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Definitely not on Instagram: Mia Goth. Photograph: Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty for Vanity Fair

No matter how many times you’ve seen Mia Goth on screen, once you encounter her in person, her striking, otherworldly appearance is completely disarmi(...)

Bong Joon Ho accepts the award for Best Motion Picture, Foreign Language for Parasite, at the Golden Globe Awards earlier this month. Photograph: Paul Drinkwater/NBC

There has been much understandable misery about the lack of diversity in awards season. Few female directors have scored nominations. Actors of colour(...)

Kris Hitchen and Katie Proctor in Sorry We Missed You

Over the last 50 years, as the faces in cabinet shifted and the slogans at party conferences mutated, Ken Loach has continued to tease out the various(...)

We can safely assume that Ken Loach wouldn’t like to be thought of as any sort of institution. For more than 50 years, he’s been poking the British es(...)

The actor Barry Keoghan, just 26, has yet to receive a nomination, but performances in high-profile films will have caught the attention of the Academy’s Board of Governors. Photograph: Joe Maher/Getty Image)

A busy array of Irish cinema professionals has been invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in the latest hefty influx. The ne(...)

Taron Egerton and Richard Madden attend the Rocketman press conference during the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival on May 17th, 2019 in Cannes, France. Photograph: Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images

Black market tix for flix It seems as if rich idiots are still throwing money at anyone with access to the big ticket events at Cannes. The good peop(...)

With most women needing more than one pack and many also needing painkillers a woman’s 13 periods cost more than €100 per year. Photograph: iStock/Getty Images

In a scene from I, Daniel Blake, Katie, a young, single mother visits a food bank and, while picking up some vegetables and other staples, asks if the(...)

Sarah Greene in ‘Rosie’

More than 50 years ago, Ken Loach’s Cathy Come Home alerted the British public to a looming homelessness crisis that a complacent media was largely ig(...)

Johnny Harris and Michael Smiley in Jawbone: the film exists on the same mean streets as Nil By Mouth, I, Daniel Blake or the hardcore kitchen-sink milieu of the late Alan Clarke.

Just when you think the boxing movie is beyond reinvention, along comes Jawbone to give the genre a meat-punching, raw-egg-drinking workout up and dow(...)

A scene from The Olive Tree: Spain, before the financial crisis, was ‘not unlike Ireland, building more houses. There was a madness about it, and a radical change in society’

The Santander complex outside Madrid houses the headquarters of the eurozone’s largest bank and a landscaped garden neatly dotted by imported, thousan(...)

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