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

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Raúl Castillo and Evan Rosado on the set of We the Animals

Review: This impressionist film is so airy and otherworldly, it might glide away entirely

Alicia von Rittberg as Petra Wetzel in Balloon

Review: This misconceived cold war drama fails to find any contemporary relevance

Alexander Skarsgård and Jesse Eisenberg in The Hummingbird Project. Photograph: Sebastien Raymond/Earhlings Productions/TNS

Review: A story about high-frequency trading that could generate billions from shares

Argentine soccer superstar Diego Maradona after the Napoli team clinches its first Italian major league title in Naples in 1987. Photograph: Meazza Sambucetti/AP

Documentary maker Asif Kapadia on working with one of the best footballers the world has ever seen

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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Roy Halston Frowick with Liza Minnelli.  Photograph: Dogwoof films

Review: This new documentary is not remotely as sleek as its subject’s creations

Mindy Kaling and Emma Thompson in Late Night. Photograph: Amazon Studios

Review: A delightful workplace comedy garnished with a sad but genial subplot

In Dirty God Jade indulges in a flirtation with her friend’s boyfriend Naz (Bluey Robinson) that may undermine the last friendship she has.

Review: Debutant Vicky Knight turns in a fine performance in this tale of survival

Mindy Kaling and Emma Thompson in Late Night

The writer and actor’s comedy Late Night subverts the trope of the ‘uptight career woman’

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

Josef von Sternberg, however, was smitten and would go on to make go on to make seven era-defining films with his muse

Review: After this, she went to Hollywood, had rhinoplasty and became a cinema icon

Juli Jakab in Sunset

Review: An enigma wrapped in a historical drama, this is one to admire and puzzle over

 O’Shea Jackson jnr attends the ‘Long Shot’ premiere at the Paramount Theatre  in Austin, Texas, in March 2019. Photograph: Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for SXSW

The ‘Godzilla’ star on Hollywood typecasting, being a geek, and his famous dad

A major new talent: Jim Cummings in Thunder Road

Review: This nervy, goofy comedy is based on ‘one of the best short films ever made’

Toast of the town?: Camila Morrone in Cannes. Photograph: Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty

Cannes diary: Plus men in heels; Mickey and the Bear; The Traitor; and Mektoub, My Love – Intermezzo

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

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Dominga Sotomayor’s unhurried coming-of-age is full of big small moments

Mélanie Thierry   as Marguerite in Memoir of War

Review: Dull adaptation of Marguerite Duras’s book is a film about waiting. And waiting. And waiting

Secret Life of Pets 2: zany and colourful

Review: Illumination’s weakest film since 2011’s Hop will still undoubtedly be a smash hit though

Brain boxed in: Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever in Booksmart

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

Elle Fanning: back on her feet at the Cannes screening of Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood. Photograph: Antonin Thuillier/AFP/Getty

Cannes diary: Vivarium, Tarantino, Oh Mercy, Seven Beauties, Matthias & Maxime

Will Smith in Aladdin: ‘Everything is under such critical scrutiny,’ the actor says. ‘I came up in an era where there was no internet. It’s a new thing that I’m trying to get a handle on’

Hate Disney’s trailer? You’re one of a growing number of strangely frustrated film fans

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

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

Derren Nesbitt and Jordan Stephensin Tucked, directed by Jamie Patterson

Review: Derren Nesbitt and Jordan Stephens charm with easy chemistry

The Paw Patrol

Review: An apawlling attempt to normalise state-sponsored thuggery

Unauthorised raves: Lorn Macdonald as the madcap Spanner in Beats

Review: Scottish drama will strike a chord with nostalgic Gen-Xers

Peter Sellers in  Dr Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

Re-issued in cinemas next week some 55 years after its initial theatrical run, Dr Strangelove is arguably the most improbable come(...)

New this week: Helena Howard in Madeline’s Madeline, exclusively at Queen's University in Belfast and Triskel Christchurh in Cork

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Gospel power: Aretha Franklin in Amazing Grace

New this weekend: Amazing Grace, Float Like a Butterfly, Madeline’s Madeline, Pokémon Detective Pikachu

Madeline’s Madeline: Throughout there are dark hints of mental illness

Review: Helena Howard puts in an explosive performance

Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson star in the mediocre and ill-advised The Hustle

Review: An incompetent remake of the charming, whimsical Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Pikachu is voiced by Ryan Reynolds: imagine a fun, PG version of Deadpool that you didn’t want to kick in the head every second

Review: The plot – a blend of Zootropolis and Who Framed Roger Rabbit? – is a mess

Mads Mikkelsen in Arctic, a minimalist, gritty thriller by Joe Penna

Review: Icy thriller is as raw as the fish the protagonist is forced to subsist on

Mikkelsen was born in Denmark, but trained in ballet in Gothenburg Mads Mikkelsen plays a stranded pilot who lives in the wreckage of a crashed plane and has a carefully planned daily routine

Danish actor stars in taut, survivalist drama set in a lonely stretch of the Arctic circle

New this week: A Dog’s Journey

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Benedikt Erlingsson is a late bloomer as film directors go.

Icelandic filmmaker on his feel-good eco-thriller and getting behind the camera

Battle ready: Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir in Woman at War

New this weekend: Woman at War, Vox Lux and Tolkien

Dennis Quaid and ‘Bailey’ in A Dog’s Journey

Review: It’s a dog’s afterlife in this sequel to the family-friendly A Dog’s Purpose

Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir in Woman at War

Review: Icelandic tale of a middle-aged eco-avenger is pleasingly surreal and silly

Review: This spook story is designed for full-house Friday night popcorn spillage

Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron in Long Shot

Review: Girl meets loser; girl falls for loser; but the audience is the real loser here

Art-house darling: Stacy Martin at the 2018 Venice Film Festival. Photograph: Alessandra Benedetti/Corbis via Getty

Stacy Martin on challenging roles and the advantages of her ‘third culture’ upbringing

New this week: Pierre Deladonchamps and Vincent Lacoste in Sorry Angel, exclusively at the Triskel in Cork

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Higher learning: Emily Robinson and Elsie Fisher in Eighth Grade

New: Eighth Grade, The Dig, Styxx, Ash Is Purest White, Avengers: Endgame, Donbass

Zhao Tao puts in the best performance you’ll see this year

Review: China’s director supreme Jia Zhangke outdoes himslef with a thorny tale about the impossibility of love

Against worsening health, the characters of Sorry Angel live by the original French title of the film: Give Pleasure, Love and Run Fast

Review: Pierre Deladonchamps in a story of pursuing love against a backdrop of ill health

Moral dilemma: Susanne Wolff in Styx

Review: A doctor on a solo high-seas adventure is confronted head-on with the refugee crisis

Moe Dunford: "I’m older now and I’m well aware of how to use this as an opportunity to spread my wings." Photograph: Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images

Since Vikings wrapped the Waterford actor has been busy making up for lost film time

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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