Lynne Ramsay

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Firm favourites: Toni Collette in Hereditary (centre) and from left, Cold War, Climax, Lady Bird, Sorry to Bother You and Loveless

We should begin by acknowledging the continuing eccentricities of the distribution business. For once there was, in this place, only the mildest of ey(...)

Saoirse Ronan is transcendent as a fraught teenager who is closer to her mother than their fuming rows would suggest, in Lady Bird

Don’t get in a state. You should know that we do this now. Be grateful that we were polite enough to wait until the end of June before naming our favo(...)

Too close for comfort: Ann Skelly in Kissing Candice

Money moves unusually in the film business. Aoife McArdle, one of our most successful video directors, has worked with such luminaries as Jon Hopkins,(...)

 Joaquin Phoenix:  “The suggestion is my parents weren’t responsible. That pisses me off. My parents are the most protective people you could meet in your fucking life.” Photograph:  Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

Joaquin Phoenix isn’t in the room. Has he climbed out the window? It’s a long way down and it’s snowing. Still, he is a bit of an eccentric. After a f(...)

“It was a different direction for myself and Joaquin as well,” director Lynne Ramsay with Joaquin Phoenix. Photograph: Guillaume Horcajuelo/ EPA/ REX/Shutterstock

In spring of 2013 Lynne Ramsay, the award-winning director of Morvern Callar and We Need toTalk About Kevin, walked off the New Mexico set of the Nata(...)

Joaquin Phoenix plays Joe in You Were Never Really Here. Photograph: StudioCanal

 If only Lynne Ramsay had less trouble making films. It is seven years since the release of We Need to Talk About Kevin and five since, citing cr(...)

Ellen Page stars in David Freyne’s horror The Cured, which will get a domestic premiere at the Audi Dublin International Film Festival. Photograph: Bac Films, Tilted Pictures

For the urban cinephile, the arrival of the Audi Dublin International Film Festival, which began on Wednesday, signifies the imminence of spring. Shel(...)

Todd Haynes’ ‘Wonderstruck’

Cosmology tells us that the universe has no centre. Regular patrons of the Audi Dublin International Film Festival would do well to remind themselves (...)

Barry Keoghan and Nicole Kidman at the screening of The Killing of a Sacred Deer at the Cannes Film Festival in May. Photograph: Getty Images

Barry Keoghan has come a long way, but one formative professional controversy won’t leave him alone. It is May and we are on the roof of the Palais d(...)

Swedish director Ruben Östlund’s primal scream after The Square won the Palme d’Or as French actor Juliette Binoche and jury head Pedro Almodóvar look on at the Cannes Film Festival.  Photograph: Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images

The 70th Cannes Film Festival ended on Sunday night with, for the third year in a row, a surprise winner of the Palme d’Or, the festival’s most signif(...)

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