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Jessie Buckley with the Most Promising Newcomer award, during the 21st British Independent Film Awards in London. Photograph:  Matt Crossick, PA Wire

In a very successful night for Irish film talent at the British Independent Film Awards, the Element Pictures-produced The Favourite won 10 awards, an(...)

I get the coffees in. We’re talking one grande macchiato, one tall macchiato, four skinny cappuccinos, two skinny lattes, one skinny vanilla latte, on(...)

Writer and actress Sharon Horgan: “London gets in your blood in a way that Ireland does.” Photograph:  Michael Rowe/Contour by Getty Images

Sharon Horgan gets to deliver an excellent recurring joke in the ripping new US comedy Game Night. Saddled with an idiot who seeks to exploit her char(...)

Semi-amusing studio comedies are now so rare that, when a properly funny one arrives, the temptation to have it stuffed and mounted feels overwhelming(...)

Jim Carrey returns in ‘Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond - The Story of Jim Carrey & Andy Kaufman With a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton.’

Alias Grace Netflix, November 3rd Margaret Atwood has become the primetime prophet of modern streaming services. Alias Grace may have some sartorial(...)

Race for the prize: Mad Max is  usual in that it’s a mainstream film in the best picture fight

This year, the Academy has gone for eight best picture nominees. They have finally achieved their aim of allowing a few mainstream, marquee pictures i(...)

Idris Elba holds his two Screen Actors Guild awards  in Los Angeles, California. Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters

“Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to diverse TV,” Idris Elba joked on stage after winning twice at Saturday’s Screen Actors Guild Awards, where minority (...)

Donald Clarke predicts that Saoirse Ronan will receive an Oscars nomination for her role in Brooklyn. Photograph: Getty

For the last three months we have been predicting an unprecedentedly strong Irish performance at awards season. Last Sunday, at the Golden Globes, (...)

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg wants to “build a simple AI to run my home and help me with my work”. Photograph: Jim Wilson/The New York Times

Spending less time on social media is in danger of becoming a new year’s resolution perennial, up there with alcohol avoidance and pretending to be tr(...)

Joe Crowley (right) a survivor of clerical abuse, and Michael Cyril Creighton, the actor who portrays him in ‘Spotlight’.

The idea of journalism being cinematic is counterintuitive. Rather than being visually appealing, the craft of journalism is more in keeping with Bism(...)

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