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Seana Kerslake in The Hole in the Ground

The 2019 Sundance Film Festival , once again swelling Park City, Utah with independent film royalty, clanked straight into fifth gear with scandals, p(...)

David Shire:  When I am in Hollywood they say: ‘Why do you waste time writing for the theatre?’

“Isn’t modern technology great?” David Shire says after appearing on my computer screen. It certainly is. On a sombre winter day I find myself lookin(...)

Colin Farrell  during the Pendulum Summit  at  Dublin’s Convention Centre. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

We enter in masses beneath a mighty arch and encounter a stage emblazoned with the words “Leading you to Greatness”. This can mean one of only two thi(...)

Jim Beach, Roger Taylor and Brian May of Queen, Rami Malek, Graham King pose with their awards for ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ in the press room during the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, in Beverly Hills, California. Photograph: Mike Nelson/ EPA

Best actor in a TV series - musical or comedy Sacha Baron Cohen - Who Is America? Jim Carrey - Kidding WINNER: Michael Douglas - The Kominsky (...)

Firm favourites: Toni Collette in Hereditary (centre) and from left, Cold War, Climax, Lady Bird, Sorry to Bother You and Loveless

We should begin by acknowledging the continuing eccentricities of the distribution business. For once there was, in this place, only the mildest of ey(...)

Spacek and Redford: The dialogue is witty, but sparse. The editing is leisurely. This is why we need movie stars

We may as well begin by saying what The Old Man and the Gun is not. It’s not among that exhaustingly tedious genre of old-geezer crime films that has (...)

 William Goldman at the New York Knicks and Minnesota Timberwolves NBA game at Madison Square Garden in December  2003. Photograph: Ray Amati/Getty Images

In 1970, William Goldman’s nomination for the best original screenplay Oscar for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid presented him with a bit of a conu(...)

A promotional image for the film Float Like a Butterfly.

It’s a long way from Kanturk to Kentucky but that’s the metaphorical journey that Cork film director, Carmel Winter has made with her film ‘Float Like(...)

Sissy Spacek and Robert Redford in The Old Man & The Gun

The wise old lady of Irish film festivals is back with her strongest programme in some years. Founded in 1956, the Cork Film Festival has had its gidd(...)

The Odd Couple: Jack Lemmon and Walther Matthau in Neil Simon’s film – which is still a hoot

The influence of Neil Simon, who has died in New York at the age of 91, on American comic writing is incalculable. Before his work reached the big scr(...)

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