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Antony Beevor’s favourite war film: Bruno Cremer in The 317th Platoon, Pierre Schoendoerffer’s 1965 movie

For a long time now my wife has refused to watch a war movie with me. This is because I cannot stop grinding my teeth with annoyance at major historic(...)

Killiney Stores which closed in recent weeks attracted many celebrities

It’s the end of an era at Killiney Stores on the corner of Strathmore Road and Killiney Hill Road. The landmark shop with its sunny deck out front shu(...)

Film-makers have been including Jesus Christ in movies since the birth of the medium. The Son of God has, for the most part, been treated with bowed r(...)

Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft in  ‘Tomb Raider’

Will Hollywood ever end its love affair with guns? It was as predictable as a Transformers sequel that, in the wake of the Parkland school shooting, s(...)

Photograph: Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images

Winter really is coming for Maisie Williams. The final six episodes of Game of Thrones won’t drop until 2019. But the cast of the planet’s biggest TV (...)

Saoirse Ronan  with the award for best performance by an actress in a motion picture, musical or comedy, for ‘Lady Bird’ at the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Photograph: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

Yes, the Golden Globes are a bit of an empty circus. Voted upon by 90 often-obscure journalists, they offer no guarantee of Oscar success or of future(...)

The funniest moment in this horrible sequel to an already horrible original occurs when the core family attends a Christmas action flick called Missil(...)

John Robbie in action for Ireland. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

“I’m here 36 years,” says the man who still sounds like he’s from Greystones. “I’m very much a South African now.” John Robbie lacks the ability to (...)

Comedian Alison Spittle: her show 'Nowhere Fast' starts on RTÉ 2 on Monday, November 13th.

In an old glue factory in Swords, an outhouse has been renovated to resemble a small radio station. The comedian Alison Spittle is playing a disgraced(...)

Vince Vaughn: brooding brilliance

Is there any end to the mighty talents of director, producer, cinematographer, and sometime novelist Steven Craig Zahler? As with his terrific horror-(...)

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