Jessie Buckley and Jesse Plemons in I’m Thinking of Ending Things  (2020).  Photograph: Netflix

It is a little over a decade since Charlie Kaufman dared to unleash a film with “synecdoche” in the title. That word is forever at one’s elbow through(...)

Pat Hickey opens his hotel room  door to a Rio police officer on the morning  of August 17th, 2016.

Like a John Cassavetes movie or the ‘lost in the bowels of the stadium’ sequence from the mocumentary ‘This is Spinal Tap’ we all vicariously lingered(...)

‘The problem is, time is limited and energy is so limited ... thankfully, the curiosity doesn’t end.’ Photograph: Philip Montgomery/The New York Times

Martin Scorsese is the most alive he’s been in his work in a long time, brimming with renewed passion for film-making and invigorated by the reception(...)

Uncut gems: the Safdie brothers' film, starring Adam Sandler, had a 10-year journey to the srceen

I’m not sure what to expect from Joshua and Benjamin Safdie. The New Yorkers have, over the last decade and a bit, taken successively greater leaps to(...)

Laois captain Ross King received a serious facial injury playing for his club Rathdowney-Erril against Camross earlier this month. Photograph: Paul Dargan

It is tempting to believe that the GAA season ends when the gold streamers fall across the field at Croke Park, the Sam Maguire is hoisted and a thous(...)

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.” (...)

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