Domhnnall Gleeson in The Little Stranger

New this week: The Little Stranger, Climax, The House with a Clock in Its Walls, M.I.A

Also: The Rolling Stones on film, adapted by Hitchcock, and with Gable at the very end

They’ll have a field day with this when Facebook is invented: Anthony Andrews and Jeremy Irons in ‘Brideshead Revisited’

Donald Clarke: Choose your friends, clothes and politics wisely. They’ll come back to haunt you

Review: This creaky documentary links the pope’s 1979 visit with the peace process

‘Who are you calling a bipolar f***?’ Mark Wahlberg in ‘Mile 22’

Review: The fight scenes are bruising and jaw-rattling. The rest of the film in rubbish

New this week: Agnès Varda in Faces Places

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For Saoirse: the tireless Eric O’Brien plays Craner in Colm Keegan’s play. Photograph: Babs Daly

Dublin Fringe Festival: Colm Keegan’s Ballymun odyssey rarely takes an expected turn

Domhnall Gleeson and Ruth Wilson

Review: Lenny Abrahamson’s impressively clammy follow-up to the all-conquering 'Room'

Oscar season in Toronto: Lady Gaga in A Star Is Born

Donald Clarke: Toronto Film Festival has fired the Academy Awards starting pistol

Float like a Butterfly  features a breakout performance from young Hazel Doupe as Frances, a Traveller who, in the opening scenes, sees her mother die and her father dragged off to prison. Photograph: Tiff

“In Ireland, to have a young female Irish Traveller at the centre of a film ... is unthinkable”

Steve McQueen’s indecently entertaining Widows: The film is so beautifully made, so energetically acted and – a new one for McQueen – so consistently funny that its flaws hardly matter. Photograph: Tiff

Toronto film festival: British filmmaker honours series while imprinting his own visual stamp

Avatar: Peter Biskind argues that the film was “such a big hit it’s easy to forget how extreme it is”.

Peter Biskind struggles to explain how zombies and superheroes made America great for extremism

Lenny Abahamson on anti-Semitism: “You are in the box that stuff is pointed at, and your children are too. That’s quite a thing”

The Dubliner on the exhausting success of Room, anti-Semitism and his ghostly The Little Stranger

Michael Moore returns to his hometown of Flint and looks into the extraordinary capitalist banditry that led to the poisoning of the city’s water supply.

Toronto film festival: Natalie Portman dazzles in Vox Lux as Irish films continued to premiere at another busy Tiff for domestic c(...)

Plains speaking: Brady Jandreau in The Rider

New this week: The Rider, Crazy Rich Asians, Lucky, A Mother Takes Her Son to Be Shot

Also: Bond villains, Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals and pious ties to a new horror film

Men in grey: Paul Whitehouse, Ray Winstone, Michael Caine, Michael Gambon and Tom Courtenay in ‘King of Thieves’

Review: With Michael Caine, Ray Winstone and Michael Gambon, it couldn’t be boring

Everything turns the most comforting colour of all: brown with brown hints of brown. Photograph: Eric Luke

As everything turns a deathly brown, it feels unpatriotic to favour any other season

The film’s most chilling moment comes when Kevin Barry declares that he would welcome the return of the Troubles simply to relieve the boredom

Review: Sinead O’Shea’s film documents a bandit-controlled Northern Irish community

Michael caine

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‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ is very much in thrall to its source material

Academy Award talk is a tradition in Toronto, and this year’s festival is no different

Brady Jandreau speaks in a near-murmur that communicates as much to horses as it does to human beings

Review: Study of a damaged rodeo rider is a hugely impressive slice of prairie naturalism

Actor Olivia Colman celebrates with the Coppa Volpi for Best Actress in ‘The Favourite’ at the Venice Film Festival. Photograph: Filippo Monteforte/AFP/Getty Images

Olivia Colman wins best actress for performance in Yorgos Lanthimos’s Irish production

The 85-year-old actor’s opinions may veer as wildly as his six-decade career, but who cares?

In ‘Rosie’, Sarah Greene (above) and Moe Dunford  play a couple who find themselves without accommodation.

Film tackling homelessness crisis premieres at Toronto International Film Festival

This lady’s not for turning: Chloë Grace Moretz in The Miseducation of Cameron Post

New this week: The Miseducation of Cameron Post, Black 47, Puzzle

Also: Which chiropteric superhero has not been the subject of a 2018 film?

The Nun is trying to be like The Conjuring a falling at the hurdle. Photograph: Warner Bros

Review: A likable cast is the only saving grace for this incoherent horror flick

Kelly Macdonald gives a fascinatingly complex lead performance in Puzzle that pitches natural inhibition against a growing inner confidence.

Review: An apparently ordinary mother finds fulfilment in competitive jigsaw-puzzling

New this week: American Animals

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Burt Reynolds on the set of Deliverance

Deliverance star earned an Academy Award nomination for Boogie Nights

The Oscarologists may be most interested in Bradley Cooper’s take on “A Star is Born” which co-stars the director and Lady Gaga.

Audience input and domestic films make TIFF more than just an Oscar barometer

It’s ‘The Outlaw Josey Wales’ with more rain and fewer Comanche

Review: Lance Daly’s movie rattles along at the pace of a hungry dog pursuing a healthy rabbit

Barry Keoghan. Photograph: Julien Mignot/Contour by Getty Images

Actor on making Famine film Black 47, becoming American and Dublin's sweet smell

Ethan Hawke in the 2016 film Maudie, directed by Aisling Walsh. His contention that Hollywood blockbuster Logan lacks the intellectual heft of a Bresson film has the Nerd Herd up in arms

Ethan Hawke doesn’t equate superhero movies with French auteurs. Is this heresy?

Love in a cold war climate: Tomasz Kot in acclaimed Polish drama Cold War

New to the screen this week: Cold War, Searching, I Dolours, C’est la Vie, Upgrade

Also: Adapting Dickens and JK Rowling, taking it to TV, one that doesn’t add up

New this week: Betty Gabriel in Upgrade

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Aml Ameen overflows with charisma

Review: Too many violent set-pieces, though well staged, are placed in no lucid context

Former IRA member Dolours Price, who was convicted of the 1973 bombing of the Old Bailey and sentenced to life imprisonment. Photograph: PA

Journalist Ed Moloney on his interview with the compelling, acidic late IRA woman

Lorna Larkin is a convincing stand-in for Price

Review: Documentary about late IRA woman Dolours Price is essential viewing

Melissa McCarthy seeks to keep her talented head above the rising tide of effluent

Review: These 90 minutes are among the longest you’ll endure in the cinema this year

The Odd Couple: Jack Lemmon and Walther Matthau in Neil Simon’s film – which is still a hoot

The playwright and screenwriter, who has died at 91, redefined American humour

Crazy Rich Asians: such films often spend weeks in transatlantic limbo before arriving at your local enormoplex

The all-Asian movie is a box-office smash in the US. Suddenly money is driving diversity

Black is beautiful, baby: John David Washington and Laura Harrier in BlacKkKlansman

New this week: BlacKkKlansman, Alpha, The King, The Spy Who Dumped Me

And can you identify the actor husbands of Angelina Jolie?

Emma Thompson: singing judge

Review: Thommo just about rescues this silly adaptation of Ian McEwan’s novel

Pawel Pawlikoski on the set of ‘Cold War’

The Polish auteur’s latest movie is of a stripe that enamours almost all who see it

The Eagles  dressed like engineering students. They had hair like your friend’s dull older brother. Jesus, 50 per cent of contemporaneous Fleetwood Mac at least bothered to be a bit sexy.

Album is now top-selling album in US after overtaking Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’

New this week: Kodi Smit-McPhee in Alpha

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Lenny Abrahamson: the Irish film-maker  will direct the adaption for BBC Three. Photograph: Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty

Novelist to bring her own work to small screen with Oscar-nominated Irishman

The film makes good use of its leads Kate McKinnon and Mila Kunis

Review: Susanna Fogel’s comedy is the most violent ever entry into the spy-spoof film genre

Adam Driver and John David Washington create a pairing – the former laconic; the later bemused – that cries out for further exploitation

Review: Spike Lee also manages something unexpected from a political film: warmth

Intimate in Asunción: Anna Ivanova and Ana Brun in The Heiress

New this week: The Heiresses, Equalizer 2, The Guardians, The Eyes of Orson Welles

What is the new Oscar category? Which real people has Anthony Hopkins played?

Once was king: Orson Welles

Review: Those who engage with the Cousinian vowels will find much to savour

New this week: The Eyes of Orson Welles

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Friends: stuck in second gear forever and ever and ...

Donald Clarke: The 21st-century viewer wants to sink soothingly into a world they already know

Christopher Robin (Ewan McGregor) and Winnie the Pooh

Review: Sadness pervades this adaptation. What’s going on? Is there honey still for tea?

John Mills and Richard Attenborough on set

Richard Attenborough’s son will visit Skibbereen for ‘Oh! What a Lovely War’ screening

By early 2020 Idris Elba  will be 47. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Elba is already too old, but a black, Asian or female actor could succeed Daniel Craig

Ewan McGregor as Christopher Robin with . . . Winnie the Pooh

‘If you always wanted a convertible and you get one then why should we demean that?’

Bad, bad neighbours: Under the Tree from Iceland, on select release

New this week: Under the Tree, Dog Days and Pope Francis, the man


Also this week: Troy McClure's movies, Saint Peter actors, Brits at the Oscars

Foreman set out to discover the man who, best remembered for the 1978 film The Patriot Game, became a dedicated chronicler of the Northern Irish Troubles.

Review: Donal Foreman’s odd documentary of his father merges the personal and the political

Wim Wenders with Pope Francis.

Review: Wim Wenders’s lengthy interview is an eminently watchable study

'Rey, I’m not your daddy.' Fans were annoyed that the character played by Daisy Ridley was not the daughter of Luke Skywalker or a Wookiee or something

Do not judge 'Star Wars' fans by this stupid campaign. Not all of them have lost the plot

New this week: Unfriended: Dark Web

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Few will argue with the decision to shorten awards season by a whole month

The 2020 ceremony will also move forward by nearly a month – a welcome move

A fine young cast are let down by a poor film

Review: This bewildering film feels mercilessly edited by a studio that lost interest

Kathleen Turner: ‘I’ll be quite honest, which is my wont.’ Greg Lewis/Universal Television/Hulu/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

In a typically frank interview, Kathleen Turner has said she would ‘shoot herself’ if she were like [unnamed very rich actress]

 Robert Redford in ‘The Candidate’

Always take an actor’s retirement announcment with a pinch of salt, writes Donald Clarke

German director Wim Winders with Pope Francis, the subject of his latest documentary.

Director Wim Wenders says pope answered every question ‘spontaneously and in-depth’

Sarah Greene during filming for ‘Rosie’.

New film ‘Rosie’ focuses on ‘ordinary’ family staying in hotel accommodation

Luna in wonderland: Julia Jedlikowska in Sicilian Ghost Story

New this week: Sicilian Ghost Story, Ant Man and the Wasp, Teen Titans Go! to the Movies

Also, who is not an Avenger and a colourful question about four classics

Who dat: Love Island winners Dani Dyer and Jack Fincham slip through Stansted airport unnoticed following the final episode of the reality TV show. Photograph: David Mirzoeff/PA Wire

There’s a certain class of person who smugly revels in their ignorance of pop culture. Not me anymore. I'm familiar with Dani Dwye(...)

The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales

This very French animation featuring very English voices is reassuringly old-school

The tiny man serves up summer’s second best superhero-as-househusband movie

Daniel Kokotajlo’s Apostasy: inside the world of a Jehovah Witness family in Britain

New this week: Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible – Fallout, Apostasy and Hotel Transylvania 3

Also: John Travolta dancing part and a missing gospel

Siobhán Finneran, Sacha Parkinson and Molly Wright

Review: Tale of Jehovah’s Witnesses portrays a world of suffocation and sly indoctrination

James Gunn:    Celebrities are not alone in being haunted by this record of late-night belligerence and misguided youthful sarcasm. Photograph: Carl Court/AFP/Getty Images

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ director James Gunn was fired over decade-old tweets about child abuse. People may change, but their soc(...)

Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt in Mission:Impossible –  Fallout

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James Wilby (foreground) and Rupert Graves

Review: Homophobia probably made this one of Merchant Ivory’s least successful films

The Favourite, Yorgos Lanthimos’s much-anticipated follow-up to The Lobster and Killing of a Sacred Deer, which is produced by Element Pictures in Dublin

The Favourite from Yorgos Lanthimos will compete for the Golden Lion at Venice and John Butler’s Papi Chulo will premiere at Toron(...)

Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt and Henry Cavill as August Walker in Mission Impossible – Fallout. Photograph: Paramount Pictures

Tom Cruise’s 16 best films over a career that has stretched over 30 years

Tom Cruise straining to stay credible as an agent in the field

High-class action keeps preposterous series going as who can say no to duelling helicopters?

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again: the cast includes Cher, Christine Baranski, Julie Walters, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgard, Pierce Brosnan, Meryl Streep and Amanda Seyfried

Proud Abba fan Donald Clarke on the music that makes Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Jeff Goldblum and Jodie Foster in Hotel Artemis

Review: ‘It feels like an adaptation of a cult comic you’re never going to read’

Also: Paul Newman shoots some pool and a puzzling location question

Meryl before she was mamma: Lily James in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

New this week: Mamma Mia!, Summer 1993, Boom for Real

Henry Cavill: “Moustachegate is now a thing. My moustache has been immortalised.” Photograph: Tom Jamieson/NYT

The Mission: Impossible star on Tom Cruise, #MeToo and taking over as James Bond

Donald Clarke: Willis was among the first actors to go from A-list TV star to A-list movie star. Photograph:  20th Century Fox/Getty

Donald Clarke on the film’s enduring legacy, literary roots and Willis’s breakout role

Laia Artigas as Frida

Review: Catalonian film is, at its core, a sad, potentially tragic tale of emotional survival

New this week: Summer 1993, on limited release

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Jessica Keenan Wynn, Lily James and Alexa Davies in Mamma Mia! Here We Go again.

Review: No musical staffed by actors who sing like suffering badgers had any right to be so much fun

Hugh O’Conor, the admired actor and photographer, made a charming directorial debut with his humane comedy Metal Heart.

The 2018 Fleadh was defined by some first-class documentaries. Evidence that we can’t escape our violent past came with Keepers of(...)

The Dig, the first feature from Belfast directors Ryan and Andrew Tohill, won best film at the Galway Film Fleadh

‘Katie’ - picture charting rise of boxer Katie Taylor - wins best Irish documentary award

Dwayne Johnson succeeds because he has enormous charm and because he is disciplined in his choices. Photograph: Ryan Conaty/The New York Times

The golden era of a film selling itself on its star is over – but ‘Skyscraper’ does just that

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