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Steven Spielberg’s imminent West Side Story should not be described as a remake

The time has come to get pedantic about cavalier use of the word “remake”. “Viewers of The Darling Buds of May remake ‘switch off’…” the Daily Mail t(...)

Olivia Colman and Paul Mescal star in The Lost Daughter, directed by Maggie Gyllenhaal. Photograph: Netflix

“The smell of Venice suffused the night, lacustrine essences richly distilled. Late summer was hot here.” So begins Anthony Powell’s Temporary Kings,(...)

Donald Clarke: Nicolas Cage may not be the last of the movie stars. But there is no other movie star doing what he is now doing.

We have been burying the movie star for the last decade. Nobody can open a film like Sylvester Stallone or Julia Roberts or Robert Redford or Bette Da(...)

Charlene Lydon: “I genuinely feel another Saturday night at home watching a new release film doesn’t do it for me. Everyone wants out of their house.”

The speed of June’s reopenings took the team at the Light House Cinema by surprise. “Yes,” says programme manager Charlene Lydon. “We’ve been having a(...)

Gene Hackman as Coach Dale in Hoosiers,  directed by David Anspaugh.

A few days after the 1997 Oscar ceremony, the film maker David Anspaugh was invited to meet Billy Bob Thornton for lunch. Thornton, a free-spirited an(...)

Z Nation: putting the fun back into the undead

My favourite type of art is “things that are better than they ought to be”. I realised this a few years ago when watching Z Nation, a joyfully silly p(...)

Rory McIlroy looks for his ball in the bushes  during the first round of the Masters at Augusta. 'As an only child and an only child that played golf, I felt the world revolved around me. And now, it doesn’t.' Photograph: David J Phillip/AP

“When I was three I thought the world revolved around me: I was wrong,” yawped Bono aeons ago, when U2 were still on their punkish upswing. The Vox-(...)

Dublin’s Ciarán Kilkenny and Ray Connellan of Westmeath in the Leinster GAA SFC quarter-final between Dublin and Westmeath at MW Hire O’Moore Park in Portlaoise. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Dublin 0-22 Westmeath 0-11 Dessie Farrell’s first championship venture ended in the predictable double-digit victory in MW Hire O’Moore Park on Satur(...)

 Ciaran Kilkenny is fouled by Ray Connellan as Kevin Maguire closes in. Photograph: Inpho

Dublin 0-22 Westmeath 0-11 The incumbents fared better in Portlaoise than in other parts of the world on Saturday night, as Dublin brushed off a resi(...)

Kerry’s own Jessie Buckley in I’m Thinking of Ending Things. Photograph: Netflix

Savour canny acquisitions and ambitious original productions. And catch the classics while you can. They may not be there next month. There h(...)

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