Despite being caught up in the events of 1968, the Cannes film festival has announced no official acknowledgement of this year’s 50th anniversary

Fifty years ago this month, Peter Lennon, the late Irish journalist and film-maker, did something very brave. He shouted back at Jean-Luc Godard. Len(...)

Director Todd Haynes on the set of Wonderstruck. Photograph: Mary Cybulski, Amazon Studios & Roadside Attraction

I’ve been bumping into Todd Haynes for years. We know each other well enough that he can offer two thumbs up to my shirt. “That colour of pink – it g(...)

“It was a different direction for myself and Joaquin as well,” director Lynne Ramsay with Joaquin Phoenix. Photograph: Guillaume Horcajuelo/ EPA/ REX/Shutterstock

In spring of 2013 Lynne Ramsay, the award-winning director of Morvern Callar and We Need toTalk About Kevin, walked off the New Mexico set of the Nata(...)

Last gasp David Pendleton in It Comes at Night

“Who the hell is Trey Edward Shults?” Cultural commentators thumbing through the film selections for Cannes in 2015 wondered how an unknown Texan youn(...)

John Connors in Cardboard Gangsters

“I can’t watch my own films,” says Mark O’Connor. “All I can see are mistakes.” He winces and blushes at the very idea: “Flaws everywhere. Just… no.” (...)

Seána Kerslake in the low-key charmer A Date for Mad Mary

Seána Kerslake may be the hottest name in Irish cinema right now but that doesn’t mean that everybody knows how to call her over should she happen to(...)

Lenny Abrahamson has always been a bit of a clever clogs. Just ask him. It wasn’t enough for him to go to university – he had to do theoretical physi(...)

Grease 2. Speed 2: Cruise Control. Caddyshack 2. Scooch over, unworthy sequels: and make room for the jaw-dropping catastrophe that is Magic Mike X(...)

Donal Foreman: “I wanted it to be a collaboration with the city and that moment and with the actors. Too many Irish filmmakers say ‘I want to make a universal story, it could be set anywhere’. That was something I didn’t want to do”

Lenny Abrahamson has the smarts and Shimmy Marcus has the moves, but the hottest ticket in Irish cinema now is Donal Foreman. When his debut featur(...)

Television’s loss was the movies’ gain: James Garner with Julie Andrews in The Americanization of Emily (1964)

When the great James Garner died last weekend, more than a few obituaries unkindly noted that, though huge on television, he had never really burst th(...)

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