Ennio Morricone at the Abbey Road studios, in London, to record the score for ‘The Hateful Eight’.  Photograph: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Universal Music

Ennio Morricone is a member of a club to which no film professional wishes to belong. Like Alfred Hitchcock, Cary Grant and Peter O’Toole, the singul(...)

The Oscar nominations are out soon, and while awards season can be unpredictable, there are certain things you can also be damn sure will go down on (...)

My wife and I were planning on taking a trip to the cinema this weekend, to see The Hateful Eight, the latest Quentin Tarantino movie. We began to (...)

File photograph of director  Quentin Tarantino.  Many cinemagoers in Ireland will have a hard time seeing  Tarantino’s  new film ‘The Hateful Eight’ due to a distribution row. File photograph: Francois Guillot/AFP

One of Dublin’s busest cinemas will not be showing Quentin Tarantino’s much-anticipated western The Hateful Eight. After failing to agree terms with (...)

New York City restaurateur Danny Meyer is calling time on tipping across his 13 restaurants in favour of higher wages for all staff, funded by significantly higher prices on all his menus.  Photograph: Sonia Moskowitz/Getty Images

I don’t tip because society says I have to. All right, if someone deserves a tip, if they really put forth an effort, I’ll give them something, a litt(...)

A memorial to journalists Alison Parker and Adam Ward outside the offices of  WDBJ7 in Roanoke, Virginia.  Photograph: Chris Keane

It’s 56 seconds long, a video of two murders being executed with the intention of having the maximum public exposure. The killing of two journalists (...)

1 Bill Murray does not think Bruce Willis is a “jackass”. In a surprise appearance, Bill Murray opens the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con. T(...)

Last year, Marlay Park hosted five one-day concerts plus the three-day Longitude festival, which lead to a huge number of complaints to local public representatives and the local council from residents. Photograph: Frank Miller

The residents are revolting and you can probably understand why. If you owned a gaff within a roar of a big field or park used for outdoor shows ev(...)

Peter Campion: a well-judged performance as Katurian K Katurian. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Pillowman Town Hall Theatre, Galway****Somebody must have been spreading lies about Katurian K Katurian, for his predicament, in Martin McDonagh’(...)

Hosts Chris Pine and Academy president Cheryl Boone announce ‘American Sniper’ as one of the Oscar nominees for Best Picture. Photograph: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images

The success of Clint Eastwood’s new movie American Sniper at the US box office has reignited the political debate about the Iraq War. The discussion i(...)