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Cannes catch: Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson in Robert Eggers’s extraordinary film The Lighthouse

Our first five-star review from Cannes 2019 The Lighthouse ★★★★★ Directed by Robert Eggers. Starring Robert Pattinson, Willem Dafoe, Valeriia Karaman(...)

 Tanya Sweeney  at home in Stoneybatter, Dublin: “I shall report back from the other side. I just hope there’s even one tiny Lucille Ball moment in there somewhere.” Photograph:  Dara Mac Donaill

Last week, I visited the newborn son of my neighbours, and nearly embarrassed myself by tearing up a little immediately (and then overcompensating wit(...)

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(...)

Fifty Shades Freed

Isn’t it awful how snark has taken over the world? All these “bad sex” and “worst dressed” lists. Such rejoicing in the negative just contributes to t(...)

The Marks & Spencer’s store on Grafton Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The annual orgy of Christmas advertising is about to explode onto our TV screens – and it promises to be every bit as lavish as last year despite the (...)

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(...)

Why do ‘gap couples’, like Donald and Melania Trump, attract negative commentary? Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

As you grow older, you face new challenges. You also start asking questions you never asked before. What should I do with the time I have left? What’s(...)

Frances McDormand accepts Best Actress for ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’. Photograph: by Kevin Winter/Getty Images

The 90th Academy Awards will be remembered for a speech that closed off a tumultuous season in powerful, resonant fashion. Frances McDormand, winner o(...)

Helen Mirren, even in first gear, is better than no Mirren at all

The Winchester Mystery House is a genuine Californian mansion – also known as The Most Haunted House in America – and was once the family residence of(...)

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