Those of us just the tiniest bit weary of bourgeois French drama will hear faint alarm bells ringing when, in the opening sections of Philippe Claudel(...)

Looking for Hortense

The Dublin International Film Festival jury doesn’t give out a prize for Worst Film, but damned if Looking for Hortense didn’t raise enough heckles to(...)

Lia Williams: ‘I base everything in research, because I love it and it fascinates me.’ Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Lia Williams opens the door of her top-floor city-centre apartment, ushers us in and offers tea. Floor-to-ceiling windows are open. Breezes are waftin(...)

Only God Forgives

When Nicolas Winding Refn’s latest baroque folly burst its boils over an expectant audience at Cannes, one sensed heaves of disappointment issuing fro(...)

Happy day: Kristin Scott Thomas in Nicolas Winding Refn’s film Only God Forgives. Photograph: Lionsgate

You couldn’t say Cannes film festival wasn’t fun. Who wouldn’t want to sit in the Lumière Theatre after a screening of Nicolas Winding Refn’s f(...)

Ryan Gosling in Only God Forgives, his second successful collaboration with director Nicolas Winding Refn after 2011’s Drive

It seems only right and proper that the most talked about film in the run-up to this year’s Festival de Cannes would, in turn, become the most cont(...)