Joan Crawford

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Julianne Moore and John Turturro in Gloria Bell

One could read a statement of intent into the title. Hollywood has a habit of naming films for heroic avatars of feminine self-sacrifice. Barbara Stan(...)

Sarah Connor, mother to future revolutionary John Connor, surely scores as the most impressively ‘badass’ mom of the modern era

DUMBO (1941) There was some competition between Bambi’s mother and the elephant’s mistreated parent for this spot, but, with the best will in the wor(...)

Emmet Byrne, Úna Kavanagh, Aoibhínn McGinnity, Patrick Ryan and Aidan Kelly in the Corn Exchange production of ‘The Misfits’ at Smock Alley Theatre as part of Dublin Theatre Festival. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

We are a long way from Reno. On an Autumn afternoon in Ranelagh the sun is coming through the high windows at an angle to dazzle the eye. Annie Ryan, (...)

She-Ra, a warrior person from the gender-essentialising world of Eternia. She had a tautologically monikered brother, He-Man

Given the day that’s in it, I’m going to use my pop cultural corner of The Irish Times to talk about more of my favourite television heroines. Bette (...)

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(...)

Hollywood great: Olivia de Havilland in 1938. Photograph: George Hurrell/Donaldson/Ochs/Getty

To the relief of film-makers and TV executives everywhere, a panel of three judges has rejected the defamation suit brought by the veteran actor Olivi(...)

Steven Spielberg: 'I probably watch five old movies a week and five new movies a week. And it’s the old films more that make me want to keep directing.' Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

Wrapped in a heavy suit and scarf against the wintry London day outside, Steven Spielberg walks up without a coterie of minders, a trail of rose petal(...)

Hallelujah! In the fight for gender equality, Hollywood has finally advanced to the position it occupied in 1958. For the first time since then, the t(...)

Sean Millar’s highly-anticipated performance at the Outhouse Basement Theatre, Capel Street, Dublin runs from December 15th-17th. Photograph: Gary Doyle

Going out... The Songs of Silver Stars, by Sean Millar Outhouse Basement Theatre, Capel Street Dublin. 8pm Dec 15-17 . Eventbrite.ie €12-€16.77 Thi(...)

Dakota Fanning: “If you’re not challenging yourself, that’s no fun.” Photograph:  Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic

For the longest time, Dakota Fanning was framed as an “old soul” by her invariably impressed co-stars. Glenn Close deployed the phrase when, in 2005, (...)

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