David Chase: “I didn’t think that The Sopranos would chart any kind of new course. All I wanted to do is just get as close to cinema as I could.” Photograph: Devin Yalkin/New York Times

“‘Remember when’ is the lowest form of conversation,” Tony Soprano once told his mob cohorts in The Sopranos. If David Chase, Tony’s creator, doesn’t (...)

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(...)

The Sopranos: David Chase’s HBO series, starring James Gandolfini, ended in 2007

A prequel to the hit US Mafia drama The Sopranos is being developed as a movie, possibly reuniting some of television’s most-loved characters. New Lin(...)

Kristen Stewart “I have brought the same energy to everything I’ve done from the get.”

More than a few writers give the impression that it requires a leap of faith to admire Kristen Stewart. A war is, it seems, still being fought with t(...)

Meeting Saoirse Ronan is not unlike meeting a movie industry veteran. Working out of a central Dublin hotel for interview purposes, she hallos most(...)

In his first American film, Michaël R Roskam, the Belgian director of Bullhead, dares to emulate (or accidentally echo) one of the key relationship(...)

Charlie’s Country, the final part in Rolf de Geer’s exploration of indigenous culture in Australia will open the Cork Film Festival on November 7th. Screengrab: YouTube

An Australian film which has already earned its lead actor the best actor prize at Cannes and is Australia’s entry for best foreign film at next year’(...)

12 Years a Slave star Chiwetel Ejiofor (left) and director Steve McQueen. The film is   expected to lead the UK charge for Oscar glory when the Academy Award nominations are announced. Photographs: PA Wire

The goats have been slaughtered. Their entrails have been spread about the place. And we can now make a fairly good stab at assessing who or what is g(...)

Miley Cyrus does her twerking thing with  Robin Thicke during the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards in New York in August. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

What links Miley Cyrus, Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan, twerking and a crystal meth dealer from New Mexico? All four have appeared at the top(...)

The announcement by Angelina Jolie that she had a preventative double mastectomy created much debate and is at number five in top trending international news tweets in Ireland.Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

The word ’Roma’ was the top trending Irish news topic on Twitter in Ireland this year, presumably after news broke of the removal of a 7-year-old Roma(...)

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