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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(...)

Valerie Pachner and August Diehl in the film A Hidden Life

I talk to August Diehl during a break from rehearsals for the Berlin production of Yasmina Reza’s God of Carnage. You have to hand it to the guy. I wa(...)

The Dublin team celebrates with the Sam Maguire cup. Photograph:  ©INPHO/James Crombie

Fintan O’Toole/For the first time since 1171, Ireland is more powerful than Britain: It is foolish to read too much into body language, but what we sa(...)

Elizabeth McGovern: ‘I did feel like a fish out of water for a long time. I don’t anymore.’ Photograph: Aaron Richter/New York Times

The British period drama Downton Abbey launched in a nice teatime telly slot on ITV in 2010, looking decidedly out of place on a medium then defined b(...)

Emile Hirsch in Ivan Kavanagh’s Never Grow Old. ‘I remember Sean Penn saying, you should do a western. You have the face for a western.’

Emile Hirsch knows we’ll get there eventually. No actor who serves time for aggravated assault will ever fully shake off the opprobrium. In February o(...)

Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner says she’s happy to be moving on from Game of Thrones now. Photograph: Getty Images

The campaign for reproductive rights in Northern Ireland is confronted with an awkward dilemma. In recent weeks, there have been calls for studios to (...)

Louise Bourgoin at the opening ceremony and screening of The Dead Don’t Die in Cannes, France. Photograph: Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images

Covering the Cannes Festival is a lot harder than you ungrateful people think. It can get awfully hot and some of the screenings are rather early in t(...)

 Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán:  seemed ecstatic to see actor Alejandro Edda, who plays him on Netflix’s “Narcos: Mexico” in court. Photograph:  Eduardo Verdugo/AP

After a lengthy 11-week trial in Brooklyn, New York, a jury on Monday began deliberating the case of Joaquín Guzmán Loera, the Mexican drug kingpin k(...)

Drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán: faces a 17-count indictment that accuses him of building a multibillion-dollar narcotics empire over three decades. Photograph: Henry Romero

The US has thrown huge resources into the two-month-old trial of Mexican drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, and lurid testimony in the Brooklyn cour(...)

Not all men are relishing the self-awareness they’ve had to develop in the wake of a year of stories of sexual abuse, harassment and systemic misogyny. Photograph: iStock

A number of surveys in recent months – mostly in the US, but bear with me – suggested that some men may be in the throes of a post #MeToo meltdown. In(...)

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