Brian De Palma

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Sean Connery as James Bond next to his Aston Martin DB5 in a scene from Goldfinger in 1964. Photograph: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

It is just two months since Sean Connery, who has died, celebrated his 90th birthday. The appreciations will have given him some sense of how subseque(...)

Kerry’s own Jessie Buckley in I’m Thinking of Ending Things. Photograph: Netflix

Savour canny acquisitions and ambitious original productions. And catch the classics while you can. They may not be there next month. There h(...)

Scottish actor Sean Connery at 90. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

It is 44 years since Sean Connery appeared as an aging Robin Hood in Richard Lester’s under-estimated Robin and Marian. There was a great deal of wear(...)

Robert De Niro and Al Pacino. Foreground photograph: Kevin Mazur/Getty

THE ACTORS ON FIVE DECADES OF FRIENDSHIP, SOME TIPPERARY ROOTS AND THE UNITED STATES’ ‘GANGSTER PRESIDENT’ We will eventually get Robert De Niro(...)

Vanessa Paradis (C) in ‘Knife+Heart’

We were saddened this week to read Paul Schrader’s description of fellow stalwart director Brian De Palma as “trite and artistically weak”. De Palma h(...)

Sarah Connor, mother to future revolutionary John Connor, surely scores as the most impressively ‘badass’ mom of the modern era

DUMBO (1941) There was some competition between Bambi’s mother and the elephant’s mistreated parent for this spot, but, with the best will in the wor(...)

Sarah Henochsberg, Bouli Lanners and Justine Lacroix in Claire Burger’s “Real Love”

For all the wealth of cinema in Europe, no nation has managed to catch up with French for breadth of output or rep. The annual French Film Festival at(...)

Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt and Henry Cavill as August Walker in Mission Impossible – Fallout. Photograph: Paramount Pictures

The lovely Anglo-American star Stewart Grainger once laconically remarked that, rather than aging into character roles, he had aged into elderly roman(...)

Workers carry a FIFA World Cup trophy replica at a small factory in the outskirts of Shanghai, China in May 2018. Photograph: Aly Song/Reuters

This week, The Irish Times will publish our much-anticipated big summer preview. You can peruse all the titles that are going to biff the box office d(...)

Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford in a scene from 'Star Wars'. Photograph: LucasFilm

Let me bring you back to early 1978 and the release of George Lucas’s Star Wars. No, I haven’t got that wrong. Hard though it may be to believe, that (...)

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