Brendan Gleeson: beat Oscar contenders Benedict Cumberbatch and Timothy Spall to the prize of best actor at the British Independent Film Awards. Photograph:  Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Brendan Gleeson and Andrew Scott, Irish performers of different generations, have taken the two male acting prizes at the Moët British Independent Fil(...)

Calvary has been nominated for best film at the Moet British Independent Film Awards (BIFA). Director John Michael McDonagh, who sparked a cont(...)

Donal Foreman: “I wanted it to be a collaboration with the city and that moment and with the actors. Too many Irish filmmakers say ‘I want to make a universal story, it could be set anywhere’. That was something I didn’t want to do”

Lenny Abrahamson has the smarts and Shimmy Marcus has the moves, but the hottest ticket in Irish cinema now is Donal Foreman. When his debut featur(...)

There was a certain appropriateness to the Irish career of Gabrielle Reidy, the noted stage, screen and television actor, who has died aged 54 at her (...)

Israeli director Ari Folman (second from left) with (from left)  Robin Wright, Sami Gayle and Danny Huston during a photocall for The Congress at Cannes in 2013. Photograph: Loic Venance/AFP/Getty Images

Should you go and see Ari Folman’s The Congress? Well, the film is very original, highly imaginative . . . hang on. I sense you bristling with self-ri(...)

‘As a filmmaker of Jewish background I fully support the Tricycle’s position,’  Irish director Lenny Abrahamson tweeted after the Tricycle Theatre in London declined to screen the Jewish Film Festival because it was sponsored by the Israeli embassy. Photograph: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images

Irish film director Lenny Abrahamson has said he supports the decision by the Tricycle Theatre in London not to show a Jewish film festival because it(...)

X-Men: Days of Future Past

The song remains the same: there’s just no room for the little guy in a blockbuster-packed summer schedule. Irish film folks take heed and beware the (...)

“Up from the depths, 30 stories high, breathing fire, something, something, something…”We’re delighted to learn that Gareth Edwards, the newest custod(...)

The latest film from Lenny Abrahamson, director of Adam & Paul and What Richard Did, is certainly promiscuous in its creative weirdness. As every (...)

Captain America: The Winter Soldier - still packing a punch at the multiplexes

Last weekend’s new release slate ran into double figures. But you’d hardly guess as much by looking at the surprisingly static ROI top 10. Welcome to (...)