Ken Loach

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Steve Coogan: ‘I don’t have all the answers. I doubt things.’ Photograph: Jamie McCarthy/Getty

Full disclosure. I don’t like Steve Coogan. But, asked to interview the controversial funnyman, I jumped at the chance – and not just because I’ve be(...)

Mary Whitehouse holding a copy of an ‘obscene’ film script by Jens Jorgen Thorsens in 1976. Photograph: Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

You know you’ve gone through the cultural looking glass when arch prude Mary Whitehouse is considered a figure ripe for rehabilitation and even celebr(...)

Young audiences watched Squid Game. They also turned out for Parasite. Many have grown up watching Asian animation

An ancient motion-picture technology is finally in the ascendant. For close to a hundred years, snooty cultural commissars have been urging the dreadf(...)

Cillian Murphy with Pádraic Delaney in Ken Loach’s 2006 film The Wind That Shakes the Barley

British criticism of Ken Loach’s award-winning film about the War of Independence, The Wind that Shakes the Barley, reflected a general unwillingness (...)

Newpark House in Sligo dates from 1780.

Hosting weddings, tourists and music festivals are just some of the ways modern owners help to sustain heritage buildings What did the Big House(...)

Inside No 9: Reece Shearsmith

The last time I met Reece Shearsmith, horror-comedy maestro, was on a stationary bus in central Dublin. We were enjoying one of those excellent film-s(...)

Cillian Murphy attends an event at Carlton House Terrace on October 12th, 2017 in London, England. Photograph: Nicky J Sims/Getty Images

The folk behind A Quiet Place Part II could never have guessed they would give the world a mobile icon for the opening rounds of an unprecedented p(...)

Aisha: Letitia Wright plays a young Nigerian woman caught up in the Irish direct-provision system

Frank Berry, one of our most respected and socially conscious film-makers, is shaking off a very 21st-century class of media kerfuffle. “Did it surpr(...)

Alan Parker with the cast of The Commitments in 1991

RTÉ’s highly enjoyable Back to Barrytown series (the third and final episode of which airs this Sunday) is a reminder of how rich and valuable intelli(...)

Beloved Enemy was Hollywood’s take on the War of Independence.

History has always supplied cinema with exciting narrative opportunities – with heroes, villains, gunfire, and intrigue. The War of Independence is no(...)

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