Xavier Legrand: 'It struck me when I was talking to victims of domestic violence, and they were telling their stories, that sometimes they might have been relating the plot of a thriller.' Photograph: Claude Medale/Corbis via Getty

In France a woman dies at the hands of her live-in partner every two and a half days, a shocking statistic that, depressingly, doesn’t include related(...)

Paddy Considine: “I thought maybe I was one of those guys like Alex Ferguson; that I’d be better in management than I was as a player. I felt very insecure about acting, so I thought I’d be happier behind the camera.” Photograph: Dave J Hogan/Getty Images

At first glance, Journeyman looks like another one of those appositely scrappy, noble British boxing films. Actor Paddy Considine’s second outing as a(...)

Paddy Considine in “Journeyman”.  Photograph: StudioCanal

Tyrannosaur, Paddy Considine’s award-winning directorial debut, opened with the film’s troubled, drunken protagonist (a fearless Peter Mullen) kicking(...)

Todd Haynes’ ‘Wonderstruck’

Cosmology tells us that the universe has no centre. Regular patrons of the Audi Dublin International Film Festival would do well to remind themselves (...)

Doors from the kitchen open into a long, narrow conservatory with a brick floor, and through more doors into the greenhouse, where vines and tomatoes grow

Foxrock House, a very large property on 1.34 acres built in 2003 in the grounds of a Victorian house just off the N11 in Foxrock is a contemporary hou(...)

Blade Runner sequel: Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford in Blade Runner 2049

“I need chewing gum,” Denis Villeneuve says in his foggy Québécois accent. “I find that when I am tired the first thing that goes is my English. Chewi(...)

Jodie Whittaker will become the first woman to play the Time Lord in Doctor Who, the BBC has revealed. File photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Broadchurch star Jodie Whittaker will become the first female Doctor in Doctor Who, the BBC has announced. The actress (35), will take over from Pete(...)

Jez Butterworth, Laura Donnelly and Sam Mendes at the press night after-party for ‘The Ferryman’ in London. Photograph: Dave Benett/Getty Images

Northern Ireland, usually so remote on the periphery of English consciousness, is everywhere in London these days. The DUP’s 10 MPs at Westminster, fr(...)

A film about the gay community’s support for strikers during the 1984 UK miners’ dispute sounds like a worthwhile project. The news that Matthew Warch(...)

The World’s End

Let’s pretend the irony was intended. Shall we? The third film in what everybody seems to be calling the “Cornetto Trilogy” finds Simon Pegg playing a(...)

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