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Oscar Isaac in The Card Counter

From A Quiet Place Part II to West Side Story, Irish Times film correspondent Donald Clarke and film critic Tara Brady choose their favourites.&nbs(...)

George Clooney: ‘In general there just aren’t that many great parts.’ Photograph: Magdalena Wosinska/The New York Times

George Clooney is smoother than a cup of one of those Nespresso coffees he has advertised for two decades, for which he has earned a highly caffeinate(...)

Kirsten Dunst. Photograph: Erik Carter/The New York Times

The star gives one of her best performances in her new film, The Power of the Dog. That’s no mean feat when you’re sleep-deprived from bringing up (...)

Beauchamp Bagenal: Images are scarce and suggest that all the duelling and debauchery may have diminished his good looks

He was once deemed to be the most handsome man in Ireland. Step aside Cillian Murphy and Colin Farrell, for you must make way for Beauchamp Bagenal. T(...)

We lament so much that is wrong with the world. It could be worse. Yes, even as we deal with the Covid-19 pandemic. For instance, there’s the Black De(...)

Rural landscape near Candela, Foggia, Apulia, Southern Italy, at summer. Photograph:  iStock

After an absence of nearly 40 years, I arrived back in Puglia on May 10th, 2019, me and my purple aubergine of a car, rammed full with pretty much eve(...)

Venice is being drowned by the twin threats of climate-change-driven ever-higher tides and overtourism. Photograph: Andreas Solaro/ AFP via Getty Images

The physical and social fabric of Venice in its 1600th year is crumbling as the city sinks slowly – one millimetre a year – into the mud of the lagoon(...)

US treasury secretary Janet Yellen (C) arrives for the G20 finance ministers and central bankers meeting in Venice on Friday. Photograph:  Andreas Solaro/AFP

Pressure on Ireland to sign a major deal on global corporate tax reform is increasing, with the G20 summit calling on all countries who are holding o(...)

A museum guest photographs Johannes Vermeer’s Woman Holding a Balance in the National Gallery of Art in Washington. Photograph: TJ Kirkpatrick/The New York Times

Here is a question that art experts at the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC are trying to tackle: Are a couple of paintings in the museum’s co(...)

Stained glass window in the west wall of St Mary’s Cathedral, Limerick. Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

In the years following the Cromwellian siege of Limerick in 1651, Quakers were to suffer greatly under the notorious governor of the conquered city, C(...)

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