Burt Reynolds, the man most middle-aged men are trying to be. Photograph from Smokey and the Bandit

Worryingly, this year I hit the same age as Billy Crystal’s character in City Slickers. Yes, I am now in the same age bracket as the central player(...)

Eaten green matzo balls are soon forgotten, so the Loyal League of Yiddish Sons of Erin had to be represented by the American Federation of Labour & Congress of Industrial Organisations headquarters, on Broadway, an organisation once headed by the Dublin-born and Jewish Michael Mann, who also chaired LLYSE meetings there. Photograph:  Olivia Barry

The existence of an organisation called the Loyal League of Yiddish Sons of Erin had somehow passed me by until this week. But as I now know, such a p(...)

Those of you properly hooked on Avenger juice had better enjoy the latest fix while you can. There won’t be another film in the extended franch(...)

Peter Berg: “I was interested in trying to capture that fight as it was written in the book. Reading it, it almost felt like a piece of orchestral music to me”

Harken, fans of movie miscellany and listology. Pop quiz. Is the shoot-’em-up between Taliban fighters and a four-man Navy Seal reconnaissance team at(...)

Dylan Moran with the Cork Film Festival's Creative Director James Mullighan

Some festivals try to spread meagre smatterings of events over more days than they should, pulling off the festival programming equivalent of Donald T(...)

European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif before the start of two days of closed-door nuclear talks at the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva. Photograph: Denis Balibouse/Reuters

Iran is making progress in negotiations with six world powers aimed at ending a decade-long nuclear standoff between Tehran and the West, but the disc(...)

Metro Manila
Metro Manila

Now here’s something unexpected. Sean Ellis, the British director of the so-so Cashback and the muddled The Broken, has travelled to the Philippines a(...)

Those who haven’t been to LA disguise their aversion to it with a line of harmless rhetorical questioning, usually concerning the car. Isn’t it ver(...)

Welcome to the Punch

Writer-director Eran Creevy made an impressive debut in 2009 with Shifty, a gritty urban thriller shot on a shoestring that earned him a reputation(...)