Kristen Stewart (Bella Swan) and Robert Pattinson (Edward Cullen) in The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

It’s 10 years since the first ‘Twilight’ book was published and vampires are having a moment

DirectorJoe Wright: “People are calling me a veteran now. Which is just weird.”

Joe Wright, director of ‘Pride and Prejudice’, ‘Atonement’, and ‘Hanna’, returns with his ‘sideways take’ on JM Barrie’s classic t(...)

India’s traditional silk weavers face change in this stunning Irish documentary

America’s endless War on Drugs is given a provocatively cynical spin in this intelligent, riveting thriller starring Emily Blunt (...)

Daughters of the revolution: Carey Mulligan and Anne-Marie Duff in Suffragette

in Sarah Gavron worthwhile drama, the hard, brave campaign for women’s rights is given the soft-centred treatment

Suffragette stars Carey Mulligan, Meryl Streep, Romola Garai and Anne-Marie Duff, who donned the sloganed T-shirts for a recent Time Out London feature. Photograph: Time Out, via Twitter

Meryl Streep and Carey Mulligan pose in T-shirts to promote new movie. In the US, many interpret the T-shirts as sympathetic to th(...)

Suffragette Sylvia Pankhurst, who was adamantly opposed to marriage and created a minor stir by refusing to marry her daughter’s father. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Far from being obsolete, weddings are louder, gaudier and more expensive than ever

As a descendant of the movement’s first family, Helen Pankhurst had an extra reason to encourage – and play a small role in – Sa(...)

A malevolent housing repo man takes on a partner in this odd but effective – and very timely – morality tale

Propelled by impressive central performances from Fassbender and Cotillard, this is one of the strongest film versions of the Sc(...)

Iain Sinclair (in a goat mask) and Toby Jones in Andrew Kötting’s By Our Selves

Iain Sinclair, Alan Moore, Toby Jones and a Straw Bear retrace a walk poet John Clare once took. What more could you want?

Matt Damon in The Martian, Ridley Scott’s adaptation of Andy Weir’s high-end pulp bestseller. Photograph: 20th Century Fox

Matt Damon grows spuds on Mars in Ridley Scott’s best film in a decade. That must have been some decade...

#Piggate will follow British prime minister David Cameron for the rest of his career. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

Who cares if dubious reports of youthful debauchery don’t constitute serious news?

Anton Corbijn’s latest is gorgeous, cool and infuriatingly insubstantial

This most gounded of movie stars plays an egomaniacal American star tormenting his Italian director in Nanni Moretti’s latest. Jus(...)

Drew Barrymore and Toni Collette are the best friends living the yummy  real estate life in London.

It’s an odd mixture of genres, but Catherine Hardwicke’s story of friendship and illness has some good moments

Taking her time: 105-year-old Dorothea Findlater from Blackrock, Co Dublin

Ireland’s oldest residents fill the screen with warmth and wisdom in Alex Fegan’s thoughtful new documentary

Director Lenny Abrahamson, actresses Joan Allen and Brie Larson, author/screenwriter Emma Donoghue and actor Jacob Tremblay  attend the Room press conference at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival. Photograph: Mike Windle/Getty Images

Lenny Abrahamson’s adaptation wins prize that usually predicts Oscars success

Trading places: British prime minister David Cameron (left), and Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn (right) during a service to mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA

National anthems present a considerable challenge to even the most committed patriot

People who were alive in 1916 opened up to film-maker Alex Fegan, but their own life stories were the most fascinating

Paul Mercier’s Irish gangster thriller is so well made that it doesn’t need to dish on the pointlessly slavish mythology

Robert Redford’s latest project will stretch the credibility of viewers

A true disaster on the world’s most dangerous mountain is given a spectacular if slightly rote treatment

Bromantic encounter: James Marsden and Jack Black in The D Train. Photograph: AP

Solid performances and a few risky twists and turns raise this comedy over the bar

Kim Davis, with Republic presidential candidate Mike Huckabee and  attorney Mathew Staver, in Grayson, Kentucky, this week.  Photograph: Chris Tilley/Reuters

Kim Davis generated headlines by refusing to issue marriage licences to same-sex couples

The film’s attempts to blend believable adolescent anxieties with high macabre – carried off so brilliantly in The Sixth Sense – generate the odd inharmonious chord here

Sixth Sense’ director returns to form with American Gothic horror that packs trademark twist

Woody Allen is back and asking a game Emma Stone to fall for an older man

Actress Emily Browning on her role in new film ‘Legend’, about the Kray Twins

Soaked in sepulchral shades by Stefano Falivene, this film allows Dafoe to simmer intelligently in smart cars

Amy-Joyce Hastings in The Callback Queen. Photograph:  Anthony Bowes

Many of the gags in this ”romantic comedy” would likely be offensive if they weren’t so plain weird

Owen Wilson: “Playing exactly yourself? You never quite do that. But you try to get it to make sense.” Photograph: Gareth Cattermole/Getty/DIFF

The ‘No Escape’ star can come across as a stereotypical Texan. But with a career that spans both indie favourites and Hollywood bl(...)

 Alexander the Great (Colin Farrell): “He is said to have wept because there were no more worlds left to conquer. The rest of us would have sighed with relief and had a nice cup of tea.”

‘I’m betting people like me are immune to this class of wealth-generated depression’

Wilson! Bell! Brosnan! Some unlikely action heroes handle the politically incorrect absurdities of this suspenseful thriller rathe(...)

A hard sell in every way, including the vodka in every second scene

This seductive, wholly original drama may overplay its characters’ quirks, but its emotional honesty is as refreshing as it is unc(...)

The film intersperses moment of great humour and power with indulgent follies that will strain the patience of all but the most re(...)

While unkind caricatures of “cat ladies” focus on loneliness and social awkwardness, the man who lives alone with a cat is more often portrayed as an out-and-out psychopath

One individual actually titled her blog: ‘I Don’t Like Men Who Own Cats’

Ed Skrein, who takes over from hardman Jason Statham in the Transporter franchise, explains his unusual career path

A film is dealing in faint praise when its location manager is singled for commendation

Comparisons with the late lamented ‘Deadwood’ are unavoidable in Dathaí Keane’s new feature

We Are Your Friends resembles nothing so much as one of Hollywood’s efforts to address surf culture 40 years ago

Ice Cube has produced a celebratory account of his influential 1980s rap group NWA. The result is pulsating if somewhat airbrushed(...)

‘Over the last 15 years, I have gained a black belt in the art of Pretending I’ve Seen The West Wing.’ Martin Sheen as President Bartlett. Photograph: Warner Bros/Getty Images

Aaron Sorkin’s series is implausible, corny and irony-free . . . and yet I’m still watching

This documentary shows how the seven Angulo siblings, contained for years in a New York apartment, developed their own strange mic(...)

Max Joseph’s ‘We Are Your Friends’ stars Zac Efron as a young DJ perfecting his art in the contemporary San Fernando Valley

The director of ‘We Are Your Friends’ tells how a small story about dance music became a big film

The family are terrific in this ‘remake, sequel and reboot’ of a classic comedy

Irish director Ciarán Foy does his best with the atmospherics, but can do little with Sinister 2’s cluttered, tonally deranged mes(...)

A very effective teen entertainment that feels more honest and less contrived than Fault in Our Stars

“Earlier this month Donald Trump, comedy caricature made inexplicably popular flesh, single-handedly rendered the major general redundant.” Photograph: Reuters

Jerry Seinfeld and Chris Rock no longer to play colleges as students just too sensitive

When not saving the universe, the British actor likes a quiet pint down his local pub

Greta Gerwig as Brooke and Lola Kirke as Tracy in Mistress America

Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach reteam for another New York-set dramedy, a compact marvel that will repay repeated viewings

The proto-femi-satirist teams up with monogamy-mad Judd Apatow for an amusing if overlong and weirdly reactionary romcom

‘Peter Mandelson would never have let that happen’

On the wire: A boy tests the defences in Melilla, a Spanish enclave in Morocco. Photograph: Santi Palacios.

'There was Calais. Then there was also what’s happening to democracy in Greece. There were a few days when I thought the film migh(...)

The most brutally violent family film put before audiences since The Ten Commandments

Marielle Heller’s 1970s drama, based on a popular graphic novel, is a gutsy film that engages with its period and tells a few trut(...)

This edgy, atmospheric Spanish detective drama has much in common with Hollywood noir but can stand entirely on its own

Not so gentle, Ben: The Thing (Jamie Bell) in Fantastic Four (2015)

The first half of Josh Trank's reboot is perfectly serviceable as a summer seat-filler. Then it descends into a bendy, transparen(...)

Protesters gather outside Dr Walter James Palmer’s dental office in Bloomington, Minnesota, after Palmer reportedly paid $50,000 to track and kill Cecil, a black-maned lion, just outside Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe. Photograph: Reuters

Furore over killing of Cecil the lion a sharp reminder of hypocrisy on animal cruelty

The film directed by Gary Lennon traces the story of the doctor during his time with the British air force in Europe, Singapore (...)

Hirschbiegel’s film captures the period well but we are left asking the wrong questions

This buddy comedy is useless but its loud, brash heart is in roughly the right place

Concentrated Tomoxon: Tom Cruise struts his stuff in Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

Simon Pegg quips; Ving Rhames rumbles; Jeremy Renner snoozes and Tom Cruise continues to leap, bound and defy the ageing process -(...)

The Sun front page which reported a  still of footage from 1933 that shows a young Queen performing a Nazi salute with her family at Balmoral.

The words 'Queen filmed doing Hitler salute' are so indecently delicious no tabloid could fail to run it

Amy Poehler: ‘Oh, we were real Irish-American. This was Boston. That meant Jesus, JFK, illustrated pamphlets on St Patrick. Lots of beer and lots of potatoes. That’s the Irish-American version of it all. Ha ha!’ Photograph: Brendon Thorne/Getty Images

She’s got an acerbic wit, frequently speaks her mind, and has burned almost everyone at the Golden Globes: so how did Amy Poehler (...)

Aidan Gillen: In his latest film, Mark Noonan’s You’re Ugly Too, he plays a troubled man, recently released from prison, who is forced to care for his alert, back-talking niece. Photograph: Reuters

The ‘Game of Thrones’ star has had an extraordinary career but still likes to do low-budget Irish films

Julian Temple’s documentary on the influential and dying Dr Feelgood guitarist is affectionate and eccentric in all the right ways(...)

Political pugilists: William F Buckey and Gore Vidal during one of the 1968 TV debates.

The animosity between a pair of US political pundits makes for a diverting documentary

Pixar’s comedy, set in the wildly seesawing brain of a child, is funny, moving and clever enough to overcome way too much extraneo(...)

Celebrating the 12th .... ‘In recent years, some Orange revellers have taken to burning effigies of their enemies along with the pallets and apple crates”. Photograph:   Justin Kernoghan

‘Culture’ seems to be defined as an atavistic force that compels uncivilised behaviour

Wes Orshoski’s new film about the Damned is a consistently funny take on the music industry

Wim Wenders’s Oscar-nominated study of Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado makes for riveting viewing, though larger issues o(...)

Jonah Hill and James Franco in a scene from True Story

As a study of journalistic ethics, ‘True Story’ is laughably overheated, though it works well enough as a pretty good thriller

Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphrey:  “The Irish audio-visual sector has been going from strength to strength in recent years  and I believe there is huge capacity for growth.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Decision recognises Bord Scannán na hÉireann’s increasing interests beyond world of cinema

Omar Sharif performing in the film Sayyidat al-Qasr (Lady of the Palace) in 1958. Photograph: Alyoum Alsaba/EPA

Egyptian screen legend was as much a vision of romantic possibilities as he was an actor

Failing  – Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka leaves the court after losing to France’s Richard Gasquet in the Wumbledon men’s quarter-final – “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.” Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images

‘Fail better’ another blood-boiling example of need to extract life lessons from literature

An Klondike

Irish road movies, documentaries and even a Western ensured that this year’s rainy but characterful Galway Film Fleadh was as full(...)


Old-fashioned artistry sets Tomm Moore’s second feature apart from the digital mob

Kathy Bates as the deranged Annie Wilkes in Rob Reiner’s ‘Misery’

Donald Clarke talks to the actor about sexism, ageism, cancer and the joy of ‘Misery’

Director and star Anna Odell does a brilliant job of layering mysteries between enigmas and dosing them in concentrated uncertaint(...)

Though imaginative, this Beach Boys movie cannot shake itself free from the overworked 1960s mythology

Channing Tatum attends the Amsterdam premiere of Magic Mike XXL on July 1st. Photograh: Michel Porro/Getty Images

Are female strippers only okay if – by attaching frills and bows – they redefine themselves as ‘burlesque’

‘He wasn’t really difficult,’ says Chuck Workman, director of a compelling new documentary about one of cinema’s giants

Asif Kapadia’s definitive examination of Amy Winehouse charts a sickening drift towards fatal catastrophe

Naomi Kawase’s film comes with a ‘spirituality’ warning, but it’s worth it

Genisys crams every key trope into the mix; Schwarzenegger’s older, cuddlier Terminator adds the corn

What’s up, Pete? The quintessential movie brat is still directing ’em, but that old Hollywood magic is long gone: ‘Things have go(...)

Nobody who has passed through Northern Ireland in July should get too hoity-toity about the controversy concerning the Confederate flag. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

‘If this isn’t terrorism, then nothing is’ tweeted Glenn Greenwald

American husband and wife pop singers Sonny  and Cher in  August 1966: they worked with the Wrecking Crew. Photograph: Powell/Express/Getty Images

The documentary about the legendary session musicians will be a hit with music fans

Its ‘breathtakingly unreconstructed’ attitude to women mars this tribute to the screwball comedy

Westward ho!: Kodi Smit-McPhee and Michael Fassbender in Slow West

John Maclean’s elegant, original western takes its time and is a treat to look at

Mark Noonan’s You’re Ugly Too, featuring Aidan Gillen (right) as a man caring for his niece following his recent release from prison, is among the Irish premieres at this year’s bash.

Film notables such as John C Reilly, Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera set to attend

Michael Fassbender and Kodi Smit-McPhee in Slow West

Interview: John Maclean, once of the Beta Band, set out to demythologise the western in his first film, Slow West. He’s succeeded

‘The Donald (as he is dispiritingly known to other holders of that excellent name) let nobody down when he appeared at the Trump Tower on Tuesday.’ Above, Trump gestures after speaking and taking questions at a rally in Manchester, New Hampshire, on Wednesday. Photograph: Dominick Reuter/Reuters

Absurd, eccentric, right-wing carnival huckster has no chance of becoming president

French romantic comedy looks and sounds like very few films in its debased genre

It would not be fair to suggest that Nicholas Sparks has only one plot. He has as many as three

In the current multiverse of Sherlock Holmses, Ian McKellen's spot-on version of the great detective is older, wiser and dottier .(...)

The New York Times building in New York.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Comment: article weaved story of inappropriate behaviour into tragedy in Berkeley

Olga Baclanova in Tod Browning's Freaks (MGM 1932)

More than 80 years on, Browning’s tale of carnival ’freaks’ taking hideous revenge has failed to become even the tiniest bit res(...)

‘Any criticism of the family business – an international joke 24 hours earlier – came to seem like intolerance of transsexual righ(...)

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