Made for $400,000, Easy Rider  took $60 million at the box office

In July 1969, Dennis Hopper’s movie baffled the suits, freaked out audiences and made a fortune

The Lion King, featuring the voices of James Earl Jones as Mufasa, and JD McCrary as Young Simba

Review: It’s technically remarkable but the characters are weak and the story a carbon copy

Daniel Craig, Naomie Harris and Lashana Lynch at the Bond 25 film launch in Jamaica. Photograph: Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures

Reports that Lashana Lynch is to take on the 007 code name should be approached with caution

Jack Reynor’s horror short ‘Bainne’. Photograph:  Madeline Mulqueen

There was lots of comedy and a little Celtic misery at the famously bibulous festival

Luciano Pavarotti with Princess Diana

Review: His earthy storytelling helps counteract the general blandness of this film

Netflix once had the field to itself. Now Disney and other Hollywood behemoths are closing in – and they’re here to take your mone(...)

It speaks to the continuing grimness of this island’s history that so many will still baulk at the suggestion that ‘very few significant distinctions’ exist between your average unionist and your average nationalist. Photograph:  Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

The Twelfth weekend neatly illustrates Freud’s ‘narcissism of small differences’

New this week: Laia Costa and Josh O’Connor in Only You

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Ron Howard: I am always looking for those stories and to share what I have learned. Photograph: The New York Times

The director on telling Pavarotti’s larger-than-life story, making movies that last and looking for stories to share

Head shot: Adam Driver in The Dead Don’t Die

New this weekend: The Dead Don’t Die, Only You, Stuber, Eating Animals, The Brink

Also: Whose old man doesn’t rock, Oscar-nominated characters, based on an untrue story

Iggy Pop stars as Male Coffee Zombie in  Jim Jarmusch’s The Dead Don’t Die. Photograph: Frederick Elmes / Focus Features © 2019 Image Eleven Productions, Inc

Review: It’s so much fun that one slightly regrets the eventual arrival of the zombies

Dave Bautista and Kumail Nanjiani in Stuber

Review: The buddy-cop comedy makes a rare comeback in this mid-summer diversion

The farming of turkeys is  one of the distasteful practices described

Review: Future generations may look back on these practices as we now do at slavery

Ivan Kavanagh’s Never Grow Old, a western starring Emile Hirsch and John Cusack.

Prestigious festival provides point of reference for for the very best of new Irish cinema

Jim Jarmusch with Adam Driver, Selena Gomez, Bill Murray, Chloë Sevigny, Tilda Swinton and Luka Sabbat. Photograph: Julien Mignot/New York Times

The director on fighting to make movies, climate change and teenagers who can save the world

The Walkman: when people first consumed entertainment in their own cocooned space. Photograph: iStock

Blame the Walkman for bringing us all to the point of listening to music in isolation

Halle Bailey of Chloe x Halle – recently cast by Disney as Ariel, the Little Mermaid. Photograph: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for The Recording Academy

Racist backlash to Disney's Little Mermaid casting wasn’t all it seemed

‘The Cold Blue’

Review: The testimony of the airmen is what lingers most strongly in this documentary

The actor Barry Keoghan, just 26, has yet to receive a nomination, but performances in high-profile films will have caught the attention of the Academy’s Board of Governors. Photograph: Joe Maher/Getty Image)

The Oscars body has invited 842 new members: 50% female, 29% people of colour

Tom Schilling in ‘Never Look Away’

Review: Nobody has a hair out of place in this highly buffed account of a German artist

Bring on the dark: Florence Pugh and Jack Reynor in Midsommar

New this weekend: Midsommar, Spider-Man: Far from Home, Knife + Heart

New this week: Gemma Arterton and Elizabeth Debicki in Vita & Virginia

The Irish Times what-to-see guide to the movies now in cinemas across Ireland

Also: Ron Howard movies, directors’ last, filming Raymond Chandler, joining DC

‘Vita & Virginia’, starring Gemma Arterton and Elizabeth Debicki as Vita Sackville-West and Virginia Woolf.

Review: Gemma Arterton and Elizabeth Debicki struggle in a strait-jacket of a script

You wouldn’t mistake Erik Nelson for a layabout. A hugely chatty, endlessly friendly man in the senior stages of middle age, he has been a producer and director of documentaries since the 1980s.

Erik Nelson on his documentary about the bombing of Germany, and the resonances today

1932: Paul Muni (1896 – 1967) as Tony Camonte and Ann Dvorak (1912 – 1979) as his sister Cesca Camonte in Scarface, a film based on the life of mob boss Al Capone. Photograph:  Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Book review: Juicier sex scenes, bloodier violence and racier dialogue being lapped up by cinema goers came to a shuddering end in(...)

An unusual astronomical sundial related clock. Winston Churchills face. Bracken House, 1959, London

Astrology is the perfect belief for the age of internet conspiracy and woolly faith

New this week: Jordanne Jones in Metal Heart

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Day-time tripper: Himesh Patel in Yesterday

New this weekend: Yesterday, Metal Heart, Apollo 11, Support the Girls, In Fabric

Also: Spinal Tap’s phony tune, first Trek for a new gen, spelling the Mysterio man

Engineer Arthur Rudolph - a prime force in the development of the V2 rocket for Nazi Germany. Photograph: National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Review: V2 rocket scientist Arthur Rudolph was spirited to the US to work on the space programme

Marianne Jean-Baptiste: ‘I remember dressing up to go to Oxford Street because we were going to a big department store’

In Fabric star has carved out a varied career in media but has not forgotten her roots

Jordanne Jones in Metal Heart

Review: The film, directed by the former child actor, is stuffed with good dialogue

Review: This eye-wateringly beautiful film feels like a deep breath nervously exhaled

Galway Film Fleadh 2019: Will Forte and Maeve Higgins in Extra Ordinary

Extra Ordinary, Never Grow Old, Animals and Supervized on bill for 31st festival

Eighth Grade: A humane film that recognises there is kindness among the jabbering hostility

The Favourite was savage, Eighth Grade gave us hope, Apollo 11 was cool and magical

Bob Dylan during his 1975 tour, from Martin Scorsese’s  documentary ‘The Rolling Thunder Revue.’ Photograph: Ken Regan/Netflix

Rolling Thunder Revue makes things up, but it's truer than other films we could mention

New this week: Élodie Bouchez in In Safe Hands, showing exclusively at Triskel Christchurch in Cork

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New this weekend: Toy Story 4, Brightburn, Five Seasons

Happy couples...?

Also: What fictional person was nominated for an Oscar in 2002? (That’s a clue)

The new version of Chucky, brand-named as Buddi, is an electronic plaything that connects to the other devices in a home’s ‘internet of things’

Review: Comic horror deserves immortalisation for its shameless trolling of Toy Story 4

Elizabeth Banks   in   Brightburn. Photograph:  Sony Pictures

Review: This is a rare instance where we’d like to see the original theatrical release

The battle for the top spot will be a close-run thing between Avengers: Endgame and Avatar

A re-release with extra footage could take the Marvel film past the $2.788bn earned by Avatar

Bo Peep introduces Woody to her best friend, Giggle McDimples

Review: It’s not an embarrassment but Toy Story 4 is not a top-flight Pixar movie

The newspaper was invented to provide commuters with a physical and symbolic barrier between themselves and the embarrassing bus lunatic. Photograph: Bettmann Archive

Welcome, once again, to silence on the bus and personal distance on the train

 Hugh O’Conor - ‘the cheery Dubliner has emerged as one of our busiest hyphenates.’ Photograph: Tom Honan

The ‘My Left Foot’ child actor does not only act - he’s now a writer and film-maker too

New this week: Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth in Men in Black: International

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Plus: What actor has recently been confirmed as the next Batman?

Diego Maradona, head coach of Argentina, celebrates his team’s second goal during their World Cup 2010 qualifying match against Peru in Buenos Aires on October 10th, 2009. Photograph: Marcos Brindicci/Reuters

New this weekend: Diego Maradona, We the Animals

Diego Maradona: ‘The working-class boy from the shantytown signed with a legendary, down-at-heel team and helps them win their first championship’

Review: Asif Kapadia’s documentary follows Maradona’s terrible, doomed momentum

Agent H (Chris Hemsworth) and Agent M (Tessa Thompson) in Columbia Pictures’ Men in Black: International. Hemsworth is never bad, but he seems stranded here in a himbo role

Review: The movie’s only purpose is to reassure you of its own unnecessary existence

The betting now is that Endgame will fall tantalising close to Avatar before being pulled from cinemas

As of last weekend, Endgame is just $50 million short of Avatar. Why won’t it catch it?

The production values are high: sets, costumes and sound design complement one another eloquently

Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosities shows jugglers, contortionists and acrobats doing their thing

Lorna Larkin is a convincing stand-in for Price

I, Dolours, a documentary portrait of late IRA woman Dolours Price, is essential viewing

Dolours Price interviewed for the documentary I, Dolours

I, Dolours tells the story of IRA activist Dolours Price, comedian Oliver Callan on the God question and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingsta(...)

Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner says she’s happy to be moving on from Game of Thrones now. Photograph: Getty Images

Donald Clarke: Women in Northern Ireland could conclude industry cares less for them

Matt Bomer: 'We live in times where society is becoming more divided.' Photograph: Fred Hayes/Getty for SAGindie

The actor on Los Angeles, being authentic and returning to ‘huge’ Galway

All the voices in her head: Julianne Moore in Gloria Bell

New this weekend: Gloria Bell, Late Night, Papi Chulo, Dirty God

New this week: Jessica Chastain and Sophie Turner in X-Men: Dark Phoenix

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Also: Directing Robert Pattinson, animated but Oscarless, remaking their own films

Julianne Moore and John Turturro in Gloria Bell

Review: Sebastián Lelio has accomplished a very satisfactory remake of his own movie

Alec Guinness as Reverend Lord Henry D’Ascoyne

The 1949 Ealing classic starring nine Alec Guinnesses is getting a welcome reissue

This is only the  most famous version of Some Like it Hot

Great directors like Hitchcock and DeMille weren’t above having a second go at their own films

Mostly a comedy: Matt Bomer as Sean and Alejandro Patino as Ernesto in Papi Chulo

Review: Irish filmmaker John Butler ventures into hazardous ground with his first US film

Jessica Chastain manages to instill slightly more feeling into her lines than Sophie Turner in 'X-Men: Dark Phoenix'

Review: This sludgy mess fails to explain character, motivation or its elaborate set pieces

Julianne Moore  as the kind, determined divorcée in Gloria Bell

Chilean filmmaker Sebastián Lelio, who won an Oscar for A Fantastic Woman, has remade his 2013 drama Gloria – and this time it’s s(...)

We invariably look in the wrong places for inappropriate content

A major new talent: Jim Cummings in Thunder Road A major new talent: Jim Cummings in Thunder Road

New this weekend: Octavia Spencer and Allison Janney in Ma, Thunder Road and Sunset

Diana Silvers, Juliette Lewis and Octavia Spencer in Ma

Review: Mediocre effort held together with chewing gum and bloodied sticking plaster

Godzilla: King of the Monsters

Review: The monsters don’t need to eat the scenery, as the main cast have that covered

Is there a shorter-titled best picture nominee than Up?

Also: Who won the Palme D’Or in Cannes in May, for the film Parasite?

The Goldfinch. Nicole Kidman and Ansel Elgort in John Crowley’s film of the Donna Tartt novel

Few films have felt so awards-baity since The French Lieutenant’s Woman

Andie MacDowell and Hugh Grant. They wanted Alan Rickman as male lead

Four Weddings and a Funeral was, for a while, the highest grossing British film of all time

Sunset: Juli Jakab in László Nemes’s film

Hungarian auteur’s new film Sunset shows a vanished Budapest on the edge of change

 South Korean director Bong Joon-ho poses with his Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, in Cannes, France. Photograph: Ian Langsdon/EPA

Antonio Banderas is among the other winners as contentious festival draws to a close

Quentin Tarantino and Brandy

Cannes diary: Tarantino gets an early lead in the dog days of this year’s festival

‘My generation didn’t fight world wars, but, when barely old enough to cycle a bike, we endured the uncanny horror of the dubbed sub-Wagnerian TV series The Singing Ringing Tree.’ Photograph:  Ghislain & Marie David de Lossy/Getty

Donald Clarke: Who are the weedy children collapsing at the merest glimpse of blood?

New this week: Matías Oviedo and Demian Hernández in Too Late to Die Young

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 Beanie Feldstein as Molly and Kaitlyn Dever as Amy in Booksmart. Photograph: Francois Duhamel/Annapurna Pictures

Review: Delightful film follows two friends as they party their way into oblivion during last week of high school

Director Quentin Tarantino and actor Brad Pitt pose during a photocall for the film Once Upon a Time in . . . Hollywood, at the  Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday. Photograph: Christophe Simon/AFP/Getty Images

Fewer instant classics on show, but Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite, Céline Sciamma’s Portrait of a Lady on Fire, dark drama The Lighthous(...)

John Belushi, Aretha Franklin and Dan Aykroyd in The Blues Brothers (1980)

Also: Marvel superheroes and their parents, Hitchock in colour, 007 by the numbers

Brain boxed in: Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever in Booksmart

New this weekend: Teen drama-comedy Booksmart, and Elton John biopic Rocketman

Mena Massoud and Will Smith in Aladdin. Photograph: Daniel Smith/Disney

Review: Disney’s bid to make flesh of their animations has hit a speed-bump

Taron Egerton as Elton John in Rocketman. Photograph: Paramount

Review: It doesn’t always make sense, but the choreography distracts from the musical non sequiturs

Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood: Quentin Tarantino’s new film, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, is a vast improvement on the exhausting The Hateful Eight

Cannes 2019: Quentin Tarantino reviewed, early Oscar buzz, plus Isabelle Huppert in Frankie

Brad Pitt,   Leonardo DiCaprio,  film director Quentin Tarantino and   Margot Robbie  arrive for the screening of  Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood at the 72nd  Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. Photograph: Christophe Simon/AFP/Getty Images

Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood shows off a fascination with period detail and gift for cinematic texture

Cannes 2019: Antonio Banderas and Pedro Almodóvar kiss Penélope Cruz at a Pain and Glory photocall. Photograph: Loïc Venance/AFP/Getty

Cannes diary: Polanski’s latest film screens in secret; plus reviews of Portrait of a Lady on Fire and Young Ahmed

Cannes catch: Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson in Robert Eggers’s extraordinary film The Lighthouse

Cannes diary: Robert Pattinson stars in The Lighthouse; and a crowded market for mutts

Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn poses during a photocall for the film Too Old To Die Young - North of Hollywood, West of Hell at the 72nd in Cannes. Photograph: Loic Venance/AFP/Getty Images

Cannes diary: New fund for film-makers; Nicholas Winding Refn says the future is in streaming? Maybe we should just go home and wa(...)

Taron Egerton and Richard Madden attend the Rocketman press conference during the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival on May 17th, 2019 in Cannes, France. Photograph: Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images

Cannes diary: Change comes slow for gender equality and Rocketman Taron tears up

Jesse Eisenberg and Imogen Poots in Vivarium, the Irish film that premiered at Cannes on Saturday

Vivarium, an Irish science-fiction horror, has world premiere as part of International Critics Week at the film festival

Cannes do spirit: the main competition jury at the opening ceremony of the French film festival, which is also a marketplace for film-makers from all over the world, including Ireland. Photograph: John Phillips/Getty

Cinema is an increasingly puzzling market. So what counts as success for an Irish release?

Louise Bourgoin at the opening ceremony and screening of The Dead Don’t Die in Cannes, France. Photograph: Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images

Donald Clarke: The #sordidtruth about covering Cannes in the age of Twitter

Cannes 2019: Taron Egerton as Elton John in Rocketman, directed by Dexter Fletcher

Cannes diary: Jim Jarmusch, plus Sorry We Missed You, Bacurau and Les Misérables

New this week: Jordan Stephens and Derren Nesbitt in Tucked, showing exclusively at Cineworld in Dublin

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Two mutts: Keanu Reeves in John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

New this weekend: John Wick 3, Birds of Passage, Beats, Tucked

Carmiña Martínez in Birds of Passage

Review: An epic work of folk, gangster and other-worldly cinema about a tribal family

Also: From the Riviera to the Oscars, Elton John beached, the woman’s angle

Les Misérables

Flying saucers turn out to be recurrent motif, as zombie comedy gets mixed reception

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