The Bridge on the River Kwai: Alec Guinness, William Holden, and Jack Hawkins in the 1957 film

The adventure war film The Bridge on the River Kwai may have swept the board of awards and attracted acclaim as one best films of the 20th century, bu(...)

Milo O’Shea (left) as Leopold Bloom in Ulysses, directed by Joseph Strick. Photograph: Silver Screen/Getty

A degree of kerfuffle is gathering round Alex Thompson’s imminent indie comedy Saint Frances. An argument can be made that it is among the first comme(...)

Christian Bale, James Mangold, and Matt Damon attend the Premiere of Le Mans ’66 in Hollywood. Photograph: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

I’m not sure they make directors like James Mangold anymore. Now a fit-looking 55, he has been working steadily since making his debut with the indie (...)

Nicolas Roeg: formulated a singular film language – contorted narrative, awry angles, jarring edits – which  influenced many. Photograph: Ian West/PA

“I think I scratched surfaces that people would prefer were left alone,” Nicolas Roeg told The Irish Times a decade ago. “But all any of us has is thi(...)

Rex Ingram directing Rudolph Valentino  in the MGM film ‘The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse’. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

David Lean called him his idol, while Michael Powell insisted he was “the greatest stylist of our time”. Reginald Ingram Montgomery Hitchcock (Rex Ing(...)

Director George  Romero  before the screening of the film “Survival of the Dead” at the 66th Venice Film Festival. Photograph: Reuters/Tony Gentile

The reports of George Romero’s death tell us that he passed away listening to the soundtrack of John Ford’s The Quiet Man. The gentle Irish yarn was, (...)

Review: Byzantium

Those vampires really are not prepared to get their fangs out of our necks. Last week Jim Jarmusch premiered Only Lovers Left Alive, his own hip take (...)