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    Film Reviews

    Sinéad Gleeson and Stephen Boyd review three new films out this week:  Julianne Moore’s Oscar winning performance as an Alzheimer’s sufferer in ‘Still Alice’; a true story of drugs, guns and government cover-ups in 'Kill the Messenger ' ; and the director of District 9 returns with a dystopian look at Robot Police in a future South Africa called 'Chappie'

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    Mathieu Amalric

    Rachel Breslin went to Cork to find out about the 26th Cork French Film Festival and to attend a masterclass run by the French actor and director Mathieu Amalric. He is best known for his roles in James Bond’s film 'Quantum of Solace'; Wes Anderson’s ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ and Julien Schnabel’s ‘The Diving Bell and the Butterfly’.

    For more information about the festival: www.corkfrenchfilmfestival.com

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    Julianne Moore

    The feature film Still Alice sees Julianne Moore play Alice Howland - a respected professor of linguistics and happily married woman with three grown children. Her world changes fundamentally when she is diagnosed with early onset Alzheimers.  The role has earned Julianne Moore both an Oscar and a BAFTA.  We spoke to her before she won those awards

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    Leonard Nimoy RIP

    Joe Griffin looks at the career of actor and director Leonard Nimoy, who died today

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    Film reviews

    Gavin Burke and Sarah Griffin review “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”, “Focus” and “The Boy Next Door”

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    Stephen Kijak, film-maker

    Film-maker Stephen Kijak talks about his latest documentary “Show ‘Em What You’re Made Of”, a frank portrait of the American pop group The Backstreet Boys as they attempt to re-start their musical career

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    Wild Screen 2015

    Louise Manifold and Katherine Waugh explain the concept behind the artistic/film-making initiative ‘Wild Screen’, a weekend of art films which have been inspired by the Connemara/west of Ireland landscape

    Full details:  www.wildscreenireland.com 

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    Film reviews

    Diane Negra and Rob Doyle review “Cake”, “Blackhat” and “The Duke of Burgundy”

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    2015 Academy Awards

    Joe Griffin previews the contenders in the running for this year's Academy Awards

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