David Ayer must be the only filmmaker in the world who can look manly while stirring and sipping peppermint tea. Speaking in a low, deep voice, the(...)

One of Denzel Washington’s great tricks is the sudden, disconcerting mid-sentence shift of mood. We’re nattering about his early years on the stage wh(...)

The key scene in this ludicrous, deafening, hugely entertaining romp comes about two-thirds of the way through. By this stage, we have discovered t(...)

Actor Chris O’Dowd arrives for the American Theatre Wing’s 68th annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York, last night.

Irish actor Chris O’Dowd lost to Bryan Cranston for best actor as LBJ in All The Way at the 68th annual Tony Awards last night. O’Dowd, from Boyle, Co(...)

Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter (centre) poses with actor Denzel Washington (left) and boxing champion Evander Holyfield at the premier of the film The Hurricane in 1999. Carter died today in Toronto after a battle with prostate cancer. He was 76. Photograph: Fred Prouser/Reuters

Former US professional boxer Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, who spent 19 years in prison for murder and then was released after it was determined he(...)

Patrick Freyne in a  flight simulator at Dublin Airport Logistics Park, Dublin. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times 2:59

In a big building called Kestrel House, three 14 tonne machines on massive pneumatic legs are rising and falling and tilting and turning. I am (...)

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(...)

Carlos Andrés Gómez: ‘Working with Axis, I see these young men come into bloom.’ Photograph: Vallery Jean/Getty Images

‘Now that we’re men,” sing Spongebob Squarepants and his friend Patrick in a well-known animated movie, “we’re tough enough to save the day.” In the r(...)

Regular visitors to Planet Cinema might be forgiven for squinting a little during the frolicsome summer confection 2 Guns. Who is that untrustworthy N(...)

The buddy movie is (or was) such a staple of American cinema that it comes as a surprise – when reminded of the genre’s existence by a film such as 2 (...)