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(...)

Jake La Motta  during a training session at Gleason’s Gym, New York in 1949. Photograph: Keystone/Getty Images

Jake LaMotta, who has died aged 95, is generally acknowledged as one of the toughest men to have entered a professional boxing ring – a world middlewe(...)

Richard Russo at his home in Portland, Maine. Photograph: Whitney Hayward/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images

Pulitzer prize winning author Richard Russo has found himself in a curious position of late. After 30 years of writing darkly comic novels about small(...)

In its heyday, Sam Stephenson’s home, No 31, a converted coach house off Leeson Street,   was the party house in Dublin.

About 100 years on, though somewhat less on these shores, it looks as if Ireland is finally falling in love with modernism, if the muddied vistas of c(...)

In the leaked Mossack Fonseca files: golfer Pádraig Harrington, former U2 manager Paul McGuinness, accountant Aidan Phelan, businessman Oisin O’Buachalla, Irish biofuel businessman Bart Bonsall and developer Seán Mulryan

On Monday The Irish Times, in conjunction with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) and its international media partners,(...)

Leaked files of the Mossack Fonseca  firm show that over two decades, Intertrade negotiated sales promotion agreements with subsidiaries of the Italian conglomerate, Finmeccanica, and other companies, with the products specified in the agreements including military aircraft, torpedoes and electronic warfare equipment. File photograph: Getty Images

An Irish company with a registered address in Drumcondra, Dublin, has acted as a sales agent in the Philippines, India and elsewhere for customers th(...)

Claudia Cardinale on the set of Circus World in 1964. Photograph: Keystone Features/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

In the history of cinema, only a handful of stars – Sophia Loren, Gina Lollobrigida, Monica Bellucci – have seriously competed with Claudia Cardinale(...)

Casablanca (1942)
Ten great movie bromances

FRIENDSHIP WEEK: From best mates to bromances - All week on irishtimes.com/life-and-style, we take a closer look at friendship Sometimes a buzz ph(...)

Robert Redford stars as Bill Bryson and Nick Nolte as Stephen Katz in ‘A Walk in the Woods’. Photograph: Frank Masi, SMPSP / Broad Green Pictures

Despite the odd Germanic-sounding vowel – a holdover from his native Des Moines brogue – you do have to remind yourself that Bill Bryson isn’t British(...)

Lonely, alcoholic, incontinent, arthritic, confined to a wheelchair in the Hollywood Hills and listening tearfully to tapes of his dead partner, Howar(...)