Mike Leigh

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Louise Bourgoin at the opening ceremony and screening of The Dead Don’t Die in Cannes, France. Photograph: Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images

Covering the Cannes Festival is a lot harder than you ungrateful people think. It can get awfully hot and some of the screenings are rather early in t(...)

Madonna: she will reach more than 180 million viewers when she takes to the stage in Tel Aviv on May 18th. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Pop superstar Madonna will perform at the Eurovision Song Contest in Israel next month. The singer is expected to take to the stage in Tel Aviv on May(...)

The Girl In The Spider’s Web: Claire Foy. Photograph: Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty

To the Rome Film Festival for the world premiere of The Girl in the Spider’s Web. You picture limousines jockeying for position on the Via Veneto. You(...)

Director Mike Leigh attends the ‘Mr Turner’ press conference during the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 15th, 2014 in Cannes, France. Photograph: Ian Langsdon/Getty Images

Mike Leigh has a reputation for not suffering fools gladly (a euphemism if ever there was one). I can’t say I’ve any direct evidence to support this l(...)

Arrest mugshots of James “Whitey” Bulger, the late mobster who terrorised south Boston in the 1970s and 1980s. “Black Mass” and “The Departed” drew glamourous versions of his character. Donald Clarke looks at why cinema is obsessed with ‘Whitey’ Bulger and other criminal maniacs.

Trinity College Dublin has seen a 20 per cent decline in applications from students in the North this year due to Brexit, it said an open letter publi(...)

Maxine Peake in Peterloo

Like all of us, Mike Leigh’s sprawling, lumbering examination of the Peterloo Massacre has its strengths and its weaknesses. Any enthusiast for the di(...)

Natalie Portman in Vox Lux: When she finally appears, she’s in every scene

It’s that time when all logic gets turned on its head. Neither A Star is Born nor Bohemian Rhapsody is a musical. The three stars of Yorgos Lanthimos’(...)

 Russian president Vladimir Putin with US actor Steven Seagal  at the Kremlin in Moscow. Photograph: Alexei Druzhinin/Sputnik/Kremlin Pool

Steven Seagal has just been appointed by Vladimir Putin as special representative for Russian-US humanitarian ties, which means, either I’m having som(...)

The Favourite, Yorgos Lanthimos’s much-anticipated follow-up to The Lobster and Killing of a Sacred Deer, which is produced by Element Pictures in Dublin

The first cuckoo of the 2019 awards season has sounded with the announcement of the programmes for the overlapping Toronto and Venice film festivals. (...)

 Thomasin McKenzie and Ben Foster in  Debra Granik’s new feature film Leave No Trace

It’s a sweltering day at Sundance London – the UK spin-off of the Park City festival – and Debra Granik’s Leave No Trace is the hottest ticket in a ve(...)

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