James Mangold

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Caitriona Balfe has a moment here. As crisis looms, Ken Miles (Christian Bale), a very fast race driver, and Carroll Shelby (Matt Damon), a top engine(...)

Ford GT40MK

“Alright. We’ll beat his ass. We’re going to race him.” A startled underling looked at Henry Ford II. “How much money do you want to spend?” “I didn’(...)

Christian Bale, James Mangold, and Matt Damon attend the Premiere of Le Mans ’66 in Hollywood. Photograph: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

I’m not sure they make directors like James Mangold anymore. Now a fit-looking 55, he has been working steadily since making his debut with the indie (...)

Film director Martin Scorsese. Photograph: EPA

By Tuesday the wiseacres were wondering which cineaste would be the next to have a dig at Marvel? Hungarian arch-miserablist Bela Tarr? What might Aus(...)

Rian Johnson’s Knives Out

The Toronto International Film Festival (sometimes Tiff) is not like its rivals in Cannes or Venice. Taking place within the fourth-largest city in No(...)

Jojo (Roman Griffin Davis) has dinner with his imaginary friend Adolf (writer-director Taika Waititi), and his mother, Rosie (Scarlett Johansson) in Jojo Rabbit. Photograph: Kimberley French/Twentieth Century Fox

And just like that it was deep winter. The football season ceases for around 10 minutes. So we shouldn’t reel too much at the news that awards season (...)

Sea Fever: Neasa Hardiman’s film stars Hermione Corfield, Connie Nielsen and Dougray Scott in a science-fiction tale about a marine-biology student confronting a mysterious organism on an Atlantic trawler

Four Irish films have been announced as part of the Discovery programme at next month’s Toronto International Film Festival. This strong showing at th(...)

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(...)

BB-8 attends the premiere of Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm’s ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Photograph: by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images

Star Wars: The Last Jedi has had its world premiere at a star-studded bash in Los Angeles’s Shrine Auditorium, Rian Johnson, director of the current e(...)

Mad Max Fury Road Black and Chrome edition: allow the grey glow to wash out across the wastelands

I had a friend who used to sigh whenever some young film-maker would release his first short in black and white. “It’s just lazy,” he’d say. “A short (...)

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