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It seems like centuries ago that Marco Bellocchio’s Mafia drama made its modestly buzzy premiere at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival. The movie has becom(...)

Lola Petticrew and Fionn O’Shea

One could teach a class on romantic-comedy structure using David Freyne’s agreeable second feature as sole template. The couple “meet cute”. At first (...)

If for nothing else, Noah Hawley’s fascinating – and stratospherically flawed – drama will be remembered for its experiments in the art of ratio. We’v(...)

Mila Al Zahrani’s performance and the urgency of The Perfect Candidate’s issues elevate it from the ordinary.

After the decent Mary Shelley, Haifaa al-Mansour returns to her native Saudi Arabia for another study of the absurd pressures put upon women in that k(...)

Chinese president Xi Jinping  has his body temperature checked during an inspection of  coronavirus  prevention  work in Beijing. Photograph:  Ju Peng/XInhua/AFP via Getty Images

The coronavirus outbreak represents the single biggest challenge for Xi Jinping since he took the helm of the Communist Party eight years ago, but Chi(...)

Nick Jonas, Jack Black, Karen Gillan, Dwayne Johnson Awkwafina  and Kevin Hart star in Jumanji: The Next Level

The folk behind Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle can never have anticipated the pressure they’d be under for any potential sequel. Everything about that(...)

Edward Norton in Motherless Brooklyn

What’s that they say to artists? Kill your babies? It’s particularly important to hack ruthlessly at potential indulgences when directing, producing, (...)

Malgorzata Szumowska’s The Other Lamb, the story of an all-female cult, closes the Cork Film Festival this year.

Halloween may well be gone for another year but horror fans are still in for a treat on Leeside this month when the 64th Cork Film Festival shows one (...)

Marchánt Davis in The Day Shall Come

That noise you hear may be mystique hissing from the venerable Chris Morris Project. To this point, Morris, co-creator of The Day Today, prime mover o(...)

Kristian Bruun, Melanie Scrofano, Andie MacDowell, Henry Czerny, Nicky Guadagni, Adam Brody and Elyse Levesque in the film Ready or Not. Photograph:  Eric Zachanowich

The big-house family murder is having a bit of a moment. Rian Johnson’s Knives Out – a breathlessly heightened Agatha Christie pastiche – has just pre(...)

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