Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood: Quentin Tarantino’s new film, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, is a vast improvement on the exhausting The Hateful Eight

Here it is, 25 years to the day since Pulp Fiction Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood Directed by Quentin Tarantino. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pit(...)

Quentin Tarantino: his drama of hippy Hollywood will turn heads. Photograph: Jean-Philippe Ksiazek/AFP/Getty

Pedro Almodóvar, Ken Loach, Jim Jarmusch, Quentin Tarantino and Terrence Malick are in competition. Werner Herzog and Abel Ferrara are also offering n(...)

Big box office: Linda Lovelace in Deep Throat. Photograph: AMMA/Getty

Where have all the sexy films gone? If it goes on like this the tabloids will have no “sick filth” left to ban. We usually get the future wrong. A th(...)

 Mary, Queen of Scots starring Saoirse Ronan  opens January 18th

 Ad Astra Ruth Negga joins Brad Pitt (lucky him, lucky her) on a mission to Neptune. Pointy-headed James Gray, the man behind The Lost City of Z,(...)

Rami Malek  brings depth and darkness to what could have been a superficial enterprise

One theme bosses aside all others when we ponder the Irish box-office figures for 2018. You can forget about the western. You can forget about the rom(...)

Bohemian Rhapsody: Gwilym Lee as Brian May, Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury and Joe Mazzello as John Deacon. Photograph courtesy Twentieth Century Fox

Critics get it wrong again! Despite many negative reviews – although not from The Irish Times, as it happens – the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody has (...)

Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury in ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’. Photograph: Nick Delany/Twentieth Century Fox

Rami Malek is all elbows and thumbs as he gallantly pushes a chair across the room for me. “Don’t move! I got it,” he insists as he clatters into a d(...)

Rocketman: Elton John as played by Taron Egerton

Those glasses. Those songs. It’s billed as “based on a true fantasy”, and it’s coming to a cinema near all of us, soon. Paramount has released a trail(...)

Jessica Fletcher, a hero steeped in death

So the new Time Lord is Jodie Whittaker. The columnist pretends to splutter tea. What? A Time Lady! A Doctress! A Whoman! I mean, can women even be do(...)

Sunshine on Leith

A movie based on a stage musical based on the songs of The Proclaimers? We know what you’re thinking: Letter to America, Sunshine on Leith, 500 Miles (...)