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Joyride

Emer Reynolds, 95 minutes, 2021

12-year-old Mully (Charlie Reid) has lost his mother, and discovers his debt-ridden father stealing the charity money they’ve raised in her name. Grabbing the cash, Mully flees the scene, steals a taxi and is shocked to find a woman, Joy…

Jump

Kieron J. Walsh, 82 minutes, 2012

A hectic crime caper mixing brutal violence with the revelry of New Year’s Eve, Jump uses an out-of-sequence narrative packed with a large ensemble cast to tell a story of a young couple’s chance meeting and subsequent attempt to steal…

Juno and the Paycock

Alfred Hitchcock, 85 minutes, 1929

Giving the play’s original Abbey cast the opportunity to perform on the cinema screen, Alfred Hitchcock also offers here signs of his later style in this intelligent adaptation of O’Casey’s play. A narrator (Barry Fitzgerald) explains the action that sees…

The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Yorgos Lanthimos, 121 minutes, 2017

Successful heart surgeon Steven (Colin Farrell) is engaged in a bizarre relationship with sixteen-year-old Martin (Barry Keoghan) in Yorgos Lanthimos’s (Dogtooth, 2009; The Lobster, 2015) outstanding new film that pushes the director’s signature style to extremes of inky-black humour and horror. Steven introduces Martin to…

King of the Travellers

Mark O'Connor, 80 minutes, 2012

Raw and temperamental, King of the Travellers sees champion bareknuckle boxer John Paul Moorehouse (John Connors) questions his long time loyalty to his Uncle Francis (Michael Collins) when love and deception comes into his life. Encouraged by the combustive Mickey…

Kings

Tom Collins, 85 minutes, 2007

An eloquent drama about lives that dwindled away, Kings shifts between the Irish and English language as it sees five immigrants from the Connemara Gaeltacht confronted with the poverty of their lives in London when the sixth of their number,…

Kiss of the Con Queen

Tom Waller, 2024

A struggling actor on the verge of success is contacted by Hollywood producers for a huge role in a blockbuster film, but when he’s sent to shoot in Jakarta, Indonesia, nothing goes as planned and he must uncover the truth…

Kisses

Lance Daly, 72 minutes, 2008

This heart-warming coming-of-age tale finds two diamonds in the rough of inner city Dublin in the form of pre-teens Kylie (Kelly O’Neill) and Dylan (Shane Curry). Violent, dysfunctional homes drive the pair to run away, with a fistful of cash…

Kissing Candice

Aoife McArdle, 102 minutes, 2017

This atmospheric, hallucinatory drama about youth at risk in small-town Ireland represents an auspicious feature debut for Northern Irish director Aoife McArdle, who brings to the cinema screen the dynamic visual sense she honed through working on celebrated music videos.…

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