAFTA Film Awards, including Best Film and Outstanding British Film. In the town of Ebbing, Mildred Hayes is grieving the rape and murder of her teenage daughter, seven months earlier.
Angry over the lack of progress in the investigation, Mildred rents three abandoned billboards near her home and posts on them: "Raped While Dying", "Still No Arrests?", "How Come, Chief Willoughby?" The billboards upset the townspeople, including Chief Bill Willoughby and the racist, alcoholic Officer Jason Dixon. The open secret that Willoughby suffers from terminal pancreatic cancer adds to everyone's disapproval. Despite harassment and her son’s disapproval, Mildred remains determined to keep up her billboards. While Willoughby is sympathetic to Mildred's frustration, he finds the billboards an unfair attack on his character. Angered by Mildred's lack of respect for his authority, Dixon threatens businessman Red Welby, who rented Mildred the billboards, he arrests her friend and coworker, Denise, on trivial marijuana possession charges. Mildred is visited by her abusive ex-husband Charlie, who blames her for their daughter's death. Willoughby brings Mildred in for questioning after she drills a hole in her dentist's thumb when he threatens her.
During the interview, Willoughby coughs up blood. He leaves the hospital against medical advice and spends an idyllic day with his wife Anne and their two daughters commits suicide to spare his family the pain of watching him die of cancer, he leaves suicide notes for several people, including Mildred, in which he explains that she was not a factor in his suicide and that he secretly paid to keep the billboards up for another month, amused at the trouble this will bring her and hoping that they will keep attention on the murder. Dixon reacts to the news of Willoughby's death by throwing him out of a window; this is witnessed by Willoughby's replacement, who fires Dixon. Meanwhile, Mildred is threatened by a crop-haired stranger in her store; the billboards are destroyed by arson. Mildred retaliates by tossing Molotov cocktails at the police station, which she believes is unoccupied for the night. However, Dixon is there to read Willoughby's letter to him, which advises him to let go of hate and learn to love, as the only way to realize his wish to become a detective.
Dixon suffers severe burns. Mildred's extinguishes Dixon's burning clothes, he provides Mildred with an alibi, claiming they were on a date at the time of the incident. Dixon is treated for his burns, he is temporarily confined in the same hospital room as Welby, to whom he apologizes. Jerome, employed by the advertising company to put Mildred's messages up on the billboards, gives her the spares that were made in case of mistakes, she uses them to restore the billboard messages. Discharged from the hospital, Dixon overhears the man who threatened Mildred bragging in a bar of having raped and killed a girl in the same manner as Mildred's daughter, he notes the Idaho license plate number of the man's vehicle provokes a fight by scratching the man's face. He removes a sample of the man's DNA from under his fingernails. Meanwhile, Mildred goes on a date with James to thank him for the alibi. Charlie enters with his 19-year-old girlfriend Penelope, mocks James, admits to burning the billboards while intoxicated.
James senses that Mildred went out with him out of pity, leaves angrily. Mildred leaves. Though commending him, Abercrombie informs Dixon that the DNA sample does not match DNA found on Angela's body, that the man was overseas on military duty nine months before. Dixon concludes that the man must be guilty of some other rape and murder, joins Mildred on a trip to Idaho in order to kill him. On the way, Mildred confesses to Dixon, they agree to decide what to do along the way. While traveling through the Southern United States in around 1998, Martin McDonagh came across a couple of accusatory billboards about an unsolved crime, which he described as "raging and painful and tragic" alleging the murder of a woman in Vidor, Texas; the billboards highlighted the incompetence of police work and affected McDonagh. This incident, combined with his desire to create strong female characters, inspired him to write the story for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. McDonagh discussed the creative process, saying that it took him about ten years to " that it was a mother who had taken these things out.
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Dublin is the capital and largest city of Ireland. It is on the east coast of Ireland, in the province of Leinster, at the mouth of the River Liffey, is bordered on the south by the Wicklow Mountains, it has an urban area population of 1,173,179, while the population of the Dublin Region, as of 2016, was 1,347,359, the population of the Greater Dublin area was 1,904,806. There is archaeological debate regarding where Dublin was established by the Gaels in or before the 7th century AD. Expanded as a Viking settlement, the Kingdom of Dublin, the city became Ireland's principal settlement following the Norman invasion; the city expanded from the 17th century and was the second largest city in the British Empire before the Acts of Union in 1800. Following the partition of Ireland in 1922, Dublin became the capital of the Irish Free State renamed Ireland. Dublin is a historical and contemporary centre for education, the arts and industry; as of 2018 the city was listed by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network as a global city, with a ranking of "Alpha −", which places it amongst the top thirty cities in the world.
The name Dublin comes from the Irish word Dubhlinn, early Classical Irish Dubhlind/Duibhlind, from dubh meaning "black, dark", lind "pool", referring to a dark tidal pool. This tidal pool was located where the River Poddle entered the Liffey, on the site of the castle gardens at the rear of Dublin Castle. In Modern Irish the name is Duibhlinn, Irish rhymes from County Dublin show that in Dublin Leinster Irish it was pronounced Duílinn; the original pronunciation is preserved in the names for the city in other languages such as Old English Difelin, Old Norse Dyflin, modern Icelandic Dyflinn and modern Manx Divlyn as well as Welsh Dulyn. Other localities in Ireland bear the name Duibhlinn, variously anglicized as Devlin and Difflin. Scribes using the Gaelic script wrote bh with a dot over the b, rendering Duḃlinn or Duiḃlinn; those without knowledge of Irish omitted the dot. Variations on the name are found in traditionally Gaelic-speaking areas of Scotland, such as An Linne Dhubh, part of Loch Linnhe.
It is now thought that the Viking settlement was preceded by a Christian ecclesiastical settlement known as Duibhlinn, from which Dyflin took its name. Beginning in the 9th and 10th century, there were two settlements; the Viking settlement of about 841, a Gaelic settlement, Áth Cliath further up river, at the present day Father Mathew Bridge, at the bottom of Church Street. Baile Átha Cliath, meaning "town of the hurdled ford", is the common name for the city in modern Irish. Áth Cliath is a place name referring to a fording point of the River Liffey near Father Mathew Bridge. Baile Átha Cliath was an early Christian monastery, believed to have been in the area of Aungier Street occupied by Whitefriar Street Carmelite Church. There are other towns of the same name, such as Àth Cliath in East Ayrshire, Anglicised as Hurlford; the area of Dublin Bay has been inhabited by humans since prehistoric times, but the writings of Ptolemy in about AD 140 provide the earliest reference to a settlement there.
He called it Eblana polis. Dublin celebrated its'official' millennium in 1988, meaning the Irish government recognised 988 as the year in which the city was settled and that this first settlement would become the city of Dublin, it is now thought the Viking settlement of about 841 was preceded by a Christian ecclesiastical settlement known as Duibhlinn, from which Dyflin took its name. Beginning in the 9th and 10th century, there were two settlements which became the modern Dublin; the subsequent Scandinavian settlement centred on the River Poddle, a tributary of the Liffey in an area now known as Wood Quay. The Dubhlinn was a pool on the lowest stretch of the Poddle, used to moor ships; this pool was fully infilled during the early 18th century, as the city grew. The Dubhlinn lay where the Castle Garden is now located, opposite the Chester Beatty Library within Dublin Castle. Táin Bó Cuailgne refers to Dublind rissa ratter Áth Cliath, meaning "Dublin, called Ath Cliath". Dublin was established as a Viking settlement in the 10th century and, despite a number of attacks by the native Irish, it remained under Viking control until the Norman invasion of Ireland was launched from Wales in 1169.
It was upon the death of Muirchertach Mac Lochlainn in early 1166 that Ruaidrí Ua Conchobair, King of Connacht, proceeded to Dublin and was inaugurated King of Ireland without opposition. According to some historians, part of the city's early economic growth is attributed to a trade in slaves. Slavery in Ireland and Dublin reached its pinnacle in the 10th centuries. Prisoners from slave raids and kidnappings, which captured men and children, brought revenue to the Gaelic Irish Sea raiders, as well as to the Vikings who had initiated the practice; the victims came from Wales, England and beyond. The King of Leinster, Diarmait Mac Murchada, after his exile by Ruaidhrí, enlisted the help of Strongbow, the Earl of Pembroke, to conquer Dublin. Following Mac Murrough's death, Strongbow declared himself King of Leinster after gaining control of the city. In response to Strongbow's successful invasion, King Henry II of England affirmed his ultimate sovereignty by mou
Song of Granite
Song of Granite is a 2017 Irish biographical drama film directed by Pat Collins. It was selected as the Irish entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 90th Academy Awards, but it was not nominated; the origins and rise of Irish folk singer Joe Heaney are charted. Colm Seoighe as Joe 1 Mícheál Ó Confhaola as Joe 2 Macdara Ó Fátharta as Joe 3 Leni Parker as Mrs. Rosenblatt Alain Goulem as Alan Lomax Jaren Cerf as Rosie List of submissions to the 90th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film List of Irish submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film Song of Granite on IMDb