Nell Williams, Aaron Phagura, and Viveik Kalra in Blinded by the Light.

There has long been an implicit (almost certainly accidental) challenge in Gurinder Chadha’s work. Going right back to Bend it Like Beckham, the films(...)

The Wizard of Oz: an authorless masterpiece. Photograph: Silver Screen Collection/Getty

Because we now live in the Age of Perpetual Anniversaries, prepare to be bombarded in a couple of weeks’ time by articles noting the fact that it’s be(...)

Look, Godmother, no hands: Nora O’Mahony  and Eugene Lambert  with Judge the dog in Wanderly Wagon.

This week came the sad news that “Stewart”, the canine actor who played Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s resident corgi Cheddar, had died. Stewart had a quiet, fl(...)

Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Ladbrokes owner GVC eked out 3 per cent growth in overall revenue in the second quarter, with online growth offsetting the collapse in UK high street (...)

Det Garda Jonathan Brady leaves the Special Criminal Court in Dublin where he gave evidence in the trial of Patrick Hutch Jnr. Photograph: Collins Courts

The trial of Patrick Hutch for the murder of David Byrne was highly unusual in that photographs were the key evidence. And those pictures were taken b(...)

Oliver Hardy and Stan Laurel with their wives, Lucille and Ida, in Stan’s sister’s pub, in England, in 1952

When a Laurel and Hardy film came on television my grandad Freddie Elcock would sit me on his knee and point excitedly at the screen. “There(...)

US president Donald Trump listens as US secretary of the interior Ryan Zinke delivers remarks during a meeting with workers in  the White House in Washington. File photograph: Shawn Thew/EPA

US interior secretary Ryan Zinke, who has sought to open US offshore waters to oil and gas drilling despite environmental protests, will be leaving hi(...)

The Irish courts have jurisdiction to decide a dispute over an arrested motor pleasure boat bought for more than €1.2m by a company of an Irish-born t(...)

The Girl In The Spider’s Web: Claire Foy. Photograph: Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty

To the Rome Film Festival for the world premiere of The Girl in the Spider’s Web. You picture limousines jockeying for position on the Via Veneto. You(...)

Susannah Billar in Dinner at Eight by William Bolcom. Photograph: Cory Weaver

What is it about opera and divas? Soprano, Susannah Biller’s first brush with the art form, involved her beating up a tenor backstage. In fairness, sh(...)

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