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Jennifer Hudson as Aretha Franklin in Respect

 For all the love thrown at Aretha Franklin’s great recordings from the late 1960s and early 1970s, the woman herself has remained something of a(...)

Director Aoife Kelleher: ‘The first spring in lockdown was hard, but there was a strange novelty to it.’

For the first few months of the first lockdown I was ghostwriting a memoir with Majella Moynihan, so I was quite insulated. My husband was doing all t(...)

Daniel Kaluuya as Illinois Black Panther leader Fred Hampton in Judas and the Black Messiah

We have recently seen a lot of decent, respectable, borderline dreary historical dramas – naming no names – creeping onto our smaller screens. Good ac(...)

Amy Poehler during the 78th annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, in Beverly Hills, California

The 78th Golden Globes Awards, presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), have been announced in a lively, largely virtual even(...)

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(...)

’ If Day were in a better film, the current Golden Globe nominee would surely be among the frontrunners for best actress at the Oscars.’

Nobody who has fanned heated armpits after a tussle with Lee Daniels’s emotionally incontinent Precious or borderline deranged The Paperboy will appro(...)

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(...)

Joy Crookes pictured at St James’s Church, Dingle as part of Other Voices 2019. Photograph: Rich Gilligan

There is a gig to attend to in a church across the street from Benner’s Hotel, Dingle, and she really needs to be in the make-up room to get camera-re(...)

Me and Sorcha are out celebrating, I don’t know, something or other? It’s, like, an anniversary of some sort – definitely not our wedding anniversary (...)

Opportunity rover of NASA part of the Mars planet exploration program. Photograph: NASA/AFP

Nasa’s longest-running rover on Mars, Opportunity, has been pronounced dead — 15 years after it landed on the red planet. The six-wheeled vehicle was(...)

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