Polish film director Pawel Pawlikowski described Sarajevo as ‘hard to sleep in’, not just because of the parties but because it’s a mindf*ck of history’. Photograph: Fehim Demir/EPA

“Michael, Michael” they shouted, gesticulating wildly with three fingered salutes from the cheap seats at a red carpet event on Susan Sontag Square. (...)

Only Andrea Riseborough – playing Thatcher long before she was famous – has managed to make a personality of the character

Nobody has moral qualms about Gillian Anderson playing Margaret Thatcher. Fans of stuff are stupid, but they are rarely that stupid. At least two arti(...)

Gillian Anderson: said to be taking on the role of Margaret Thtacher. Photograph:  Stephane Cardinale/Corbis/Getty Images)

Gillian Anderson is to follow in the footsteps of Meryl Streep, Patricia Hodge and Jennifer Saunders by taking on the role of Margaret Thatcher, accor(...)

And Breathe Normally

And Breathe Normally January 4th Set in the isolated Reykjanes Peninsula, And Breathe Normally sees the life of a struggling Icelandic single mother i(...)

Ryan Tubridy and some helpers on the the Late Late Toy Show. Photograph: RTE

Death and Nightingales Monday, RTÉ One, 9.35pm & Wednesday, BBC Two, 9pm Jamie Dornan and Ann Skelly in Death And Nightingales Fe(...)

Julie Chance (left) and Jane Arnison

When did you last cry? Jane: Last night, after I had a fight with one of my best friends. Julie: Me too. What artist do you feel particularly conn(...)

The film makes good use of its leads Kate McKinnon and Mila Kunis

What is the most unnecessary of all the unnecessary film genres? You’ve read the title. You’re already there. The James Bond movies were already parod(...)

Bette Davis and Thelma Ritter in “All About Eve”. Margo Channing, played by Davis,  is among the most divine monsters in the history of cinema (1950). Photograph: 20th Century Fox

Throughout Joseph L Mankiewicz’s indestructible All About Eve the characters, denizens of the New York stage, maintain clenched disdain for Hollywood.(...)

David Duchovny at Central Park in Manhattan, April 16, 2018. His novel’s heroine Emer Gunnels is a 41-year-old New York schoolteacher who likes to take the subway,  eat ice cream and make love with her boyfriend, Cuchulainn, a writer known as Con. Photograph: Clement Pascal/The New York Times

I’m a sucker for a man who reads Yeats. So I’m bound to like a man who bases his novel on an obscure Yeats play. “When I was at Yale in graduate scho(...)

As Cameron Diaz and other prominent women talk about menopause, it is no longer the silent shame that women were forced to go through, with little knowledge

With increasing life-expectancy, women can now expect to spend at least a third of their lives post-menopausal. With everyone from Cameron Diaz to Gil(...)

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