Diane Keaton and Brendan Gleeson in Hampstead

This ‘true’ story of Hamstead Heath squatter Harry Hallowes has nice leads, but everything around them is a disaster

Marion Cotillard and Alex Brendemühl in From the Land of the Moon:  check the gauges on your melodrama detector before watching

Marion Cotillard is smashing as a lovestruck heroine, but this is ‘cinéma de papa’ territory

Megatron and Josh Duhamel Transformers: The Last Knight. Photograph:  Paramount Pictures

The best thing about Michael Bay’s latest affront to cinema is Mark Wahlberg’s ‘Top Gear’ mullet

File image of actor Daniel Day-Lewis posing with his Oscar for best actor for his role in ‘Lincoln’, in Hollywood, California, the US. File photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters

Donald Clarke: Oscar-winner will likely honour commitment to silence on the matter

The surprise popularity of ‘Bridget Jones’s Baby’ suggests mainstream cinema is overlooking a key audience

We still love the cinema. Last year Ireland had the joint highest attendance in Europe

Youngest Taoiseach: our leaders are meant to look like grizzled ancients in Jack B Yeats paintings.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

As a medical man Dr Varadkar will know that he is technically of an age to be my son

Diane Keaton arrives for the American Film Institute Lifetime Achievement Gala   in Hollywood where she received a lifetime achievement award earlier this month. Photograph: EPA/Paul Buck

An Oscar-winning performance in Woody Allen’s ‘Annie Hall’ changed everything for Diane Keaton

Jaws: bit off more than he could chew

This week’s quiz features Jaws, Jason Bourne, Hitchcock and Hamlet

 Whitney Houston performs  at the 2009 American Music Awards  in Los Angeles, California. Photgraph:  Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

From Whitney Houston to Dublin gangsters, here are the best of this week’s releases

The son of teachers, Ross Noble turned to performance at about the same time that he was diagnosed with dyslexia

Ross Noble on Brexit, his house burning down, and why he is in so many Irish horror films

Neneh Cherry: powerfully voiced

Film review: It’s oppressive but this is a Swedish captor I came to love just a little

Cardboard Gangsters: Noisy, loud, violent and sad

Mark O’Connor’s Cardboard Gangsters is so enjoyable, you forgive its flaws

Chris Evans: his annoying good looks somehow fail to inhibit his rugged humanity

A classy package that gets by on warmth and sincere performances

Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable in the 1939 blockbuster ‘Gone with the Wind’. Not raised on broadcast TV, most online voters have never  sat through the movie on rainy bank holidays

Empire’s 100 greatest films list has no pre-1940 movies. Yet ‘Hot Fuzz’ makes it

Daniel Radcliffe in ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’: ushered in an era when faithfulness to the text was seen as a virtue in itself

It is the second-biggest movie franchise of all time, but the films are slaves to the text

Magnificent seven plus one: (clockwise from top left) Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Bonny Wright, JK Rowling, Tom Felton, Evanna Lynch and Matthew Lewis

Potter gave some young actors a leg-up, but it created few genuine stars. Where did the broomsticks take the ones JK Rowling calle(...)

In the long run, nobody is judged by their ability to memorise the lakes of Patagonia.

Semi-celebs love to reveal their poor results – and brag about their achievements since

An exit poll predicting that the Conservatives  would not win a majority is projected on to  BBC Broadcasting House in London on Thursday night.  The news that everybody (bar YouGov) had been madly wrong suited broadcasters very nicely. Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty Images

TV view: Osborne’s election night delight underlined the factional nature of British politics

Spot the villain....

This week’s quiz features Bond villains, Wham! pop songs and, er, Leo Varadkar

Wonder Woman

Quality blasts from the past include Wonder Woman and a Fritz Lang classic

Sofia Boutella: 'All Americans think they are Irish. Right?' Photograph: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

The live-wire Algerian actor on dancing with Madonna and channelling Boris Karloff

 Teresa Palmer in The Berlin Syndrome

Cate Shortland’s creepy, eerily beautiful third feature delivers a familiar story, but gets by on evil ambience

Rachel Weisz in My Cousin Rachel

Rachel Weisz is suitably ambiguous in this worthwhile adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s classic

Tom Cruise and Annabelle Wallis

A terrible fug of desperation hangs over the first instalment of Universal’s Dark Universe sequence

Whitney: Can I Be Me. In cinemas June 16th

Blockbuster season is upon us, but there’s more going on this month than just crash, bang, wallop

Festival-goers,  possibly not Fine Gael voters.  Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Reuters

Mr Varadkar wants to be a leader for goody-goody early risers. I’m going back to bed

This week’s quiz features angry men, tough droogs and famous last words

My Life as a Courgette

The best film of the week is an Oscar-nominated animation that's basically social realism for kids

Social realism for kids: My Life as a Courgette

Oscar-nominated animation about children in care is full of decency and kindness

Rihanna and  Lupita Nyong’o in the photograph that sparked the tweet that  became the meme that inspired the Netflix movie that will star Rihanna and Lupita Nyong’o.  Photograph:   Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

The singer, along with the actor Lupita Nyong’o, is set to star in a Netflix movie inspired by a photograph of the pair that went (...)

Chris Pine and Gal Gadot in Wonder Woman

How do you do that? Limit the amount of time she wears the silly costume

Claes Bang in The Square

Ideas hang off the central story like poisonous fruit in Ruben Östlund’s surprise Cannes favourite

Swedish director Ruben Östlund’s primal scream after The Square won the Palme d’Or as French actor Juliette Binoche and jury head Pedro Almodóvar look on at the Cannes Film Festival.  Photograph: Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images

Prize for the Irish-backed ‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer’, while ‘The Square’ wins Palme d’Or

‘The Roger Moore you saw in films and in interviews was something of a creation. He was from the last generation of actors who felt they had to talk proper to get along in the theatre.’ Photograph: Getty Images

Being born to the right family is still invaluable when trying to hold the levers of power

Bruno and Dustin Hoffmann’s knees from Noah Baumbach’s The Meyerowitz Stories

Bruno the poodle from Noah Baumbach’s film is top dog of Cannes 2017

It’s not rocket science: Russell Crowe at question 10

Watch out, this week’s quiz has a maths question

Real crunch: Niamh Hogan as Taryn in Demon Hunter

Director Zoe Kavanagh delivers an enjoyable, unashamedly genre-hugging horror flick

Johnny Depp as Captain Sparrow in the Disney movie ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge’

After a string of flops and a ton of bad press, Johnny Depp’s star power looks as wobbly as Jack Sparrow on a plank

Kirsten Dunst and Colin Farrell in Sofia Coppola’s The Beguiled

Cannes 2017: Colin Farrell squirms with delight under the female gaze in Sofia Coppola’s slice of feminist Southern Gothic

Willem Dafoe and Brooklynn Prince in The Florida Project

Sean Baker's follow-up to Tangerine is destined to be remembered as one of the great films about childhood

Unearthly: Elle Fanning and Alex Sharp in How to talk to Girls at Parties

Cannes 2017: There’s a lot of latex and little sense in this punks and aliens caper

The Red Turtle:  ‘damp washes and elegant story’

Dutchman Michaël Dudok de Wit’s magical film is both visually and emotionally rich

Roger Moore as James Bond, with his weapon of choice – the Walther PPK –  in a publicity still for “Live and Let Die”, in  1972. Photograph: Terry O’Neill/Getty Images

Policeman’s son went from being the UK’s biggest TV star to the country’s greatest spy

Members of the Cannes Film Festival’s staff  observe a minute’s silence to pay homage to the victims of the Manchester terrorist attack on Tuesday. Photograph: Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP/Getty Images

‘This is yet another attack on culture, youth and joyfulness,’ read a festival statement

Michel Hazanavicius’s Redoubtable pastiches the work of Jean-Luc Godard.

‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer’ is a Palme d’Or contender. ‘120 Beats per Minute’ is the favourite

Australian actress Nicole Kidman and Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos attend a press conference for  The Killing of a Sacred Deer at the 70th  Cannes Film Festival. Photograph:  AFP/Laurent Emmanuel/Getty Images

Yorgos Lanthimos’s ‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer’ from Element Pictures premieres at the French film festival to great acclaim

Awkward sex remains one of the continuing distractions of the Cannes Film Festival.  Photograph: Getty Images

Thank heavens for ‘120 Beats per Minute’ which communicates affection through sex

Nicole Kidman and Colin Farrell in The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Cannes 2017: Colin Farrell and Barry Keoghan are exceptional in Yorgos Lanthimos latest

Photograph: Cannes Film Festival

120 Beats honours the dead and the survivors but it feels like a lost opportunity

Cannes 2017: Noah Baumbach's star-studded latest for Netflix is a welcome addition to his great comic oeuvre

Cannes Film Festival: like the rest of France, Cannes typifies  many of the contradictions that make French culture  confusing  in its sophistication. Photograph: François Durand/Getty Images

So much about French culture is simultaneously magnificent and baffling

Actors Tilda Swinton, Ahn Seo-Hyun, Jake Gyllenhaal and director Bong Joon-Ho at the Okja photocall. Photograph: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

This time it was for a technical hiccup and not for Bong Joon-ho’s fine film ‘Okja’

Ahn Seo-hyun and Okja in Bong Joon Ho’s Okja

Cannes 2017: Snowpiercer director Bong Joon Ho’s latest is brasher, madder and more fun than anything he’s done before

Michael Haneke’s Happy End

Cannes 2017: Michael Haneke’s latest carries a defiantly conventional setup followed by the director at his most unconventional a(...)

This week’s quiz comes to you from the beach at Cannes. How well do you know your Un Certain Regards from your Palmes D’Or?

Israeli culture minister Miri Regev wearing a dress featuring the old city of Jerusalem  during the opening ceremony of the  Cannes Film Festival. Photograph:  Getty Images

Mexican director’s project one of several in the festival to address refugee crisis

Julianne Moore in Wonderstruck

Cannes 2017: Todd Haynes latest has moments to cherish, but doesn’t quite deliver the emotional payoff

Torn between: Matvey Novikov in Loveless

Cannes 2017: Leviathan director Alexey Zvyagintsev tale of a broken marriage and a missing child is brutal in its pessimism

Caoilfhionn Dunne in In View

Caoilfhionn Dunne delivers a terrific central performance as a woman torn to pieces by grief

Jury members Will Smith, Jessica Chastain and president of the jury Pedro Almodovar at the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival yesterday. Photograph:  Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

Almodóvar says he will be ‘fighting for the capacity of hypnosis of the large screen for the viewer’ in the Palme D’Or, while Will(...)

Caoilfhionn Dunne has a taut, focused presence that lends itself to intense emotions and high feeling. Photograph: Phillip Massey/FilmMagic

The RTÉ show brought Caoilfhionn Dunne to the attention of the wider world, but not all of it was good. ‘I was disappointed that y(...)

Members of the Cannes Feature Film Jury: Italian director Paolo Sorrentino, US actor Will Smith, Spanish director Pedro Almodovar, South Korean director Park Chan-wook and French music composer Gabriel Yared. Photograph: Loic Venace/AFP/Getty Images

Festival features thousands of producers selling horror, romance and comedy films

The Palais des Festivals ahead of the 70TH Cannes Film Festival. Photograph: Stephane Mahe/Reuters

Show goes on as Michael Haneke tipped for third Palme D’Or, for ‘Happy End’

Going south: Goldie Hawn and Amy Schumer  in Snatched. Photograph: 20th Century Fox

This mildly racist, tonally bizarre farce fails miserably to use the talents of its leads

Stone cold: Charlie Humman in King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

The director has reinvented ‘King Arthur’ as an East End geezer. Watch it, mate

Nicole Kidman, who will top the bill at the festival this month as the world’s flagship movie showcase celebrates its 70th anniversary. Photograph: Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images

Irish film ‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer’, starring Nicole Kidman and Colin Farrell, is one of the favourites for the Palme d’Or

Bong Joon-Ho’s Okja, distributed by Netflix, is in this year’s main competition.

Netflix won’t screen its films in cinemas. Cannes says it will ignore them. Who’ll blink first?

Warren Beatty in  Alan J Pakula’s  1974 thriller ‘The Parallax View’: a reminder of a time  when people could just hop on planes like getting on a bus. Photograph: Paramount Pictures/Getty Images

I am Homo Aeronautica. I have opposable thumbs. And I don't check my bags in the hold

Careful now! Knifing out an avocado’s flesh risks seriously wounding the hand. Photograph: Victor De Jesus/UNP/PA Wire

Avocado Hand: An epidemic that afflicts incompetent slicers of trendy fruits is to be welcomed

Pack your bags for question five

This week's quiz has aliens but definitely doesn't pass the Bechdel Test

A drifting Republican or an opportunist? Jessica Chastain in Miss Sloane

Jessica Chastain's latest is absurd and intellectually dishonest but also hard to resist

French director François Ozon: “We see Germany from the French perspective and France from the German perspective.” Photograph: Pablo Cuadra/Getty Images

The French director’s new film ‘Frantz’ has much to say about the dangers of nationalism

Chris Walley and Alex Murphy   in The Young Offenders

The BBC/RTÉ co-production to get a six-episode run - and the Cork accents are staying

Amy Seimetz, Benjamin Rigby and  Carmen Ejogo  in Alien: Covenant. Photograph: Twentieth Century Fox

Review: A promising opening and solid cast can’t save Ridley Scott’s prequel-sequel

Christopher Nolan’s company Syncopy briefly appeared as a co-producer on Bond 25. Photograph: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

He made sense of Batman. He is bossing Dunkirk. Is Nolan signed up for Bond 25?

Ha ha. Laughing at catastrophe is even more useful when our own lives are unsatisfactory. Photograph:  Atsushi Tomura/Getty Images

We needed the Fyre Festival to fail. We needed Louis XVI to be guillotined

Timothy Spall, director Nick Hamm and  Colm Meaney of ‘The Journey’. Photograph:  Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images

The Irish actor discusses Hollywood values, playing Martin McGuinness and what it taught him about 'Dr No' Paisley

This week’s quiz features female superheroes, James Bonds and questions of reality

Michelle Monaghan and Jamie Foxx

Baran bo Odar’s empty entertainment is an attractive, unpretentious catastrophe

All-seeing, aye: Julian Barrett as Richard Thorncroft, aka Mindhorn, in Mindhorn

Julian Barrett is 1980s TV clairvoyant investigator Mindhorn called back ito action to negotiate with real-life maniac the Kestre(...)

 Colm Meaney and  Timothy Spall in The Journey

There is a great movie to be made about the peace process - sadly, The Journey is not that film

Mad Max Fury Road Black and Chrome edition: allow the grey glow to wash out across the wastelands

Both Fury Road and Logan are getting re-releases in monochrome form

Ilie Nastase in  a Davis Cup tournament. “It disappoints me to know we live in a society where people like Ilie Nastase can make such racist comments,” said Serena Williams. “This world has come so far, but yet we have so much further to go.” Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The oafish behaviour of Higgins and Nastase was once celebrated. Those days are gone

Bing and Bob: on the road to question nine

This week’s quiz features four Draculas, three Guardians, two road warriors and one Adrian de la Touche

Florence Pugh: “You have to work up from the bottom and fight your way.” Photograph: Claude Medale/Corbis via Getty Images

Florence Pugh was awarded best actress at this year’s ADiff for her steel-eyed performance in the revenge drama Lady Macbeth. And (...)

Disciplined drama: Kool Shen, Gabin Verdet and
Emmanuelle Seigner in Heal the Living

A handsome teen gives up his heart - literally - in Katell Quillévéré’s impressive drama of interconnected tragic stories

Director Jonathan Demme at the “Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee Kids” premiere during the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival. Photograph: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

The Oscar-winning film-maker also directed acclaimed films Philadelphia, Something Wild and the Talking Heads concert documentary (...)

Last chance: Negan and Rick square off in the recent series finale of The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead and new Star Trek spin-off Discovery will suffer, and if the strike is lengthy, Game of Thrones could too

Avatars: Jake Sully and Neytiri in, at $2.8 billion, the highest-grossing film of all time

The first Avatar broke records but left no cultural trace. Will its successors sink or soar?

Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Nebula (Karen Gillan), Star-Lord/Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), Drax (Dave Bautista) and Rocket (voiced by Bradley Cooper) in Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2. Photograph:   Film Frame/Marvel

Film review: The sequel has more quips, more kitsch, more spectacle, less plot

Milla Jovovich as Leeloo  “Multi-Pass” in Luc Besson’s ‘The Fifth Element’

Classics such as ‘Barbarella’ and ‘The Fifth Element’ to get big-screen outings

Ed Sheeran. “I know what he looks like, of course. It is scarcely possible to access any medium without catching a glimpse of Ed’s ginger head.” Photograph: AP Photo/Antonio Calanni

I listen to his songs for an hour, but still feel as if I’ve never heard a single one of them

If you really loved Baby Groot me, you would stay for the post-credit sequences

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 will have no fewer than five post-credit sequences

Alan Devine and Una Kavanagh in The Gift

There are moments of promise in Damian O’Callaghan’s debut, but too often The Gift tends towards melodrama

Bard education: Question eight

This week’s quiz zooms from no place like home to a galaxy far, far away

Gemma Arterton: `We even shot all of the Dunkirk stuff in the oldest studio in Pinewood. It even smelt right.' Photograph: Nicola Dove

She never thought she’d work in film. Now, she’s determined to control her own destiny

Women scorned: Katherine Heigl and Rosario Dawson in Unforgettable

Katherine Heigl and Rosario Dawson’s ‘erotic thriller’ is as close to being objectively, verifiably dreadful as it gets

Moe Dunford and Nicholas Galitzine in “Handsome Devil”

With contemporary fashions scored to 1980s musical references – John Butler's Handsome Devil is proudly traditional in its storyte(...)

Jessica Chastain in The Zookeeper’s Wife: Chastain’s Polish accent is perfectly serviceable, but it does nothing to distract from the creakiness of the enterprise

Diane Ackerman's moving Holocaust true story is let down by fluffy bunnies - and Jessica Chastain’s accent

Alden Ehrenreich and Warren Beatty in ‘Rules Don’t Apply’

Beatty’s off-kilter take on Hollywood’s famous recluse leans towards screwball, but never actually gets there

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