Kate Winslet and  Saoirse Ronan star in Francis Lee’s Ammonite, an awards contender when the Oscars eventually roll around.

Francis Lee’s Ammonite, starring Saoirse Ronan and Kate Winslet as romantically entangled fossil hunters in 19th century Dorset, has premiered to larg(...)

Charlize Theron plays Megyn Kelly (left) in a study of sexual harassment at Fox News, with Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie

What a cornucopia of delights are coming our way in 2020. We offer a few warnings. One or two of these may slide into 2021. On the upside, the odd exc(...)

Scarlett Curtis. Photograph: David Levenson/Getty

Back in May, Scarlett Curtis travelled to Dublin to record a live episode of her podcast Feminists Don’t Wear Pink. The sold-out crowd consisted (...)

Oscars contenders: Hustlers, Joker, Parasite and Marriage Story

Lay out the sandbags. Check the gas masks. Plant potatoes in the allotment. The annual phoney war that kicks off awards season has properly begun. A (...)

Don’t be surprised if scenes from the film wind up as Saoirse’s fourth Oscar clip

Last week the highly anticipated trailer for Greta Gerwig’s all-star adaptation of Little Women dropped online. Needless to say, the internet lapped i(...)

Feminists Don’t Wear Pink: Saoirse Ronan at the O’Reilly Theatre in Dublin on Thursday night. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Fresh from walking the pink carpet at the Met Gala this week, Saoirse Ronan and Sinéad Burke were back in Dublin on Thursday to take part in Feminists(...)

The Irishman: Al Pacino and Robert De Niro in Martin Scorsese’s new film

Wait! Come back! You are obliged to read one more bit of Oscar punditry before we retire the entrails for six months or so. Predicting the best-pictur(...)

On Chesil Beach: a solid exercise in applied sadness

If you want a sense of the cultural distinction that once existed between England and the United States you could do worse than set Dominic Cooke’s On(...)

A portrait of author Ian McEwan at the Soho Hotel in London. Photograph: Lauren Fleishman/The New York Times

Ian McEwan’s bananas arrive at the table. “I had a craving for a banana,” he says, half-apologetically: “Would you like one?”  Having just spent(...)

“Two World Wars and two World Cups”: Chris Waddle, Stuart Pearce and Gareth Southgate (above) will be allowed to retake their penalties until they score. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Allsport/Getty

Did you ever see a cat stuck up a tree? It desperately wants to get down, but when a kindly human climbs up to rescue it, it hisses and claws. Even ca(...)

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