Ingmar Bergman

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The well-known statue of the cinema usher which once stood outside the Screen Cinema. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

You can date a Dubliner by what comes into their head when you mention the building that sits on the eastern corner of Townsend Street and Hawkins Str(...)

‘It’s a bit Das Boot in here, isn’t it?’ Alan Partridge in full flow. Photograph: BBC

Steve Coogan was out for a meal last night, and this morning, while we talk on the phone, Twitter is lighting up with excited chat about his dinner co(...)

James Stewart in ‘Rear Window’: Hitchcock’s film is on the Leaving Cert syllabus, btu exactly about the film is being studied

The Oscar muck-up continues as anticipated. Last week, John Bailey, president of the Academy, appeared to confirm that: “four categories – Cinematogra(...)

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(...)

Top of the list: Seven Samurai, directed by Akira Kurosawa. His Rashomon came in at No. 4

Over the last few years, BBC Culture has been asking the world’s critics – including this writer and my colleague Tara Brady – to vote for their 100 f(...)

If you find yourself in “a strange or unfamiliar place or situation” then, like Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, you are now officially “not in Kansas anymore”.

The columnist’s best friend has delivered yet again. We have another list of new entries to the Oxford English Dictionary. The dearth of potential top(...)

Emmet Byrne, Úna Kavanagh, Aoibhínn McGinnity, Patrick Ryan and Aidan Kelly in the Corn Exchange production of ‘The Misfits’ at Smock Alley Theatre as part of Dublin Theatre Festival. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

We are a long way from Reno. On an Autumn afternoon in Ranelagh the sun is coming through the high windows at an angle to dazzle the eye. Annie Ryan, (...)

Everything turns the most comforting colour of all: brown with brown hints of brown. Photograph: Eric Luke

There are good reasons to prefer one colour over another. Who looks good in magenta? One can justify favouring hard, waxy cheese to the damp, rancid s(...)

Gabriel Byrne and Tony Collettte in  ‘Hereditary’, ‘a devastating portrait of an American family in sudden, inexplicable decline’

Everybody associated with Ari Aster’s Hereditary should be patting themselves vigorously on the back. Right?  After generating the noisiest buzz(...)

Despite being caught up in the events of 1968, the Cannes film festival has announced no official acknowledgement of this year’s 50th anniversary

Fifty years ago this month, Peter Lennon, the late Irish journalist and film-maker, did something very brave. He shouted back at Jean-Luc Godard. Len(...)

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