The Irishman: Al Pacino and Robert De Niro in Martin Scorsese’s new film

Wait! Come back! You are obliged to read one more bit of Oscar punditry before we retire the entrails for six months or so. Predicting the best-pictur(...)

‘It’s a bit Das Boot in here, isn’t it?’ Alan Partridge in full flow. Photograph: BBC

Steve Coogan was out for a meal last night, and this morning, while we talk on the phone, Twitter is lighting up with excited chat about his dinner co(...)

“It feels right.” This Time with Alan Partridge. Photograph: BBC Studios

Last time Alan Partridge hosted a primetime BBC show, he was sacked live on air for punching his boss in the face with a turkey. Now that the world ha(...)

  Lisa Simpson as US president. On her first day, she informs her new cabinet that they may have to raise taxes due to a fiscal hole left by her predecessor, President Trump.

Back in the year 2000 – a far more innocent time – an episode of The Simpsons projected a future where Lisa Simpson becomes the US president. On her f(...)

Director Armando Iannucci poses with the Best European Comedy award for ‘The Death of Stalin’. Photograph: Cristina Quicler/AFP/Getty Images

The European Film Awards and the Oscars are the same sorts of things. They hand out shiny statuettes to films and to the people who make them. Those f(...)

Polish director Pawel Pawlikowski  and his team members pose with all their awards for their film ‘Cold War’ during the 2018 European Film Awards ceremony in Seville. Photograph:  Cristina Quicler/AFP/Getty Images

Pawel Pawlikowski’s Cold War was the big winner at the 31st European Film Awards in Seville. The beautiful, monochrome drama, detailing a complicated (...)

Brian Cox as Logan Roy in Succession. Photograph: HBO

An ageing and cantankerous media billionaire is living in New York with his third wife, surrounded by a brood of children and hangers-on who spend the(...)

A police officer enters the Pioner cinema in Moscow  after it screened British comedy Death of Stalin in defiance of a   culture ministry ban on the film.   Photograph:  Ola Cichowlas/Getty Images

Armed Russian police have raided a Moscow arthouse cinema that defied a government ban on the screening of the Scottish director Armando Iannucci’s da(...)

Jason Isaacs in The Death of Stalin

Russia’s culture ministry has withdrawn permission for the release of Armando Iannucci’s black comedy The Death of Stalin, after officials and top art(...)

Who doesn’t like a good war film?

The New York critics have decided. The Los Angeles critics have decided. And now the Dublin Film Critics Circle has awards its prizes for the year. Ch(...)

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