Rio 2

As this colourful sequel opens, Blu (Jesse Eisenberg), the domesticated Minnesota macaw hero of 2011’s Rio, (...)

The Double

Simon James (played by Jesse Eisenberg in a career best, surely?) is a socially awkward, cripplingly polite office wonk, whose innovations at work (...)

‘Ah-gav-eh, you say?” Richard Ayoade is evidently unfamiliar with the lower-carb, all-natural honey substitute that a Dublin establishment has serv(...)

Wes Anderson’s Grand Budapest Hotel 1:25

CALVARY Fresh from an avalanche of positive reviews at the Sundance Film Festival, John Michael McDonagh’s follow-up to The Guard looks like a ca(...)

Michael Legge, Hugh O'Conor, Peter McDonald, Andrew Scott, Andrew Bennett and Brian Gleeson in 'The Stag'

Hugh O’Conor mentions the fact while we are arranging coffee and cake. So, I presume he won’t mind me repeating it here. The fresh-faced star of My(...)

Don’t laugh if you’ve heard this one before: Michael Fassbender with fellow 12 Years a Slave actors and their director, Steve McQueen. Photograph: Larry Busacca/Getty

In 2003 I interviewed James Van Der Beek. The world once had some kind of idea who James Van Der Beek was, or at least what Dawson’s Creek was. Back t(...)

Now You See Me

Why has Now You See Me won out, in box office terms, against bigger stars and grander budgets to become a sleeper Stateside smash? Should we chalk it (...)

If you’re familiar with the internet you’ve likely seen the footage wherein a mischievous Jesse Eisenberg takes a dimwit blogger to task for (a) needi(...)

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Is it a seven-figure weekend tally? Keep calm, cinema operators: everything below the top spot may be floundering (Epic i(...)