Fatheads on the internet are already beginning to grumble about the imminent Oceans 8

Let’s remake every film with an all-female cast. No, hear me out. There are obviously some downsides to this plan. For starters, we have enough remake(...)

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(...)

Claire Denis with Juliette Binoche, who stars in her latest film Let The Sunshine In

“When you say ‘female director’ I already want to stop this conversation!” Claire Denis almost yells. “Female director? I feel like I am an animal. I (...)

“I asked Mrs McGinley if she would give me a piece that would be exciting – because grade pieces can be very boring.” Young pianist Rosa O’Reilly

Lovely Ken Wardrop is one of those rare film-makers who gives off exactly the energy you would expect from watching one of his films. Now in his mid-4(...)

Who doesn’t like a good war film?

The New York critics have decided. The Los Angeles critics have decided. And now the Dublin Film Critics Circle has awards its prizes for the year. Ch(...)

Wonder ★★★★ Directed by Stephen Chbosky. Starring Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, Jacob Tremblay, Mandy Patinkin, Daveed Diggs, Izabela Vidovic, Sonia Bra(...)

Is it a comedy? Fantine Harduin, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Isabelle Huppert, Laura Verlinden, Toby Jones and Mathieu Kassovitz in Happy End. Photograph: Sony Pictures Classics

Nobody who’d seen a Michael Haneke movie (indeed, few people who’d heard one described) could mistake the icy, rigorous Happy End for the work of any (...)

 Isabelle Huppert in Souvenir

There is some hope in the world. A few years into her seventh decade, Isabelle Huppert – without being shuffled into dowager roles – finds herself bus(...)

Eccentric performance: Natalie Portman in Jackie

Yes, we do this now. Like everybody else, we knock together a list of the 10 best films in the first half of the year. Give it a while and we’ll be co(...)

Michael Haneke’s Happy End

When the title of Michael Haneke’s new film was announced, the possibility of a new high-brow drinking game presented itself: take a slug every time s(...)

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