David Lean

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Robert Mitchum in a scene from Ryan’s Daughter. Photograph: Stanley Bielecki Movie Collection/Getty Images

When the Ryan’s Daughter crew of 200 colonised the Dingle peninsula for the making of his film in 1969, the director David Lean took over the newly-bu(...)

Timothée Chalamet: Dune is a blockbuster that won’t get delayed. Right? Photograph: Lisa Maree Williams/Getty

When Denis Villeneuve signed up for one of pop culture’s great white whale hunts, he can’t have imagined the project would take on an emblematic quali(...)

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(...)

My, your majesty, what brown eyes one’s got

Will the “blue-eyed community” call for a boycott of The Crown? We learnt last week that the people behind that absurdly lavish soap opera have decide(...)

Albert Finney: the actor in Karel Reisz’s Saturday Night and Sunday Morning

Albert Finney Born: May 9th, 1936 Died: February 7th, 2019 There were endless revelatory moments in British cinema and theatre as the 1950s fizzed in(...)

Albert Finney: the actor in 1985. Photograph: Fox/Hulton/Getty

Albert Finney, one of the actors who helped change British theatre and film in the early 1960s, has died after a short illness, at the age of 82. He (...)

Benjamin Vidmar  faces three months of total darkness, winter temperatures of -20°C and ferocious Arctic storms and blizzards while trying to grow in the Arctic

After a summer of 32°C highs in Co Clare, a winter of heavy snow and seven weeks of absolute drought it’s time to start looking at how others manage t(...)

Nicolas Roeg: formulated a singular film language – contorted narrative, awry angles, jarring edits – which  influenced many. Photograph: Ian West/PA

“I think I scratched surfaces that people would prefer were left alone,” Nicolas Roeg told The Irish Times a decade ago. “But all any of us has is thi(...)

Maxine Peake in Peterloo

Like all of us, Mike Leigh’s sprawling, lumbering examination of the Peterloo Massacre has its strengths and its weaknesses. Any enthusiast for the di(...)

Apostasy director Daniel Kokotajlo. “The film forced me to look at my own life.” Photograph: Curzon/Artificial Eye

You wait for ages for a movie about the Jehovah’s Witnesses and then two come along at once. The Children’s Act, based on the novel by Ian McEwan and (...)

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