Helena Zengel and Tom Hanks in News of the World

NEWS OF THE WORLD ★★★★☆ Directed by Paul Greengrass. Starring Tom Hanks, Steve Boyles, Helena Zengel, Tom Astor, John Travis Johnson. Netflix, 118 min(...)

(from left) Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd (Tom Hanks) and Johanna Leonberger (Helena Zengel) in News of the World, co-written and directed by Paul Greengrass.

Paul Greengrass’s charming western would form the ideal centrepiece for a festival that showcases directors working hard to be something other than wh(...)

Firefly Lane February 3rd Firefly Lane The elusive Katherine Heigl and Scrubs star Sarah Chalke team up in this Hallmark Channel-sty(...)

Great Irish movies: Eamonn Owens as Francie Brady in The Butcher Boy, directed by Neil Jordan

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 Danny Boyle’s post-apocalyptic horror film 28 Days Later was released in the aftermath of 9/11. Photograph: Peter Mountain

At time of writing, the cinema business is mostly concerned with the business of cinema. It is, perhaps, too early to be thinking how film-makers will(...)

James Nesbitt at Portrush: “I think we’re standing at a profound moment here in the history of the islands,” he says. Photograph: Trevor McBride

At Ulster University, it is graduation time. On the steps which lead up to the main entrance of the university’s Coleraine campus, new graduates pose (...)

Netflix’s Roma:  the Oscar-tipped film directed by  Alfonso Cuaron.   Photograph: Netflix

Leading Irish independent cinemas have appealed to Netflix over what they see as unfair treatment over theatrical releases of its films, including the(...)

Andrea Berntzen is impressive as Kaja

The best thing about Erik Poppe’s skilful, seemingly single-take dramatisation of the 2011 Utøya massacre in Norway is that it doesn’t feature Anders (...)

Ms Alyssa Edwards tongue-clicks her way onto her own reality show in ‘Dancing Queen’ on Netflix

Operation Finale Netflix, October 3rd Starring Ben Kingsley and Oscar Isaac, Operation Finale is the story of the mission to capture Nazi war crimina(...)

The actual stand-off in ‘Detroit’ is a virtuoso piece of filmmaking, and a harrowing, unbearable art-horror set-piece

The 1967 Detroit riot began when police raided an unlicensed club during a celebration for returning black veterans, and ended four days later, with 4(...)

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