Catherine Deneuve and Juliette Binoche

As Bong Joon-ho will shortly discover (and how), following up your first Palme d’Or – particularly after a lengthy, celebrated career – is never the e(...)

The best film in 2020 ends with a tantalising unanswered question.

There was a faint sense of relief as the Dublin Film Critics Circle (DFCC) — presided over by this newspaper’s Tara Brady — gathered to present their (...)

Parasite opens on February 7th

 When, many, many months ago, the distributors of Bong Joon Ho’s latest — winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes — decided to release their film in e(...)

Bong Joon Ho accepts the award for Best Motion Picture, Foreign Language for Parasite, at the Golden Globe Awards earlier this month. Photograph: Paul Drinkwater/NBC

There has been much understandable misery about the lack of diversity in awards season. Few female directors have scored nominations. Actors of colour(...)

Rosamund Pike in Radioactive

The filmmaker Paulette McDonagh, working with her actor sister Isabel McDonagh and art director third sibling, Phyllis McDonagh, made a series of self(...)

Quentin Tarantino and Brandy

Shut out of the Palm Dog To the Palm Dog! For the past 10 years or so, we have enjoyed reporting on this eccentric award – honouring the year’s best (...)

Firm favourites: Toni Collette in Hereditary (centre) and from left, Cold War, Climax, Lady Bird, Sorry to Bother You and Loveless

We should begin by acknowledging the continuing eccentricities of the distribution business. For once there was, in this place, only the mildest of ey(...)

Odessa Young, Suki Waterhouse, Hari Nef and Abra in Assassination Nation

SHOPLIFTERS ★★★★★ Directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda. Starring Lily Franky, Sakura Ando, Jyo Kairi, Miyu Sasaki, Kiki Kirin, Mayu Matsuoka, Kengo Kora, Chi(...)

Kirin Kiki, Lily Franky, Sakura Andô, Mayu Matsuoka and Mehdi Taleghani in Shoplifters

When the latest film from Hirokazu Kore-eda won the Palme d’Or at Cannes there was some mild surprise, but, after a bit of pondering, the decision was(...)

Asia Argento delivers a speech next to jury member Ava DuVernay at the closing ceremony of Cannes Film Festival. Photograph:  Eric Gaillard/Reuters

The 2018 Cannes film festival, an edition characterised by controversy and transition, has ended with the awarding of the Palme d’Or to the Japanese f(...)

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