The many faces of Batman

On July 20th, 2012, the world awoke to reports of another mass shooting in the US. This all-too-familiar headline was distinguished by the location – (...)

BEST PICTURE Will win 12 Years a Slave. After three months somewhere near the head of the pack, Steve McQueen’s slavery saga still looks l(...)

How To Train Your Dragon 2: Coming July 4th

Welcome to our bumper guide to another year of sequels, remakes and leftfield experiments. The most comprehensive preview available is, f(...)

Naomi Watts in Diana: not critic-proof

We’re living through a time when $100 million spend on film advertising is considered chump change. Critics, we’re told, can’t compete with those numb(...)

Runner Runner
Runner Runner

What we have here is an updating of Wall Street set in the world of online gambling. The consistently impressive Justin Timberlake – always at his bes(...)

Taylor Schilling, centre, who plays the lead role of Piper Chapman in Orange Is the New Black: “It’s so unusual to get sent a script where the woman is taking the hero’s journey”

In a blacked-out van, with rain bouncing off the roof, we’re crossing the Queensboro Bridge from Manhattan to Queens. The traffic, the gloom and the d(...)

It’s not easy being one of the most beautiful women on the planet. No, really. Just ask Olga Kurylenko. At 33, the Ukrainian-born star of incom(...)

Joe Mullins and Muiris Crowley in Pilgrim Hill
Alone on the hill

‘Iam not comparing myself with Quentin Tarantino at all, at all,” Gerard Barrett says. “But I saw him talking on Charlie Rose and he said that,(...)

Patrick Freyne has a beard shave and hair cut by Liam Finnegan, at The Waldorf Barbershop, Westmoreland Street, Dublin 2. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

Beards are back. Well, so a hundred columnists suggested after an Oscar ceremony filled with A-list actors covered in facial fur. This startlin(...)