Max Von Sydow

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 Actor Michael Caine and England player Bobby Moore of the POW XI celebrate during a match against Germany for the film Escape to Victory. Photograph:  Allsport UK /Allsport

With four minutes remaining and the Allied prisoners trailing the Germans 4-3, Luis Fernandez (Pele) rises from the bench, shrugs off the pain of brok(...)

Max von Sydow: Ingmar Bergman collaborator. Photograph: Morris Mac Matzen/Reuters

Max von Sydow, who died in Paris on Sunday at the age of 90, carved out an incomparable career across arthouse cinema, noisy blockbusters and high the(...)

If you find yourself in “a strange or unfamiliar place or situation” then, like Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, you are now officially “not in Kansas anymore”.

The columnist’s best friend has delivered yet again. We have another list of new entries to the Oxford English Dictionary. The dearth of potential top(...)

Elliott Gould and Bibi Andersson in The Touch

Released to coincide with the Swedish auteur’s centenary, there comes a moment in Ingmar Bergman’s first English-language feature when an excited Bibi(...)

Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford in a scene from 'Star Wars'. Photograph: LucasFilm

Let me bring you back to early 1978 and the release of George Lucas’s Star Wars. No, I haven’t got that wrong. Hard though it may be to believe, that (...)

How much is there to be said about Dr Feelgood? More than those unfamiliar with the Canvey Island r’n’b maestros might suspect. Six years after rel(...)

Stormtroopers strode through the RDS in Dublin during the Invasion Dublin event attended by hundreds of Star Wars enthusiasts today. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The sight of Stormtroopers striding through a southside Dublin suburb should be no cause for worry for residents this weekend - though the looming fig(...)

Domhnall Gleeson (son of Brendan Gleeson) is to appear in the 7th Star Wars film.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Rising Irish actor Domhnall Gleeson is to appear in JJ Abrams’s highly anticipated seventh episode of the Star Wars franchise. Speculati(...)