Rooney Mara

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Joaquin Phoenix as John Callahan

The title refers to a cartoon by the late John Callahan. A huddle of mounted cowboys peers at a wheelchair abandoned in the lonely desert. The leader (...)

Rooney Mara plays an intelligent Mary Magdalene

 It is, in one sense, easy to see what the makers of this mildly revisionist biblical drama were going for. Garth Davis’s film is here to inform (...)

Tom Vaughan-Lawlor  during a press previews for Maze at The Movie House cinema in Belfast. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Tom Vaughan-Lawlor is awfully chipper for a man who got up 5am to catch a flight to Dublin. “My son just about woke up to ask me where I was going,” s(...)

A  still from A Ghost Story by David Lowery. “I never conceived of A Ghost Story as a horror film. But I do love the genre.”  Photograph: Andrew Droz Palermo

Get ready to theorise and speculate. We may only be half way through 2017 but David Lowery’s fourth feature film, A Ghost Story, is unlikely to be sur(...)

Rooney Mara: largely happy life shattered by death of partner Casey Affleck

David Lowery is not afraid to take risks with his audience. Some ways into his playful reflection on mutability (beware, A Ghost Story is not a horror(...)

I’m a celebrity, get me out of here. Rooney Mara, Michael Fassbender and Ryan Gosling

There comes a moment in Terrence Malick’s latest, poorest cinematic venture when Michael Fassbender, playing an ill-defined music mogul on an ill-defi(...)

On yer bike: Rooney Mara and Jack Reynor in The Secret Scripture

Jim Sheridan begins and ends his adaptation of a much-loved Sebastian Barry novel in risky fashion. Vanessa Redgrave is here to unreliably narrate a t(...)

John Butler’s Handsome Devil (above) will close the 2017 Audi Dublin International Film Festival

Details of the programme for the 2017 Audi Dublin International Film Festival (ADiff) have been announced. This year’s event, which runs from February(...)

 Jamie Dornan stars in Richie Smyth’s new film ‘The Siege of Jadotville’. File photograph: Matt Crossick/PA Wire

Richie Smyth’s The Siege of Jadotville, the story of the Irish battalion that fought during the 1961 UN intervention in the Congo, is to receive a lim(...)