The granddaddy of them all might be ‘National Velvet’ with Elizabeth Taylor as the English girl who yearns to ride in the Grand National

Here’s a theory. The best films with “horse” in their titles are founded on lies. The Wooden Horse (1950) doesn’t have any horses in it. A Man Called (...)

There is a film called Avengers: Infinity War. It can be viewed in cinemas. That’s all we can tell you. Much of the advance publicity for the latest (...)

The canines of Megasaki City are rounded up and dumped on Trash Island

In a futuristic Japan where Akira Kurasawa’s 1960s gangsters might have felt very much at home, the thuggish, totalitarian Mayor Kobayashi – the desce(...)

Anderson’s dogs don’t have traditional hind legs, but instead walk on what seems like two sets of front legs, akin to a table

Dog lovers and design lovers, perk up. Wes Anderson has a movie for you. The director, no stranger to the meticulous crafting of worlds, has created a(...)

Christine Mangan’s debut novel was the subject of a bidding war in the US, where Harper Collins bought it for a reported $1.1 million

With its Hitchcockian cover and an atmospheric prologue that imagines a man’s bird-pecked body recovered from the sea, Tangerine lures the reader into(...)

Kristin Scott Thomas at the Cannes Film Festival in France last May. 'There are lots of films that I’m proud to have even been attached to,' she says. Photograph: Tristan Fewings/Getty Images

Kristin Scott Thomas sits down with a little theatrical shiver. The actor may have perfected glacial onscreen manners – think Fiona, the snooty friend(...)

Joaquin Phoenix’s character falls in love with Scarlett Johansson’s operating system in ‘Her’. This Siri on steroids knows the hidden you (you can’t hide your browser history from her) and the public you.

You are about to set off for work when your phone buzzes. A notification pops up: “Don’t start the car. Your coffee is on the roof!” Crisis averted. A(...)

Rough Night: Bad studio comedy at its most predicatable

Jess (Scarlett Johansson), a pants-suited Hillary-in-Waiting, is running for state senate and preparing for her wedding, when she is joined by her gro(...)

“The Farthest” by Emer Reynolds: “I was obsessed with space as a child. I spent part of my childhood growing up on a farm in Tipperary with really dark skies overhead. I could see the Milky Way.”

In June 1977, four days after the death of Elvis, the first of two Voyager space probes were launched. More than 40 years later, Voyager 1 and 2 are s(...)

At the National Gallery of Ireland: Lady Writing, by Jan Vermeer, from Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting: Inspiration and Rivalry

Apart from the unheard of feat of marshalling more than a third of Jan Vermeer’s known paintings, Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting: Inspirati(...)

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