Charlie’s Country, the final part in Rolf de Geer’s exploration of indigenous culture in Australia will open the Cork Film Festival on November 7th. Screengrab: YouTube

An Australian film which has already earned its lead actor the best actor prize at Cannes and is Australia’s entry for best foreign film at next year’(...)

12 Years a Slave star Chiwetel Ejiofor (left) and director Steve McQueen. The film is   expected to lead the UK charge for Oscar glory when the Academy Award nominations are announced. Photographs: PA Wire

The goats have been slaughtered. Their entrails have been spread about the place. And we can now make a fairly good stab at assessing who or what is g(...)

Miley Cyrus does her twerking thing with  Robin Thicke during the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards in New York in August. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

What links Miley Cyrus, Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan, twerking and a crystal meth dealer from New Mexico? All four have appeared at the top(...)

The announcement by Angelina Jolie that she had a preventative double mastectomy created much debate and is at number five in top trending international news tweets in Ireland.Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

The word ’Roma’ was the top trending Irish news topic on Twitter in Ireland this year, presumably after news broke of the removal of a 7-year-old Roma(...)

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Five feature films in, we feel we know director Nicole Holofcener’s milieu. Woody Allen’s former apprentice – and the stepdaughter of Annie Hall produ(...)

Ancient cannibalistic religions have less eccentric calendars than does the movie universe. The long run-in and dreary aftermath to Christmas d(...)

Pictured at the Wrecking Ball Weekender at Nowlan Park Kilkenny was Bruce Springsteen. Picture Dylan Vaughan.

“It’s a three-hour tornado,” says Steve Van Zandt of Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band’s live shows. As The Boss’s guitar player, backing singer(...)

A hearse enters a side entrance at the funeral for actor James Gandolfin at The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine  in New York City today. Photograph: Mike Coppola/Getty Images

Family, friends and fans of actor James Gandolfini gathered at a Manhattan cathedral for his funeral today, a week after the 51-year-old star of The (...)

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James Gandolfini, the burly actor best known for his portrayal of conflicted New Jersey mob boss Tony Soprano, died on Wednesday while on holiday in I(...)

Actor James Gandolfini in LA in October 2012. Photograph: Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic

If James Gandolfini, who has died in Italy at the age of 51, had lived for another few decades then, when writing an appreciation, we would have found(...)