Directed by Todd Phillips, Joker is set for release in October

The trailer for the hotly anticipated Batman spinoff Joker has hit the internet. Starring Joaquin Phoenix in a role already played by Jack Nicholson (...)

Young people standing in the mud and water and talking, during Woodstock in August, 1969. Photograph: John Dominis/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty

Anybody keen on celebrating the 50th anniversary of Woodstock deserves whatever comes their way. Fighting dysentery to the strains of the Paul Butter(...)

Vincent Van Gogh: Willem Dafoe as the painter in Julian Schnabel’s At Eternity’s Gate

From blockbusters to art house, Willem Dafoe throws himself into every part. But he makes sure to have fun doing it, and doesn’t mind playing a cha(...)

Netflix co-founder and chief executive Reed Hastings. The company spends about  €1 billion a year on technology and  €8.8 billion on content. Photograph: Ore Huiying/Getty Images for Netflix

There’s no business like show business, particularly for Netflix. It might have started out as a tech company, but it’s increasingly out to convince t(...)

The Irishman: Al Pacino and Robert De Niro in Martin Scorsese’s new film

Wait! Come back! You are obliged to read one more bit of Oscar punditry before we retire the entrails for six months or so. Predicting the best-pictur(...)

The trailer carries no footage other than the actors’ names and a bullet motif

Netflix screened its first teaser for Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman during the 91st Academy Awards on Sunday. The crime drama – based on Charles Bran(...)

James Stewart in ‘Rear Window’: Hitchcock’s film is on the Leaving Cert syllabus, btu exactly about the film is being studied

The Oscar muck-up continues as anticipated. Last week, John Bailey, president of the Academy, appeared to confirm that: “four categories – Cinematogra(...)

Liam Neeson. Photograph: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty

This is not an obituary. Though it may read like one. A year ago, in quieter, gentler times, when Liam Neeson was just a famous actor, I interviewed h(...)

Actor Robert De Niro: Trump is a ‘white supremacist’.  Photograph:  Stephane Cardinale, Corbis via Getty Images

Here, with Orson Welles and Spike Lee on the walls, and James Dean and Natalie Wood on the doors to the toilets, is where Robert De Niro might have di(...)

Call me a sentimentalist, but I can’t quite bring myself to scoff at the excitement of new parents

I see that the latest instalment of Pseuds Corner, the Private Eye column exposing pretentious prose in all quarters of British life, features a recen(...)

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