Has Lexus really created a Back To The Future-inspired hoverboard? 0:47

Way back in 1989, Back To The Future Part II predicted a future 2015 where cars fly and are fuelled by clean hydrogen fusion power and Steven Spielber(...)

Proving that necessity is indeed the mother of invention, David Niven’s book opens with the story of how the then-emerging film director Steven Spielb(...)

Susanna Fabris, Cork French Film Festival  co-ordinator, Camille Dijoud, cultural assistant and Mathieu Nivard, Alliance Francaise de Cork, at the launch of the 26th Cork French Film Festival.  Photograph: Miki Barlok

Leading French actor Mathieu Amalric, best known in Ireland for his role as the villain in the James Bond film Quantum of Solace, will open the Cork F(...)

Peter Strickland: “I thought there was mileage in those 1970s erotic films. The dominant partner was always in character. Let’s show a dominant miss her cue. Let’s show her in her pyjamas.” (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images for BFI)

Peter Strickland is a calm, well-spoken man from the unthreatening city of Reading. Having just passed 40, he now probably qualifies as being mildl(...)

David Oyelowo:   “When I first read the script, in 2007, my reaction was spiritual. I felt a call of God that I was going to do this.” Photograph:  Bon Duke/New York Times 5:46

Having watched Selma, it’s impossible not to do a double take when David Oyelowo walks into the room. He is a svelte, youthful-looking 38-year-old,(...)

Steven Spielberg is embraced and blessed by holocaust survivors in Krakow, Poland, on Monday. Photograph:  Christopher Furlong/Getty Images 1:49

Russia’s Vladimir Putin will be absent from the main event marking 70 years since Soviet troops liberated the Auschwitz death camp in Poland, held aga(...)

From left: Martin Luther King III and Dexter Scott look on as Yolanda King, daughter of Martin Luther King III, shakes hands with Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid. Photograph: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

When Martin Luther King dreamt, he wished for a world of equality where the content of one’s character would trump the colour of one’s skin. An ugly s(...)

Kitty Joyce, who has died aged 84, was the owner of Cleo, one of the oldest surviving family-run shops in Dublin, famous for its earthy Irish knitwear(...)

Rare first World War leather horse mask, €900-€1,400 at Mealy’s

War Horse, the title of a Steven Spielberg film and a West End musical based on the children’s novel by Michael Morpurgo, reminded 21st-century aud(...)

Sir William Sargent: “The Irish are unbelievably well-regarded overseas for our work ethic, our integrity, our drive, our good nature . . . there is tremendous goodwill towards anyone who is Irish.”

On a shelf in Framestore’s London office stand two golden statues – Oscars awarded for the company’s work on Hollywood blockbusters The Golden Compass(...)