Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga in A Star Is Born. Photograph: Warner Bros.

 Of course, we don’t “need” another version of A Star is Born. We don’t actually “need” beer, sausages, kittens or love. But the latest unveiling(...)

Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga in A Star is Born, 2018

Never mind adaptations of novels, plays and stories. As Bradley Cooper’s triumphant variation on A Star is Born – showcasing a revelatory turn by Lady(...)

Oscar season in Toronto: Lady Gaga in A Star Is Born

It was a very special edition of Toronto International Film Festival for the Irish director Carmel Winters. At the screening of Float Like a Butterfly(...)

Steve McQueen’s indecently entertaining Widows: The film is so beautifully made, so energetically acted and – a new one for McQueen – so consistently funny that its flaws hardly matter. Photograph: Tiff

It is interesting to note that barely a single US review of Steve McQueen’s indecently entertaining Widows has mentioned Lynda La Plante. For older To(...)

Cher: from variety-show TV star to pop diva, and from concert headliner to Oscar-winning actor

“Can we do it in bed?” Cher asks, smiling slyly as she emerges from a knot of corridors in her sprawling hotel suite in midtown Manhattan at about 9pm(...)

Donald Sutherland and Elliott Gould standing with dirty shirts in a scene from the film ‘M*A*S*H’, 1970. Photograph: 20th Century-Fox/Getty Images

When the American Film Institute compiled a shortlist of greatest screen legends of American film history in 1999, the criteria was limited to Classic(...)

Writer Sonya Kelly: irony and insight. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Furniture ★★★★ Mick Lally Theatre, Galway Sonya Kelly’s magnificently funny new play for Druid begins with an unseen minister’s encomium for classic (...)

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(...)

Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga is a scene from A Star is Born, which is the actor’s debut as director. Photograph: Warner Bros

The first trailer for the remake of A Star Is Born, featuring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga, has been released. It is also Cooper’s first feature film (...)

Saoirse Ronan wins Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for ‘Lady Bird’. Photograph: Paul Drinkwater/Courtesy of NBC/Retuers

Saoirse Ronan, the most celebrated Irish actor of her generation, has won the award for best actress in a comedy or musical at the 75th Golden Globes.(...)

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