Who will win the best picture Oscar?

Between the writing of this piece and its publication, the Academy will, no doubt, have suggested settling best actress with a nude mud-wrestling matc(...)

If Beale Street Could Talk: Teyonah Parris, KiKi Layne and Regina King

Everyone has their own pick for a film that underperforms each awards season, but the failure of Barry Jenkins’s third feature – at least the equal of(...)

Barry Jenkins: “I must not forget that the greatest asset I have in this new world is my personal experience.” Photograph: Kayla Reefer/New York Times

There should be an air of tension in the room, but Barry Jenkins seems unconcerned by any looming news. He is polite in a way that only Americans can (...)

Photograph: Damian Dovarganes/AP

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Late Afternoon, written and directed by Louise Bagnell, was made by the Kilkenny-based Cartoon Saloon

Irish animated short film Late Afternoon has been shortlisted for an Academy Award. The film, written and directed by Louise Bagnell, was made by the (...)

‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ is very much in thrall to its source material

All major festivals have their traditions. It is entirely in character that screenings at the Toronto International Film Festival begin with the audie(...)