As the Allied forces battled their way toward Berlin in 1945, the Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force decided to create an extraordinar(...)

Seagulls fighting over scraps.  Kerry senator  Ned O’Sullivan said: “I have received hundreds of messages and calls. Without a word of a lie over 90 per cent were supportive and positive.”  Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA

In an extreme case of life imitating art, a Fianna Fáil Senator has portrayed the scourge of swooping seagulls in Dublin in terms that mirror the plot(...)

Coming after the masterpiece that was Rear Window and a few years before the late purple patch that began with Vertigo, To Catch a Thief (1955) occupi(...)

Perched above terraced gardens dropping down to the banks of the Argideen river, near Clonakilty, Lisselan House cuts a fairy tale dash. It was built (...)

It may be an accident, but this neat, horrible, very enjoyable mid-budget thriller looks to have an antecedent in Roald Dahl’s 1948 story Man from the(...)

Rosanna Davison – as Miss World it was part of her contract not to change her hair colour for a year. Photograph: Alan Betson

Next time you are on a dancefloor or queuing in a bank, do a headcount of the women. The heads will merge into one many-headed dyed blonde. Highlighti(...)

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For the first two scenes of Olivier Dahan’s peculiar hagiography of Princess Grace, the director shoots his heroine from the rear. Nicole Kidman manag(...)

Just like that comedian: David Threlfall as Tommy Cooper.Photograph: Robert Viglaskyâ

For decades the comedian Tommy Cooper was one of the most impersonated stars: a hoarse “just like that”, a shrug of the shoulders, the machine-gun (...)

John Michael McDonagh’s problematic follow-up to The Guard begins with an ingenious, arrest(...)

The Godfather Part II

It is a commonplace of cinema distribution that, though people always say they want to see more vintage titles on the big screen, the masses st(...)