Judy Garland

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Oscars contenders: Hustlers, Joker, Parasite and Marriage Story

Lay out the sandbags. Check the gas masks. Plant potatoes in the allotment. The annual phoney war that kicks off awards season has properly begun. A (...)

Jojo (Roman Griffin Davis) has dinner with his imaginary friend Adolf (writer-director Taika Waititi), and his mother, Rosie (Scarlett Johansson) in Jojo Rabbit. Photograph: Kimberley French/Twentieth Century Fox

And just like that it was deep winter. The football season ceases for around 10 minutes. So we shouldn’t reel too much at the news that awards season (...)

The Wizard of Oz: an authorless masterpiece. Photograph: Silver Screen Collection/Getty

Because we now live in the Age of Perpetual Anniversaries, prepare to be bombarded in a couple of weeks’ time by articles noting the fact that it’s be(...)

Netflix once had the field to itself. Now Disney and other Hollywood behemoths are closing in – and they’re here to take your money “In Hollywood (...)

The Wizard Of Oz: is there a more recognisable image in western cinema than Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Lion skipping down the yellow brick road? Photograph: Silver Screen/Getty

Eighty years ago, in the summer of 1939, 16-year-old Judy Garland appeared on cinema screens as the orphan Dorothy Gale, dreaming of escape from bleak(...)

Travis Knight’s upcoming take on The Six Million Dollar Man has been  inflated to The Six Billion Dollar Man

Everyone over here is talking about a possible reboot of the TV series Frasier. Everyone over there is talking about a confirmed movie reboot of the(...)

Cyril Galbraith in Taney Church, Dundrum, Dublin.  Now 95,  he has been ringing bells for over 80 years. “You can’t have machines doing everything,” he said.   Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

When Cyril Galbraith walked into St Mary’s Cathedral in Limerick as a 15-year-old boy to work out how the bells there tolled, Glen Miller and Judy Gar(...)

Table talk: Druid Theatre’s Furniture

FURNITURE Siamsa Tíre, Tralee Mar 29-30; Glór, Ennis, Co Clare Apr 2-3 8pm €21-€26 (Tour continues until May 4, including Galway, Donegal, Sligo, Rosc(...)

Ross McQuade, left, Richard Henry, Conor Yorke and Padraig Fallon in O’Neill’s

Ten years ago I was a law student at UCD, and the city which had become my second home was about to be snatched away from under my feet. I wasn’t very(...)

Arrest mugshots of James “Whitey” Bulger, the late mobster who terrorised south Boston in the 1970s and 1980s.  “Black Mass” and “The Departed” drew glamourous versions of his character.

In a better world, we’d eulogise only the virtuous. We’d make films about philanthropists, anti-poverty campaigners and people who rescue kittens from(...)

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