Four men in a boat: Danny Sheehy, Brendan Begley, Glen Hansard and Liam Holden. “Danny told me, ‘If you can play a gig for three hours then you can row for six’”

Glen Hansard has been away. Has he been for a week on the beach or a few days at a spa? He has not. The craggy, bearded singer has just returned from (...)

Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga in A Star is Born, 2018

Never mind adaptations of novels, plays and stories. As Bradley Cooper’s triumphant variation on A Star is Born – showcasing a revelatory turn by Lady(...)

Steve McQueen’s indecently entertaining Widows: The film is so beautifully made, so energetically acted and – a new one for McQueen – so consistently funny that its flaws hardly matter. Photograph: Tiff

It is interesting to note that barely a single US review of Steve McQueen’s indecently entertaining Widows has mentioned Lynda La Plante. For older To(...)

American actor Burt Reynolds holds a helmet while standing in a ‘Mean Machine’ football jersey in a still from the film, The Longest Yard, directed by Robert Aldrich, 1974. Photo: Paramount Pictures/Courtesy of Getty Images

Burt Reynolds loved to tell a story about the making of Semi-Tough, the 1977 movie in which he played the fictional NFL quarterback Billy Clyde Pucket(...)

The Killers: the popular US band are playing their largest Irish headline show to date

Saturday, June 23rd Elvis Costello & The Imposters Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin; 8pm; €66.45; bordgaisenergytheatre.ie The ticket price is e(...)

Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga is a scene from A Star is Born, which is the actor’s debut as director. Photograph: Warner Bros

The first trailer for the remake of A Star Is Born, featuring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga, has been released. It is also Cooper’s first feature film (...)

There is a film called Avengers: Infinity War. It can be viewed in cinemas. That’s all we can tell you. Much of the advance publicity for the latest (...)

Louis Walsh: 'I say things I shouldn’t say and as I’m saying it I know I shouldn’t say it.' Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

“I never wanted to be on TV,” says one of Britain and Ireland’s biggest TV stars. “It was never part of the plan. Never, ever. I just wanted to be a m(...)

Dakota Fanning: “If you’re not challenging yourself, that’s no fun.” Photograph:  Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic

For the longest time, Dakota Fanning was framed as an “old soul” by her invariably impressed co-stars. Glenn Close deployed the phrase when, in 2005, (...)

Johnny Depp presenting his film The Libertine, at Glastonbury. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

Johnny Depp has apologised for joking about assassinating US President Donald Trump during an appearance at Glastonbury Festival. The Hollywood actor(...)

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