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Menashe Lustig as Menashe, with Ruben Niborski. 'I was just blown away by this portly, funny comedian,' says the director. Photograph: Federica Valabrega

Made on a micro-budget, shot guerilla-style over two years, and performed almost entirely in Yiddish by non-professional actors, Menashe is a warm and(...)

Elijah Wood as Frodo Baggins in Lord of The Rings: Amazon’s TV  adaptation will explore  new storylines preceding Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring. Photograph: Reuters/HO-New Line Cinema

He just keeps on giving, does JRR Tolkein. The latest move in the fantasy epic is towards downsizing, from the big screen to the small, as Amazon plan(...)

Is there something more to Thelma’s unexplained fits and strange animal magnetism? The film’s denouement provides satisfactory answers

A young girl and her father wander across a frozen lake and into a snowy forest. Spying a fawn through the woods, he raises his rifle, only to point i(...)

Rocky Ros Muc joins four other Irish films on the 170-long list.  Photograph: Getty Images.

A documentary about a Connemara-born boxer who fought for a world title in the 1980s has become the first Irish-language film to make the longlist for(...)

Sareum Srey Moch in First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers

It’s not as if Angelina Jolie hasn’t proved her worth as a writer-director before now. Following on from the Bosnian war drama In the Land of Blood an(...)

Barry Keoghan at the premiere for “The Killing of a Sacred Deer” at the Toronto International Film Festival. Photograph: Geoff Robins/AFP/Getty Images

Awards season has begun. Okay, that’s not quite true. With next year’s Oscars happening in March we’re still more than six months away from the ceremo(...)

Big and boring: ‘Gone With the Wind’

Can we compare Gone with the Wind with statues representing Confederate generals? Something like that seems to be happening in Tennessee. Earlier this(...)

Al Gore attends the UK premiere of  ‘An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power’ at  Somerset House in London earlier this month.  Photograph:  Jeff Spicer/Getty Images

Just over 10 years ago, An Inconvenient Truth, featuring former US vice-president Al Gore, opened in cinemas. Jollied along by Gore’s now well-travell(...)

A Syrian Civil Defence (White Helmets) volunteer holds the body of a child after he was pulled from the rubble following a government forces air strike in Aleppo, in October 2016. File photograph: Ameer Alhalbi/AFP/Getty Images

The Syria Civil Defence (White Helmets) are to receive the 2016 Tipperary International Peace Award this coming September. The announcement was made (...)

Sofia Coppola. Photograph: Todd Heisler/The New York Times

Sofia Coppola enters the room noiselessly and unannounced. It’s how she does things. Her outsized dress is insanely fashionable, but low-key. Her soft(...)

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