The Irishman: Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Ray Romano

There has been an almighty turnover on Netflix since we last compiled this list, with more than half of our favourite films that time around disappear(...)

The 2020 Oscars will held on February 9th. Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Getty Images

Best Picture Joaquin Phoenix in Joker 1917 (Universal) Ford v Ferrari (Fox) The Irishman (Netflix) Jojo Rabbit (Fox Searchli(...)

Adam Driver. Photograph: Erik Tanner/New York Times

Adam Driver has resting sphinx face. I don’t say this because of his memorably unusual features, though a long nose, full lips, and paintbrush flick o(...)

Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman: Still a contender in Best Picture.

This year’s Oscar nominations will be announced on Monday, January 13th, starting at 1.18pm Irish time, or 5.18am in Los Angeles. The good news is th(...)

Saoirse Ronan has been nominated for a Bafta. Photograph: David M Benett/Dave Benett/WireImage

Saoirse Ronan has been nominated for a British Academy of Film and Television award (Bafta) for best actress, for her portrayal of Jo in Little Women.(...)

Roman Griffin Davis (left) has dinner with his imaginary friend Adolf and mother in  the second World War satire Jojo Rabbit. Photograph: Kimberley French

Philosophers still argue over what Theodor Adorno meant by “to write poetry after Auschwitz is barbaric”. We can, however, safely wager that those who(...)

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(...)

Saoirse Ronan in Lady Bird

Despite all the challenges facing cinema in the outgoing decade, the medium somehow managed to honour many of the aesthetics the pioneers devised more(...)

THE BOOKS, BY JOHN SELF Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy By EL James, 2012 The “dirty books” about a sadomasochistic relationship that spawned a million (...)

Author Jane Casey
Jane Casey: On My Culture Radar

Current favourite book Magpie Lane by Lucy Atkins, which is coming out in April. It’s set in Oxford, and it’s about a little girl who goes missing an(...)

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