Derek Jarman

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The Wizard Of Oz: is there a more recognisable image in western cinema than Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Lion skipping down the yellow brick road? Photograph: Silver Screen/Getty

Eighty years ago, in the summer of 1939, 16-year-old Judy Garland appeared on cinema screens as the orphan Dorothy Gale, dreaming of escape from bleak(...)

Saoirse Ronan rides out in armour that matches her blue eyes

 A few weeks ago, the distributors of Josie Rourke’s workmanlike historical drama embarked on one of the era’s more ill-considered social-media c(...)

Dublin Dance Festival, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s Rosas Danst Rosas, Photograph:  Anne Van Aerschot

Dreaming in Blue Until February 14th Harry Clarke’s dreamy The Eve of Saint Agnes is at the Hugh Lane in Dublin, but you can see his wonderful waterco(...)

Arnaud Valois in 120 BPM. Photograph: Celine Nieszawer

 Robin Campillo was a 20-year-old film student when the first images of the Aids crisis started to appear in French newspapers. These pictures in(...)

Jaye Davidson and Stephen Rea in The Crying Game. “It’s amazing it happened at all,” says Rea. “When we made it, it was the only film in production in England or Ireland.”

It seems impossible now, but Neil Jordan’s low-budget thriller The Crying Game was a box-office flop when it was initially released in the UK and Irel(...)

Prospect Cottage at Dungeness, once owned by Derek Jarman.  Photograph: Getty Images

As an occasionally snarky-minded gardener, there’s a game that I like to play whenever I visit any of Ireland’s more picturesque coastal villages. Cal(...)

June Blake’s exciting, contemporary garden in County Wicklow. Photographs: Richard  Johnston

‘New beginnings”, “a fresh start”, “a new leaf”; these are the words that rattle round our heads in the fledgling weeks of a brand new year. In the(...)

Yellow peril?: Boris Karloff in The Mask of Fu Manchu, from 1932

Christopher Frayling’s book on Chinaphobia is a welcome extension of the work that the Palestinian writer Edward Said initiated with his seminal Orien(...)