Lenny Abahamson on anti-Semitism: “You are in the box that stuff is pointed at, and your children are too. That’s quite a thing”

Lenny Abrahamson clatters into the conference room of Element Pictures’ canal-side Dublin offices. The window is open on early autumnal sun. He has bi(...)

The listed house is where actor Michael Fassbender worked in the family restaurant. Photograph: Dara Mac Domhnaill/The Irish Times

The parents of Hollywood actor Michael Fassbender are being allowed resume work on the construction of an apartment complex at the rear of their liste(...)

Toyota has finally achieved its long-held ambition of winning the Le Mans 24hrs, following years of heartbreak and near-misses at the French endurance(...)

Paddy Considine: “I thought maybe I was one of those guys like Alex Ferguson; that I’d be better in management than I was as a player. I felt very insecure about acting, so I thought I’d be happier behind the camera.” Photograph: Dave J Hogan/Getty Images

At first glance, Journeyman looks like another one of those appositely scrappy, noble British boxing films. Actor Paddy Considine’s second outing as a(...)

Alicia Vikander has worked hard on her abs, but she still looks far too wee and delicate to be a bad-ass Tomb Raider

Stand upwind, folks: the first unforgivable stinker of 2018 has landed with a big plop and an unlovely hiss. Ordinarily, video game movie adaptations (...)

“It was a different direction for myself and Joaquin as well,” director Lynne Ramsay with Joaquin Phoenix. Photograph: Guillaume Horcajuelo/ EPA/ REX/Shutterstock

In spring of 2013 Lynne Ramsay, the award-winning director of Morvern Callar and We Need toTalk About Kevin, walked off the New Mexico set of the Nata(...)

Goldie: “I prefer films that tell real-life stories: La Haine is my all-time favourite.” Photograph: Joseph Okpako/Redferns

Favourite film PT Anderson’s Inherent Vice. I like the way he explores characters from the beginning of the journey to the end of it. If you’ve seen (...)

Any idiot could play Magneto. You just turn up, scowl a bit, throw a submarine at an aeroplane with your mind and then cash the cheque

The Snowman is a turkey. Everyone saw it coming, and now it’s happened. Audiences simply did not want to see Michael Fassbender play a man called Harr(...)

Rebecca Ferguson: born and raised in Stockholm, she counts as Swedish but has an English mother of Northern Irish descent. Photograph: Vera Anderson/WireImage/Getty

A glance at the cast list for The Snowman, Tomas Alfredson’s thumping adaptation of Jo Nesbø’s crime novel, confirms that the new age of the internati(...)

There’s nothing much wrong with Tomas Alfredson’s classy adaptation of an admired detective novel from the Norwegian author Jo Nesbø. Michael Fassbend(...)

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