De Niro

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Jake La Motta  during a training session at Gleason’s Gym, New York in 1949. Photograph: Keystone/Getty Images

Jake LaMotta, who has died aged 95, is generally acknowledged as one of the toughest men to have entered a professional boxing ring – a world middlewe(...)

The film critic Barry Norman who has died after a long and distinguished career. Photograph: Getty

The film critic Barry Norman has died at the age of 83. The journalist and former BBC presenter died in his sleep on Friday night. A statement from (...)

John Connors in Cardboard Gangsters

“I can’t watch my own films,” says Mark O’Connor. “All I can see are mistakes.” He winces and blushes at the very idea: “Flaws everywhere. Just… no.” (...)

Punch drunk love: Jarkko Lahti as Finnish sporting hero Olli Mäki

De Niro’s Jake La Motta may be an animalistic exception, but mostly, we can depend on the movieverse’s boxers to be big old softies. Enter Olli Mäki, (...)

Roy Keane’s lost film reviews -  E.T: People say he is cute and adorable, all this . . . but where’s his loyalty? Hides in your wardrobe and breaks your kids hearts and then f**ks off back to whatever planet he came from? No, a big disappointment for me, that little fella. Only out for himself. Worst behaviour I’ve seen since Veron.

What is the last film you saw, Roy? Roy Keane: Gone Girl. Rubbish. Absolute rubbish. I went with a couple of lads from the Irish team but if I wa(...)

Grudge Match
Grudge Match

Remember the awful scene in Raging Bull in which Jake LaMotta, laid low by humiliation and despair, hammers his fists to pulp against the wall of a pr(...)

Dylan Moran with the Cork Film Festival's Creative Director James Mullighan

Some festivals try to spread meagre smatterings of events over more days than they should, pulling off the festival programming equivalent of Donald T(...)

The Family
The Family

If I were Robert De Niro, I too might want to hide my sorry face in some remote corner of Western Europe. The years drag by and the films just get wor(...)