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. (...)

Jim Mickle has directed two pretty good films with Cold in July. The first is a rural noir (decorated with a very satisfactory second-act twist) that (...)

Joan Fontaine’s most notable role was arguably that of the “second Mrs de Winter” in Rebecca,  Alfred Hitchcock’s Hollywood debut. She won the best actress award a year later for a second Hitchcock film, Suspicion. Photograph: AP
Actor Joan Fontaine dies at age of 96
  • Film
  • December 17, 2013, 01:00

On a sad weekend for the film world, the news of the death of Lawrence of Arabia star Peter O’Toole was swiftly followed by that of the passing awa(...)

Every night on tour, Janelle Monae would walk over to an easel set up onstage and start to paint. Monae was the star turn, a woman who knew that every(...)

 John Wayne playing Ethan Edwards in the The Searchers, directed by  John Ford

THERE are things the French do better than anybody else. We have to include the film-maker as cineaste on that list. Decades before Quentin Tarantino (...)

Dublin’s bid to become European Green Capital in 2015 looks a little threadbare in a multi-city comparison at the Crystal, a new showcase for u(...)