The fabulously named Pollyanna McIntosh is back in her hometown for the Edinburgh International Film Festival. We say hometown, but Pollyanna is, in f(...)

Elsa, one of the central characters in Disney’s Frozen: the “princess” theme is downplayed in the film’s marketing, with Disney careful to pick a gender-unspecific title

With the DVD of Frozen apparently “flying off the shelves” in Ireland, princesses were never far away at Disney executive Mike Stagg’s briefing in (...)

After playing a prominent role at the historic banquet for President Michael D Higgins in Windsor Castle hours earlier, Sabina Higgins returned to (...)

Actor James Ellis, who died from a stroke in Lincoln Hospital at the age of  82. Photograph: Pacemaker

Actor Kenneth Branagh has paid tribute to Z-Cars actor James “Jimmy” Ellis, who has died at(...)

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

The late Tom Clancy was known for many things (well some things, anyway), but the drawing of character was not among them. Played by three actors in f(...)

How To Train Your Dragon 2: Coming July 4th

Welcome to our bumper guide to another year of sequels, remakes and leftfield experiments. The most comprehensive preview available is, f(...)

Thor: The Dark World

HHH Isn’t it interesting how quickly life goes back to normal after a massed attack by aliens? In both Iron Man 3 and Thor: The Dark World, the genera(...)

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

‘A writer, not a crime writer’: Henning Mankell, author of the Kurt Wallander novels. Photograph: Ulf Andersen/Getty Images

Henning Mankell is pondering the recent Stockholm riots and getting just about as animated as his laid-back demeanour allows. “I was very astonished t(...)

O captain, my captain

It’s not easy being a Trekker in the contemporary age. Sure, technological advances have made certain tasks and random acts of devotion a great(...)