Palme d’Or contender: Cate Blanchett in Carol, directed by Todd Haynes

Such is the nature of the news cycle that some editions of the Cannes film festival come to be identified with satellite scandals only obliquely relat(...)

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(...)

Director Woody Allen: says of his TV series  commission, “I’m doing my best with it. I’m struggling with it at home. I should never have gotten into this.” Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Award-winning film-maker Woody Allen fears his first foray into directing for the small screen will be a disaster, saying he should never have signed (...)

Director Mark Cousins with Helena Bereen, who plays the personification of the city in I Am Belfast

Belfast is a city that resists easy interpretation: nothing that happens there is ever as it initially seems. Because of this, many films about the(...)

“On the day of my 50th birthday I received an injury because I was over indulging in exercise boxing and cycling, which was itself an overcompensation for overindulging on alcohol coming up to the big birthday,” Bono wrote in his new year’s blog post. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

U2 frontman Bono has revealed he may never play guitar again following a serious cycling injury in New York in November. Writing in a post on the band(...)

Flint-hard: Claire Danes in Homeland

Few jobs are so interesting that a camera crew can knock two hours of relatively consecutive, engaging television out of them. Even actors describe(...)

Dressed in a sharp grey suit and crisp white shirt, Spike Jonze does not seem properly attired for a one-man food fight. But 20 minutes after he si(...)

Some of us owe Matthew McConaughey an apology. For a substantial part of his career, the indecently handsome Texan had to endure being the punchline t(...)

U2’s Larry Mullen, Adam Clayton, Bono and The Edge, winners of Best Original Song for Ordinary Love from Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, at the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in California. Photograph: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

The Golden Globes’ reputation as bellwether for the Oscars has long ago been debunked, but last night’s ceremony - as ever, spreading the love - went (...)

It seems like a long time since we got ourselves in a tizzy over the explicit sexual content in a motion picture. Nobody saw it coming. When, at the s(...)