This fascinating feature debut from Simon Blake spends much of its duration working out what it wants to be: domestic drama, London noir, social-re(...)

We hear a lot of blather about pure cinema: sometimes around this parish. Every now and then somebody suggests a director may have re-invented the med(...)

It is almost exactly a year since the latest meta-teaser from Olivier Assayas premiered to mixed reviews at Cannes. In the interim, Kristen Stewart(...)

Jim Sheridan: “I did an ad lib asking kids about getting slapped at school. And within two hours we were off the air. Because the archbishop had called.” Photograph: Barry McCall

It’s midmorning at Windmill Lane Studios and Jim Sheridan – six-time Oscar nominee and recent septuagenarian – has taken a break from his Dublin postp(...)

Straight face: “How can we be the elder statesmen?” says Chris Rock. “I’m not an elder anything. I’m not ready for that. It’s a little scary.” Photograph: Vivien Killilea/PSIFF/Getty

Can Chris Rock really be 50? Can it really be 25 years since he joined the cast of Saturday Night Live? Can two decades have passed since he spat o(...)

American singer-songwriter Elliott Smith (1969 – 2003), Oxford Street, London, June 1998. (Photo by Andy Willsher/Redferns/Getty Images)

“I’m the wrong kind of person to be really big and famous,” says the late Elliott Smith in the opening scene of this referential, Kickstarter-funde(...)

Rupert Evans and Calum Heath in The Canal 9:05

Have you ever wondered: why has no cinematographer ever sought to capture the thousands of glorious greys that define Irish skies? Piers McGrail, t(...)

In June 2009, Maziar Bahari, a London-based, Canadian-Iranian journalist and documentarian, was among hundreds of people arrested in the wake of th(...)

It’s Hammy time: Chris Rock and Rosario Dawson   in Top Five

Andre Allen (Chris Rock) was once named “the funniest man in America” but people mostly recognise him on the street for his hit franchise, Hammy th(...)

Pink Ladies: Frenchy (Didi Conn), Rizzo (Stockard Channing) and Marty (Dinah Manoff) from Grease

Teenage Doll (1957) Roger Corman had to make an appearance. The teenage gang in his juvenile delinquent romp rejoice under the name The Black Wid(...)