Elizabeth McGovern: ‘I did feel like a fish out of water for a long time. I don’t anymore.’ Photograph: Aaron Richter/New York Times

The British period drama Downton Abbey launched in a nice teatime telly slot on ITV in 2010, looking decidedly out of place on a medium then defined b(...)

David and Heidi: Octopuses can use tools, recognise faces, hold grudges, and use an iPhone

David Scheel is the kind of man who takes his work home with him. Given that he is a professor of marine biology, who, for the past 25 years, has spec(...)

Kate Bush will release a book of lyrics, called How To Be Invisible, this month.

When Kate Bush released Wuthering Heights as her debut single in 1978, it did not happen without a fight. She supposedly railed against her record lab(...)

Sarah Silverman: ‘The hypocrisy blows my mind.  What is the difference between saying ‘crap’ and ‘shit’? Yet you have to bleep ‘shit’.” Photograph: Brinson+Banks/New York Times

“Donald? That’s my dad’s name,” Sarah Silverman nearly yells. “Of course it’s also the name of . . .” We’re here already. You just can’t escape the c(...)

Nicolas Roeg: formulated a singular film language – contorted narrative, awry angles, jarring edits – which  influenced many. Photograph: Ian West/PA

“I think I scratched surfaces that people would prefer were left alone,” Nicolas Roeg told The Irish Times a decade ago. “But all any of us has is thi(...)

Film director Nicolas Roeg, pictured here in 2012, has died. File photograph: Ian West/PA

Film director Nicolas Roeg, whose key credits include Don’t Look Now and The Man Who Fell To Earth, has died at the age of 90. His son Nicolas Roeg j(...)

The picture would be close to unbearable without the presence of Donald Sutherland and Helen Mirren.

Paolo Virzì’s grey-pound drama distinguishes itself in at least one regard. It’s some achievement to make a film about the twilight years that oozes b(...)

Donald Sutherland gets mad in ‘The Leisure Seeker’

Look, it’s only fair. Hollywood has aimed undemanding, patronising films at kids for generations. It can only be right that older people now get their(...)

Irish filmmaker Paul Rowley says ‘Don’t Look Now’ gave him his “first glimpse not only of the incredible power of cinema, but of our ability to understand the pain of others”.

The blind woman collapses on the hotel bed screaming, eyes bulge white in terror – “Please, let him not go! Fetch him back!” Cut to: Blanchardstown. (...)

You can barely focus on Duncan Jones’s fourth feature for the mists of goodwill floating about the thing. Following the disaster that was Warcraft, th(...)

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