James Mangold

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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 (...)

 Hugh Jackman  in Logan. Photograph: Ben Rothstein/ Marvel/Twentieth Century Fox

Something peculiar happened to the western during its still current afterlife. As if in mourning for its own traditions, the genre became taken up wit(...)