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Photograph of John ‘Jackie’ Fricker taken in his youth on board a ship. Photograph: The Fricker family

More than half a century after a wildlife biologist in Alaska discovered a message in a bottle buried in the sand, the mystery of the man who threw it(...)

Sound of Music (1965)Julie Andrews

In 1965, New York’s critics were in agreement regarding the merits of Robert Wise’s The Sound of Music. Pauline Kael described the film as “the sugar-(...)

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

Nakhane cheerfully emerges from a London recording studio. Charming, articulate and witty, it’s difficult to reconcile the 30-year-old actor, musician(...)

The Eighth Amendment is another great barrier on a road to an enlightened Ireland, Lenny Abrahamson told rally in support of the Repeal campaign in Dublin. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Oscar-nominated film maker Lenny Abrahamson has described the Eighth Amendment as a “national disgrace”, allowing for policy by an “impulse to control(...)

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

Not for the first time, Catherine Keener laughs her appealingly dirty laugh and nods and swears. “Fucking A, man,” says the affable 58-year-old. &nbs(...)

Don’t be surprised if the Leaving Certificate students herded toward Kit Monkman’s Macbeth (in cinemas nationwide this month), nudge the production in(...)

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

In a strange twist of fate, the late former taoiseach Jack Lynch and his wife Maureen had a hand in Ruben Östlund’s Oscar-nominated The Square. Back i(...)

Conor Murray and Rob Kearney arrive for training at Carton House. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

“It’s nothing to do with revenge or anything,” says Conor Murray dismissing Scotland’s arrival as something touching on the emotional spectrum. In th(...)

You haven’t escaped yet. Before awards season closes down for a month or two – it’s now almost as long as the football season – we beg your indulgence(...)

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

It’s the morning after the London premiere of Guillermo Del Toro’s The Shape of Water, and Richard Jenkins – one of that film’s stars – is still marve(...)

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