In his first American film, Michaël R Roskam, the Belgian director of Bullhead, dares to emulate (or accidentally echo) one of the key relationship(...)

Dennis Lehane: his latest work, The Drop, bears his trademark imprint and has an incident-packed intensity, dialogue-driven narrative and sharply etched characters. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Mystic River, Shutter Island and Gone, Baby, Gone were all very fine film adaptations of Dennis Lehane novels, so there’s a kind of inevitability to t(...)

John Connolly is at his very best here: angry, polemical and compassionate. The Wolf in Winter is a brilliant performance. Photograph: Alan Betson

Discussing the challenges of maintaining interest in a long-running fictional detective, Dennis Lehane recently asked, “Have you ever heard any(...)

He started and so he finished, in first place. Irish man Aidan McQuade swept to victory on the BBC Mastermind programme with a total of (...)