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 (...)

1951 in Washington DC: Budd Schulberg before the House Un-American Activities Committee where he admitted that he joined the Communist Party in 1937 but that he broke with the Reds in 1939. Photograph: Getty Images

One evening in New York, I was introduced to Budd Schulberg. He was over 90 years old then and sitting on the fringes of a large crowd but his face wa(...)

Bella Heathcote: “I came to LA and even though you are unemployed, it feels more meaningful because you have meetings every day.” Photograph: Don Arnold/WireImage

To date, Bella Heathcote has worked with writer Bret Easton Ellis and directors Tim Burton, Nicolas Winding Refn and David Chase. She played Christian(...)

Germany’s Boris Becker  kisses the  trophy to celebrate  his victory over  South Africa’s Kevin Curren in the 1985 Wimbledon final. Photograph:  Steve Powell/Allsport/Getty Images

As a Bruce Springsteen devotee, it’s likely that Kevin Curren was aware of how lengthy his concerts tend to be, some of them even nudging past the fou(...)

The Olympiastadion in Berlin hosted some of the standout moments of the 2006 World Cup. File photograph: Getty Images

The 2006 World Cup wasn’t even a week old when it began to dawn on the fans that the Germans had organised a tournament that touched on perfection. Y(...)

Isabelle Huppert in Mia Hansen-Løve’s 2016 film Things to Come.

There was a bit of muttering when it emerged that Mark Cousins – a man! – was to compile a 14-hour history of women directors at work. A sensitive fel(...)

Unplanned offers a comprehensive assault on abortion and Planned Parenthood

You do not, these days, often hear that thing Voltaire never said. Nobody with a sensible head on their shoulders is laying down their life to allow a(...)

Mat Donovan leads his Knocknagow team in a game of hurling in the earliest surviving footage of hurling on film (Knocknagow, Film Company of Ireland, 1918)

The GAA moved from fearing to embracing television without thinking twice about it. The only note of contention is when that transformation occurred. (...)

  ESB archive power station image

The Electricity Supply Board has unveiled a wealth of previously unseen footage commissioned by the organisation over the past 90 years. Released to (...)

The late Roger Ailes, co-founder of Fox News, who resigned from the cable network in 2016 after 20 years in charge of it. Photograph: Angel Franco/New York Times

As long as I’ve covered US politics, Republicans have been trying to scare me. Sometimes, it has been about gays and transgender people and uppity wom(...)

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