New artist of the week: Maynooth-based boys Matt O’Baoill and Max Zanga AKA Tebi Rex

What: Alternative indie-hip-hop pop Where: Kildare Why: Matt O’Baoill and Max Zanga are two young Maynooth boys who have been building a fine head of (...)

Marion Cotillard in Ismael’s Ghosts

We all like films that ask questions. The weirder and more slippery the questions the better. Right? The problem comes when we’re not sure if the ques(...)

Rebecca Ferguson: born and raised in Stockholm, she counts as Swedish but has an English mother of Northern Irish descent. Photograph: Vera Anderson/WireImage/Getty

A glance at the cast list for The Snowman, Tomas Alfredson’s thumping adaptation of Jo Nesbø’s crime novel, confirms that the new age of the internati(...)

There’s nothing much wrong with Tomas Alfredson’s classy adaptation of an admired detective novel from the Norwegian author Jo Nesbø. Michael Fassbend(...)

The Palais des Festivals ahead of the 70TH Cannes Film Festival. Photograph: Stephane Mahe/Reuters

The 70th Cannes Film Festival begins on Wednesday amid unprecedented levels of security. The town is about 3km from Nice where, 10 months ago, 85 peo(...)

“My career has no beautiful turning point. It’s not like in A Star Is Born. It’s more like the Brooklyn Bridge. You put it together brick by brick”

Stellan Skarsgård tells me that his first ambition was to be a diplomat. “I would like to have been somebody who travelled the world, solving c(...)

Nymphomaniac: Volume 1 and Volume 2 1:48

You will know the standard line on explicit sex in art-house cinema. Having strategically placed a beret over an agitated crotch, the male critic c(...)

How To Train Your Dragon 2: Coming July 4th

Welcome to our bumper guide to another year of sequels, remakes and leftfield experiments. The most comprehensive preview available is, f(...)

It takes only minutes for Connan Mockasin to casually mention something no fan wants to hear: the idea of quitting music. It’s not that things aren(...)

Scroll down for audio   So, what took you so long to follow up Shotter’s Nation? That was six years ago! There was a few reasons. Af(...)