The Amsterdam shooting of Peter R De Vries took place in the vicinity of the Leidseplein, a local hub of restaurants and bars. File photograph: EPA

Dutch investigative journalist Peter R De Vries was fighting for his life in an Amsterdam hospital on Wednesday, more than 24 hours after being shot i(...)

Stephen Scullion celebrates after winning the Irish national title at the KBC Dublin Marathon in 2019. Photograph:  Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

Stephen Scullion is sitting in the same bedroom in the Belfast family home where he promptly admits to waking up a few days before last Christmas in a(...)

Oscars 2021: Frances McDormand howls in tribute to Nomadland’s sound mixer, Michael Wolf Snyder. Photograph: Ampas/ABC via Getty

What is the greatest film ever with an unsatisfactory ending? Orson Welles’s The Magnificent Ambersons feels like the most appropriate analogy for the(...)

A plug for cinemas: Frances McDormand accepts the best picture award for Nomadland as director Chloé Zhao looks on at the Oscars. Video image: ABC via AP

There was a moment deep into Sunday night’s strange Day-Glo railway-station Oscars when Frances McDormand implored people to watch Nomadland, the best(...)

Screengrab from an Instagram post by Anthony Hopkins after he was named as best actor at the 2021 Oscars for his role as a man slipping into dementia in The Father. Photograph: Instagram/PA Wire

Anthony Hopkins won the best actor Oscar at the 93rd Academy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday. Hopkins, who is 83, won for his performance as(...)

Tina Fey (L) and Amy Poehler arriving for the 2020 Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills.  Photograph: Chris Delmas/AFP via Getty Images

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, best known for handing out the Golden Globes, will be relieved that Ricky Gervais is not returning to host th(...)

Golden Globe nominee: Emerald Fennell’s Promising Young Woman, with Carey Mulligan and Bo Burnham. Photograph: Merie Weismiller Wallace/ Focus Features

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has recognised a healthy wad of Irish talent with its nominations for this month’s Golden Globe Awards. Tomm M(...)

Moives due to come our way in 2021...

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused a traffic jam of anticipated films for this year as dozens of films shifted from 2020 to a 2021 release Le(...)

Michael Flatley’s signed Hannibal Lecter mask, valued at €80,000-€120,000, sold for €85,000 at auction

Someone out there has just paid €85,000 for an extremely creepy piece of movie history owned by dancer Michael Flatley. This was the price fetched auc(...)

Anthony Hopkins says he is at peace, after a long life, and hopes ‘to go on for another 20 years’. Photographs: Ryan Pfluger/New York Times

Ahead of turning 83, the actor reflects on his Welsh childhood, keeping things simple and his approach to performing Had I misheard Anthony Hopk(...)

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