The passing of John Bradley at the early age of 60 is an irreparable loss to Irish archaeology, medieval and urban studies and to Kilkenny in particul(...)

Clean dem spatz: We'z outta here!

How hot do we like it? Let us begin by dipping a toe in the most scalding water. Over half a century after Billy Wilder’s most popular comedy first sp(...)

No-go zone: Ronan Keating with Laura Michelle Kelly  in Goddess

Come and have a go if you think you’re hard enough, Michael Bay. Despite last week’s glitzy Dublin premiere . . . despite the presence of two Irish ac(...)

THE MOVIE Jon Favreau writes, directs and stars in Chef, playing the frustrated Carl, who breaks out of the shackles of fine dining to go on the(...)

SXSW Film: Emjay Anthony and Jon Favreau  in  “Chef”
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The South By Southwest festival gets most attention for its musical and interactive components, but SXSW Film has been running in Austin since (...)

Richard Dreyfuss: “Everyone who has worked above the line knows money interferes with every creative act. They are only interested in what they can monetise. It makes you want to vomit after a while”

It seems that Richard Dreyfuss has lost little of his youthful energy. Nor has he softened. Having appeared in a film that, for a year or two, was (...)

August: Osage County

Welcome to Osage County, population: showily deranged. This is one heck of a place. Nobody is able to open his or her mouth without touching on some t(...)

It’s only November, but Oscar pundits are already salivating at the prospect of next spring’s Best Actress race. The outcome, as yet, is uncertain.(...)

Such has been the reception in the US for this deeply unhinged entertainment that you half-expect the screen to vomit green bile on your head as you s(...)

Eileen Brennan as Capt Doreen Lewis in a scene from ‘Private Benjamin’. Photograph: AP Photo/Warner Brothers

Eileen Brennan, who has died aged 80, had been a stage actor since the late 1950s, but it was as a largely comic presence in US cinema of the 1970s an(...)