Never say good luck: Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane play the scheming theatrical producers in the movie musical version of Mel Brooks’ Broadway smash hit, The Producers. Photograph: Andrew Schwartz

In the summer of 1948 the behavioural psychologist BF Skinner, already a maverick in his field, appeared to be for the birds. Skinner had come to atte(...)

**** Finally they find it, lurking at the bottom of a heap of unsolicited scripts: a diabolical gem that radiates bad taste. “It’s practica(...)

James McCarthy: chose to play for the Republic of Ireland instead of his native Scotland. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

At the funeral of a great old Cavanman away back in early spring, the talk turned to football quick enough as we stamped our feet in the churchyard co(...)

Force Majeure: Eddie Izzard. Photograph: Michael Nagle/The New York Times

It’s disconcerting to hear Eddie Izzard, a gifted and thoroughly British comedian, cracking jokes in German. But from the modest stage in Berli(...)

Mr Peabody & Sherman 2:30

Well, this sounds like an impressively terrible idea for a family film. The title characters – an urbane dog and his perky adopted human son – first a(...)

Blancanieves

You don’t have to work too hard to accommodate this stunning Spanish silent movie within current vogues. A loose revision of Snow White (the clues are(...)

Unfazed: John Hurt says he’s not concerned by the mention of the great Krapps who have preceded him, such as Patrick Magee, Harold Pinter and Michael Gambon. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Breakfast interviews often turn out to be a bad idea. You can easily end up with a recorded interview that you can’t really hear because it’s f(...)