Clean dem spatz: We'z outta here!

How hot do we like it? Let us begin by dipping a toe in the most scalding water. Over half a century after Billy Wilder’s most popular comedy first sp(...)

The jukebox musical never sounded like an obvious candidate for translation to film. Raucous singalongs that invite audiences to engage communally, th(...)

Joan Fontaine’s most notable role was arguably that of the “second Mrs de Winter” in Rebecca,  Alfred Hitchcock’s Hollywood debut. She won the best actress award a year later for a second Hitchcock film, Suspicion. Photograph: AP
Actor Joan Fontaine dies at age of 96
  • Film
  • December 17, 2013, 01:00

On a sad weekend for the film world, the news of the death of Lawrence of Arabia star Peter O’Toole was swiftly followed by that of the passing awa(...)

Dylan Moran with the Cork Film Festival's Creative Director James Mullighan

Some festivals try to spread meagre smatterings of events over more days than they should, pulling off the festival programming equivalent of Donald T(...)

Students throw journals and books onto bonfires in Bebelplatz in 1933

Every city has its ghosts, but in Berlin this week a portal to the past was wide open, and spectres, benign and malevolent, wandered the citysc(...)

Deanna Durbin  in May 1939 with her first husband Vaughn Paul in the clubhouse of Hollywood Park in Los Angeles. Photograph: AP
Obituary: Deanna Durbin

When a teenage Deanna Durbin appeared on screen in the 1930s, in a decorous white dress, singing with a bell-like purity, audiences sighed cont(...)