Down but not out: Antonio Banderas in The 33

Patricia Riggen’s film about the 2010 Chilean mining accident isn’t really worth travelling far to see. But it’s worth being nice to. Made with the c(...)

The Irish have been outperforming throughout this year’s awards season, with Lenny Abrahamson’s Room and John Crowley’s Brooklyn catching the eye. Photograph: Reuters

Paddy Breathnach’s Viva has made it on to the penultimate Oscar shortlist for the best foreign language feature film. The Academy of Motion Picture (...)

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(...)

Brendan O’Carroll: “It’s a cliche, but whatever about being a hit in England and South Africa and Canada and New Zealand and Australia, you want to be recognised at home.” Photograph: Barry McCall

He has been a bona-fide star for years, but Brendan O’Carroll is never too far from a reminder of his old life. When he hears of people in financia(...)

Oh, you are awful! Yes, the Terminator sequence reaches its fifth episode with a film that aspires to the condition of The Dick Emery Show. Now(...)

Actors Catherine Deneuve and Emmanuelle Bercot at a photocall for  La Tête Haute (Standing Tall), the opening film of this year’s annual Cannes Film Festival. Photograph: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images

The 68th Cannes Film Festival began last night in marginally more low-key fashion than usual. Following criticism of last year’s opening film, Grace o(...)

Russell Crowe attends a press conference for new film The Water Diviner at Claridges, London last week.  Photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

Russell Crowe’s new film The Water Diviner has been praised by the Australian embassy for its even handed portrayal of the ill-fated Gallipoli campaig(...)

Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan in the film of ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’: The reviews say the film is less terrible than the book. That’s still pretty awful though.

1 It’s not that I’m prudish but . . . 2 Okay, maybe I’m a little bit prudish. 3 Ever since The Fall I’ve been terrified of Jamie Dornan. (...)

Michael Fassbender at the 11th Annual Irish Film & Television Awards (Iftas) in Dublin last year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The fate of the Irish Film and Television Academy Awards (the Iftas) is unclear following the Irish Film Board’s confirmation that it has no firm p(...)

Parents who (for this reason alone) badly mistimed the birth of their daughter may have come to view the DisneyToon Studios as a Christmas menace t(...)