Incandescently brilliant: Elisabeth Moss in Queen of Earth

Director Alex Ross Perry’s weaves in sly references to Polanski, but this is a psychological drama like no other

Look sweetie: Joanna Lumley, June Whitfield and Jennifer Saunders in Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie

The plotting is lazy, but this big-screen reboot of the much-loved sitcom gets by thanks to its stars and to the endless goodwill (...)

Beautiful: Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart in Central Intelligence

The central pairing of tightly wound Kevin Hart and wide-open Dwyane Johnson raise this buddy-buddy spy comedy to happy heights

Viral story: Tom Bradbury’s account was picked up by respectable news sources such as the Times, the Huffington Post and the BBC. Then some terrible spoilsports began picking away at the facts. Photograph: iStock

Forget what Mulder said in ‘The X Files’. If a story sounds too good to be true . . .

Susan Sarandon: “Hollywood isn’t political. Hollywood is about profit. Photograph: Jake Chessum/New York Times

Since being kicked out of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, in 1993, for her politics, the Hollywood star has becom(...)

More irresistible than annoying: Susan Sarandon and Rose Byrne in The Meddler

Susan Sarandon is in top form as a recently widowed woman who can’t help meddling in her daughter’s life

Uncomfortable in the King’s clothes: Michael Shannon and entourage in Elvis & Nixon

This curious film – based on an iconic photograph – could do with a little less exposition and a little more Nixon

Where was I? Tom Sturridge in Omer Fast’s feature debut Remainder

Tom Sturridge gets hit in the head, loses his memory, receives millions in compensation – and then things get obtuse

Fire in the sky: Aliens make a second go of it in Independence Day: Resurgence

Roland Emmerich’s reliably cynical, psychotically CGI’d sequel to his own 20-year-old hit gives new meaning to the word ‘moronic’

This year’s Galway Film Fleadh will host the first screening of Richie Smyth’s ‘The Siege of Jadotville’, a much-anticipated historical drama starring Jamie Dornan (pictured).Photograph: Stefanie Loos/Reuters.

28th festival, which begins on July 5th, to involve 90 films screened at three venues

Brexit gamble: David Cameron’s referendum strategy could fail catastrophically. Photograph: Kerry Davies/Getty

Despite the threat of mutiny from his own crew and the sight of Ukip pirates on the port side, nobody forced Capt Cameron to chart(...)

Strangeness is afoot: Salma Hayek and John C Reilly in Matteo Garrone’s ‘Tale of Tales’

Dorector Matteo Garrone’s first English-language feature is a fabulous (in all senses of the word) and fantastic treatment of thre(...)

Wide awake: Jenjira Pongpas Widner in Cemetery of Splendour

Palme d’Or winner Apichatpong Weerasethakul returns with an unconventional tale of a narcolepsy outbreak among Thai soldiers

Just serious enough: Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson in The Conjuring 2. Photograph: Warner Bros

Chairs fling themselves across rooms and nuns materialise in corridors in James Wan’s entertaining investigation of horrible happe(...)

US film-maker Michael Moore has spoken angrily about the recent mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, during a visit to Dublin. File photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

Speaking in Dublin, director says America has become a more violent society

Maybe you are unable to sit in your seat. Maybe it is occupied by somebody who can’t read seating plans

Take a flight from any busy airport and watch fellow passengers turn into children

Golden Bear winner Gianfranco Rosi, with jury president of the Berlin film festival, Meryl Streep. Photograph: Tobias Schwarz/Getty Images

The Italian director’s new documentary Fire at Sea - winner of best film at the Venice and Berlin Film Festivals - takes an unfli(...)

 Eugenio Derbez, Kylie Rogers and Jennifer Garner in Miracles From Heaven

Jennifer Garner and Queen Latifah star in this COMPLETELY INCREDIBLE film from the same studio that brought you Heaven Is For Real(...)

Last of the Amazonians: Nilbio Torres as Karamakate in Embrace of the Serpent

Shocking imagery abounds in this thoughtful, blackly funny anti-colonial epic

Flying the flag: Michael Moore looks at what policies could be taken home to the US.

Fans will enjoy his look at international cultures, but it does reek of cherry picking

Mattress Mick with two of the cutouts that dot his northside premises. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The Irish are set to make a strong showing at this weekend Sheffield International Documentary Festival and the upcoming Edinburgh(...)

Julia Roberts and Jennifer Aniston in ‘Mother’s Day’

Garry Marshall's third "holiday" film - after the awful Valentine’s Day and worse New Year’s Eve - manages the considerable feat (...)

Saoirse Ronan in The Lovely Bones.

Carlow actor makes magazine’s ‘Next Generation Leaders’ list

Harambe: a boy entered the 17-year-old gorilla’s enclosure. Photograph: Jeff McCurry/Cincinnati Zoo

Since Harambe was shot in the US, it’s crazy how many great-ape authorities have emerged

Warcraft star Paula Patton on breaking up with Robin Thicke, breaking down Hollywood’s colour barrier and the shadow being cast (...)

Vincent Lindone who plays a  recently laid-off factory worker in The Measure of a Man

Stéphane Brizé gives us a quietly effective consideration of how surveillance culture degrades and debases

With a talking rhino from Cabra, this film is much more aware than Warcraft of its own ridiculousness

A detente with teeth: Toby Kebbell as Durotan, an orc looking to compromise

Duncan Jones tragically stultifying fantasy is hard to pin down - picture a film in which most of the antagonists wear buckets on (...)

Gillian Anderson: making her 007 wouldn’t  make sense. But I still hope it happens, just to annoy the braying idiots

If an all-women ‘Ghostbusters’ has misogynists spitting venom, imagine their reaction to Gillian Anderson as 007

No blame should be attached to Orla Brady, pictured alongside Vincent Perez, an excellent actress who plays Eileen Gray, the great modernist designer and architect

Too many soft-focus Cote d'Azure exteriors bring 'Absolutely Fabulous' to mind

Jack O’Connell on the set of Money Monster with director Jodie Foster: “When I am working with classically trained actors I am always listening to them. Maybe not asking them questions. But paying attention.”

Star worked hard to make it in Hollywood and is very proud of his Irish roots

“A well-balanced, impressively tense chamber piece”: George Clooney and Julia Roberts in Money Monster

There?s nothing wildly original about Jodie Foster's latest, but strong turns from the bankable leads make it worth a punt

 Cunning, unsentimental: Kate Beckinsale and Tom Bennett in Love & Friendship

Jane Austen's eternal good sense is beautifully married to Whit Stillman's sensibility in this sharp and funny Irish co-production

Ken Loach celebrates next to producer Rebecca O’Brien after he was awarded the Palme d’Or for the film “I, Daniel Blake” during the closing ceremony of the 69th Cannes Film Festival in southern France. Photograph: Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images

British film-maker’s win for ‘I, Daniel Blake’ leads evening of surprises in southern France

Boris Johnson: “Napoleon, Hitler, various people tried this out, and it ends tragically.” Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty

It’s crazy talk for the Brexit leader to compare an increasingly integrated EU to the Fuhrer’s plans for Europe

It’s hard to pick a favourite among the many ludicrous sequences in this criminally misconceived picture: Javier Bardem and Charlize Theron in The Last Face

Sean Penn delivers a film that suggests he may need to stick to his investigative reporting day job

 Director Sean Penn attends the press conference for  The Last Face at the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival in France. Photograph: Clemens Bilan/Getty Images

Director’s new film receives abysmal reviews, while Iggy Pop shows his lust for life

Lolabelle: Only a heel would fail to smile at the footage of her being coaxed with treats into playing along with the Anderson band.

Anderson’s late husband, Lou Reed, is an unmentioned presence in a sweetly sentimental tribute

Andrei Tarkovsky explores his relationships with family and country in a ’75 cult favourite that is the very definition of arthous(...)

At the grand age of 27, Xavier Dolan has finally made a poor film

In Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman the film-maker will direct his old pal Robert De Niro and – for the first time Al Pacino. Photographs: Getty Images

Film-maker to reprise relationship with De Niro and direct for first time . . . Al Pacino

Adèle Haenel: bizarrely deadened as a caring doctor

Jessica Fletcher had more angles to her personality than the protagonist of this passionless affair

Jaclyn Jose as Rosa Reyes

Director Brillante Mendoza is relentless in his pursuit of grubby verité, and his vision is worth enduring

Sônia Braga: robust, proud, witty performance as Clara

Sônia Braga is brilliant in Kleber Mendonça Filho’s wonderful second feature

Pedro Almodóvar quoted Philip Roth while promoting his latest work, made in his typical primary colours

Kristen Stewart works hard to make sense of this Rentaghost thriller

The Cannes crowd react to a ghost story with no scares and a psychological drama with no grip

Limerick-raised Ruth Negga poses during a photocall for the film Loving in competition at the 69th Cannes Film Festival. Photograph: Jean-Paul Pelissier/Reuters.

Limerick actor who was cut out of ‘12 Years a Slave’ is having a dizzying career surge

Ruth Negga and Joel Edgerton

Jeff Nichols’s film about a couple who were arrested and expelled from Virginia for falling foul of anti-miscegenation laws refuse(...)

Paterson makes ‘a compelling tale of an apparently blissful life’

Jim Jarmusch latest film is deceptively rich with its elements in perfect balance

Steven Spielberg’s “The BFG”, starring Mark Rylance, premiered at the weekend. “The film delivers plenty of laughs and has the sort of cosy look that will appeal greatly to younger children . . . but lacks emotiohnal oomph.”

Maren Ade’s ‘Toni Erdmann’ is a strong early contender for Palme d’Or

Steven Spielberg directs Roald Dahl’s classic tale which is playing out of competition in Cannes.

Steven Spielberg directs Roald Dahl’s classic tale which is playing out of competition in Cannes

Terry Wogan: we were quite capable of laughing at Finns in romper suits without any prompting from the BBC’s late (and genuinely lamented) Eurovision host

Eurovision allows endless self-satirising digs. Refreshingly, Cannes takes itself seriously

Thierry Frémaux, Vittorio Storaro, Antonia LaFolla, Corey Stoll, Blake Lively, Woody Allen, Kristen Stewart, Jesse Eisenberg and Pierre Lescure attend the ‘Cafe Society’ premiere and the opening night gala at the Cannes Film Festival. Photograph: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

Streaming service presents five films at event potentially offering hope to independent sector

Seasideways:  Juliette Binoche in Ma Loute

Juliette Binoche throws herself at the camera with admirable abandon, but Bruno Dumont’s brave step into comedy frustrates as ofte(...)

Northern exposure: Hayley Squires and Dave Johns in I, Daniel Blake

Ken Loach and Paul Laverty continue their longtime collaboration with a skull-shaking study of the Kafkaesque lunacy of Britain’s (...)

Beloved for his Jean-Luc Picard in ‘ST:TNG’, the Shakespearean star now plays a scarifying neo-Nazi skinhead in the hit thriller ‘(...)

Julia Roberts and George Clooney at the launch of Jodie Foster’s ‘Money Monster’ in Cannes.  Photograph: Ian Gavan/EPA

Controversy stoked by MC’s bizarre joke about director and rape at opening ceremony

This wonderful, Oscar-nominated debut suggests one of those playful novels that employ a first-person plural narrator

Ewan McGregor and Naomie Harris can’t spice up the latest Le Carré adaptation

The right-on director has made something closer to ‘Animal House’ than anything in his own admirable oeuvre

Jodie Foster delivers her best directorial effort yet in this starry financial thriller

A fine visual style, with strange and beautiful sights, but absurd shifts make this Alain Guiraudie film too jarring

‘Passive witness to everyday psychoses’ - Cristi Puiu’s ’Sieranevada’. Photograph:  Wild Bunch Distribution

Despite some inevitable longeurs during its defiant three-hour running time, Cristi Puiu follow-up to The Death of Mister Lazares(...)

Woody Allen’s new film for Amazon welds together his typical party pieces, with Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart playing with (...)

Andrea Arnold’s American Honey

Woody Allen in line to set record while Pedro Almodóvar and Cristi Puiu eye Palme d’Or

The Festival Palace at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, which opens tomorrow. Photograph: EPA/Carsten Riedel

Every now and then, the Cannes Film Festival’s top prize anticipates a movement

Gerry Adams: tweeted that he was a “Ballymurphy n***er”

We need vigilance, but all of us, including the Sinn Féin leader, are probably somewhere on the scale

The director greets questions with a sigh, suffers no fools - and is entirely fascinating

Dull plod: Elizabeth Olsen and Tom Hiddleston in I Saw the Light

If they were to give out awards for the most by-the-numbers release of the year (doesn’t the Academy already do that?), then this (...)

Come drift with me:  Max Brebant seeks his origins in Evolution

Human biology goes into meltdown in Lucile Hadzihalilovic fantastic, other-worldly fable from a weird world

Soprano mystique: Hugh Grant and Meryl Streep in Florence Foster Jenkins

The true(ish) story of the world’s worst opera singer makes for comedy gold, thanks to its star double act of Meryl Streep and Hug(...)

The Angry Birds Movie

You might not have heard of him, but Fergal Reilly, director of the video-game crossover, is one of our most successful cinematic (...)

Don’t get shirty! Zac Efron  and Seth Rogen in Bad Neighbours 2. Photograph: Universal

Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne and Zac Efron reprise the adulthood-on-hold set-up of the original, this time with a mild undercurrent of e(...)

It goes without saying that all this poking at mobile phones is a relatively new phenomenon

Texting in cinemas is relatively new, but talking has been there since the dawn of film

László Nemes: it has always been there. It hasn’t been rising. It is just that it’s become more visible. The question is whether it’s now trendy for 17-year-olds to be neo-Nazis. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Son of Saul director László Nemes raises some uncomfortable truths in his remarkable Oscar-winning Holocaust drama, and in convers(...)

Sad white privilege: Jake Gyllenhaal  in Demolition. Photograph: Anne Marie Fox/Twentieth Century Fox

Jake Gyllenhaal once again great as the damaged all-American, but almost everything else falls flat in Jean-Marc Vallée’s bizarre (...)

So long, and thanks for all the fish: Risteard O’Domhnaill’s Atlantic

Risteard O’Domhnaill follows up The Pipe with a beautifully shot, warmly narrated (take a bow Brendan Gleeson) and concisely deli(...)

Two tribes: Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr in Captain America: Civil War. Photograph: Film Frame/Marvel

Marvel has made the rules of the superhero franchise, and Captain America is not the man to start breaking them

Hat trick: The cultural distinctions between Catholic and Protestants in Northern Ireland are played out on a grand and depressing scale every marching season. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty

It’s surely not asking too much for people who don’t believe in God to admit as much

Don Cheadle’s portrait of jazz trumpeter Miles Davis has hints of the experimental and some lovely moments that point towards half(...)

Given recent tragedies in France, you would struggle to argue that the central premise is in good taste

“Hollywood stardom isn’t about great acting. It’s about being a brand.” Gabriel Byrne pictured at the photocall for the film Louder than Bombs at the 68th Cannes Film Festival. Photograph: Christine Poujoulat/Getty

Gabriel Byrne on the "repressive and unexciting" Ireland of his youth, on resisting the Hollywood hierarchy and on retaining his I(...)

Post haste: Alycia Debnam-Carey and William Moseley in Friend Request

This militantly appalling horror offers so much to complain about that it is hard to know where to start

Final film: Alan Rickman in Eye in the Sky

Moral ambiguity and Hitchcockian tension are to the fore in Gavin Hood’s admirable drone-strike thriller

Bear essentials: Neel Sethi as Mowgli  with Baloo (voiced by Bill Murray) in The Jungle Book

Director Jon Favreau sticks close to Disney’s original and delivers a gorgeous film that combines the epic with the intimate

Cannes Film Festival president Pierre Lescure (right) and director Thierry Frémaux at a news conference to announce  competing films at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Paris, France, April 14th, 2016. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

Three female directors out of 20 will compete for this year's Palme d’Or - in 2012 there was none on the list for the top prize

  Hirokazu Koreeda: “My mother always said that I should have become  a civil servant and she was  very disappointed when I went into film.” (Photo by Juan Naharro Gimenez/Getty Images)

Renowned director Hirokazu Koreeda latest film Our Little Sister is a family drama without any major crises - and film festivals a(...)

Undifferentiated female alongside Piotr Stramowski in Pitbull

Some of the set pieces are genuinely impressive, but the tide of casual sadism and misogyny eventually becomes exhausting

Liam Neeson with fans Soibhan Dower and Paul Dodd at the Iftas. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Bob Geldof and Liam Neeson among stars in Dublin for Irish film industry awards

Liam Neeson receives the award for Outstanding Contribution to Cinema from President Michael D Higgins at the 2016 IFTA Irish Film and Drama awards in the Mansion House in Dublin. Photograph: Kyran O’Brien/PA.

Michael D Higgins delivers amusing tribute to Liam Neeson for outstanding contribution

Simon Fitzmaurice directed ‘My Name is Emily’ – a crowd-funded production – from a wheelchair, while struggling with the symptoms of motor neurone disease. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

‘Room’, ‘Sing Street’ and ‘My Name is Emily’ lead nominations in excellent year for Irish film

Deserving of sympathy: Robert De Niro and his wife, Grace Hightower, have a child with autism, so his doubts about vaccination might be tied up with traumatic personal experience.  Photograph: Andrew H Walker/Getty for Tribeca

The star’s Tribeca Film Festival accepted, then dropped, Andrew Wakefield’s film about what he still believes to be links between (...)

Director Mark Cousins with Helena Bereen

With luscious photography and an insidious electronic score from David Holmes, Cousins’ film finds intriguing oddness in the appar(...)

Henry Carvill as a clothed Clark Kent and Amy Adams as a naked Lois Lane in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Female nudity is about three times more common than male nudity in film. It’s hardly surprising when guys usually run the show

Light fantastic: Jaeden Lieberher in Midnight Special

Father and superpowered son go on the run in Jeff Nichols’s sci-fi adventure full of enigma and gothic disorder

Jeremy Irons and Dev Patel in The Man Who Knew Infinity

This tale of a seminal moment in the history of mathematics studiously avoids the highbrow, but proves itself worthy in the proc(...)

Jacques Audiard: “I had the idea to do Dheepan four years ago and history has caught up with it” Photograph:  Michael Buckner/Getty Images for AFI

The director of A Prophet returns with a shockingly prophetic drama about clashes between immigrants and Parisians

Coming close: Evanna Lynch and George Webster in My Name is Emily

Simon Fitzmaurice’s film unfurls in impressive, nested sub-narratives, along with the mildest hints of psychological autobiograp(...)

‘The Dublin commemorations of the Easter Rising (not the ‘April Rising’) offered a considerably more cheering celebration of nationhood than the boozed-up, big-green-hat debauchery on March 17th, which also falls on a Christian holiday.’

Sure, the Rising was undemocratic and religious. As an atheist, I have no problem with that

Dwight Frye (as Bindie) and Elsie Lanchester in JJ Abrams’ Ewok of Ages: A Star Wars Story

Ever the master of marketing, JJ Abrams' unheralded release - set between The Force Awakens and Episode VIII - has astonished Sta(...)

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