Mark Cousins

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Mark Cousins: ‘Bernadette Devlin is still the greatest thinker about the North that I have heard’

Who better than Mark Cousins to consider cinema’s relationship with the Troubles? For the last 30 years or so, his famous keening vowels have walked u(...)

Once was king: Orson Welles

No film of manageable length could do justice to the sprawling, disordered career of Orson Welles. “There used to be a division of actors in the Coméd(...)

O president! My president! Kristen Stewart and Cate Blanchett. Photograph: Valery Hache/AFP/Getty

“Seems like a lock for best picture” Nobody can stop talking about the stand-away glamorousness of this year’s jury. There’s always a bit of that at (...)

Spike Lee will be back at Cannes with his inelegantly titled dark comedy ‘BlacKkKlansman’

Nobody much questions that the Cannes film festival is at some sort of crossroads. The debate hangs around the extent to which the management intended(...)

Neneh Cherry: powerfully voiced

The sinuously voiced Ulster man Mark Cousins – creator of A Story of Film – has, in recent years, moved from movie criticism to a singular school of d(...)

Director Mark Cousins with Helena Bereen, who plays the personification of the city in I Am Belfast

Belfast is a city that resists easy interpretation: nothing that happens there is ever as it initially seems. Because of this, many films about the(...)

Jack Reynor (Glassland, What Richard Did) at the launch of the Jameson Dublin International Film Festrival. Photograph: Eric Luke

Unstoppable Irish actor Jack Reynor was among the guests who joined Gráinne Humphreys, director of the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival, to(...)

Is there a more delightfully eccentric voice in film criticism than the one that emerges from Mark Cousins? We mean “voice” both in its literal(...)

This study of children in film is essential for all committed cineastes

Your view on the documentaries of Mark Cousins, distinguished critic and film historian, depends very much on what you make of the Northern Iri(...)

Paul Duane and Werner Herzog at Telluride Film Festival

‘Your movie made me so angry I was punching the walls.” The screenwriter of The Graduate, Buck Henry, stares at me through his trademark jam-jar spect(...)