Johnny Depp with Keira Knightly in Pirates Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End

Don’t worry, Timmy. Screenwriter isn’t dead. It’s being sent to a nice farm in the country where it can play with the horses, roll in the sun and chew(...)

Chinese (left, centre) and South Korean  posters for Transformers: Age of Extinction

Is cinema broken? Again? That’s the question studio suits were asking last week when newly totted up sums revealed that the US summer box-office take (...)

Harris Glenn Milstead, better known as Divine: "He went for funny. He went for strange. He went for interesting. But he was always fabulous"

More than 40 years after its 1972 debut, John Waters’s Pink Flamingos remains one of cinema’s most transgressive comedies. A carnival of perve(...)

Jonah Hill, Ice Cube and Channing Tatum get meta in 22 Jump Street

“Last time on 21 Jump Street . . . ” booms the voiceover before the montage. Prepare for some lessons in the grammar of 1980s TV.Many heads were scrat(...)

Actor and producer Charlize Theron walks up to me looking like . . . well, do you really need me to tell you she wasn’t exactly hammered with the ugly(...)

Was ever a film so conspicuously misnamed? Far from achieving any sort of transcendence, Wally Pfister’s dreary first feature remains(...)

Legal imports have grown from 350,000 skins valued at just €100 million (€72 million) in 2005 as Beyoncé, Johnny Depp’s partner, Amber Heard, Khloé Kardashian and Tamara Ecclestone have jumped on the trend for the exotic handbags, which can sell for more than €5,000 each.

Illegally traded python skins worth $1 billion (€720 million) are being imported into Europe every year as weak regulation fails to stop illici(...)

Oscar winner: Wilde is ranked World’s No 1 Irishman. Photograph: Eric Luke

Who is the most famous Irish person who has ever lived? Or the most famous Irish person alive? We’ll come to an answer in a few paragraphs, bec(...)

Terry Gilliam on the set of new film The Zero Theorem: “I don’t hate technology. I just hate the religion around it”

‘I’ve been in bed for three days so that I could get myself well enough to actually speak,” rasps Terry Gilliam into his tea. Maybe so. But, pr(...)

Actor Cillian Murphy at NUI Galway for the screening of Broken, which was followed by a conversation with the young audience on issues raised in the film. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

When actor Cillian Murphy walked into a lecture theatre full of teenagers in Galway several nights back, it was the few adults present who required th(...)