Had we seen none of Cumberbatch’s earlier troubled intellectuals, we might embrace his performance with enthusiasm

A few weeks ago we noted that, in The Power of the Dog, Benedict Cumberbatch seemed to have escaped typecasting as a class of busy, neuroatypical geni(...)

 Andrea Riseborough stars in spooky thriller Here Before

A little more than 12 months ago, when the Galway Film Fleadh went entirely virtual, we were already getting the sense that the Covid crisis was unlik(...)

Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr explore the pleasures of the outdoors in From Here to Eternity. Photograph: AP/ Columbia Pictures

This summer is testing our complicated relationship with “outdoors”. We are almost as conflicted about “outdoors” as we are – or were, anyway – about (...)

In at No. 10:  Saoirse Ronan. Photograph: Neil Hall/EPA

The nation can relax. Saoirse Ronan has made it into the New York Times list of “the 25 greatest actors of the 21st century (so far)”. She is the(...)

Gillian Anderson as former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher

In one respect at least, Margaret Thatcher has caught up with her political hero. Like Winston Churchill (always “Winston” to the eventual Baroness), (...)

Great Irish movies: Eamonn Owens as Francie Brady in The Butcher Boy, directed by Neil Jordan

Best reads of 2020: IN VERY PARTICULAR ORDER, HERE’S OUR (CURRENTLY DEFINITIVE) PICK OF THE GREATEST IRISH MOVIES EVER MADE No sane person (...)

The Grudge: redundant reboot of a remake of Ju-On: The Grudge

This reboot of a remake of Ju-On: The Grudge – itself a 2002 puree of two earlier films whizzed up to cash in on the post-Ringu J-horror rush – arrive(...)

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(...)

Only Andrea Riseborough – playing Thatcher long before she was famous – has managed to make a personality of the character

Nobody has moral qualms about Gillian Anderson playing Margaret Thatcher. Fans of stuff are stupid, but they are rarely that stupid. At least two arti(...)

Producer Peter Czernin, British-Irish filmmaker Martin McDonagh  and British producer Graham Broadbent (right) pose with their awards for Outstanding British Film for the film  at the Baftas at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri has won best film at the British Academy of Film and Television awards (Bafta) at the Roya(...)

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