Fiona Shaw, who has been nominated for her first two Emmys. Photograph: Jeff Spicer/Getty Images

Two Irish actors are among the nominees for this year’s Emmy awards. Fiona Shaw received her first two Emmy nominations – in the categories of Suppor(...)

Welcome to Marwen

You have to hand it to Robert Zemeckis. The veteran director has, for the last 20 years or so, been working hard to stretch the technical ambition of (...)

Director Robert Zemeckis. Photograph: Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images

Robert Zemeckis chuckles. “I’ve been asked that question by just about every journalist I’ve met.” Not for the first time– not even for the first tim(...)

Oscar season in Toronto: Lady Gaga in A Star Is Born

It was a very special edition of Toronto International Film Festival for the Irish director Carmel Winters. At the screening of Float Like a Butterfly(...)

A fine young cast are let down by a poor film

We’ve seen some generic dystopian YA fantasies recently – that mad Maze Runner thing, that awful Divergent debacle – but this hopeless adaptation of s(...)

Incredibles 2: Mr Incredible struggles as a stay-at-home dad in this sequel to Pixar’s 2004 hit

Lessons have been learnt. Back in 2014, some weeks after Brazil were thoroughly spanked by the Germans, Hollywood’s summer sputtered to a halt after t(...)

Harris Dickinson as Frankie (middle) in Beach Rats. The British actor plays a conflicted teen who hangs out with his girlfriend and the lads at the beach during the day and, by night, cruises around gay hook-up websites. Photograph: Neon

Harris Dickinson is a little late for our interview, but he has a series of very solid excuses. Long story short: Dickinson is in high demand. Next Se(...)

A fabulously transformed Nicole Kidman,  plays a Germaine Greer-idolising feminist

One of the qualities that set Robin Griffin apart in Jane Campion’s superb detective drama Top of the Lake, from 2013, was that this outsider had a ne(...)

Is Rian Johnson’s The Last Jedi the most secretive Star Wars movie of the internet era? With fewer than five months to go until the mid-December relea(...)

Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) and Varys (Conleth Hill) go on a wander round Braavos

After more hype than a Conor McGregor fight, Game of Thrones rumbled busily back on to our screens, with an episode that didn’t exactly have us prais(...)

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