Objection! Meretricious sentimentality! Objection! Badgering the audience! Where is this leading, your honour? Where indeed? Heaven save us fro(...)

Elaine Constantine, writer and director of this fitful drama, does a decent job in conveying the texture of the soul scene in northern England during (...)

Nun of the above: Agata Kulesza in Ida

It’s Poland in the early 1960s. Ida (Agata Trzebuchowska), a young orphan raised by Catholic nuns, leaves the convent so that she might meet her es(...)

Where to next? Nick and Kylie go for a drive in 20,000 Days on Earth

Let us get a few provisos out of the way. Nobody who is not already some sort of enthusiast for Nick Cave – singer of Old Testament tales and chron(...)

Expect many reviewers to ask whether the latest animation from Laika – the studio behind Coraline and ParaNorman – is too scary for frail young childr(...)

You will get some grasp of the bravery involved in bringing this Iranian film to cinemas when you hear that, accommodating those at danger from the st(...)

Well, it seems unlikely we will see any more overpowering images in the cinema this year. Within its first 10 minutes, Edward Burtynsky’s combination (...)

The story goes that, after seeing Peter Lorre excel in Hans Wedekind’s Spring Awakening, director Fritz Lang made a pact with the young German actor. (...)

TDs and Senators are dunked by Trinity staff and students in Front Square in aid of motor neurone disease research. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Since my colleague Donald Clarke poured cold water over the ice bucket challenge (and, inexplicably, Christmas jumpers) on these pages last week, mor(...)

Let’s talk about found footage. Must we? Well, the blasted stuff won’t go away. So I suppose we have no option. There are many reasons to hate this th(...)