Leading role: Orson Welles in Citizen Kane. Photograph: Getty Images

Star of Four Weddings and a Funeral, Simon Callow is among the actors who will attend the 60th Cork Film Festival which opens Friday night and runs fo(...)

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

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(...)

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(...)

Dakota Fanning and Jesse Eisenberg in Night Moves

In the new film Night Moves, three Oregon-based eco-warriors (played by Jesse Eisenberg, Dakota Fanning and Peter Sarsgaard) watch anxiously from a sm(...)

‘Gerontophilia’ depicts the romance between a pretty young care attendant (Pier-Gabriel Lajoie) and his 81-year-old charge, Mr Peabody (Walter Borden)

It seems only appropriate that Bruce LaBruce has a shock of ginger hair. Frankly, we would have been disappointed with a more common pigmentation. (...)

Titanic: the notorious Best Picture winner from 1998

There is, of course, no such thing as the “best picture of the year”. We have yet to devise a machine that can objectively assess the quality of an(...)

A creepy film that allows many mysteries to accumulate
Review: Concussion

Stacie Passon’s mildly Hitchcockian puzzle picture offers us – after the popular The Kids Are All Right (...)