Deserving of sympathy: Robert De Niro and his wife, Grace Hightower, have a child with autism, so his doubts about vaccination might be tied up with traumatic personal experience.  Photograph: Andrew H Walker/Getty for Tribeca

Are there any more weasly weasel words than “I just want to start a debate”? The phrase is a favourite of shy conspiracy theorists and closet doomsday(...)

Comedian Chris Rock opened the 88th Academy Awards with a monologue that poked fun at the diversity controversy which has marred this year’s ceremony.  Photograph: Mark Suban/EPA

Comedian Chris Rock opened the 88th Academy Awards with a monologue that poked fun at the diversity controversy which has marred this year’s ceremony(...)

Please Bob, no: Zac Efron and Robert De Niro in Bad Grandpa

Those of us grieving for the career of Robert De Niro have (while tolerating the odd decent cameo in a David O Russell flick) stopped wishing for any(...)

L-R: Jordanne Jones, Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Charlie Kelly, Stephen Fingelton. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ferdia Walsh-Peelo Actor Ferdia Walsh-Peelo was always likely to become famous. Born and raised in Co Wicklow, the good-looking, sleek 16-year-old ha(...)

Lisboa Casino in Macau: gaming sector revenue in the former Portuguese colony fell in November by 32.3 per cent to €1.87 billion. Photograph: Jerome Favre/Bloomberg

For more than a decade, Macau, the world’s biggest casino hub, has been on the kind of roll to set any gambler’s pulse racing, with gaming revenues mu(...)

Role-playing: Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway learn some valuable lessons about the age gap in ‘The Intern’

In Robert De Niro’s latest film The Intern he plays a 70-year-old widower who, bored and lonely in retirement, takes up an internship at a tech sta(...)

Actor Orla Brady meets fans at the screening of “The Price of Desire” which opened the 13th Jameson Dublin International Film Festival at the Savoy Cinema in Dublin. Photograph: Brian McEvoy

The 13th Jameson Dublin International Film Festival kicked off with the world premiere of Mary McGuckian’s The Price of Desire at the Savoy Cinema on(...)

This interview took place prior to the crash of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo.Chicken or beef?” The call of the Virgin Atlantic trolley-pusher escape(...)

It’s 1967 and three Russian-Americans – sensible Mike (Robert De Niro), softie Steven (John Savage) and introverted Nick (Christopher Walken) – leave (...)

The Godfather Part II

It is a commonplace of cinema distribution that, though people always say they want to see more vintage titles on the big screen, the masses st(...)