Zendaya and Timothée Chalamet in Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi blockbuster Dune. Photograph: Warner Bros

Firstly, for the optimal reader experience, this article should be perused on high-quality parchment, in a dry, air-conditioned room, over a glass of (...)

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(...)

Dublin’s Stella cinema: The success of the latest Bond film is a much-needed boost, showing that people are willing to return to cinemas. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

So James Bond has saved Irish cinema. Or has he? Is the tentative resurrection due to the impact of the Bond franchise? Is it Irish people’s love of 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,(...)

19: Indian actress Aishwarya at the most recent Cannes Film Festival in 2019. Photograph: by Mustafa Yalcin/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

The Cannes film festival, cancelled in 2020, has announced a promising return to action with a competition line-up featuring three former winners of t(...)

West Side Story, directed by Steven Spielberg. Photograph: Fox and Amblin Entertainment

Let’s try this again, shall we? It is some measure of the speed with which Covid descended that, in mid-February of last year, when we attempted to pr(...)

Shadow and Bone: Jessie Mei Li in the Netflix fantasy

Jessie Mei Li inhabits a weird stratum of celebrity. At 25 years old, her biggest screen credit was a single episode of the Channel 5 docudrama Banged(...)

Moives due to come our way in 2021...

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused a traffic jam of anticipated films for this year as dozens of films shifted from 2020 to a 2021 release Le(...)

50 scary films to watch at Halloween
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  • October 18, 2020, 06:00

No Halloween parties. No trick-or-treating. What else is there to do but scare ourselves silly watching some terrifying films? Below you’ll find 50(...)

Frances McDormand in the film Nomadland. Photograph: Searchlight Pictures

I predict that the 2021 Oscars will not earn fair comparison with the 1973 Wimbledon Championships. That was the asterisked tournament in which, follo(...)

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