Sissy Spacek in ‘Carrie’

Stephen King is not the most-adapted author in history. It just feels that way. The International Movie Database lists a staggering 238 credits, but t(...)

African American student James Meredith walks across the University of Mississippi campus after class amid the stares and jeers of fellow students back in 1962. Photograph: Getty Images

In the fifth part of her series “Coast to Coast: Travels in Trump’s America”, Washington Correspondent Suzanne Lynch travels to Oxford and Cleveland. (...)

Patrick Bergin and Chris Newman in TV3’s Red Rock: Writing “academies” funded by Screen Training Ireland and the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland have been eye-catching precisely because they are rare

The great actor Morgan Freeman does not, surprisingly, think that acting is a creative profession. Acting is more like “interpreting” the creative wor(...)

Alan Arkin, Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine have had some pension troubles.

Indulge me while I consider one insignificant moment in this largely dreadful grey-pound caper flick. For no reason that makes any sense, the superann(...)

Christian Bale stars as John Connor in ‘Terminator Salvation’. A recent draft EU report suggested all robots should have an integrated “kill switch”

On January 15th 2015, the Future of Life Institute announced it had received $10 million in funding from world-famous technology entrepreneur Elon Mu(...)

‘The technology to extract water and other precious minerals from asteroids is there – we just need to deploy it,’ says Chris Lewicki of Planetary Resources.  Photograph:  REUTERS

While everyone keeps banging on about Back To The Future, other, more interesting examples of Hollywood imitating life are actually taking place. Alm(...)

Behind the scenes: Kate Hudson prepares to go onstage at the Dolby Theatre in 2014. by Christopher Polk/Getty
Backstage at the Oscars

On February 22nd the Academy Awards take place at the Dolby Theatre, in Hollywood. Everyone knows it’s the biggest night in the cinema calendar, but m(...)

Death metal (left) and opera: conference seeks to delve into two apparently diametrically opposed genres of entertainment. Photographs: The Irish Times

Ireland’s first major conference on performance art - covering topics as diverse as opera and death metal - is being held at Maynooth University tomor(...)

We know what the kids are looking for. They want movies that create impeccable role models, avoid all but the mildest conflict between generations,(...)

Filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg has been creating thoughtful works of art using time-lapse photography for the past 30 years. Watching flowers open towar(...)