Meryl Streep

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Emily Blunt in Disney’s musical Mary Poppins Returns, a sequel to the 1964 Mary Poppins

Disney chose its telecast of the 90th Academy Awards to introduce a teaser trailer for the much-anticipated sequel to one of its most beloved films: M(...)

Saoirse Ronan and Laurie Metcalf in “Lady Bird”

1. Did anybody actually see these films? Yes, they did. But this is still the lowest-grossing set of best-picture nominees since 2011. Dunkirk, which (...)

Lisa Tierney-Keogh: 'The theatre community has an opportunity to be leaders in eradicating sexual harassment, assault, discrimination, gender pay inequity, and all the other humiliating, awful plagues we endure. This is a golden moment for Irish theatre.'

I left Ireland for myriad reasons. I needed to leave, to try on new things, to breathe different air, to be in a different pond with different fish, t(...)

Saoirse Ronan attends the 90th Annual Academy Awards Nominee Luncheon in Beverly Hills, California, the US. Photograph: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

You wouldn’t guess that Saoirse Ronan carried the expectations of a nation on her narrow shoulders. The art of being Saoirse is, perhaps, the art of n(...)

Sally Hawkins and Doug Jones in The Shape of Water, directed by Guillermo del Toro

Be in no doubt. The current, slight favourite for the best picture Oscar is a lovely thing. It has taken over 60 years, but Guillermo del Toro has tu(...)

Jon Williams, RTÉ’s news and current affairs MD and board member of the Committee to Protect Journalists: “Very few of the murders of journalists ever result in people being brought to justice.” Photograph: RTÉ

When Meryl Streep stood up at the Golden Globes last year and invited Hollywood to join her in supporting the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) –(...)

Hollywood’s film industry has skirted a conversation about its culture of harassment in favour of one about what an amazing job it is doing combating that harassment. Image: Taylor Callery/The New York Times

As last Sunday’s Screen Actors Guild Awards approached, the show’s organisers announced that the ceremony would be different this time around, for obv(...)

After one violent scene in ‘I, Tonya’, someone turns to the screen and says: ‘This didn’t happen’

Earlier this year, as Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk boomed through the world’s cinemas, Hugh Sebag-Montefiore, historian of that battle, stepped up to t(...)

Tom Hanks as Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee and Meryl Streep as publisher Katharine Graham in The Post. Photograph: Niko Tavernise/20th Century Fox/AP

The United States is the home of the movie theatre, and no more so than in the nation’s capital. Peppered throughout Washington DC are small, indepen(...)

Lisa Tierney-Keogh: ‘I have encountered more opportunity, more chances to pursue my dreams in the US than I’ve had anywhere else I’ve travelled to.’ Photograph: Maribel de la Torre

The final line of the US national anthem, The Star Spangled Banner, goes “O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave”. There is an intense pr(...)

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