Polish film director Pawel Pawlikowski described Sarajevo as ‘hard to sleep in’, not just because of the parties but because it’s a mindf*ck of history’. Photograph: Fehim Demir/EPA

“Michael, Michael” they shouted, gesticulating wildly with three fingered salutes from the cheap seats at a red carpet event on Susan Sontag Square. (...)

Fagan’s pub. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

What’s so good about it? You’d be hard pressed to find a leafy suburban neighbourhood feel this close to Dublin city centre. The area is friendly and(...)

Jo Nesbo, author of the Harry Hole detective crime novels, pictured on December 9th, 2018. Photograph: Leonardo Cendamo/Getty Images

“I didn’t start off planning to be a crime writer” Jo Nesbo tells me, when I ask him what attracted him to the bloody subject which has made his name.(...)

New this week: Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth in Men in Black: International

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Jessica Chastain manages to instill slightly more feeling into her lines than Sophie Turner in 'X-Men: Dark Phoenix'

Your mind wanders when watching an X-Men Babies film. The wider franchise dates back to 2000. Correspondents to The Irish Times’ letters page would ar(...)

Michael Fassbender was a customer of Smyth & Gibson. Photograph: James Alcock/Fairfax Media via Getty

Derry’s Smyth & Gibson, one of the last traditional hand-made shirt firms in Ireland and the UK, is to close its doors because of “an increase in (...)

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(...)

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