The Night Is Short, Walk on Girl: a riot of colours and abstractions

“I’m always absorbed in interesting things,” says Otome, the adventurous spirit at the heart of this zippy, zany new film from animator and screenwrit(...)

In Between

Palestinian director Maysaloun Hamoud, has said she wants to “stir things up” with her movies. This is no idle rhetoric: her wonderful, spiky debut fe(...)

Irish actor Domhnall Gleeson on Goodbye Christopher Robin: “I suspect the reviews will go many different ways. But I’ve seen people weeping in a cinema watching it. That’s hard to do.” Photograph:   Vera Anderson/WireImage

Everything’s coming up Domhnall Gleeson. And to paraphrase the title of one of his best-loved movies, it’s about bleeding time. Good tidings we bring:(...)

Once upon a time in Jon Snow’s west: Kit Harington in Brimstone

GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN ★★★ Directed by Simon Curtis. Starring Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie, Kelly Macdonald, Will Tilston Alex Lawther, Stephen (...)

Dakota Fanning: “If you’re not challenging yourself, that’s no fun.” Photograph:  Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic

For the longest time, Dakota Fanning was framed as an “old soul” by her invariably impressed co-stars. Glenn Close deployed the phrase when, in 2005, (...)

Emily Beecham as a thoroughly modern Millie

There’s quite rightly a great deal of buzz around Peter Mackie Burns’s spiky debut feature. Daphne, a character study that, much like its titular subj(...)

Reese Witherspoon, the creator and destroyer of the traditional romantic-comedy

Once upon a time there was a wonderful, magical genre in which boys-met-girls and they would fall in idealised love. The end. But as time passed, hip(...)

Bruce Parry learns the practices of molong and tawai from the Penan people

Were it not for the fearlessness with which he traverses remote jungle terrain, you might never guess that eco-filmmaker Bruce Parry was a former Brit(...)

Tom Vaughan-Lawlor  during a press previews for Maze at The Movie House cinema in Belfast. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Tom Vaughan-Lawlor is awfully chipper for a man who got up 5am to catch a flight to Dublin. “My son just about woke up to ask me where I was going,” s(...)

Barry Ward and Tom Vaughan-Lawlor in Maze

MAZE ★★★★ Directed by Stephen Burke. Starring Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Barry Ward, Martin McCann, Eileen Walsh, Aaron Monaghan, Niamh McGrady. 15A cert, ge(...)