Julie Andrews

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Andre Previn has died at his home in Manhattan. He was 89. Photograph: Ozier Muhammad/New York Times

Andre Previn, who has died at his home in Manhattan aged 89, was one of the most versatile and distinguished musicians of his generation. The Oscar-w(...)

In the news: some of the headline-makers of 2018

Answer all 100 questions in our special Christmas Quiz to be in with a chance of winning one of the following prizes: 1st prize: One night (...)

Money, money, money: Amanda Seyfried, Dominic Cooper and Cher in Irish box office leader Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Irish cinemas have enjoyed a stellar box office in 2018, with musical hits Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again and A Star is Born set to push takings past las(...)

Mary Poppins Returns sags on the rare occasions when Emily Blunt is not on screen

Within half an hour of the embargo lifting on this presumed Christmas blockbuster, at least eight reviews headlined with “practically perfect in every(...)

A Muppet Christmas Carol: What the dickens is going on?

Apparently, as well as shouty Brexit end-times, Christmas is happening. Here are some classic Christmas films to watch, lest you feel insufficiently C(...)

Dwayne Johnson succeeds because he has enormous charm and because he is disciplined in his choices. Photograph: Ryan Conaty/The New York Times

This weekend sees the release of two potentially huge blockbusters: The Incredibles 2 and Skyscraper. Already the highest-grossing animated film in th(...)

Sound of Music (1965)Julie Andrews

In 1965, New York’s critics were in agreement regarding the merits of Robert Wise’s The Sound of Music. Pauline Kael described the film as “the sugar-(...)

John Hume speaking to the press at the conclusion of the talks in Stormont in, April 1998. Photograph: Alan Betson

Journalist Kate Adie at the Linen Hall Library in central Belfast has launched a new online archive of the Troubles and of the peace process of the 19(...)

Celine Byrne.

Maria Callas probably put it best: “You are born an artist or you are not. And you stay an artist, dear, even if your voice is less of a firework. The(...)

 Bruce Forsyth and Beryl Reid (right), singing ‘Piccadilly,’ on stage at the old Brixton Music Hall.

Bruce Forsyth, who has died aged 89, was associated with some of the most successful shows in television history, from Sunday Night at the London Pall(...)

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