Belgravia: The fixtures are sumptuous, the costumes dazzling. Photograph: ITV

The greatest trick writer Julian Fellowes ever pulled was convincing the world Downton Abbey was high-class drama. What it actually was, of course, wa(...)

Gentlemen about town: Steerforth (Aneurin Barnard) and David Copperfield (Dev Patel) in The Personal History of David Copperfield.

A conversation that began in the theatre decades ago is finally registering on the screen. There was little clutching of pearls when Ruth Negga played(...)

Dev Patel in The Personal History of David Copperfield

Armando Iannucci has had a bad idea for a film here. There are fewer feature adaptations of David Copperfield than you might think (it’s a full 50 yea(...)

Midsommar, directed by Ari Aster, takes third place

Oh look, it’s that person again. “I haven’t been to the cinema for years as there’s never anything good on.” “Really? Did you not enjoy Marriage Story(...)

Bronagh Gallagher: ‘If every I’m in a bad mood, I Google ‘Kristen Wiig Saturday Night Live’ and everything feels much better.

Book A friend gave me a copy of The Little Friend by Donna Tartt because I loved The Goldfinch and The Secret History. I can’t tell you what happens y(...)

Lola Petticrew and Bronagh Gallagher in A Bump Along the Way

Every now and then a small Irish film creeps up from nowhere and grabs a bit of unexpected, but deserved, attention. Beneficiary of a Northern Ireland(...)

Bronagh Gallagher. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

THE ACTOR AND SINGER ON BREXIT AND IRISHNESS, GROWING UP IN THE CREGGAN, FILMING WITH QUENTIN TARANTINO, AND THE TRIALS OF BEING FAMOUS  Th(...)

Bronagh Gallagher as a middle-aged Derry woman who finds herself unexpectedly pregnant in A Bump Along the Way

When does a renegade event become an institution? Moving into its seventh edition, IndieCork, conceived by former Cork Film Festival stalwarts Mick Ha(...)

Rian Johnson’s Knives Out

The Toronto International Film Festival (sometimes Tiff) is not like its rivals in Cannes or Venice. Taking place within the fourth-largest city in No(...)

Sea Fever: Neasa Hardiman’s film stars Hermione Corfield, Connie Nielsen and Dougray Scott in a science-fiction tale about a marine-biology student confronting a mysterious organism on an Atlantic trawler

Four Irish films have been announced as part of the Discovery programme at next month’s Toronto International Film Festival. This strong showing at th(...)

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