Jon Hamm with Jake Johnson in ‘Tag’. Photograph: Warner Bros

The philandering Don Draper has gone goofy for his latest role in knockabout comedy ‘Tag’

This time it’s personal: Diane Kruger in In the Fade

New this week: In the Fade, The Happy Prince, Ocean’s 8, Kissing Candice

Mari Okada: after being bullied at school she withdrew from public life, becoming one of Japan’s hikikomori, the estimated half million Japanese youths who live as modern-day recluses, often never leaving their bedrooms

The fascinating life of the prolific Japanese writer – who lived as a modern-day hermit for many years – comes to the screen

New this week: Kissing Candice

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 Thomasin McKenzie and Ben Foster in  Debra Granik’s new feature film Leave No Trace

Director Debra Granik on her new film ‘Leave No Trace’ and her biggest movie-making influences

Review: A feral boy lives with hounds in this exploration of betrayal and isolation

Ocean’s 8, like its predecessors, exists solely as a vessel for movie stars and celebrities

Review: Apart from Anne Hathaway, the Ocean’s 8 cast barely qualify as characters at all

Twisted nerves: Toni Collette in Hereditary

New this week: Hereditary, A Ciambra, Studio 54, The Sound of Music

Pio Amato, left

Review: Pio Amato is charismatic as a Romany boy pushed into petty crime in Calabria

New this week: Liza Minnelli, Bianca Jagger and Andy Warhol on the scene to be seen, as depicted in Studio 54

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Anna Paquin and Holly Hunter

Review: In Jane Campion’s Oscar-winning screenplay the female lead character is left to choose the lesser of two evils, both rapis(...)

Review: Gabriel Byrne, Toni Collette and Milly Shapiro shine in a genuinely horrifying film

The imbalance in film criticism is, sadly in keeping with the rest of industry.  “On screen and behind the camera, Hollywood is predominantly ‘pale and male’,” the report notes

More than three-quarters of film critics are men, a new study finds

Sound of Music (1965)Julie Andrews

The 1965 musical was ‘a sugar-coated lie’ that had little in common with the real Van Trapps

Things that go Stomp! in the night: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

New this week: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, McQueen, All the Wild Horses, The Boy Downstairs

As with all architectural utopias, especially those associated with mid-20th-century modernism, the increasingly brutalist landscape began to resemble “a prison for the working class”.

Review: Exploring the artistic undertones of England’s largest post-war ‘New Town’

Floored relationship: Zosia Mamet and Matthew Shear in The Boy Downstairs

Zosia Mamet shows a delicate comic touch in this hugely likeable New York rom-com

New this week: Zosia Mamet and Diana Irvine in The Boy Downstairs

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Alexander McQueen in the 'McQueen' documentary: the fashion designer had a profound need for privacy

Review: Even in death, the enigmatic designer has evaded the documentarians

Louise Brooks in “Pandora’s Box”: director GW Pabst wanted her for the role.

The dancer, actor, gossip columnist and muse was one of the most modern of stars

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom: the indoraptor was designed in consultation with Jonathan Cranston, an English veterinary surgeon with experience with wildlife in South Africa

Director JA Bayona has more dinosaurs than any previous instalment and the most dangerous beastie to date

Future tense: Ross Lynch in My Friend Dahmer

New this week: My Friend Dahmer, Pandora's Box and That Summer

“Intelligence beyond compare”: Louise Brooks in ‘Pandora’s Box’

Review: Collaboration between GW Pabst and Louise Brooks almost didn’t happen

Jérémie Renier and Marine Vacth in L’Amant Double

Review: They don’t make inappropriate girl-slapping erotica like they used to

Edith “Little Edie” Bouvier Beale. Photograph: Peter Beard

Review: Documentary about how a patrician family descended into genteel squalor

New this week: Marine Vacth and Jérémie Renier in 'L’Amante Double'

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My Friend Dahmer: Ross Lynch as Jeffrey Dahmer in Marc Meyers’s film

Marc Meyers’s My Friend Dahmer is adapted from the graphic novel by John Backderf, aka Derf

Incredibles 2: Mr Incredible struggles as a stay-at-home dad in this sequel to Pixar’s 2004 hit

Incredibles 2, Ocean’s 8, Jurassic World and Mamma Mia!: Here We Go Again

 The Breadwinner from Kilkenny animation house Cartoon Saloon, an Academy Award nominee for best animated feature

New releases: The Breadwinner, Zama, Edie, Jeune Femme, Citizen Lane, Deadpool 2

New this week: Even When I Fall, exclusively at the Queen’s Film Theatre, Belfast

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Review: Comedy of disappointment as hero is the architect of much of his own bad luck

Review: This story of Nepalese girls sold into slavery in a circus is unexpectedly feelgood

Not over the hill yet: Sheila Hancock in Edie

Review: Sheila Hancock plays a cantankerous old bag on a quest to climb a Scottish mountain

Will Arnett in Show Dogs. Photograph: Adrian Rogers

A terrific voice cast are squandered on a sceenplay littered with feeble jokes

Joonas Suotamo is Chewbacca, Woody Harrelson is Beckett and Alden Ehrenreich is Han Solo in ‘Solo: a Star Wars Story’

Things were ‘getting weird’ on the set of the Han Solo film. So they changed director

Nora Twomey of Cartoon Saloon. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The co-founder of Cartoon Saloon on teaming up with the A-list star for their Oscar-nominated animation, and using cartoons to hel(...)

A portrait of author Ian McEwan at the Soho Hotel in London. Photograph: Lauren Fleishman/The New York Times

‘On Chesil Beach is about a young, sexually inexperienced couple on a miserable honeymoon

Review: Evan Rachel Wood flip-flops between victim and victimiser in this study of abuse of power

New this week: Vanessa Schaeffer in Dive

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Emotional freefall: Laetitia Dosch in Jeune Femme

Jeune Femme, Citizen Lane, Deadpool 2, Dive, Redoubtable, Sherlock Gnomes

Review: Tom Vaughan-Lawlor shines in a vibrant biopic of Hugh Lane with real artistic merit

Gotti: Kelly Preston, John Travolta and John A Gotti in Cannes. Photograph: Loic Venance/AFP/Getty

Cannes diary: Protests against Gaza killings and racism also take centre stage

Laetitia Dosch in Jeune Femme as Paula, the rudderless, ridiculous, rapturous 31-year-old heroine

Review: A white-knuckle sense of emotional freefall powers every fraught scene

Solo: A Stars Wars Story: Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian and Phoebe Waller-Bridge as L3-37

Cannes diary: Competitive von Trier outrage and debating the meaning of shoes

Faced with the unenviable challenge of echoing the gorgeous, ex-carpenter cool of Harrison Ford in 1977, Alden Ehrenreich falls short

Review: It has pretty good opening 20 minutes, but slides quickly into incoherence

An instinctual understanding of art: Tom Vaughan-Lawlor as Hugh Lane in Citizen Lane

Hugh Lane’s contribution to cultural history is the focus of Thaddeus O’Sullivan’s new film

Godard mon amour: Louis Garrel and Stacy Martin in Redoutable

New this week: Godard at the barricades in ’68, and the plot’s afoot in gnomastic Holmes

New this week: Nicole Kidman in How to Talk to Girls at Parties

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‘Have a Nice Day’ is populated by desperate, violent people who are motivated and victimised by capitalism

Review: One-man band Liu Jian’s three-year labour of love is a crime saga that fizzes with intellect

Shaun (Gabrielle Union) must pitch her wits and various improvised weapons in order to save her two children from murderous marauders

Review: It’s a neat, effective entertainment with a a delicious response to the lead burglar’s assertion that the heroine is ‘only(...)

Sherlock Gnomes, Watson, Gnomeo and Juliet in Sherlock Gnomes from Paramount Pictures and MGM.

Review: It's a gnom com with a PR problem, as allegations hang over its lead actor

Daniel Bruhl and Rosamund Pike are excellent in ‘Entebbe’

Review: It’s hard to see who the film is for – bring back ‘Delta Force’: never mind the dire implications, we know where we stand (...)

'Breaking In' producer and actor Gabrielle Union: 'I think people in the industry finally get that people want to see themselves reflected on screen.' Photograph: Steve Marcus/Reuters

‘Breaking In’ star and producer talks about her new film, and the long road ahead to achieve fair representation

New this week: 'The Young Karl Marx' at the Irish Film Institute

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The help: Mackenzie Davis and Charlize Theron in 'Tully'

New this week: Tough-minded Tully is not what you expect when you’re expecting

Stefan Konarske as Engels and August Diehl as Marx in 'The Young Karl Marx'

Review: A cerebral bromance between the charismatic Marx and the rakish Engels

This tale of spells and broomsticks in the Studio Ghibli spirit will sweep you away

Charlie Plummer in 'Lean on Pete'

Review: Charlie Plummer shows himself to be the best young actor of his generation

A Cambodian Spring: there are an  estimated 830,000 victims of land grabbing in Cambodia

A Cambodian Spring by Chris Kelly also follows the political evolution the Buddhist monk and activist the Venerable Luon Sovath

New this week: Benedict Cumberbatch, Robert Downey Jr, Mark Ruffalo and Benedict Wong in 'Avengers: Infinity War'

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They’re creepy and they're kookie: Gloria Stuart and Boris Karloff’s menacing hand in 'The Old Dark House' (1932)

Superhero chaos in Avengers, the jolting thiller Beast, and a James Whale classic

Nakhane stars as a closeted gay factory worker in  John Trengove’s visceral coming-of-age drama 'The Wound'.

Being openly gay has been a battle for the South African singer and actor, and his role in ‘The Wound’, about forbidden desires in(...)

 Even at the level of her complexion, the pale, red-haired Moll is out of step with her well-heeled island community.

Review: Killarney-born Jessie Buckley plays dark version of Little Red Riding Hood

Jim (Cillian Murphy) and Daniele (Eva Birthistle) are smugly married with two children

Review: Cillian Murphy, Eva Birthistle and Andrew Scott can’t save Mark O’Rowe’s film

Buckley is currently appearing in BBC’s big-budgeted adaption of Wilkie Collins’s novel ‘The Woman in White’

Following on from her work on the stage and TV, Jessie Buckley now makes her big-screen debut in ‘Beast’ – a bow that is cause for(...)

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(...)

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

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

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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

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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'

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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

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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

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