High hat: Marisa Berenson in Stanley Kubrick’s Barry Lyndon (1975)

Described by many critics as “glacial”, Barry Lyndon is among Kubrick’s more emotionally engaged films

Laura Albert once again is the unreliable narrator in this extraordinary documentary about the unmasking of a literary sensation

In the most spectacular manner possible: Matt Damon in Jason Bourne. Photograph: Universal Pictures

The plot is as ridiculous as ever, but returning champions Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass deliver a mini-masterpiece of o(...)

 Milo Yiannopoulos: banned by Twitter  over abuse of Leslie Jones,  comedian and co-star of the recently released Ghostbusters movie.  Photograph: Sam Hodgson/The New York Times

Twitter’s former top creeperati makes it clear he’s not for gagging

 Mark Rylance at The BFG   photocall during the Cannes Film Festival  in May. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Mark Rylance reckons the Oscars are ‘like a horse fair’, he uses the I Ching to make life decisions and he’s always dreamt of a un(...)

High times: Sophie (Ruby Barnhill) and the Big Friendly Giant  (Mark Rylance) in Steven Speilberg’s The BFG

There is much to love in Spielberg’s well-crafted adaptation of Dahl's classic kids' book, but grown-ups expecting a guilty tear w(...)

John Crowley  and Saoirse Ronan attend the official Oscars screening of Brooklyn  in New York City. Photograph: Matthew Eisman/Getty Images

The adaptation of Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel was one of the most sought-after projects in Hollywood

High beam: Zachary Quinto, Sofia Boutella and Karl Urban in Star Trek Beyond

The rebooted Enterprise gang are on a tricky peace mission in a fast-paced, utterly empty-headed slice of summer fun

William Burroughs in a still from the film Burroughs

Aaron Brookner’s film Uncle Howard is about his late film-maker uncle – but it is also about Aids, a disappeared New York and the (...)

Pokémon Go: the game arrived faster than Theresa May’s propulsion into Downing Street. Photograph: AFP/Getty

Nintendo’s new app is already due a revival, so let’s get nostalgic for last week

Mom & Me review: Ken Wardrop sets himself out as the laureate of motherhood in this touching follow-up to his acclaimed His & He(...)

Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, Kristen Wiig and Leslie Jones in Ghostbusters. Photograph: Sony Pictures

With nods to the original (and fanboy outrage) this fun-filled reboot wastes none of the actors’ gifts

Seána Kerslake is incandescent in A Date For Mad Mary

The two films are the pick of a crop that reveals the breadth of talent in Irish film

A still from Paul O’Brien’s ‘Staid’ which was among the Irish titles screened this weekend   at the 28th Galway Film Fleadh.

‘Siege of Jadotville’, ‘A Date for Mad Mary’ and ‘Staid’ among Film Fleadh screenings

Simmering suspicions boiled over last week when Tom Hiddleston was photographed wearing an “I heart TS” T-shirt

The image of Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston entwined on a photogenic rock had all the earthy veracity of an Andre Rieu album co(...)

Hip hipster hooray: Ethan Hawke and Greta Gerwig in Maggie’s Plan

With a sly nod to Woody Allen, Rebecca Miller’s hipster-love-triangle tale is a treat

Writer-director Rebecca Miller sits for a portrait Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at the Peninsula Hotel in Chicago. (Anthony Souffle/Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty Images)

She’s lived with husband Daniel Day-Lewis in Wicklow for the past two decades but filmmaker Rebecca Miller’s heart still belongs t(...)

Flower girl: Elle Fanning in The Neon Demon

The message of is simple, but Nicolas Winding Refn’s method offers many revolting delights

An installation shot of the David Bowie Is exhibition at Loondoon’s Victoria and Albert Museum. Photograph: David Bowie Archive/Victoria and Albert Museum

A new film looks into the late star’s Victoria and Albert Museum’s exhibition that drew in 312,000 visitors

Michael Cimino at the Venice Film Festival in 2012. “I don’t believe in defeat. Everybody has bumps.” Photograph: Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images

The director of Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, The Deer Hunter and Heaven’s Gate was an unrepentant risk-taker

Copycats: nobody asked for a Heterosexual Pride Day until Gay Pride took off. Photograph: Rob Stothard/Getty

Why do some people feel the need to celebrate being part of an overpowering majority?

Game of Thrones: behind the scenes at Castle Black. Photograph: Helen Sloan/HBO

‘Game of Thrones’ is safe, says HBO, but some question whether another ‘Brooklyn’ could get made once the UK leaves the European U(...)

Fashion victim: Elle Fanning Nicolas Winding Refn in a  promotional shot for Refn’s  upcoming film The Neon Demon

Nicolas Winding Refn’s feud with fellow Danish director Lars Von Trier shows no sign of letting up. “It is natural for youth to de(...)

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(...)

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