Jennifer Lawrence in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2. Photograph: Lionsgate

Author Suzanne Collins is writing a prequel to her best-selling Hunger Games trilogy with a potential movie adaptation also on the way. The currently(...)

New this week: Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth in Men in Black: International

ALADDIN ★★☆☆☆ Directed by Guy Ritchie. Starring Mena Massoud, Will Smith, Naomi Scott, Marwan Kenzari, Navid Negahban, Nasim Pedrad The ongoing campai(...)

Jessica Chastain manages to instill slightly more feeling into her lines than Sophie Turner in 'X-Men: Dark Phoenix'

Your mind wanders when watching an X-Men Babies film. The wider franchise dates back to 2000. Correspondents to The Irish Times’ letters page would ar(...)

Frances McDormand finished her speech at the 2018 Academy Awards with just two words, ‘inclusion rider’. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters.

It’s been a year since Oscar viewers feverishly began Googling “inclusion rider” on their smartphones while watching the awards show. Frances McDorma(...)

A passenger bus drives past an advertising poster for an underwear brand, showing a picture of Cristiano Ronaldo in downtown Rome. Ronaldo faces rape allegations after US police re-opened an investigation into claims by former American model Kathryn Mayorga that the five-time Ballon d’Or winner raped her in a Las Vegas hotel in June 2009. Photo: Alberto Pizzoli/Getty Images

When the #MeToo movement began, it brought down Hollywood’s most powerful man in Harvey Weinstein and enabled other women to come out and tell their t(...)

Kyna Rushe, special educational needs  co-ordinator at Naul National School, Naul, Co. Dublin, with left-handed students Alannah, Róisín, Aaron, JP, Heather, Harry and Jack. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times.

Ciotóg, claw hand, wrong hand – historically left-handedness was seen as a curse. The word “left” has long been associated with wrongness or devianc(...)

What makes a beautiful woman? Art and science have debated this since art and science began. Is it symmetry? Scent? The distance between her eyes? Som(...)

Criticims of Scarlett Johansson  comes a year after she drew scrutiny for taking on a role that was originally Japanese

Scarlett Johansson faced a storm of criticism this week after it was reported that she would play a transgender man in a movie, a year after she drew (...)

Ben Foster and Thomasin McKenzie in Leave No Trace. Photograph:  Scott Green/ Bleecker Street

Teenager Tom (Thomasin McKenzie) and her war veteran father, Will (Ben Foster), live off the grid in a public park near Portland, Oregon. This small s(...)

 Thomasin McKenzie and Ben Foster in  Debra Granik’s new feature film Leave No Trace

It’s a sweltering day at Sundance London – the UK spin-off of the Park City festival – and Debra Granik’s Leave No Trace is the hottest ticket in a ve(...)

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