Lenny Abrahamson’s superby eccentric movie about a group of supremely eccentric musicians reveals some powerful truths about art and the disordered mind

In Lenny Abrahamson’s latest film, Michael Fassbender plays the lead character from inside a huge papier-mache head. The Irish director gives us the lowdown on the notorious noggin, his ‘Celtic Tiger Trilogy’ and more

This year’s South By Southwest film festival features winning movies in ‘Chef’, with Jon Favreau, Dustin Hoffman and Robert Downey jnr, ‘Frank’, with Maggie Gyllenhaal, Michael Fassbender and Domhnall Gleeson; Mike Myers’s ‘Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon’; and ‘The Legend of Shorty’, about the cartel boss Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman

It hasn’t taken Domhnall Gleeson long to establish a reputation as a versatile actor, equally at ease on stage and screen. He talks about working on Richard Curtis’s new time-travel rom-com and a forthcoming role opposite his dad Brendan


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How does a post-Brexit world shape the identity and relationship of these islands

Inquests into the nightclub fire that led to the deaths of 48 people