Saoirse Ronan is transcendent as a fraught teenager who is closer to her mother than their fuming rows would suggest, in Lady Bird

Don’t get in a state. You should know that we do this now. Be grateful that we were polite enough to wait until the end of June before naming our favo(...)

Alicia McGivern, head of education at the Irish Film Institute in  Dublin. She has an acquired hearing loss that progressed to deafness, then a cochlear implant

The recent film A Quiet Place had reviewers delving for words to describe the film’s use of deafness as plot point and, in particular, the role of the(...)

Emily Blunt and Millicent Simmonds in A Quiet Place

It turns out that John Krasinski, the likeable star of The Office (US) and Away We Go, has been holding out on us. How else might one explain this per(...)

Michelle Williams and Oakes Fegley

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Julianne Moore in Wonderstruck

Time, time, time. A few decades after pushing the boundaries of taste with Superstar and Poison, Todd Haynes has directed something that might be a fa(...)