Brian Gleeson

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 The Chair fence at Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool, England. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

What is it? This is the ultimate challenge in jump racing as 40 runners and riders take on Aintree’s famous 30 Grand National fences. The course is f(...)

Vicky Krieps as Alma and Daniel Day-Lewis as Reynolds Woodcock: her noisy buttering of toast  sandpapers Woodcock’s brain. Photograph: Laurie Sparham/Focus Features

“Before making the film, I didn’t know I was going to stop acting,” Daniel Day-Lewis said after completing Paul Thomas Anderson’s brilliant, chilly ch(...)

Angela’s Ashes, the animation

Is there a trick to cooking Christmas dinner in minutes rather than slaving over a chopping board and a hot oven for hours? Order it from a deli or su(...)

Irish actor Domhnall Gleeson on Goodbye Christopher Robin: “I suspect the reviews will go many different ways. But I’ve seen people weeping in a cinema watching it. That’s hard to do.” Photograph:   Vera Anderson/WireImage

Everything’s coming up Domhnall Gleeson. And to paraphrase the title of one of his best-loved movies, it’s about bleeding time. Good tidings we bring:(...)

Javier Bardem and Jennifer Lawrence in mother!

 The plot summary of Darren Aronofsky’s oddly stylised mother! – yes, the lower-case lettering and exclamation point are mandatory; more on that (...)

Left to right: Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem in mother!

There is a place for pale, retiring films that venture out only on cloudless days. We also need big, loud, even vulgar movies that grab you by the sho(...)

Thomas “Bang Bang” Dudley

Thomas Dudley, better known as “Bang Bang”, was on Monday remembered on the spot where he had been forgotten about for more than three decades. He di(...)

Redneck robber: Channing Tatum as Jimmy Logan, and his brother Clyde (Adam Driver)

Because Steven Soderbergh is who he is we tend always to wonder what else is going on in his films. Even superficial money vacuums such as the Oceans (...)

Logan Lucky: a heist movie packed with stars.

So here we are in the silly season. That’s what we call it, you know? In fact, for some years now, the studios have acted as if summer comes to an end(...)

Shane O’Driscoll and Mark O’Donovan after winning gold:  “We did it, we beat the Brits, what did I tell ye, said Mark afterwards. Photograph: Martin Divisek/EPA

There was even a spell in the morning when Skibbereen was topping the European Championship medal table, holding off the challenge of all of Romania a(...)

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