On the robe: Harvey Keitel as the struggling director in Paolo Sorrentino’s Youth

Harvey Keitel raises his fist in the air as he walks toward me: “Éirinn go brách,” he cries. We should not be surprised that the man knows his audi(...)

Donald Clarke predicts that Saoirse Ronan will receive an Oscars nomination for her role in Brooklyn. Photograph: Getty

For the last three months we have been predicting an unprecedentedly strong Irish performance at awards season. Last Sunday, at the Golden Globes, (...)

Julianne Moore (right) presents Leonardo DiCaprio with the award for Best Actor - Motion Picture, Drama for “The Revenant”at the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10th, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. Photograph: Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images

As expected, Brie Larson, star of Lenny Abrahamson’s Room, took the Golden Globe for best drama actress in Los Angeles on Sunday night. An Irish-Canad(...)

 Emma Donohoe, who is nominated for a  Golden Globe  for best screenplay for Room, photographed at The Lighthouse cinema in Dublin on Thursday night.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

The initial skirmishes have taken place. In September, Lenny Abrahamson’s Room won the Oscar-friendly People’s Choice Award at the Toronto Film Festiv(...)

I have just arrived in South Korea’s capital and the scale of the city from the luxurious Park Hyatt is truly electrifying, banishing any jet l(...)

I’d be disappointed if Sigourney Weaver was any less of a presence. Dressed in classic black, towering over her publicists, with a chic bob, pearl (...)

Lost and sound: Carpenter in studio during the recording of Lost Themes

When they go on (and on, and on) about the Movie Brat generation who rocked Hollywood in the 1970s – the likes of Scorsese, Spielberg and Coppola –(...)

Swedish actor Noomi Rapace, famous for being The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, is now starring in US crime tale The Drop. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Noomi Rapace knows how to make an entrance. That happens with movie stars. More unusually, she (or her staff) knows how to set an enticing mise-en-(...)

Alien creator HR Giger standing with some of his artworks in Switzerland in 1981.  Giger died yesterday, aged 74, according to Swiss media. Photograph: EPA/STR

Swiss artist HR Giger, who designed the creature in Ridley Scott’s sci-fi horror classic Alien, has died at the age of 74 from injuries suffered in a (...)

Pompeii

Do you remember that brief period when, in a desperate attempt to milk the televisual zeitgeist, every second film featured somebody or other from Mad(...)