Will Smith in Aladdin: ‘Everything is under such critical scrutiny,’ the actor says. ‘I came up in an era where there was no internet. It’s a new thing that I’m trying to get a handle on’

Not everyone is a fan of Disney’s live-action remakes of classic animations, but few could have anticipated the strange, visceral reactions to the fir(...)

Composer David Shire talks to Aedín Gormley at the Light House cinema about his life in the movies. Photograph: Simon Lazewski

The Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival welcomed two legends back to the city – one a home boy, the other a late Englishman of Irish desce(...)

James Stewart in ‘Rear Window’: Hitchcock’s film is on the Leaving Cert syllabus, btu exactly about the film is being studied

The Oscar muck-up continues as anticipated. Last week, John Bailey, president of the Academy, appeared to confirm that: “four categories – Cinematogra(...)

Excelsior! Stan Lee, the Marvel Comics maestro and co-creator of Spider-Man, X-Men and Black Panther, in 1980. Lee died on Monday aged 95. Photograph: William E. Sauro/The New York Times

If we have to die then best to do so when – despite your reaching a very great age – the world is dancing to your tune. Stan Lee died in the manner of(...)

Rosey Blair, sitting right behind her targets, detailed every turn of the developing relationship on Instagram and Twitter.

Everybody has some notion of what the #PlaneBae story tells us. We share too much. We believe too much. We enjoy hating things. We can’t mind our own (...)

Wimbledon finalist Vere St Leger Goold

When we think of the Irish in Monaco we immediately envision Grace Kelly, the Oscar-winning Irish-American actor who became a Monégasque princess. Yet(...)

Writer Sonya Kelly: 'I’ve always been so seduced by beautiful dialogue.' Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Sitting on a geometric hotel sofa, among the marble and leather indicators of contemporary minimalism, the writer and performer Sonya Kelly offers som(...)

Marion Cotillard in Ismael’s Ghosts

We all like films that ask questions. The weirder and more slippery the questions the better. Right? The problem comes when we’re not sure if the ques(...)

A portrait of author Ian McEwan at the Soho Hotel in London. Photograph: Lauren Fleishman/The New York Times

Ian McEwan’s bananas arrive at the table. “I had a craving for a banana,” he says, half-apologetically: “Would you like one?”  Having just spent(...)

Avengers: Infinity War: the team behind the film has gone to great lengths to guard the story prior to its release this week. Photograph: Marvel Studios Photograph: Marvel Studios

This article may contain spoilers. Possibly. The word has been so semantically unstable of late that we’re not entirely sure. Speaking to Benedict Cu(...)

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