Fire woman: Mia Wasikowska in David Cronenberg’s Maps to the Stars

Dr Stafford Weiss (John Cusack) is a horrid psychotherapist who has made a fortune with his self-help manuals; his snake-oil therapies go over well(...)

Mia Wasikowska: her character finds a job as ‘core whore’ to a fading star

The sight, early on in Maps to the Stars, of Robert Pattinson cruising in a limousine, may cause David Cronenberg watchers some anxiety. Are we in for(...)

Tracks

What a wonder. So much could have gone wrong with this project, yet so little has. John Curran’s picture tells the astonishing true story of Ro(...)

The Double

Simon James (played by Jesse Eisenberg in a career best, surely?) is a socially awkward, cripplingly polite office wonk, whose innovations at work (...)

‘Ah-gav-eh, you say?” Richard Ayoade is evidently unfamiliar with the lower-carb, all-natural honey substitute that a Dublin establishment has serv(...)

Wes Anderson’s Grand Budapest Hotel 1:25

CALVARY Fresh from an avalanche of positive reviews at the Sundance Film Festival, John Michael McDonagh’s follow-up to The Guard looks like a ca(...)

Michael Legge, Hugh O'Conor, Peter McDonald, Andrew Scott, Andrew Bennett and Brian Gleeson in 'The Stag'

Hugh O’Conor mentions the fact while we are arranging coffee and cake. So, I presume he won’t mind me repeating it here. The fresh-faced star of My(...)

Stoker is the latest Hollywood film with a Korean hue

For as long as there has been a film business, there has been debate about its purpose. Should art be political or populist? Is a film useless (...)