Ukrainian film-maker Oleg Sentsov looks on from a defendants’ cage as he attends a court hearing in Rostov-on-Don, Russia. Photograph: Sergey Pivovarov/Reuters

A military court in Russia jailed Oleg Sentsov, a Ukrainian film-maker, for 20 years yesterday for allegedly plotting terrorist attacks in Crimea, as (...)

Is cinema the right place to learn about photography? The media are so entwined that it feels slightly incestuous to be rooting away at one with th(...)


The Galway Film Fleadh is seldom short of world premieres: Once, Glassland and The Butcher Boy all took their bows at the Connaughtian bazaar. But (...)

Detail from Night Time in LA by Patrick Morrison. Photograph: Ciaran Connelly

As part of this year’s Imagine Arts Festival, Greyfriars Gallery in Waterford celebrates the work of the late Patrick Morrison with a small retrosp(...)

Here’s a suggestion. Jim Jarmusch’s Down by Law (1986) contains one of the most captivating prison sequences in the history of US cinema. The three he(...)

Philip Seymour Hoffman will return for extended cameos in the last two Hunger Games films, but his lead turn in Anton Corbijn’s take on a 2008 John(...)

Patrick Morrison, who has died aged 68, was born in Cork into an artistic and musical family. He was the youngest child of Edmund Morrison and (...)

An unearthly sounding man called Elon Musk has delivered the world a 57-page document. It details the “Hyperloop”, a magnificent mode of transport to (...)

The knives came out again for the premiere yesterday of the new production of Richard Wagner’s Ring cycle at Bayreuth.

Richard Wagner’s descendants are celebrating his bicentennial at Bayreuth in fine festival tradition: with a row. After cutting a birthday cake to the(...)

Stoker is the latest Hollywood film with a Korean hue

For as long as there has been a film business, there has been debate about its purpose. Should art be political or populist? Is a film useless (...)