Robert Pattinson. Photograph: Ryan Pfluger/New York Times

When Robert Pattinson signed on to play the antagonistic dauphin of France in Netflix’s medieval epic The King, he knew it was a juicy role that would(...)

Ad Astra marks director James Gray’s second collaboration with Brad Pitt

The film industry is seldom a cake-walk, but even by the various standards of the “biz”, James Gray’s career has been a fraught one. His second film, (...)

 Joanna Hogg: ‘I didn’t want to fetishise the shape of a glass or whatever. I wanted it to be about the story and not about the interior decoration’ Photograph: Danny Martindale/Getty Images

Golly, it’s been nearly a decade since I last met Joanna Hogg. In 2010, I hosted an enthusiastic Q & A after the screening of her film Archipelago(...)

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(...)

The Dead Don’t Die: the online pretrailer for Jim Jarmusch’s film is attention-span deficit in action

Not many cultural entities go through a golden period a century after their first emergence. Who guessed that the rise of the internet would prove so (...)

Detective Comics No 1000: the full cover art, drawn by Nicola Scott and coloured by Annette Kwok, will be sold at King’s Comics in Sydney. Photograph courtesy of DC

Holy milestones, Batman! Detective Comics, where the caped crusader debuted on March 30th, 1939, will reach issue number 1,000 on Wednesday, just days(...)

Lindsay Lohan’s Beach Club slurs along in a drunken haze without any shape or format. Photograph: MTV

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Siobhán Cleary: declined a lucrative Arts Council commission on the basis of gender bias. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The news that an established Irish composer declined a lucrative Arts Council commission on the basis of gender bias has to be a matter for serious co(...)

Spike Lee will be back at Cannes with his inelegantly titled dark comedy ‘BlacKkKlansman’

Nobody much questions that the Cannes film festival is at some sort of crossroads. The debate hangs around the extent to which the management intended(...)

2001: A Space Odyssey: ‘It took 40 years for visual effects to catch up with what they did’

Wally Pfister director, Transcendence; cinematographer, Inception 2001: A Space Odyssey affected my life in three different phases: my dad took me to(...)

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