Shia LaBeouf attends the ‘Nymphomaniac Volume I (long version)’ press conference during 64th Berlinale International Film Festival at Grand Hyatt Hotel in February. LaBeouf was arrested last night after disrupting a performance of Broadway’s “Cabaret” at Studio 54 in New York City. Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images

Actor Shia LaBeouf was removed from the Studio 54 theater in Manhattan and arrested last night after disrupting a performance of the musical Cabaret(...)

 Phelim McAleer and his wife  Ann McElhinney (pictured) are hoping to make a film about convicted Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

California-based Irish journalist and documentary filmmaker Phelim McAleer has raised $573,000 (€413,000) of a targeted $2.1 million on a crowd(...)

As members of the public, we have no right to cast judgment on Woody Allen, or anyone. That’s what courts are for. But our default position when a child cries ‘abuse’ should not be disbelief. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

Before launching into a discussion of an issue as emotive as the Woody Allen abuse allegation, it is always worth rehashing the facts. In this case, t(...)

Dylan Farrow, now 28, claimed in a letter published on Saturday that Woody Allen sexually abused her in 1992. Photograph: Frances Silver via The New York Times

A bitter family dispute and allegations of child sex abuse against Woody Allen have re-surfaced after more than two decades as the acclaimed filmmaker(...)

Gay marriage at Boston City Hall: Julie (left) and Hillary Goodridge, with (back to camera) registrar Judith McCarthy. Photograph: AP

Homophobia has never gone away. It’s everywhere, not just in places such as India, where a law against gay sex exists which carries prison sentences o(...)

Seduced and Abandoned

What exactly is the latest project from James Toback? Is it one big elaborate gag? Is it a monstrous ego trip? Does it have anything to tell us about (...)

Film review: Blue Jasmine

There is a sequence in Woody Allen’s Sleeper – an “early funny one” from 1973 – that finds the hero spontaneously taking on the persona of Blanche Dub(...)

I’m sitting down with Cate Blanchett when a star-struck guy comes up, handshake at the ready: “You’re fabulous,” he says. (He’s talking to Cate, ob(...)