David Miscavige, who heads the Church of  Scientology, is   expected to be in Dublin on Saturday to open the organisation’s new  premises.  Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

One year after launching a “National Affairs Office” on Merrion Square, the Church of Scientology is opening an “Ideal Org”, not dissimilar to a mothe(...)

Church of Scientology leader David Miscavige speaks at a 2004 event in Madrid. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Protesters against the Church of Scientology will demonstrate outside its new base in south Dublin on Saturday. The church has purchased the former (...)

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:(...)

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, (...)

Floyd Mayweather Jr. lands a punch against Conor McGregor during the 10th round of their fight. Mayweather wore down McGregor to set up a punishing end with a 10th-round TKO. Photograph: Bridget Bennett/The New York Times

As everyone knows, we have a divide in Ireland between the people who love Conor McGregor and think he doesn’t get enough credit, and the people who h(...)

 Floyd Mayweather  and  Conor McGregor face off during a news conference at the KA Theatre at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino  in Las Vegas ahead of their  super welterweight fight on Saturday. Photograph:   Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Conor McGregor likes to counterpunch. Like the best counterpunchers, he reacts not to the punch, but to the intention to throw the punch. That’s how h(...)

Doug Liman: “The CIA have no choice but to get into bed with these drug traffickers. And that odd-couple relationship between characters like those played by Tom Cruise and Domhnall Gleeson is how the CIA works.”

Arthur L Liman, the former president of the Legal Aid Society of New York and the chief counsel for the US Senate’s investigation of the Iran-Contra A(...)

Domhnall Gleeson and Tom Cruise

Three years ago, Doug Liman proved there was still life left in Tom Cruise with the initially underperforming – but ultimately profitable – Edge of To(...)

Transformers: The Last Knight - the stench will remain for centuries

Since the late 1970s, when Jaws and Star Wars changed everything, the American summer has been defined by a “blockbuster”. The word originally meant a(...)

Logan Lucky: a heist movie packed with stars.

So here we are in the silly season. That’s what we call it, you know? In fact, for some years now, the studios have acted as if summer comes to an end(...)