Tommy Lee Jones: ‘For as long as people are making movies, they’re going to sometimes make movies about the history of their country.’ Photograph: Andrew Testa/New York Times

Watch any documentary about John Ford and odds are the film will feature archive footage of an eager young Peter Bogdanovich attempting to get some(...)

Director Oliver Stone: “We need to see the history, to talk about great figures like Mao and the Cultural Revolution”. Photograph: Getty Images

The outspoken American film director Oliver Stone caused a stir among officials at the Beijing Film Festival yesterday (...)

Richard Dreyfuss: “Everyone who has worked above the line knows money interferes with every creative act. They are only interested in what they can monetise. It makes you want to vomit after a while”

It seems that Richard Dreyfuss has lost little of his youthful energy. Nor has he softened. Having appeared in a film that, for a year or two, was (...)

Cardiovascular disease kills some 10,000 people in Ireland each year, the equivalent of the capacity of Hill 16 in Croke Park.

Donal O’Neill’s father, Kevin, had hardly put on any weight since the 1960s when he won two All-Ireland football medals with Down. He was always fit a(...)

We have yet to see whether US president Barack Obama’s declaration that inequality is “the defining challenge of our age” will translate into policy changes. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Rising inequality isn’t a new concern. Oliver Stone’s movie Wall Street, with its portrayal of a rising plutocracy insisting that greed is good, was r(...)

 President Kennedy slumps down in the back seat of the presidential limousine as it speeds along Elm Street toward the Stemmons Freeway overpass in Dallas after being fatally shot. First lady Jackie  Kennedy leans over the president as Secret Service agent Clint Hill pushes her back to her seat. Photgraph: James W. “Ike” Altgens/AP
Doubts that just won’t die
  • People
  • November 22, 2013, 01:00

It can take a few minutes to spot them: a pair of white Xs on the ground along Dealey Plaza, signifying where President John F Kennedy was shot. Stay (...)

In 2008, the gun that was used to kill John F Kennedy’s assassin was auctioned off as part of “a pop culture collection”. Other items included the (...)

Thirteen Days (2000): Or how the Kennedys saved the world between games of touch football.
Hollywood's JFK

Primary (1960) A group of America’s most talented young documentarians chronicled Senator Kennedy’s efforts to secure the presidential nomination(...)

‘I’ve been at home in Los Angeles for the past two months with nothing on but the two kids,” says Colin Farrell as he stretches into his chair. “He(...)

Film review: The Counsellor

THE COUNSELLOR *Directed by Ridley Scott. Starring Michael Fassbender, Penélope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Javier Bardem, Brad Pitt, Rubén Blades, Rosie Pere(...)