Andrea Arnold

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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(...)

The actor Barry Keoghan, just 26, has yet to receive a nomination, but performances in high-profile films will have caught the attention of the Academy’s Board of Governors. Photograph: Joe Maher/Getty Image)

A busy array of Irish cinema professionals has been invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in the latest hefty influx. The ne(...)

Best actress: Jessie Buckley in the gobsmacking Wild Rose

The good folk at Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival beat the weather this year. But it could hardly have been a more closely run thing. (...)

A Woman’s Life

Stéphane Brizé’s marvellous adaptation of Guy de Maupassant’s 1883 debut novel (Une Vie) centres on Jeanne (Judith Chemla), a young noblewoman who liv(...)

God’s Own Country: Alec Secareanu and Josh O’Connor in Francis Lee’s film

Let us get the awkward question out of the way first. When Francis Lee conceived of God’s Own Country, a beautiful, raw love story set in rural Yorksh(...)

Michael Fassbender: ‘Generally actors are stubborn in their own minds.’ Photograph: GP Images/WireImage

Michael Fassbender practically bounds into the room. He shakes hands vigorously and focuses a friendly eye on a mildly familiar face. “When did we l(...)

Rage against the machine: Hayley Squires and Dave Johns in I, Daniel Blake

“My name’s John Ford. I make Westerns.” Thus one of the great directors (slightly disingenuously) summed up his career. Here is the latest film from (...)

Ken Loach celebrates next to producer Rebecca O’Brien after he was awarded the Palme d’Or for the film “I, Daniel Blake” during the closing ceremony of the 69th Cannes Film Festival in southern France. Photograph: Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images

Ken Loach has won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival in one of the most surprising awards ceremonies in decades. Loach won the festival’s top(...)

Steven Spielberg’s “The BFG”, starring Mark Rylance, premiered at the weekend. “The film delivers plenty of laughs and has the sort of cosy look that will appeal greatly to younger children . . . but lacks emotiohnal oomph.”

In recent years, the Cannes Film Festival, like so many cinema institutions, has been fighting accusations that it does not allow enough female voices(...)

Andrea Arnold’s American Honey

‘Spring is here. Spring is here. Life is skittles. Life is beer.” So sang Tom Lehrer in Poisoning Pigeons in the Park. Or is it early summer? Either(...)

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