Avengers: Infinity War: the team behind the film has gone to great lengths to guard the story prior to its release this week. Photograph: Marvel Studios Photograph: Marvel Studios

Avengers: Infinity War directors have made sure the new film’s story remains a secret. But if they did tell you, would it really s(...)

New this week: Lily James in The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

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

The living dead goes cold turkey: Sam Keely in The Cured

New this week: An Irish zombie pic, a feminist western and a Canadian drama

Ellen Page: “It feels like something has changed in the industry. It has been way too long in coming. And obviously it’s not just this industry. There are massive societal issues underlying this. In terms of violence against women, how women are treated, what opportunities they get. Hollywood is just a reflection of much deeper problems.” Photograph: Smallz & Raskind/Getty Images for Samsung

Since she publicly came out in 2014, ‘Juno’ actor Ellen Page has chosen roles and projects that are more personally fulfilling – s(...)

Juliette Binoche, playing 50-something artist Isabelle, is a smart woman who makes bad choices.

Review: Plot is series of fragmented episodes of people squabbling and embracing

Shirley Henderson gives a career-best performance as Judy, a woman living in far-flung British Columbia.

Review: Poignancy and visual poetry mark director Hepburn as major new talent

Marsha Timothy channelling Clint Eastwood

Review: A vicious, Sergio Leone-style tale of one woman’s revenge on a rapist

A scene from ‘Western’

Review: Valeska Grisebach’s thorny film takes a scalpel to male bravado and colonialism

This boy’s life: Thomas Gioria and Denis Ménochet in Custody

New this week: A searing family drama from France, a gentle coming-out comedy from the US, and a heartwarming documentary from Ire(...)

New this week: Nick Robinson in Love, Simon

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

Xavier Legrand: 'It struck me when I was talking to victims of domestic violence, and they were telling their stories, that sometimes they might have been relating the plot of a thriller.' Photograph: Claude Medale/Corbis via Getty

Xavier Legrand’s scintillating ‘Custody’ dramatises the horror of domestic violence

Clint Eastwood in 'A Fistful of Dollars'

Review: Classic spaghetti western rerelease showcases Clint Eastwood’s star quality

'Making the Grade' is the latest documentary from  Ken Wardrop.

Review: A colourful cross-section of the 30,000 Irish children who learn piano

Nick Robinson in ‘Love, Simon’

Review: The film is a landmark in LGBTQ representation, but succeeds on its own merits

Arnaud Valois in 120 BPM. Photograph: Celine Nieszawer

In his award-winning new film ‘120 BPM’, Robin Campillo pays tribute to the lives and the sacrifices of those behind the 1980s Aid(...)

While Death Wish doubles as a commercial for the gun lobby, its alt-right posturing is undermined by its uneven, head-scratching t(...)

Hush little baby: Emily Blunt and Millicent Simmonds in A Quiet Place

New this week: A thriller so tense you can hear a pin drop, a hard-hitting Irish prison drama, and an epic about the French Aids c(...)

New this week: Martin Freeman in 'Ghost Stories'

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

Review: Adaptation of the play ‘Dead of Night’ transfers the show-stopping moments well

Maggie Grace plays a decently written hero

Review: Is a mini-sermon on climate change necessary in a dumb actioner?

Emily Blunt and Millicent Simmonds in A Quiet Place

Review: Genre thrills centring on familial tension in a post-apocalypic world

Director Frank Berry and Actor Dafhyd Flynn. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

‘A lot of the former prisoners said the story of the film is very much their story’

Paddy Considine: “I thought maybe I was one of those guys like Alex Ferguson; that I’d be better in management than I was as a player. I felt very insecure about acting, so I thought I’d be happier behind the camera.” Photograph: Dave J Hogan/Getty Images

Director talks about his new film, his 'crippling' Irlen syndrome and why Hollywood isn’t everything

New this week: Wes Anderson's Isle of Dogs

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Canus animatus: Wes Anderson’s 'Isle of Dogs'

New this week: An animated masterpiece that manages to out-fantastic Mr Fox

Michelle Williams and Oakes Fegley

Review: How did Todd Haynes’s messy, overstuffed misfire attract so many stars?

Paddy Considine in “Journeyman”.  Photograph: StudioCanal

Review: Paddy Considine’s latest tale is about community, carers and close friends

Ernest Cline, author and screenwriter, attending the European Premiere of Ready Player One in London last week. Photograph: Reuters/Henry Nicholls

Cline is now a bestselling author and his story has been brought to cinematic life by Steven Spielberg

The canines of Megasaki City are rounded up and dumped on Trash Island

Review: Wes Anderson’s second stop-motion animation film is his warmest picture yet

New this week: John Boyega in Pacific Rim: Uprising

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

Goddess of Empowerment: Oprah Winfrey in 'A Wrinkle in Time'

New this week: Oprah in A Wrinkle in Time, and a Steven Soderbergh iPhone movie

Masaharu Fukuyama and Koji Yakusho in “The Third Murder”.

Review: Many are left cold by the strange marriage of brutality and wistfulness

'The statement, to use the punkish parlance of Westwood’s youth, translated into a two-finger salute.'

Review: ‘Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist’ is highly entertaining. But the designer hates it

File image of Ava DuVernay. Photograph: Getty Images

African-American director Ava DuVernay’s ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ starring Oprah is a big hit at box offices despite so-called negative(...)

Mrs Which, a gigantic Oprah Winfrey, is given to speaking in Oprahisms

Review: It’s a mish-mash of quantum physics, trippy adventure and glitter

 Catherine Keener:  “I did not know about Harvey Weinstein at all. And I worked for him.” Photograph: Henny Garfunkel/The New York Times

Onetime queen of indie flicks on her good Catholic upbringing, the #MeToo movement and her latest role in Irish director Alan Gils(...)

Ingmar does Amadeus: The Magic Flute (1975), on special limited rerelease

Mary Magdalene demythifies Christ’s 13th apostle, and Peter Rabbit bounds into cinemas

New this week: Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft in Tomb Raider

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Walton Goggins: “My dialect coach said: You don’t have the looks, so you’re going to need to work harder than everybody else.” Photograph: Frazer Harrison/Getty

The actor, who made his breakthrough in The Hateful Eight, puts the same thought into his Tomb Raider character that another actor(...)

Review: Filmed by Ingmar Bergman, this version of Mozart’s opera is fascinating to watch

Review: Even the controversial 'allergy bullying' scene doesn’t feel out of place in this slapstick film

Alicia Vikander has worked hard on her abs, but she still looks far too wee and delicate to be a bad-ass Tomb Raider

Review: Delicate, non-English-sounding Alicia Vikander is wildly miscast as Lara Croft

“It was a different direction for myself and Joaquin as well,” director Lynne Ramsay with Joaquin Phoenix. Photograph: Guillaume Horcajuelo/ EPA/ REX/Shutterstock

The Scottish film-maker on her taut new film starring Joaquin Phoenix, watching movies with her mum, and the awkward fallout from (...)

New this week: Joaquin Phoenix in You Were Never Really Here

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Vengeance is his: Joaquin Phoenix in You Were Never Really Here

This week brings us a riveting revenger, a forbidding Outback western, and Nicolas Cage at his unhinged loopiest

Charlize Theron in Gringo. She plays a self-preserving schemer whose idea of small talk is to gasp at a Mexican colleague’s family photographs: “Do they not sell condoms down here?”

Review: Charlize Theron and Thandie Newton star in this decent stab at a cross-crossing crime caper

Nicolas Cage in Mom and Dad. Photograph: Momentum Pictures

Review: The actor reaches a new level of lunacy in Brian Taylor’s film

Review: Warwick Thornton’s ‘western’ grippingly depicts Antipodean racial inequality

Ruben Östlund: “What I remember most strongly – and I think it was in Cork rather than Dublin – was seeing kids begging on the street. I don’t know that they were homeless.” Photograph: Maarten de Boer/Getty

An encounter with homeless children in Ireland spurred the director to make films that challenge political beliefs

Mysterious mission: the group  ventures into Area X, a site hit by a meteor

Dumped by its distributor and going straight to Netflix, it’s getting rave reviews in the US

A scene from 'Game Night'

New this week: Deadly games are played to hilarious effect in Game Night

Jeremy Irons: “Actors were classed as rogues and vagabonds . . . I liked acting not because I liked acting, but because I liked the life.” Photograph: Theo Wargo/Getty Images

The 69-year-old award winning actor on #MeToo, longevity, life without social media, and that now-infamous photocall with his ‘Red(...)

Mark Stanley and Ruth Wilson as squabbling siblings in Dark River

Review: A murder ballad that meanders toward a sudden and sadly ill-fitting end

Review: Ciarán Hinds and Charlotte Rampling are overqualified for this insanely boring film

Mary and the Witch’s Flower: A delightful adaptation of Mary Stewart’s 'The Little Broomstick'

It’s already at the half-way mark, but don’t miss the chance to see these excellent films before closing night on Sunday

The girl can’t help it: Saoirse Ronan in Lady Bird

New this week: Saoirse Ronan shines in the hilarious and touching Lady Bird, while I, Tonya is an edgy, only-in-America blast

 Imelda Staunton with her dog, Molly. Photograph: Andrew Testa/The New York Times

Oscar-nominated actor on breaking through age barriers, Harry Potter and why she hates Irish dancing

A fine ensemble cast eventually find their feet

Grey pound movie just about redeemed by fine ensemble cast

Elliott Gould and Bibi Andersson in The Touch

Review: A complex, grown-up relationship drama is dusted off for the auteur’s centenary

Margot Robbie as Tonya Harding in ‘I, Tonya’

Review: Margot Robbie chews up the role for all it’s worth and spits out the sequins

Review: Owen Wilson phones in yet another riff on his character from ‘Zoolander’

You take by breath away: Sally Hawkins in The Shape of Water

New this week: The Shape of Water is a fish-meets-female fantasy that dives deep into romance

Review: Ivan Sen’s fifth feature is a contemporary western that targets racism

Allison Janney accepts the award for best supporting actress for I, Tonya at the  Golden Globes last month. Photograph: Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images

Allison Janney relished the role that ‘has a particular resonance at this moment’

Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Abbie and Michiel Huisman as Sam in ‘Irreplaceable You’

Review: Gritty it is not, but it won't have you reaching for the sick bucket either

First Reformed is Paul Schrader’s  latest film: “it harks back  to the first script I wrote. It feels like the end of a 50-year cycle”

He will always be introduced as the screenwriter behind ‘Taxi Driver’, but there are many more points of interest to Paul Schrader

Richard Jenkins: Oacar-nominated for The Shape of Water. Photograph: Jeff Vespa/WireImage

Veteran character actor Richard Jenkins (70), who shared the screen with Newman and Pacino, is finally ready for the limelight

Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson can do nothing with material that has become worse with each installment.

Review: Cinema’s dullest couple adjust to married life in this tedious instalment

New this week: Loveless offers a grimly brilliant portrayal of Russia today, Black Panther is an enjoyable Marvel of a different h(...)

Tad is an accidental Indiana Jones, who, as the sequel opens, is studying archaeology during breaks at his construction job.

Review: This animation owes a large debt to Indiana Jones but cuts too many corners

Review: Clint Eastwood’s train attack re-enactment squeezes in too much reality

Colin Firth as Crowhurst and Rachel Weisz as his wife, Clare, in The Mercy

Review: A woeful, all-at-sea movie about a racing yachtsman who disappears

Helen Mirren, even in first gear, is better than no Mirren at all

‘Winchester’ has a haunted greenhouse, a haunted roller-skate and haunted chill airs

‘Toxic masculinity’: Daniel Day-Lewis in ‘Phantom Thread’

Daniel Day-Lewis goes out in haute style, and Gerard Butler channels his inner Blackbeard

Suspend your disbelief: Maurice Compte and Gerard Butler  in Den of Thieves. Photograph: STXfilms

Review: You’ll need a high tolerance of meat-heads to enjoy this film

Sisyphean toil: 28-year-old Kabwita Kasongo

This Cannes-winner follows a Congolese man’s efforts to make and sell charcoal

 Daniel Day-Lewis  and Paul Thomas Anderson  discussing a scene on the set of  Phantom Thread. Photograph:  Laurie Sparham/Focus Features

Paul Thomas Anderson on directing Daniel Day-Lewis in his final film, Phantom Thread

Chris Hemsworth in '12 Strong'

Review: It makes the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan look like ‘The Magnificent Seven’

Back to the stoned age: Early Man

New this week: Early Man is a primitive hoot, Last Flag Flying sombrely channels The Last Detail, and Downsizing proves the law of(...)

Will Forte and Domhnall Gleeson in ‘A Futile and Stupid Gesture’. Photograph: John P Fleenor/Netflix

Domhnall Gleeson stars in David Wain’s wacky film which is all about the zingers

Bryan Cranston, Steve Carell and Laurence Fishburne in Last Flag Flying

Bryan Cranston channels Jack Nicholson in a spiritual sequel to Hal Ashby’s Last Flag Flying

Bulgarian directors Grozeva and Valchanova create a timely, topical film about a watch

Todd Haynes’ ‘Wonderstruck’

Films you should see at the tri-located 2018 Audi Dublin International Film Festival

Photograph: Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images

The ‘Game of Thrones’ star on her love of Ireland, the problem with stereotypes and her first feminist icon

Steven Spielberg: 'I probably watch five old movies a week and five new movies a week. And it’s the old films more that make me want to keep directing.' Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

His new film ‘The Post’ neatly captures the Trumpian zeitgeist. But the director worries that ‘four-quadrant superhero franchises’(...)

Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep in 'The Post', directed by Steven Spielberg. Photograph: Niko Tavernise/20th Century Fox

Spielberg, Hanks and Streep’s The Post is heavy with shadows of Trumpocracy while Liam Neeson just about stays on track in The Com(...)

This metaphysical odyssey could easily have resulted in accusations of cultural appropriation. Instead, it’s the biggest box office hit in Mexican history

Pixar says it’s dealing with the issues raised by John Lasseter’s inappropriate conduct

Pixar veteran Adrian Molina, who is of Mexican descent, co-wrote Coco’s songs with 'Frozen' duo Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. Photograph: Disney/Pixar

Review: What might have been complicated is accessible for even the youngest eyes

Barack Obama and Samantha Power in 'The Final Year'

Obama gave the filmmakers ‘unprecedented’ access. They made a weak documentary

Liam Neeson in 'The Commuter'. Photograph: Lionsgate

Ballymena’s finest takes another highly-stressed journey – this time on a train

Kristin Scott Thomas at the Cannes Film Festival in France last May. 'There are lots of films that I’m proud to have even been attached to,' she says. Photograph: Tristan Fewings/Getty Images

Kristin Scott Thomas on how French cinema has better roles for women, playing Churchill's wife – and Brexit

Protest signs: Frances McDormand in 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri'

New this week: Golden Globe-winning 'Three Billboards' and what makes Eric Clapton tick

A Woman’s Life

Stéphane Brizé has made a masterfully subtle and inventive melodrama

Manifesto: discombobulating

Let’s never speak again of her turns as a tattooed English punk and a bearded hobo

Jack Black and Jason Schwartzman in The Polka King. Photograph: Netflix

New Netflix original sees Jack Black star in the real-life story of a Polish-American polka band leader jailed in 2004 for running(...)

Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars (2017)

This portrait explains the roots of a pain that Clapton’s successful career did little to extinguish

Playwright Martin McDonagh: ‘New York audiences always respond especially well to Irish plays, so let’s see how they are with an English one’ Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Playwright and film maker on his new ‘feminist’ movie Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Accept this substitute: Christopher Plummer as J Paul Getty in All the Money in the World

New this week: Casting rather than cash is king in Getty kidnapping saga, while Ben Stiller wrestles with his big ego in Brad’s St(...)

Human Flow has no easy answers

Chinese dissident Ai Weiwei’s film emphasises common humanity over suffering

Director Mike White attends the premiere party for his latest film Brad’s Status in Toronto. Photograph: Leonard Adam/WireImage

Brad’s Status director Mike White on the blurred lines between comedy and drama

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