The Galway Film Fleadh is seldom short of world premieres: Once, Glassland and The Butcher Boy all took their bows at the Connaughtian bazaar. But (...)

UTV Ireland:  news bulletins got off to a decent start. Photograph: Eric Luke

After one week on air, UTV Ireland is starting to come into focus, although the picture is not perfectly crisp just yet. The soaps are being wa(...)

Glassland, produced by Element Pictures and supported by the Film Board, stars Jack Reynor (above in a scene from the film) as a young man seeking to cope with an alcoholic mother (Toni Collette, also above) in contemporary Tallaght.

Gerard Barrett’s Glassland, recent winner of the audience prize at the Galway Film Fleadh, is among just 12 films selected for the World Cinema Dramat(...)

Paddington Bear and Mr Brown (Hugh Bonneville) in a scene from ‘Paddington’

As Lord Downton, Hugh Bonneville has dominated Christmas telly since 2011. Now, as lovable, sure-fire hit Paddington makes its way into the multiplexe(...)

Shanghai Tang: sells fashion and other items inspired by the Shanghai of the 1930s

Asia Briefing found itself in the front row of a fashion show in Shanghai last week, rubbing shoulders with China’s top fashionistas, as well as actor(...)

Before I Go To Sleep by SJ Watson is a best-selling novel among folks who, evidently, have no experience of either high-fallutin’ (Christopher Nolan’s(...)

We could forgive Nicole Kidman for coming across like a mildly ambulatory waxwork in this already notorious hagiography if she were, at least, coming (...)

Actors Nicole Kidman and Tim Roth at a photocall for the film “Grace of Monaco” in Cannes yesterday. Photograph: Pascal le Segretain/Getty Images 2:16

Grace of Monaco, the opening film of the 67th Cannes Film Festival, brought top-end glamour and juicy controversy to the Côte d’Azur last night. Nicol(...)


For the first two scenes of Olivier Dahan’s peculiar hagiography of Princess Grace, the director shoots his heroine from the rear. Nicole Kidman manag(...)

The atmosphere at the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival yesterday. Photograph: Pascal le Segretain/Getty 1:54

There is, we are led to believe, usually some sort of conference on at Cannes. If it’s not the Boat and Yacht Show, it’s the Retail Real Estate Market(...)