Charlotte Rampling and Jim Broadbent

Ritesh Batra, director of the charming, but sentimental The Lunchbox, does not seem like an obvious choice to tackle Julian Barnes’s cool, dryly comic(...)

Michel Déon with a portrait of himself in his home in Co Galway. In ‘La Chambre de Ton Pere’, Déon recounted how the portrait was painted. Photograph: Lara Marlowe

The novelist Michel Déon, the French writer most closely associated with Ireland, died in hospital in Galway on Wednesday at the age of 97. Déon’s t(...)

Alexander Skarsgård (right) and Michael Peña in ‘War on Everyone’, a bad cop comedy movie, written and directed by John Michael McDonagh, who previously made ‘The Guard’ and ‘Calvary’

‘I really hate monotony,” laughs Alexander Skarsgård. “I hate when things get too familiar and comfortable. There’s no better feeling than going out i(...)

Kristen Stewart “I have brought the same energy to everything I’ve done from the get.”

More than a few writers give the impression that it requires a leap of faith to admire Kristen Stewart. A war is, it seems, still being fought with t(...)

Steve Martin and Michael Caine are rival con artists scamming wealthy marks on the French Riviera in 'Dirty Rotten Scoundrels'. Their one-upmanship makes for one of cinema’s great comic rivalries

A few years ago, we published a guide to the best films available on Netflix. It proved to be one of our most popular stories ever. Since then many n(...)

Actor Charlotte Rampling has said  the Oscar nominations row is ‘racist to white people’. File photograph: Axel Schmidt/AP Photo

Actor Charlotte Rampling has said the controversy over there being no black actors on the Oscars acting shortlists is unfair to the white actors who (...)

Donald Clarke predicts that Saoirse Ronan will receive an Oscars nomination for her role in Brooklyn. Photograph: Getty

For the last three months we have been predicting an unprecedentedly strong Irish performance at awards season. Last Sunday, at the Golden Globes, (...)

The Galway Film Fleadh is seldom short of world premieres: Once, Glassland and The Butcher Boy all took their bows at the Connaughtian bazaar. But (...)

French new wave: François Ozon shooting his film Young & Beautiful

François Ozon first came to prominence in 1998, when Sitcom, his debut feature, won over critics and an international audience. The Paris-born film-ma(...)

The Golden Bear for Best film trophy, awarded to Iranian dissident director Jafar Panahi in absentia for his film Taxi, is on display at the award winners press conference after the closing ceremony of the 65th International Film Festival Berlinale in Berlin. Photograph: AFP

Banned Iranian director Jafar Panahi’s ‘Taxi,’ which shows a cab driver meeting an odd assortment of people around Tehran but is really a condemnati(...)