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Donald Clarke predicts that Saoirse Ronan will receive an Oscars nomination for her role in Brooklyn. Photograph: Getty

For the last three months we have been predicting an unprecedentedly strong Irish performance at awards season. Last Sunday, at the Golden Globes, (...)

Juilianne Moore, Jennifer Lopez and Jennifer Lawrence dazzled in bright block colours at the 73rd  Annual Golden Globe Awards on January 10th.

In a ceremony riven with Ricky Gervais’ flat, misdirected bantering and the horrifying reappearance of Mel Gibson, it was fairly obvious that the wom(...)

Leading role: Orson Welles in Citizen Kane. Photograph: Getty Images

Star of Four Weddings and a Funeral, Simon Callow is among the actors who will attend the 60th Cork Film Festival which opens Friday night and runs fo(...)

Palme d’Or contender: Cate Blanchett in Carol, directed by Todd Haynes

Such is the nature of the news cycle that some editions of the Cannes film festival come to be identified with satellite scandals only obliquely relat(...)

Cate Blanchett in Carol, Todd Hynes’s  adaptation of a Patricia Highsmith novel about a lesbian romance

This correspondent has developed a theory that recent Cannes Film Festivals are a little like Star Trek films. Over the current decade, the even-numbe(...)

John C Reilly, Ben Whishaw and Colin Farrell in The Lobster.

Yorgos Lanthimos’s The Lobster, an Irish co-production, is to play in the main competition at the Cannes Film Festival next month. Produced by Element(...)

Swedish actor Noomi Rapace, famous for being The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, is now starring in US crime tale The Drop. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Noomi Rapace knows how to make an entrance. That happens with movie stars. More unusually, she (or her staff) knows how to set an enticing mise-en-(...)

Her 2:30
Her

Spike Jonze’s last film, the suffocatingly self-indulgent Where the Wild Things Are, gave us some cause for concern. Maybe Jonze without Charlie Ka(...)

Ain’t Them Bodies Saints

Everything tastes a bit like Terrence Malick these days. (Unless it’s Upstream Colour, in which case it tastes like both Terrence Malick and Stanley K(...)

Rooney Mara in Side Effects
Side Effects

Directed by Steven Soderbergh. Starring Jude Law, Rooney Mara, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Channing Tatum, Vinessa Shaw, Ann Dowd 15A cert, gen relea(...)