1931: Charlie Chaplin stars in   the romantic comedy  City Lights. Photograph: John Kobal Foundation/Getty

When a normal person ascends to the firmament of fame, their sense of identity is split in two. The self-perception they’ve developed over their life (...)

The Souvenir Part II: Joanna Hogg’s new film builds on the action of The Souvenir, a critical sensation in 2019

Joanna Hogg’s The Souvenir Part II, produced by the Irish company Element Pictures, has secured a place in the prestigious Directors’ Fortnight (Quinz(...)

Sol is a story of a boy trying to find light in the darkness after the death of his grandmother. It will be broadcast on TG4 on December 21st .

Widower Stephen Teap would have happily not put up a single decoration for the first Christmas without his wife Irene, but he knew he had to “keep the(...)

Four Weddings and a Funeral: Andie MacDowell (left) and Hugh Grant (right) with the film’s other stars

Richard Curtis rarely rewatches Four Weddings and a Funeral. “There isn’t a natural circumstance where I say, ‘I’ll tell you what I’ll do for the next(...)

Film Hocus Pocus, starring Kathy Najimy, Bette Midler and Sarah Jessica Parker, originally opened at a poor number four in the US box office charts.

Hold on tight. Another useless film from somebody else’s adolescence has been declared a classic. We have, in this place, already written about the se(...)

In recent years, the academy has made efforts to diversify its membership in response to #OscarsSoWhite, a hashtag that emerged after the organisation did not nominate any actors of colour for Academy Awards two years in a row

In June, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which oversees the Oscars, said it would add a diversity component to the Oscar race. On Tue(...)

Clash singer Joe Strummer performing in New Ypork in September 1979. Photograph:  Michael Putland/Getty Images

The Clash’s London Calling filleted rock, politics and history with anti-establishment swagger and biting social commentary. 40 years on, its geniu(...)

Sea Fever: Neasa Hardiman’s film stars Hermione Corfield, Connie Nielsen and Dougray Scott in a science-fiction tale about a marine-biology student confronting a mysterious organism on an Atlantic trawler

Four Irish films have been announced as part of the Discovery programme at next month’s Toronto International Film Festival. This strong showing at th(...)

Britain’s Queen Victoria  pictured in a carriage in Dublin in 1900. In this video still, Victoria Arnott is on the left in a white hat before she presents the monarch with flowers. Photograph: Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Rediscovered footage of Queen Victoria’s last visit to Ireland in 1900 has been described as of “astonishing” clarity . The minute and a half worth o(...)

A scene from William Kennedy-Laurie Dickson’s 1898 film Me and My Two Friends, of which only about four seconds survive.

Silent movie fans are in for a treat with a new collection of 500 films released by the British Film Institute. Available as a free archive on its str(...)

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