It’s being billed as Ireland’s answer to The Hangover and it gives Andrew Scott the chance to exercise his comic chops after his turn as everyone’s favourite baddie in BBC’s smash hit Sherlock
Ted Kotcheff – director of ‘The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz’ and ‘First Blood’ – is back in the limelight thanks to the rediscovery of his 1971 classic ‘Wake in Fright’, a film once described by Nick Cave as “the best and most terrifying film about Australia in existence”
Two decades of collaboration with out-there Lars Von Trier has honed Stellan Skarsgård’s Swedish oddball persona to perfection – but deep down he’s really just an ordinary family man with a peculiar sort of career
Cautious and couched, Emily Watson is an actor who exhibits reason and calm at every turn. So how
did such a sober person find herself in such as dangerous business? “I was pretty bloody minded . . .”
Action director Fedor Bondarchuk, the point man of a new wave of Russian film-making, on bringing the battle of Stalingrad to the world in eye-popping Imax 3D
Screenwriter Peter Morgan developed a neat way of portraying personalities, from Tony Blair and David Frost to the queen: focus on one incident. Now everyone’s at it
An actor since the early 1960s, Cuban Fury star Ian McShane has been a familiar presence on our screens big and small (Lovejoy anyone?) for decades – and now he’s a Hollywood star. Not a bad for the unassuming son of a Man Utd footballer
Still the curmudgeon after all these years, Richard Dreyfuss - who's in Dublin this week for the JDIFF - hasn’t lost any of his appetite for bashing Hollywood and colleagues who irritate him.
Just in time for Valentine’s Day the ever-surprising Spike Jonze returns with his first film in four years – Her, starring Joaquin Phoenix and Scarlett Johansson. And it’s the perfect break-up movie. The goofy auteur on ripping out your heart and stomping on it forever ...
The Australian has come a long way, from lauded turns in arthouse hits to the new Robocop. Donald Clarke talks to the star – if only he can get a word in over the puppies and parakeets
He is best known for the overblown ‘Battleship’, but Peter Berg’s latest movie , ‘Lone Survivor’, is a far rarer Hollywood beast – a politically nuanced war movie. And it also contains what may be the greatest gunfight ever filmed
He was once known primarily as a mahogany beefcake, but a series of thrilling performances has seen Matthew McConaughey’s critical star rise to the very top. The Oscar nominee talks reinvention, rom-coms and running the gauntlet of awards season
Post-Oscar, the sky’s the limit for the big winners
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Remember when we all thought that 1999 was heralding a golden age of cinema? Relive that euphoria.