Only Lovers Left Alive
Only Lovers Left Alive

Contrary to expectation, Adam and Eve are among the last of their kind. Centuries into his existence, world-weary vampire Adam (Tom Hiddleston)(...)

Brendan Gleeson on the red carpet at the opening night of Jameson Dublin International Film Festival. His film Calvary launched  the festival last night. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Acting legends Brendan Gleeson and John Hurt walked the red carpet in Dublin to kick off the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival (JDIFF)(...)

Ian McShane: It all happened very quickly. Then I got a movie. I just rolled into it”

Hats off to Ian McShane. He’s never exactly been a Johnny Depp-sized celestial entity. But he’s never slipped from public consciousness. For ha(...)

Political convictions:  Sidse Babett Knudsen and Mikael Birkkjær in Borgen

There’s no goofing off on your phone while watching the brilliant Danish political drama Borgen (BBC Four, Saturday). It’s not just the subtitles, alt(...)

Stand well back. You can feel the heat emanating from How to Survive a Plague. David France’s fiery, Oscar-nominated chronicle of the earliest years o(...)

Mentor: Johnny Murtagh with Wes Doyle, Linda Farrell and their five children

It was reading that Mary O’Rourke was one of six “inspirational mentors” in The Family Project (RTÉ One, Monday), helping a family “struggling (...)

A few days ago in Dublin, an actor lost his job. That might not count as major news, but for the operation in question it represented a 50 per (...)

Howie/Rookie: Tom Vaughan Lawlor

A few days ago in Dublin, an actor lost his job. That might not count as major news, but for the operation in question it represented a 50 per (...)

Stoker is the latest Hollywood film with a Korean hue

For as long as there has been a film business, there has been debate about its purpose. Should art be political or populist? Is a film useless (...)

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