Following the “discovery” of information that had been available for nearly 50 years publications ran stories on the late actor’s illiberal attitudes. Photo/Warner Bros

Why are people obsessed with sharing their ignorance?

Who will win the best picture Oscar?

The Favourite may be overlooked for the big prizes with Roma likely to steal the show

New this week: Capernaum

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Revenge is a dish served best by Liam Neeson: Cold Pursuit

New this weekend: Cold Pursuit, Capernaum, The Passenger, On the Basis of Sex

Capernaum is every bit as cinematically engaged as the greats of Italian neo-realism

Review: Nadine Labaki’s ruthlessly moving new film deserves its Oscar nomination

Liam Neeson in Cold Pursuit

Review: This revenge thriller will be renowned for its star's racially charged comments

The festival opens with a screening of John Butler’s already well-reviewed Papi Chulo.

The festival is back with a sponsor and boasts new world cinema, fresh Irish releases and a host of famous guests

Actor Bruno Ganz at the Venice Film Festival in 2015. Photograph: Andrew Medichini/AP

Actor, who was diagnosed with cancer, was a key figure in German cinema

James Stewart in ‘Rear Window’: Hitchcock’s film is on the Leaving Cert syllabus, btu exactly about the film is being studied

Donald Clarke: This week’s Oscars news reflects the common, idiotic view that cinema is little more than a type of flat theatre th(...)

The Hole in the Ground played to great reviews at the Sundance Film Festival

The Tallaght actor might have to get used to it, as her star quality shines in The Hole in the Ground

New this week: Rosamund Pike and Jamie Dornan in A Private War

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She’s got him wrapped around her finger: Henry Fonda and Barbara Stanwyck in The Lady Eve (1941)

New this weekend: The Lady Eve rereleased, A Private War, Happy Death Day 2U

Also: Who is Brie Larson about to become in a Marvel Comics adaptation?

The juvenile actors are satisfactory without doing anything to trouble the scorers at Bafta

Review: Joe Cornish’s retelling of the King Arthur myth in London is zippy enough

Rosamund Pike and Jamie Dornan in A Private War

Review: The honkingly unsubtle dialogue is not worthy of Rosamund Pike’s steely focus

Brie Larson: ‘I don’t need a 40-year-old white dude to tell me what didn’t work about A Wrinkle in Time’. Photograph: Noam Galai/WireImage

The ‘Captain Marvel’ star is campaigning for more diversity in the press pool. Will it work?

Rachel Weisz with her award for Best Supporting Actress in ‘The Favourite’ at the 72nd annual Baftas. Photograph: EPA

‘The Favourite’ wins seven awards. ‘Roma’ now likely to take best picture Oscar

The latest rumour is that Lady  Gaga suggested she wouldn’t sing at the  Oscars awards ceremony if her competitors were not also allowed to perform. Photograph:  Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

Donald Clarke: The academy has been tying itself in knots trying to reverse a decline in ratings

Liam Neeson. Photograph: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty

The actor has long blurted out dangerous opinions. Has he done it for the last time?

Ely Solan plays Jon Venables as a panicked, confused child. Leon Hughes makes something colder and more devious of Robert Thompson

Detainment’s Irish director, Vincent Lambe, on outrage at his Oscar-nominated short

Albert Finney: the actor in Karel Reisz’s Saturday Night and Sunday Morning

Finney, who married gruff charisma with technical precision, turned down a knighthood

Albert Finney: the actor in 1985. Photograph: Fox/Hulton/Getty

The five-time Oscar nominee, who played the definitive Poirot, died after a short illness

Irish people averaged 3.3 cinema visits last year. The French were in second place with 3.2

Ireland had the highest cinema attendance in Europe in 2018, with 3.3 visits per person

New this week: Judi Dench in All Is True

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Kenneth Branagh:  "I couldn't get arrested," he says of his early acting career. Photograph: Gregg Delman/The New York Times

The actor and director talks Shakespeare ‘trutherism’ and his working-class upbringing

Couple retreats: KiKi Layne and Stephan James in If Beale Street Could Talk

New this weekend: If Beale Street Could Talk, All Is True, Boy Erased, 1985

Jaws: bit off more than he could chew

Also: Oscar nominees who are also winners, Pulp Fiction soundtrack and who is the real Michael Douglas?

The less said about the central character the sooner the screeching nightmares can stop

Review: For no good reason, Jennifer Connelly does a whole scene in her exotic undies

Kenneth Branagh as William Shakespeare

Review: An odd but charming film about the ageing playwright’s twilight years

If Beale Street Could Talk: Teyonah Parris, KiKi Layne and Regina King

Review: Barry Jenkins’s third film is least as good as his Oscar-winning Moonlight

So has Liam Neeson got himself out of jail? Photograph: Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty Images

The interviewer needed to press Neeson harder on the venom of his racist language

Liam Neeson: ‘I did learn a lesson from it’. Photo: Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images for ZFF

‘I’m ashamed to say ... I went up and down areas with a cosh, hoping I’d be approached’

 Olivia Colman in ‘The Favourite’. Photograph: Atsushi Nishijima/Fox Searchlight Films/AP

Most factual liberties are dramatically justifiable. But some seriously mislead viewers

Ukip leader Gerard Batten: his Border knowledge needs a little brushing up. Photograph: Leon Neal/Getty Images

Donald Clarke: Brexit fever is escalating Britain’s ignorance of Ireland to intolerable levels

Barry Jenkins: “I must not forget that the greatest asset I have in this new world is my personal experience.” Photograph: Kayla Reefer/New York Times

The 'If Beale Street Could Talk' director on the Oscars mix-up and what's next

Spike Lee directs Topher Grace and Adam Driver in a certain Oscar-nominated movie.

Also: Where's the Sundance festival held? And how many Ks in Spike Lee's latest joint?

New this week: Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen in Green Book

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Fraudster extraordinaire: Melissa McCarthy in Can You Ever Forgive Me?

New this weekend: Can You Ever Forgive Me?, Green Book, Burning, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, Lizzie

Jeon Jong-seo as Haemi  in Burning: “such a zippy enigma she risks manic-pixie-dream-girl status”

Review: Drama starring Steven Yeun delights in frustrating expectations

Review: McCarthy and Richard E Grant excel in Marielle Heller’s decadent drama

We know Tony will become less racist, and that Don will loosen up

Review: Poor, white Viggo Mortensen drives posh, black Mahershala Ali around the south

Seana Kerslake in The Hole in the Ground

The Michael Jackson documentary Leaving Neverland hailed as a ‘true-life horror movie’

Only Andrea Riseborough – playing Thatcher long before she was famous – has managed to make a personality of the character

There’s a double standard to objections about the casting. But dangers do loom

David Shire:  When I am in Hollywood they say: ‘Why do you waste time writing for the theatre?’

The film composer was having a fine time even before he landed in Hollywood

Karen Hassan in Cellar Door: a cult following is waiting out there

Review: The nightmarish film goes beyond the familiar church-takes-baby narrative

New this week: Karen Hassan in Cellar Door

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Also: We bet you can’t guess number 7. We wish you luck with number 9

Power couple: Amy Adams and Christian Bale in Vice

New movies include Christian Bale in Vice, Clint Eastwood in The Mule and Irish horror film Cellar Door

Cellar Door: ‘It’s as if Darren Aronofsky made a film about the Magdalene Laundries.’

‘Cellar Door' director Viko Nikci on his new horror film, inspired by Magdalene laundries and Tuam babies scandal

Clint Eastwood directs and stars in ‘The Mule’. Photograph: Warner Bros

Review: The actor is unsure how to play a nonagenarian transporting drugs for cartels

She’s Missing: Eiza González in Alexandra McGuinness’s movie, part of Dublin International Film Festival

Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival includes Alexandra McGuinness thriller

Christian Bale as Dick Cheney in Adam McKay’s ‘Vice’

Review: The movie is never boring, but too often treats the audience like morons

The Favourite: Yorgos Lanthimos’s film, starring Olivia Colman, is the most nominated Irish production in Oscar history

The Favourite could hardly have done better, but most of the big races are still competitive

Emma Stone in ‘The Favourite’

Academy Awards: Dubliner Robbie Ryan has been nominated for best cinematography

Oscars 2019: A Star is Born seems likely to score nominations in most major categories. Photograh: Warner Bros.

Donald Clarke: If I get fewer than 80% of these correct I’ll be disappointed

M Night Shyamalan. “I am very sentimental and when I make family movies I get sentimental.” Photograph: Jessica Kourkounis/The New York Times

Despite critical maulings, you can’t keep Shyamalan down, as he returns with ‘Glass’

 Piers Morgan described the Gillette commercial as an “ugly, vindictive two-minute homage to everything that’s bad about men and masculinity”. Photograph: Alberto E Rodriguez/Getty Images

Donald Clarke: Morgan floats above the melee on waves of manufactured indignation

New this week: Saoirse Ronan in Mary, Queen of Scots

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The thin blue line: Anthony Ramos and John David Washington in Monsters and Men

New this weekend: Monsters and Men, Beautiful Boy, Mary Queen of Scots

Samuel L Jackson, James McAvoy and Bruce Willis in ‘Glass’

Review: If James McAvoy tried any harder in this film he’d burst a blood vessel

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Also: What is now the highest grossing film in the DC Extended Universe?

Saoirse Ronan rides out in armour that matches her blue eyes

Review: Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie keep us awake. The director doesn’t help

Dara Ó Briain: Despite being a fluent Irish speaker and GAA supporter has been called a ‘West Brit’. Photograph: Alan Betson

Donald Clarke: The pejorative label has been reapplied to Dara Ó Briain. Idiotically

Beautiful Boy: Timothée Chalamet and Steve Carell. Photograph: Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP

The Beautiful Boy stars on drug culture, addiction and the challenges the young face

Stan & Ollie: John C Reilly and Steve Coogan as Oliver Hardy and Stan Laurel

In this Irish Times video, the Stan & Ollie stars talk about Irish trips and fat-suit acting

A novel marriage: Dominic West and Kiera Knightley in Colette

New this weekend: Colette, The Front Runner, Stan & Ollie, The Judge

Also: Who has never directed Tom Cruise, filming the prime numbers, Oscar’s newest gong

New this week: Dr Kholoud al-Faqih in the documentary The Judge, at the Queen's Film Theatre

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Review: John C Reilly and Steve Coogan star in this warm film that works like a dream

The Upside: Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart. Photograph: David Lee

Review: Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston costar in this clunky retelling of a French hit

Colin Farrell  during the Pendulum Summit  at  Dublin’s Convention Centre. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Life lessons from a man who’s lived a lot of life – without ever dipping into psychobabble

Bafta front runner: Rachel Weisz and Olivia Colman in the Irish-produced film The Favourite, which has 12 nominations

Irish-produced movie chased by Rhapsody, First Man, Roma and A Star Is Born

Jim Beach, Roger Taylor and Brian May of Queen, Rami Malek, Graham King pose with their awards for ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ in the press room during the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, in Beverly Hills, California. Photograph: Mike Nelson/ EPA

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ beats runaway favourite ‘A Star Is Born’ to best drama film

Best drama actor, Remi Malek: ‘Thank you to Freddie Mercury, for giving me the joy of a lifetime.’ Photograph: Paul Drinkwater/AP

Freddie Mercury biopic and ‘Green Book’ win big at awards ceremony on Sunday night

By December, we may be watching Game of Thrones from a cosy post-Brexit bunker

Donald Clarke: Come the post-Brexit woes, we’ll all love a good round-up, right?

Simone Kirby, who plays   a code-breaker in Dublin Castle, and Brian Gleeson as Jimmy Mahon, a Dubliner who survives the Rising to become an intelligence officer in the succeeding mayhem

Follow-up to ‘Rebellion’ is based on the War of Independence, and is keen to emphasise overlooked female stories

Intimate relations: Virginie Efira and Niels Schneider in Impossible Love

New this weekend: Beautifully made and troubling drama Impossible Love and RBG, a portrait of US supreme court justice Ruth Bader (...)

Also: Marvel movies in numbers, Spice Girls and their costars and Blondie's inspiration for a hit song

Impossible Love

Review: Viewers who know Christine Angot's novels and public persona will know the story

New this week: Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the documentary RBG

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Saoirse Ronan: Within minutes of the image landing, social media was alive with antagonism

Magazine showing striking portrait of Irish actor sparks backlash

Main attractions: Avengers: Endgame (centre), along with Fast & Furious presents: Hobbs & Shaw, The Lion King, Spider-Man: Far From Home, and The Secret Life of Pets 2

Avengers: Endgame, Star Wars: Episode IX, Frozen 2, The Lion King look like the big hitters this year

 Mary, Queen of Scots starring Saoirse Ronan  opens January 18th

From Ad Adstra to Frozen 2 and Martin Scorsese's latest, there's plenty to look forward to in the new year

Court intriguing: Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone in The Favourite, opening January 1st

New this week: Oscar contender The Favourite from director Yorgos Lanthimos

Saoirse Ronan arrives at the European premiere of her latest 2018 film in Leicester Square, London, on December 10th. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

Donald Clarke: What was voted worst film of 2018? And what was the biggest global hit?

Welcome to Marwen

Review: An icky imagined world sits surrounded by Forrest Gump-style guff

Rachel Weisz and Olivia Coleman in The Favourite

Yorgos Lanthimos works his trademark colours into a fantastically dark picture

New this week: Welcome to Marwen

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The Favourite: Emma Stone as Abigail Masham. Photograph: Yorgos Lanthimos.

Director Yorgos Lanthimos talks about choosing projects and his new work, The Favourite

Robert De Niro in 'Taxi Driver'

The best movies to stick on on the streaming app, from 'Taxi Driver' to 'Whiplash'

Photograph: Getty

Dublin Film Critics’ Circle hands out its annual Irish and international movie awards

High lonesome: Dennis Hopper in The Last Movie (1971)

New this week: The Last Movie, Bumblebee, Mary Poppins Returns, Mug

White Christmas, Die Hard, Love Actually and the biggest yuletide turkey ever

Future zombie hunter Andrew Lincoln sinisterly stalks the impressively durable Keira Knightley in ‘Love Actually’

The uneven comedy has become as much a Christmas tradition as the ire it provokes

New this week: Khrustalyov, My Car, at the IFI, Dublin

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The Last Movie: retains a place in film history

Review: Dennis Hopper’s follow-up to Easy Rider is a fascinating, baffling experiment

Fifty Shades Freed

From Fifty Shades Freed to sleazy Muppets in The Happytime Murders, the cinematic lowlights of the year

Mary Poppins Returns sags on the rare occasions when Emily Blunt is not on screen

Review: This sequel, which is practically a remake, lacks the zip of the original

Penny Marshall at the  2014 Vanity Fair Oscars Party in  Hollywood. Photograph: Danny Moloshok/Reuters

The director of Oscar-nominated films such as ‘Awakenings’, will forever hold a place in movie history

Hailee Steinfeld in Bumblebee

Review: Travis Knight has made one of the most pleasant surprises of the movie year

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