Orson Welles

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Once was king: Orson Welles

No film of manageable length could do justice to the sprawling, disordered career of Orson Welles. “There used to be a division of actors in the Coméd(...)

There is something deliciously subversive about driving an estate car with this much grunt. Fast estates are nothing new, of course – Audi all but per(...)

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. (...)

Solo: A Stars Wars Story: Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian and Phoebe Waller-Bridge as L3-37

The reviews for Solo: A Star Wars Story are far more unpredictable than the mostly sickened notices for The House That Jack Built. “Dull and dutiful,”(...)

Spike Lee will be back at Cannes with his inelegantly titled dark comedy ‘BlacKkKlansman’

Nobody much questions that the Cannes film festival is at some sort of crossroads. The debate hangs around the extent to which the management intended(...)

Cannes film festival director Thierry Frémaux (left) and festival president Pierre Lescure at the presentation of the official selection for the 71st Cannes Film Festival. Photograph: Ian Langsdon

As controversy concerning the absence of Netflix films from the Cannes film festival bubbled, festival director Thierry Frémaux announced a programme (...)

Earlier this month, in the hours before the Superbowl kicked off, Ava DuVernay, director of Selma, tweeted that: “#FilmTwitter is going to explode ton(...)

Playwright Martin McDonagh: ‘New York audiences always respond especially well to Irish plays, so let’s see how they are with an English one’ Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

At a time when every allegation of sexual impropriety in film and theatre seems to be matched by a tone deaf response – we’re looking at you Matt Damo(...)

Reefer Madness is among the classics available to watch on PublicDomainMovie.net

Netflix ain’t the only show in town. There are other places to find films and documentaries if you know where to look. One such hub is PublicDomainMov(...)

Pat Gilroy: saw Dublin swept aside by a rampant Kerry in 2009 quarter-final but within two years led his county to victory over Kerry in the final. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

In retrospect it all appeared a bit daft, like people fleeing through the streets because they thought the radio performance by Orson Welles and the M(...)

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