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.(...)

 Sting and Andy Summers performing with The Police at Croke Park in 2007, one of the gigs safety officer and event controller Sophie Ridley was responsible for. Photograph: Eric Luke

With so many gigs, festivals and shows happening on a regular basis, it’s easy to forget the amount of work that goes into putting on a well-run event(...)

Director Kathryn Bigelow attending the European premiere of Detroit in London. Photograph: Ian West/ PA Wire

“Are you okay with the sofa,” Kathryn Bigelow says kindly. “I found that you sink right down in it. So I chose the chair.” By this stage it’s already(...)

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