Michael Moore and Fahrenheit 11/9: feels as reassuring as it is enraging

Review: Moore takes aim at Trump with satire, stunts and sometimes unreliable reporting

Thomas Reid: Informal, defiant and properly odd

Review: The David-and-Goliath film pits a stubborn, brave rebel against official Ireland

Venom: ‘Dumber than a sack of dead fish’

The stinkily reviewed ‘Venom’ proves that the right film at the right time still can sell

Katie Taylor in Ross Whitaker’s documentary

The boxing champion on never getting used to fame, and keeping her mind ‘intact’

Written by Roddy Doyle, Rosie tackles the homelessness crisis with great economy

Paddy Breathnach on making a film about a homeless family with Roddy Doyle

The astronaut’s wife: Claire Foy in First Man

New this week: First Man, Rosie, Mandy, 1945

Also: Wuthering Heights’ Cathy, the Marvel Universe, and a gangster who loved loved the American Dream

If you find yourself in “a strange or unfamiliar place or situation” then, like Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, you are now officially “not in Kansas anymore”.

The Oxford English Dictionary’s newest entries include more than 100 film-related terms

New this week; Chris Hemsworth in Bad Times at the El Royale

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  Dakota Johnson  in   Bad Times at the El Royale. Photograph: Kimberley French

Review: director Drew Goddard has made a pastiche of a pastiche of a pastiche. Could that be right?

Sarah Greene in ‘Rosie’

Review: Credible picture of an ordinary family cast into an extraordinary situation

Presidential candidates: Gavin Duffy, Joan Freeman, Liadh Ní Riada, Peter Casey, Sean Gallagher and Michael D. Higgins

Donald Clarke dishes out the star ratings for the presidential candidates’ one-minute pitches

Review: This terrific study of the 1969 Moon landing is all about the man inside the suit

Johnny Depp: Excellent in ‘Ed Wood’

Discrediting of movie stars we admire can be hard to process. But we never really knew them

Star power: Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper in A Star Is Born

New this week: A Star Is Born, Tehran Taboo, Columbus, Under the Clock

Also: name a taxidermy-loving son and think of a fast number for a Pixar character

Bloody Halloween: Orange and black favours are hung in every supermarket. Disused shops become pop-up “Halloween stores”. Photograph: Scott Olson/Getty

Donald Clarke: We began dressing up as monsters. Now it’s a Vegas Elvis or saucy flight attendant

New this week: André Leon Talley in The Gospel According to André

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Peter and Kathleen Cullen in ‘Under the Clock’

Review: Few millennials will know Clery’s clock was a meeting place for courting couples

The characters look exactly as they did when they were quarrelling with George HW Bush

The show no longer reaches the heights of the 1990s. Maybe it should slip into retirement

To shoot ‘Tehran Taboo’, a story of sex and corruption in a theocratic society, the director chose rotoscope animation. ‘A city ca(...)

The best bits of ‘Venom’ are less tedious than the worst bits of ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

Review: Tom Hardy comes across like Marlon Brando playing Animal from the Muppets

Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga in A Star Is Born. Photograph: Warner Bros.

Review: The first hour is as funny and romantic as any mainstream film this decade

Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga in A Star is Born, 2018

Will the new Lady Gaga film make as much cash as the Barbra Streisand version?

Multiverse: Louis Vanhaverbeke offers an evening of cycles, loops and whirring tori. Photograph: Jolien Fagard

Dublin Theatre Festival: Louis Vanhaverbeke shows off his staggeringly precise skills

Out of her husband’s shadow: Glenn Close in The Wife

New this week: The Wife, Nureyev, The Meeting

Also: 007’s first American director and who has not hosted the Golden Globes?

Saturday Night Live: Melissa McCarthy as Sean Spicer and Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump. Photograph: Will Heath/NBC via Getty

Saoirse Ronan’s Aer Lingus sketch shows SNL’s humour is trapped in a liberal-elite bubble

Tiffany Haddish and Kevin Hart in Night School

Review: This would be hilarious if didn’t play out with such depressing inevitability

Ailbhe Griffith in The Meeting

Review: This unusual film is powerful and unsettling, but what are we watching?

New this week: Tiffany Haddish and Kevin Hart in Night School

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Daniel Craig will take  the Aston Martin round the block one more time

Swapping Danny Boyle for Cary Fukunaga looks like a cautious move by the producers

Emmet Byrne, Úna Kavanagh, Aoibhínn McGinnity, Patrick Ryan and Aidan Kelly in the Corn Exchange production of ‘The Misfits’ at Smock Alley Theatre as part of Dublin Theatre Festival. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

Corn Exchange is tackling Arthur Miller’s play for Dublin Theatre Festival. Ghosts of John Huston’s troubled 1961 movie loom large

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

‘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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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