Set among the students of a school for the deaf, ‘The Tribe’ is lucid, gripping and bleakly powerful

Miroslav Slaboshpitsky certainly likes to make life difficult for himself. This extraordinary film, among the most daring we will see this year, is(...)

Ashley Judd: supporters of a basketball team posted tweets calling Judd a ‘whore’ and threatening her with sexual violence. Photograph: Larry Busacca/Getty Images

Should we worry about Ashley Judd setting the cops on a bunch of Twitter-happy knuckleheads? There are certainly greater threats to the global communi(...)

This year’s Jameson Dublin International Film Festival, which began yesterday, will be buzzing about the city for another 10 hectic days. As ever, cel(...)

Shailene Woodley as Tris in ‘Insurgent’

Every now and then, as if buzzed by reality while in a futuristic simulation, you realise you’re watching a cultural phenomenon that, some decades (...)

We are all individuals. Well. I’m not, obviously. But you get the idea. The only 2015 release from DreamWorks Animation is a curious anomaly. A(...)

Actor Orla Brady meets fans at the screening of “The Price of Desire” which opened the 13th Jameson Dublin International Film Festival at the Savoy Cinema in Dublin. Photograph: Brian McEvoy

The 13th Jameson Dublin International Film Festival kicked off with the world premiere of Mary McGuckian’s The Price of Desire at the Savoy Cinema on(...)

Hip to be square: Antoine-Olivier-Pilon in Mommy 8:02

At last year’s Cannes Film Festival, this latest work from Xavier Dolan, a 25-year-old Québécois conjuror, shared the Jury Prize with Jean-Luc Goda(...)

Angel Cordero in Viko Nikci’s touching and humane documentary, Coming Home

Viko Nikci’s terrific, humane take on a miscarriage of justice and its incomplete resolution was a deserved winner of best Irish documentary at the(...)

Nina Hoss gives a raw, committed performance that holds the film together

The setting – the immediate postwar period in a flattened Germany – calls up reminders of Rainer Werner Fassbinder. But the plot is straight out of a (...)

Actor Colin Farrell attracts plenty of female attention at the 11th Annual Irish Film & Television Awards (Iftas) in Dublin  in April 2014. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Iftas, the Irish Film and Television Academy Awards, are to continue in a new format this year and will be televised by TV3. The awards will for t(...)