George Lucas

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2001: A Space Odyssey: ‘It took 40 years for visual effects to catch up with what they did’

Wally Pfister director, Transcendence; cinematographer, Inception 2001: A Space Odyssey affected my life in three different phases: my dad took me to(...)

Director Todd Haynes on the set of Wonderstruck. Photograph: Mary Cybulski, Amazon Studios & Roadside Attraction

I’ve been bumping into Todd Haynes for years. We know each other well enough that he can offer two thumbs up to my shirt. “That colour of pink – it g(...)

Star Wars: The Last Jedi ranks down the list in the Star Wars roll call. Photographs: LucasFilm

Oh no. It’s another Star Wars ranking. Here’s how we think the latest dull space opera compares to its light-sabered kin. 9: STAR WARS: EPISODE 1 - T(...)

Daisy Ridley in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Photograph: LucasFilm

Let us begin on a merry note. Unequivocally justifying the decision to bring Star Wars to Skellig Michael, that outcrop’s performance outclasses those(...)

Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford in a scene from 'Star Wars'. Photograph: LucasFilm

Let me bring you back to early 1978 and the release of George Lucas’s Star Wars. No, I haven’t got that wrong. Hard though it may be to believe, that (...)

Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: The Last Jedi: “I have a much bigger waistline.”

Mark Hamill has touched down in London on a global press tour for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. And even if I wasn’t expecting him, I would have guessed f(...)

Gyreum Eco-lodge, Co Sligo: The green roof, made of torched-on mineral felt, slopes into the landscape.

If a new millennium is a time for fresh starts, then Dubliner Colum Stapleton took the concept further than most in January 2000, when he moved from L(...)

Jerry Lewis posing during a photocall for the film Max Rose at the 66th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes.  Lewis died on August 20, 2017, aged 91. Photograph:  Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP/Getty Images

Jerry Lewis was famous for 70 years. He never stopped being famous. By 1982, when he appeared in The King of Comedy for Martin Scorsese, he had establ(...)

Machine man: James Cameron and a Terminator. Photograph:  Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

“Ah, you’re from Dublin,” says James Cameron. “I had a honeymoon there many years ago.” I momentarily freeze. What is the correct etiquette here? Sho(...)

George Hayworth of Bourgeois and Maurice at Kilkenny Cat Laughs

Since 1995, Kilkenny Cat Laughs has become Ireland’s essential comedy pilgrimage, and this year sees former festival director and Kilkenny man Naoise (...)

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