Roger Deakins

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US actress Renee Zellweger poses with the award for a Leading Actress for her work on the film ‘Judy’ at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards. Photograph: by Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images)

To no great astonishment, Sam Mendes’s 1917 won best film at the British Film and Television Academy Awards (Baftas) on Sunday night. Detailing a sold(...)

George MacKay in 1917, directed by Sam Mendes.

As the centenary recedes, it becomes clear that film-makers – and novelists and poets and songwriters – can no longer count on mere mention of the fir(...)

This year’s Bafta film nominations have been announced, with Joker leading the way after scoring 11 nominations and Saoirse Ronan picking up a nominat(...)

The patina of superficial quality is so robust it’s hard to think of The Goldfinch as ‘a bad film’

Hollywood has long wrestled with the perceived need to deliver “faithful” adaptations of the fat books everyone read last summer. In the internet age,(...)

Rian Johnson’s Knives Out

The Toronto International Film Festival (sometimes Tiff) is not like its rivals in Cannes or Venice. Taking place within the fourth-largest city in No(...)

The Goldfinch. Nicole Kidman and Ansel Elgort in John Crowley’s film of the Donna Tartt novel

We mean no disrespect to John Crowley or Donna Tartt when we note that the former’s take on the latter’s bullet-stopping novel will, until at least it(...)

Is Donny (Steve Buscemi) a figment of Walter’s imagination? That is just, like, your opinion, man

There are currently more than 450,000 ordained Dudeist priests worldwide, espousing the belief that “…everything is just, like, your opinion, man”. In(...)

Nora Twomey of Cartoon Saloon. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

If Nora Twomey is pretending to have “never been into heels and dresses”, as she puts it, she’s doing a top notch job. Having already walked the Acade(...)

Mysterious mission: the group  ventures into Area X, a site hit by a meteor

There has been so much kerfuffle around Annihilation, the drama has, in recent months, threatened to spill over into, well, actual annihilation. In ca(...)

Who doesn’t like a good war film?

The New York critics have decided. The Los Angeles critics have decided. And now the Dublin Film Critics Circle has awards its prizes for the year. Ch(...)

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