Eighth Grade: A humane film that recognises there is kindness among the jabbering hostility

It’s the time of year when we invite people to say: “Was that this year? It seems like ages since that came out.” There will be a little less of that(...)

Ailbhe Fitzpatrick, originally from Malahide, Dublin, who lives in Los Angeles and worked as a music producer and composer

Working Abroad Q&A: Ailbhe Fitzpatrick from Malahide in Dublin on life in Los Angeles, where she works as a music producer and composer in the adv(...)

Olivia Colman holds her award for Actress in a Leading Role for ‘The Favourite’ during the 91st annual Academy Awards. Photograph: EPA/ETIENNE LAURENT

Olivia Colman pulled off the biggest of several shocks at the 2019 Oscars when she won best actress for the Irish production The Favourite. Peter Far(...)

Who will win the best picture Oscar?

Between the writing of this piece and its publication, the Academy will, no doubt, have suggested settling best actress with a nude mud-wrestling matc(...)

 Olivia Colman in ‘The Favourite’. Photograph: Atsushi Nishijima/Fox Searchlight Films/AP

Every year, at awards season, we get arguments about the fidelity of films supposedly based on true stories. No such movie has ever stuck rigidly to l(...)

Marielle Heller’s essential second feature concerns an accomplished but uncompromising talent living in a scruffy corner of New York in the last decad(...)

Richard E Grant has been a lifelong Streisand fan. Photograph by Larry Busacca/Getty Images

Richard E Grant has shared a letter he wrote to Barbra Streisand when he was 14 years old, in which he invited her to stay with him and his family in (...)

Richard E Grant stars opposite Melissa McCarthy  in Can You Ever Forgive Me? Photograph: Mary Cybulski

In 1991, actor, perfumier, director and keen diarist Richard E Grant was on the set of Rambling Rose with Laura Dern when he met an enthusiastic young(...)

Photograph: Damian Dovarganes/AP

Best picture Black Panther BlacKkKlansman Bohemian Rhapsody The Favourite Green Book Roma A Star is Born Vice Best director A(...)

Oscars 2019: A Star is Born seems likely to score nominations in most major categories. Photograh: Warner Bros.

For a few weeks late last summer it looked as if the coming year’s Academy Awards would be much taken up with speculation about the “Academy Award for(...)

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