It might be stretching it a little to summon up allusions to Oliver Cromwell’s famous warts (and all). Steve James’s cinematic take on Roger Ebert’(...)

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(...)

You don’t need a critic to tell you that Frederick Wiseman’s four-hour study of how the 2010 budget crisis impacted upon the University of California (...)

The jukebox musical never sounded like an obvious candidate for translation to film. Raucous singalongs that invite audiences to engage communally, th(...)

Inspired by courage: Linor Abargil, left, and film-maker Cecilia Peck

In 1998, seven weeks before winning the Miss World pageant, 18-year-old Linor Abargil was raped. Fellow Israeli Uri Shlomo was meant to help her ge(...)

Jordan Belfort during his talk last night at the RDS to a crowd of just under 3,000. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

“Getting rich is f***ing easy. Eight years ago I had zero; this year I’m going to make $100 million gross,” former stockbroker Jordan Belfort said (...)

Jordan Belfort: aims to give attendees at the seminar the formula for success at creating wealth. Photograph: reuters

Former stockbroker and the “Wolf of Wall Street” himself – Jordan Belfort – is coming to Dublin this week. Mr Belfort, the man who wrote the New York (...)

Red carpet royalty: Channing Tatum, Kirsten Stewart and Robert Pattinson all have high-profile films at Cannes

It’s not easy being a teen heartthrob. Every day you have to fight your way past hordes of screaming hormones when going out for hobnobs and Toilet Du(...)

Review: Whiplash

Traditionally, Un Certain Regard was thought to be Cannes’ silver medal competition. In recent years, however, the Directors’ Fortnight programme has (...)

Howard Shore: ‘Different stories always felt very natural to me: it was comedy one night, tragedy the next.’ Photograph: Valerie Macon/Getty Images

When you are the architect of the musical accompaniment to people’s fondest movie memories, it can be hard to choose your finest moment. One of the(...)