Miyazaki Hayao

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Toy Story 4 sees Woody struggling to find purpose in Bonnie’s room.

There’s a moment in Toy Story 4 in which Bonnie (the little girl who inherited the franchise’s central characters at the end of Toy Story 3) and her p(...)

Top of the list: Seven Samurai, directed by Akira Kurosawa. His Rashomon came in at No. 4

Over the last few years, BBC Culture has been asking the world’s critics – including this writer and my colleague Tara Brady – to vote for their 100 f(...)

Mary (The BFG’s Ruby Barnhill) is a red-headed klutz holidaying at her great-aunt Charlotte’s estate, and providing much amusement for Peter, the loca(...)

Mary and the Witch’s Flower: A delightful adaptation of Mary Stewart’s 'The Little Broomstick'

First, the bad news. If you’re coming late to the Audi Dublin International Film Festival (ADIFF) party then you have, alas, missed out on such terrif(...)

Wild at heart: Lu Over the Wall

It’s been quite a year for director Masaaki Yuasa who’s wild, busy debut feature Night is Short, Walk on Girl premiered just months ago. Last summer,(...)

The Boy and the Beast: an orphaned nine-year-old escapes the streets of contemporary Tokyo into Jutengai, the mythical kingdom of the beasts

 Orphaned nine-year-old Ren (voiced by 29-year-old actress Aoi Miyazaki) escapes the streets of contemporary Tokyo into Jutengai, the mythical ki(...)

Could Song of the Sea (above) have beat out The Lego Movie for a nomination if  every  Academy member were eligible to vote?

Even the most fervent Oscar fanatic is probably now enjoying relief from gossip about the runners and riders for the season’s biggest awards. But the (...)

Michael Dudok de Wit is a Dutch, London-based animator who, to date, has won an Oscar, a Bafta and the Annecy Grand Prix for short films on unlikely s(...)

Americans are awfully good at managing huge logistical challenges. They had the money, the ambition and the drive to land on the moon. They built t(...)

Maureen O’Hara speaks after accepting an her Oscar statuette from actors Clint Eastwood  and Liam Neeson at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Governors Awards in Los Angeles yesterday. Photograph: Kevork Djansezian/ Reuters

Irish actress Maureen O’Hara lastnight received an honorary Academy Award for her contribution to Hollywood. The 94-year-old, who is a prolific(...)

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