New this week: Elena Sofia Ricci as Veronica Lario in Loro, on limited release

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Beware of the big bad wolf: Chloë Grace Moretz in Greta

New this weekend: Neil Jordan's Greta and Mel Gibson in Dragged Across Concrete

Toni Servillo as Silvio Berlusconi in Paolo Sorrentino’s new film Loro. Photograph: Gianni Fiorito

The film-maker says his new film is ‘a tender look at the weaknesses of an old man’

Dragged across Concrete: Vince Vaughn and Mel Gibson

Review: Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn star in S Craig Zahler’s slightly disappointing film

Greta: Chloë Grace Moretz and Isabelle Huppert

Review: Isabelle Huppert has fun with every scene in this urban thriller-cum-fairy tale

New this week: Issa Rae and Marsai Martin in Little

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A little bit country: Jessie Buckley in Wild Rose

New this weekend: Wild Rose, mid90s, Little

Eddie Redmayne refused animal hair as a component for Newt’s wand: he was “insistent there would be no leather or horn involved. Newt wouldn’t stand for that.

Prop-maker Bohanna estimates thousands of wands were made during the Harry Potter films

A scene from ‘Wonder Park’

This rudderless tale of an amusement park run by animals is an unpleasant experience

Fiona Shaw and Fionnuala Flaherty in ‘Out of Innocence’

Danny Hiller’s attempt to make sense of the Kerry Babies case is hampered by several constraints

Mid90s: feels like a male retort to Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird or Crystal Moselle’s Skate Kitchen

Review: A whip-smart portrait of dazed and confused teens navigating the 1990s

Elsie Fisher and Jake Ryan in Eighth Grade, Bo Burnham’s hilarious, charming, clever coming-of-age tale, the best film about teen angst since Edge of Seventeen. Photograph: A24

The Eighth Grade director on the crippling angst of being 13 years old in the internet age

New this week: Adriano Tardiolo in Happy as Lazzaro, screening through AccessCinema around the country, including the Pavillion Threatre, Dún Laoghaire on April 15th; Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray on April 22nd; and Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge on May 13th (

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Missing Link conjures a universe of faux-Victoriana, frontier America and Nepalese peaks

Review: Zach Galifianakis voices the lovable Bigfoot in this engaging animated feature

David F Sandberg: ‘I think my sensibilities are more commercial’

Shazam! director is living his dream of working on big-budget Hollywood movies

Adriano Tardiolo in Happy as Lazzaro

Review: Alice Rohrwacher’s third feature goes a little heavy on the magic realism

Review: There’s some terrific back and forth between John C Reilly and Joaquin Phoenix

Pet Sematary: it has cats. Scary cats

Review: A family move in beside a graveyard that brings animals back to life

Patricia Clarkson: ‘I grew up with hair curlers and skirts. So I’m drawn to powerful female energy.’ Photograph: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

The versatile actor on her love of theatre and playing an androgynous cop in Out of Blue

Lords of Chaos is at the Light House Cinema and Pálás Cinema on March 29th.

‘It’s 30 years ago and I can still see him clearly during that shoot ... he had an effect on people’

New this week: Patricia Clarkson in Out of Blue

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The pain of the painter: Oscar-nominated Willem Dafoe in At Eternity’s Gate

New this weekend: At Eternity’s Gate, Dumbo, The Man Who Wanted to Fly, Being Frank

Patricia Clarkson as Mike Hoolihan, police detective. Clarkson is excellent but the tangle of details requires a big, fat melodramatic coincidence so that the film can find its way to a conclusion

Review: Patricia Clarkson’s great performance is not enough to make a good film

A scene from ‘Lords of Chaos’

Review: Jonas Åkerlund’s film offers a grisly depiction of the men behind a wave of church burnings

Bobby Coote: ‘I’ve had more lessons. And it’s getting more exciting all the time’

The Man Who Wanted to Fly tells the remarkable story of 80-something Cavan man Bobby Coote

Ranger danger: Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson in The Highwaymen

Review: Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson are Texas rangers pursuing the famous outlaws

Ernie thinks his brother is a genius yet believes that flying is best left to the birds

Review: Shot over five years, this film follows Cavan man Bobby Coote’s pursuit of a dream

The millions who enjoyed Get Out will expect a debate about socio-political discontents

New this weekend: Us is a macabre American satire from the maker of Get Out

Sharkwater Extinction: We are killing around 150 million sharks a year

Review: Stewart’s third film on the apex predator is a fitting memorial to a remarkable crusader 

Oleg Ivenko as Rudolf Nureyev in The White Crow Oleg Ivenko as Rudolf Nureyev in The White Crow

Review: Film recounts confusion around hot-headed ballet dancer’s defection to West in 1961

Us: Lupita Nyong’o stars in Jordan Peele’s film

The Get Out director on his doppelganger horror Us, starring Lupita Nyong’o

Sisters Dan and Dominique Angeloro, collectively known as Soda_Jerk

Soda_Jerk juxtapose and reframe old film footage in ‘eco-horror road movie’ Terror Nullius

Phénix Brossard and Colin Morgan in    Benjamin

Review: Fans of Amstell’s previous work will find plenty to savour in his latest film

Ralph Fiennes: ‘With the films I’ve directed, I have to watch. It’s often uncomfortable and embarrassing, but it’s very informative.’ Photograph: Patrick Baz/AFP/Getty

The actor cum director on watching himself act, his Rudolf Nureyev film and feeling at home in Ireland

Taraji P. Henson in What Men Want

Review: Taraji P Henson leads excellent cast but wacky script has too few jokes

Ella Smith is extraordinary as the tattooed family matriarch Liz in Ray & Liz

Review: A scathing critique of austerity policies, the film rests on great performances

Review: Robert Guédiguian and his usual troupe of actors deliver a fine drama

New this week: the documentary Maiden, on limited release

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Let the right scent in: Eva Melander (right) in Border

New this weekend: Border, The Kindergarten Teacher, Captain Marvel, Maiden

Scotch: The Golden Dram is the film you want to watch on your first transatlantic flight to Scotland, your vague ancestral home, at three to five generations removed

Review: Caledonophiles will appreciate this tale told through a glass darkly

Simon Amstell: ‘The reason I started doing stand-up comedy was because I was so shy that I wouldn’t go to parties. And I ended up thinking that being on stage would be a way to communicate with people.’

The comedian's new film is about an insecure film-maker. ‘Not me,’ insists the ‘twisted gay geek’

Maiden: the story of an all-female crew  who entered the Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race.

Review: This nautical racing documentary is a real crowd-pleaser with a strong finish

Maggie Gyllenhaal (right) stars as Lisa Spinelli alongside Parker Sevak (left) as five-year-old Jimmy.

Despite the protagonist’s rule breaking, the film does not rule out that she may be right

Eva Melander as Tina in Border

Director looks at story by ‘Let the Right One In’ author as being about outsiders not trolls

New this week: the original Ringu (Ring), on limited release

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Forest primeval: Seána Kerslake and  James Quinn Markey in The Hole in the Ground

New this weekend: The Hole in the Ground, Foxtrot, Fighting with My Family and Sauvage

A scene from ‘Foxtrot’

Every single sequence in this controversial Israeli film is thrillingly unexpected

Florence Pugh does the heavy lifting – literally and figuratively – when comedic material is thin

Review: Florence Pugh, The Rock and Vince Vaughn deliver irresistible results

Jason Clarke: ‘I didn’t realise until I got my first real job and I thought, Oh my God, I’m in my 30s!’ Photograph: Luca Teuchmann/Getty Images

The Australian actor on his film set in post-war Germany, on the difficulty of Irish accents and the challenge of Brexit

Félix Maritaud in ‘Sauvage’

Félix Maritaud is a heartbreaking revelation as a sex worker seeking intimacy in France

Rebel Wilson in ‘Isn’t It Romantic’

Actor’s delivery boosts this meta-romantic comedy that rips apart every cliche of the genre

 Bo Burnham: in Dublin for the Irish premiere of coming-of-age comedy Eighth Grade at the Dublin International Film Festival. Photograph:    Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images

Dublin International Film Festival: Stephen Merchant in town for winning wrestling comedy, ‘Fighting With My Family’

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

Félix Maritaud in Sauvage (2018) Photograph: Pyramide Distribution

The breakout star of Robin Campillo’s award-winning BPM laughs off the hyperbole

Jack Nicholson in 'The Passenger'

Review: Michelangelo Antonioni’s 1975 film was hailed as a return to form for the auteur

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

Jamie Chung and Cory Michael Smith in ‘1985’

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

Nicole Kidman and Lucas Hedges in ‘Boy Erased’

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

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

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

 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

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

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

Timothée Chalamet as Nicholas in Beautiful Boy

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

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’

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