The winners at the Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards 2015 in The National Concert Hall, Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards took place with a spectacular ceremony at the National Concert Hall in Dublin on Sunday. Among the video tribute(...)

Race for the prize: Mad Max is  usual in that it’s a mainstream film in the best picture fight

This year, the Academy has gone for eight best picture nominees. They have finally achieved their aim of allowing a few mainstream, marquee pictures i(...)

Actors Carrie Fisher and Domhnall Gleeson pose after presenting the award for Best film not in the English language at the BAFTA awards at the Royal Opera House in London on Sunday. Photograph: Reuters

The Bafta Awards have thrown up some real gems this year with hilarious and moving acceptance speeches, as well as witty quips from awards show host S(...)

The film business has its own eccentricities. Domhnall Gleeson and I are at the Soho Hotel in central London to discuss (among many other things) his (...)

A familiar, bashed-up spaceship flees a planet far, far away

Variations on a signature shot appear about half-a-dozen times in JJ Abrams’s absurdly hyped addition to the Star Wars cycle. The camera pauses for s(...)

Filmmaker George Lucas attends the World Premiere of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”, in Hollywood on Monday. Photograph: Valerie Macon/AFP/Getty

An army of Stormtroopers plus C-3PO and R2D2 were among the early arrivals at the world premiere of the highly-anticipated new Star Wars movie in Los (...)

 Katie Holly at her three-bedroom home on Wolseley Street. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Amid the current debate about the under-representation of women in Irish film and theatre, producer Katie Holly is breaking all the rules. Havi(...)

Well-maintained carapace: Saoirse Ronan in Brooklyn

It is as you thought. John Crowley’s take on Colm Toíbín’s hugely popular 2009 novel is a lovely, lovely film. It is the sort of film to which you (...)

Lenny Abrahamson’s Frank, starring Michael Fassbender as an eccentric musician who wears a huge false head at all times. The movie has picked up nine Ifta nominations

Two very different films concerning troubled men have topped the nominations for this year’s Irish Film and Television Awards (Ifta). Lenny Abr(...)

Kerry Fox and Mark Rylance  in the sexually explicit mainstream film ‘Intimacy’

The Fifty Shades juggernaut rolled into town recently amid a storm of white-hot hype, only to be met with stinging criticism. Chief among the gripe(...)