BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOUR The winner of this year’s Palme d’Or – a lengthy lesbian romance set in Lille – gained notoriety for the duration and explicitness of its sex sequences.But Abdellatif Kechiche’s film is most notable for its determination toimmerse us in every nuance of a tempestuous relationship. Adèle Exarchopoulos and Léa Seydoux give astonishing performances.

Click here to cast your vote When it comes time to assess developments in cinema – over a year, decade or century – hard-working pundits sti(...)

Broken Song
Broken Song

This highly original, deeply humane documentary – we’re calling it Dublin’s first hip-hop street opera – proved its mettle with both punters and criti(...)

Willa Lee, James Costello and Eric Dowling

At the start of the year, a concise, beautifully made documentary on an underreported musical subculture became the undisputed boss of the Jameson Dub(...)

Women winning

Only 18 per cent of all directors, cinematographers, editors, writers and producers working in the film industry are women. But you’d never know it(...)