The Irish co-production The Lobster, starring Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz, has won the Jury Prize at the 68th Cannes Film Festival. Essentially (...)

Cate Blanchett in Carol, Todd Hynes’s  adaptation of a Patricia Highsmith novel about a lesbian romance

This correspondent has developed a theory that recent Cannes Film Festivals are a little like Star Trek films. Over the current decade, the even-numbe(...)

Actors Catherine Deneuve and Emmanuelle Bercot at a photocall for  La Tête Haute (Standing Tall), the opening film of this year’s annual Cannes Film Festival. Photograph: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images

The 68th Cannes Film Festival began last night in marginally more low-key fashion than usual. Following criticism of last year’s opening film, Grace o(...)

John C Reilly, Ben Whishaw and Colin Farrell in The Lobster.

Yorgos Lanthimos’s The Lobster, an Irish co-production, is to play in the main competition at the Cannes Film Festival next month. Produced by Element(...)

Paul Henderson, managing director of Associated Newspapers Ireland on his company’s new website which will focus on showbiz, style, health, food, beauty and travel: ‘If we put Enda Kenny or Seánie Fitz in there, we’ll just kill the vibe,’ he says.

Associated Newspapers Ireland is throwing its considerable weight behind Evoke.ie, a new website that focuses on showbiz, style, health, food, (...)

Rachel Weisz as Evanora in Sam Raimi’s Oz the Great and Powerful
The witches of Oz

You need not be waist deep in Angela Carter (though such immersion probably helps) to know that fairy stories – both ancient and contemporary – hav(...)

James Franco in Oz the Great and Powerful

OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL Directed by Sam Raimi. Starring James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams, Zach Braff, Bill Cobbs, Jo(...)