Majella, her son and his shooters are all part of a community that considers itself to be still at war

A recent report revealed that paramilitary punishment shootings and beatings have risen in Northern Ireland by 60 per cent in the last four years. One(...)

 Michael Fassbender. Photograph: Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images

As expected, three films dominated when Chris Hemsworth read out the Oscar nominations in Los Angeles at lunchtime. Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a (...)

The Missing Picture

Few who caught Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Act of Killing – an oblique revisiting of atrocities in Indonesia – would disagree that it was one of 2013’s v(...)

Jennifer Lawrence (right) and Amy Adams promoting American Hustle

Who won 2013? We snooty critics hailed the likes of Joshua Oppenheimer, director of The Act of Killing, alongside other auteurs such as Abdellatif Kec(...)

BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOUR The winner of this year’s Palme d’Or – a lengthy lesbian romance set in Lille – gained notoriety for the duration and explicitness of its sex sequences.But Abdellatif Kechiche’s film is most notable for its determination toimmerse us in every nuance of a tempestuous relationship. Adèle Exarchopoulos and Léa Seydoux give astonishing performances.

Click here to cast your vote When it comes time to assess developments in cinema – over a year, decade or century – hard-working pundits sti(...)