Actor Matt Bomer, star of John Butler's Papi Chulo, at the opening of the Dublin International Film Festival on Wednesday. Photograph: Simon Lazewsk

John Butler’s ‘Papi Chulo’, with stars Alejandro Patiño and Bomer, opened the Dublin International Film Festival in style

Felicity Jones stars as Ruth Bader Ginsburg in  On The Basis of Sex

Review: Too often the film strains as it – oh, the irony – juggles its subject’s home life and career

Felicity Jones at last year’s Oscars in Hollywood, California, US. File photograph: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

‘On the Basis of Sex’ actor on #MeToo, more women on film sets and playing US supreme court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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

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Josh Hartnett: “My heart has always been in the independent sector.” Photograph: Daniele Venturelli/Getty

The 40-year-old actor who returns to Dublin this month for the festival premiere of She’s Missing, has fashioned a fascinating car(...)

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

‘I look at my photographs, it’s just blood, blood, blood,’ Letizia Battaglia says.

Kim Longinotto's new documentary ‘Shooting the Mafia’ chronicles the mafia’s most murderous years

Jessica Rothe brings her  considerable comic chops to Happy Death Day 2U

Review: An attempt to expand the slasher-comedy world is a bit blunt

Barbara Stanwyck and Henry Fonda in ‘The Lady Eve’

Barbara Stanwyck and Henry Fonda blaze up the screen as a bumbling heir and con artist

Isabela Moner, Gustavo Quiroz, Julianna Gamiz, Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne in Instant Family

Review: Shameless smaltz and slappy slapstick combine for mostly amusing results

New this week: Judi Dench in All Is True

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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

Nicole Kidman and Lucas Hedges in ‘Boy Erased’

Review: Nicole Kidman is impressive as the wrongheaded mom trying to ‘cure’ her son

Jamie Chung and Cory Michael Smith in ‘1985’

Review: This poignant drama, shot in black-and-white, offers no easy solutions

Alita: Rosa Salazar plays the title role in a motion-capture suit

Alita: Battle Angel director on his guerilla approach to making the long-awaited anime film

The Lego Movie 2 makes room for better female characters

Review: Five years after the first film, the Lego heroes are under threat from Duplo aliens

Boy Erased: Nicole Kidman and Lucas Hedges in Joel Edgerton’s film. Photograph: Focus Features

Joel Edgerton on his new movie, with Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe

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

 How to Train Your Dragon franchise director Dean DeBlois: “To meet people who are were propelled into this business by the How to Train Your Dragon films is really cool.” Photograph:   Christopher Polk/Getty Images

Director Dean DeBlois reflects on a 'strange time' working in Dublin, lazy live-action remakes, and what makes his 'Dragon' films (...)

Zoey (Taylor Russell) in Escape Room

Review: PG reworking of ‘Saw’ – minus the torture porn and inventiveness – is silly fun

Rene Russo and Jake Gyllenhaal in Velvet Buzzsaw. Photograph: Netflix

Review: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo and Toni Collette ham it up in this rogues’ gallery

The Hidden World introduces a “wild and skittish” Light Fury love interest for Toothless, setting a ticking time-bomb beneath the bond between Hiccup and Toothless

Review: The touching relationship between one boy and his beloved pet comes to an end

Kristen Stewart and Chloë Sevigny

Lizzie film review: Chloë Sevigny is on top form in a gruesome proto-feminist tale

Richard E Grant stars opposite Melissa McCarthy  in Can You Ever Forgive Me? Photograph: Mary Cybulski

Richard E Grant is playing another starry-eyed drunk and this time he's Oscar nominated

New this week: Karen Hassan in Cellar Door

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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

Charlyne Yi, Alan Aisenberg, Jennifer Lopez and Annaleigh Ashford  in Second Act.

Review: J-Lo’s chequered screen career continues with this uneven comedy from her own production company

A scene from ‘A Dog’s Way Home’

Review: Even dog-loving viewers may flinch at some of the schmaltz on screen in this film

Nicole Kidman in Destroyer

Review: Even great make-up cannot enable the porcelain actor to fully disappear into the role

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

Chanté Adams and Kelvin Harrison jnr

Review: Writer-director Reinaldo Marcus Green’s debut offers no easy answers

Timothée Chalamet as Nicholas in Beautiful Boy

Review: Though beautifully shot and well acted, ultimately this is a disappointing film

Review: Chronicle of how ‘the most luxurious musical festival ever’ went pear-shaped

Anthony Ramos on Monsters and Men: “It was the one script I read that year that made me think I have to go above and beyond and do everything I can to be in this movie.” Photograph: Lauren Desberg

With starring roles in Hamilton and his new film Monsters and Men via A Star is Born, the actor is on the rise

A novel marriage: Dominic West and Kiera Knightley in Colette

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

The Front Runner: Gary Hart was  confounded by how much people wanted to know about his personal life, according to Jason Reitman

Jason Reitman’s new film charts the end of Gary Hart’s White House dreams

The Judge: Kholoud Al-Faqih, the first woman appointed to a Shari’a court in the Middle East

Review: Documentary reveals life beyond for the courtroom for a mould-breaker

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

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Colette: Keira Knightley plays a pigtailed country teenager turned ghost writer in this lavish biopic

Review: Dominic West and Fiona Shaw shine in this lavish biopic of the French author

The Front Runner: Hugh Jackman plays presidential hopeful Gary Hart

Review: Greatest Showman star plays scandal-hit presidential candidate Gary Hart

Keira Knightley at the London premiere of Colette last October. Photograph:  Mike Marsland/WireImage

Never shy, Keira Knightley on childbirth, motherhood, Harvey Weinstein and the feminist message behind her new film ‘Colette’

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 (...)

RBG: the US Supreme Court judge works out in a Super Diva sweatshirt

Review: Betsy West and Julie Cohen make a fond portrait of the US Supreme Court judge

New this week: Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the documentary RBG

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Oscar Isaac and Olivia Wilde in ‘Life Itself’

Review: Narrated details fail in a bewildering mess of ideas and shallow characters

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

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

Sink or Swim: mismatched middle-aged men form an aquatic-acrobatics team

Review: Not Waving but Drowning would be a better name for this French ‘comedy’

New this week: Welcome to Marwen

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Director Robert Zemeckis. Photograph: Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images

‘Back to the Future’ director on creating original ideas in Hollywood for 40 years

Robert De Niro in 'Taxi Driver'

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

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

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

Yuri Tsourilo as Yuri Glinshi in Aleksei German’s 1998 film  ‘Khrustalyov, My Car!’

Aleksei German’s 1998 film set in last days of Stalin reflects director’s grim view of humanity

Mug stars Malgorzata Gorol and Mateusz Kosciukiewicz as the film’s likeable if aimless young hero Jacek

Review: Malgorzata Szumowska's clever, affecting film touches on many topical themes

Bird Box: The dangerous journey requires them to be blindfolded

Review: Exciting adaptation of Josh Malerman’s dystopian novel starring Sandra Bullock

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

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Emily Mortimer, Nathanael Saleh, Pixie Davies, Julie Walters, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Joel Dawson and Emily Blunt in ‘Mary Poppins Returns’.

Mary Poppins Returns actors Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda and director Rob Marshall on taking on a Disney classic

Bumblebee: Hailee Steinfeld, as Charlie, with Bumblebee

Travis Knight’s Bumblebee – with a female lead – has confounded franchise expectations with glowing reviews

The agile arthropod: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse

New this week: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse, Free Solo, Keepers of the Flame, Dead Souls

Dead Souls emerges as part of a larger, urgent national project to chronicle the re-education camps before the survivors are gone.

Review: Monumental documentary on survivors of 1950s China’s re-education camps

New this week: Amber Heard in Aquaman

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Mortal Engines: As impressive as it looks, Christian Rivers’s film is pathologically wedded to its steampunk aesthetic

Review: Even Robert Sheehan and Jihae can’t make up for this film’s lack of personality

‘Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse’ producers on superheros, teamwork and Stan Lee

Alex Honnold and his ‘goddamn warrior spirit’

Review: This chronicle of reckless, beautiful human spirit is terrifying – but magic

Young Offenders Conor MacSweeney (Alex Murphy) and Jock O’Keeffe (Chris Walley). Photograph: Miki Barlok

The comedy’s enormous success surprised everyone, not least its stars Alex Murphy and Chris Walley

Hot on the trail: Casey Affleck in The Old Man & the Gun

New this week: The Old Man & the Gun, Sorry to Bother You, Roma

Lakeith Stanfield in Boots Riley’s Sorry to Bother You. Photograph: Peter Prato / Annapurna Pictures

Review: The buzziest movie of 2018 is a whirl of dazzling ideas and innovative visuals

Richie Merritt and Matthew McConaughey in ‘White Boy Rick’

The director is so hung up on avoiding the crime saga tropes, he loses the thrills

New this week: Richie Merrit and Matthew McConaughey in White Boy Rick

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Andy Serkis’s Jungle Book adaptation is not for the faint of heart

Review: Andy Serkis’s ambitious, slow-paced movie may be a ‘Jungle Book’ too many

Robert Redford and Sissy Spacek. Photograph: Eric Zachanowich/Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

The director of the Old Man & the Gun says he would understand if Redford ‘decided to quit after this one. But I hope he doesn’t’

“We heard a lot of conspiracy theories and we met a lot of people who said: you’ll never finish this film.”

Their mind-boggling reunion in 'Three Identical Strangers' is one of a series of explosive reveals in the Oscar-tipped documentary

This time it’s personal: Sylvester Stallone and Michael B Jordan in Creed II

New this week: Creed II, Disobedience, Three Identical Strangers, The Wild Pear Tree

Joely Richardson and Michael Landes in Surviving Christmas with the Relatives

Review: ’Tis the season for any old holiday themed rubbish in the cinemas

New this week: The Wild Pear Tree

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Disobedience: Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams.

Review: Fine camerawork, a swelling score ... this film doesn’t put a foot wrong

The Three Identical Strangers: Eddy Galland, David Kellman and Robert Shafran. Photograph courtesy of Neon

Review: Tim Wardle effortlessly segues from feelgood to tragedy to full-blown conspiracy

Boots Riley, director of Sorry to Bother You, photographed by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP

The newbie director has made the most important – and entertaining – film of the year

Dolph Lundgren:  “It was insane when I think back. But I had this feeling that I didn’t want to be a chemical engineer. That it wasn’t going to be enough for me. That I would be bored.” Photograph: Venturelli/Getty Images

Rocky star Dolph Lundgren recalls heady NYC days with Grace Jones, Bowie and Warhol

Odessa Young, Suki Waterhouse, Hari Nef and Abra in Assassination Nation

New this week: Assassination Nation, Shoplifters, The Girl in the Spider’s Web and The Camino Voyage

Debbie Isitt's Nativity Rocks!

Review: The fourth in the series is tolerable, but it’s like a tourist board ad for Coventry

Kurt Russell as the big man

Review: Routine seasonal confection but with an old-school Republican Santa

The Seen and Unseen, directed by Kamila Andini

Few women have senior creative roles in film. Kamila Andini’s movie is an exception

Claire Foy in The Girl in the Spider’s Web. The film keeps flagging autism as a superpower, but  not everyone on the spectrum is a chess grandmaster

Review: Claire Foy brings nuance to a character that isn’t supposed to have any

“Obviously on set you can’t have real arrows flying around.” Above, Taron Egerton with Jamie Foxx in Robin Hood

The Welsh actor on playing Robin Hood and why he’s headed for Aberystwyth in a zombie apocalypse

What a way to make a livin’: Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton and Jane Fonda in 9 to 5 (1980)

New this week: 9 to 5 rereleased and The Ballad of Buster Scruggs from the Coen brothers airs on Netflix

New this week: Ingrid Caven, Dakota Johnson, Fabrizia Sacchi and Renée Soutendijk in Suspiria

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 Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda in the 1980 film 9 to 5. Photograph: 20th Century Fox/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock

Next month marks 37 years since the release of this knockabout feminist comedy

Steven Gerrard: a man out of step with the mercenary, opportunistic world of contemporary football? Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Review: A powerful documentary from the team behind ‘Senna’ and ‘Amy’

Review: The Coen brothers have endless fun in their Western-themed portmanteau film

Sarah Henochsberg, Bouli Lanners and Justine Lacroix in Claire Burger’s “Real Love”

Lineup includes Lukas Dhont’s ‘Girl’, Christophe Honoré’s ‘Sorry Angel’ and a documentary about John McEnroe that includes shoutin(...)

For Eddie Redmayne’s Newt Scamander, Atwood settled on a colour she calls “dirty peacock blue”

Costume designer Colleen Atwood reveals her inspiration for Newt Scamander’s outfit

Wildlife director: Paul Dano. Photograph: Michael Kovac/Getty

Actor discusses crafting screenplay for ‘Wildlife’ alongside partner Zoe Kazan

Brokeback marriage: Carey Mulligan and Jake Gyllenhaal in Wildlife

New this week: Wildlife, Good Favour, The Grinch, They Shall Not Grow Old

New this week: Benedict Cumberbatch voicing The Grinch

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Benedict Cumberbatch in The Grinch

Review: This is a far better film than the ghastly Jim Carrey vehicle released in 2000

As JJ Abrams-produced joints go, Overlord splats right in the middle

Review: This shoot-’em-up zips by cartoonishly and pleasingly enough

Widows: Viola Davis with Cynthia Erivo in Steve McQueen’s new heist film

The ‘Widows’ director Steve McQueen on Liam Neeson, Pele and the ‘difficult’ Michelle Rodriguez

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