Oscars 2021: Frances McDormand howls in tribute to Nomadland’s sound mixer, Michael Wolf Snyder. Photograph: Ampas/ABC via Getty

What is the greatest film ever with an unsatisfactory ending? Orson Welles’s The Magnificent Ambersons feels like the most appropriate analogy for the(...)

Actor Michael Caine and England player Bobby Moore of the POW XI celebrate during a match against Germany for the film Escape to Victory. Mandatory Credit: Allsport UK /Allsport

Critics of Escape to Victory down the years have often suggested that disbelief needs to be suspended from the highest rafter while watching it, which(...)

Frances McDormand in the film Nomadland. Photograph: Searchlight Pictures

I predict that the 2021 Oscars will not earn fair comparison with the 1973 Wimbledon Championships. That was the asterisked tournament in which, follo(...)

John Wayne as  Ethan Edwards in The Searchers. Photograph: AP Photo/Warner Bros

For reasons that shouldn’t need to be reiterated, audiences are paying greater attention than ever to the entertainment options on streaming services.(...)

Ronan has been in the news for the last couple of days because she is to co-star with fellow actress Lupita Nyong’o in a campaign for the newest Calvin Klein fragrance, Calvin Klein Women.   File photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters

Saoirse Ronan is a gifted actress, and naturally, Irish people are even fonder of her for being an Irish woman who has risen to tremendous success. R(...)

Mario Rosenstock:  ‘I have a morbid fascination with ‘Fair City’ because I take the piss out of it on television.’ Photograph: Brian McEvoy

Current favourite book? I re-read Revolution in the Head by Ian MacDonald all the time. It’s about every Beatles song from the first one ever recorded(...)

Saoirse Ronan and Laurie Metcalf in “Lady Bird”

1. Did anybody actually see these films? Yes, they did. But this is still the lowest-grossing set of best-picture nominees since 2011. Dunkirk, which (...)

Walter Pfeiffer, who was born and grew up in Gerolstein, Germany,  had a deep and almost life-long love affair with Ireland

Walter Pfeiffer, who has died aged 73, was a photographer whose standards of excellence and attention to detail was applied with equal diligence to a (...)

Scarlett Johansson: she, rather than a Japanese actor, is the star of the manga film Ghost in the Shell

At least year’s Academy Awards Leonardo DiCaprio was king of the world. The Revenant star laid waste to one of the internet’s longest-running movie me(...)

Louise Shirt €495Hair:Michael LeongMake up: Zoe ClarkePhotography: Barry McCallPhotography Assistant/Post production: Dylan Madden

There is nothing like a crisp white shirt to brighten the complexion and an outfit, the best are those with some extra feminine detail or flourish. En(...)

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