Whoopi Goldberg has defended Liam Neeson amid racism row controversy. File photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Whoopi Goldberg has defended Liam Neeson in the wake of a controversy over racially charged comments made by the Irish actor. The star of Sister Act (...)

Odessa Young, Suki Waterhouse, Hari Nef and Abra in Assassination Nation

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Viola Davis and Cynthia Erivo in Widows. Photograph: Merrick Morton//Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

Steve McQueen’s career continues to defy plausibility. The Londoner first gained fame for a string of avant-garde gallery pieces that eventually won h(...)

Oscar season in Toronto: Lady Gaga in A Star Is Born

It was a very special edition of Toronto International Film Festival for the Irish director Carmel Winters. At the screening of Float Like a Butterfly(...)

Steve McQueen’s indecently entertaining Widows: The film is so beautifully made, so energetically acted and – a new one for McQueen – so consistently funny that its flaws hardly matter. Photograph: Tiff

It is interesting to note that barely a single US review of Steve McQueen’s indecently entertaining Widows has mentioned Lynda La Plante. For older To(...)

Scott Eastwood: ‘The film business is not a business where, just because your dad is an actor, you get to be an actor. It’s like any other line of work.’ Photograph: Getty

Scott Eastwood greets me with an enthusiastic handshake before chilling back into a cross-legged pose on the couch. I can’t imagine his dad sits this (...)

The west Cork holiday home of former billionaire Sir Anthony O’Reilly has sold for about €1.5 million, 18 months after it came on the market for €2(...)

Pailin, Cambodia, which was run by the Khmer Rouge until just eight years ago and is the setting for Lawrence Osborne’s new novel, Hunters in the Dark. Photograph: Tang Chhin Sothy/AFP/Getty Images

It was probably only a matter of time before professional traveller Lawrence Osborne set a book in Cambodia. Although the events of his novel The F(...)

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Need for Speed

A throwaway big-screen adaptation of EA’s popular videogame series, Need for Speed sees for(...)

Turbo
Turbo

Digital animations are, more often than not, propelled by unlikely underdogs; by little engines that could. The humble crop-duster hero of Disney’s Pl(...)