Sergio Leone

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Black Honey: Tom Dewhurst, Izzy Baxter Phillips, Tommy Taylor and Chris Ostler

“Do you want a drink? We’ve got beer or –,” she gestures, holding up a bottle of Jack Daniel’s. I’m barely in the door and Izzy B Phillips is already(...)

Top of the list: Seven Samurai, directed by Akira Kurosawa. His Rashomon came in at No. 4

Over the last few years, BBC Culture has been asking the world’s critics – including this writer and my colleague Tara Brady – to vote for their 100 f(...)

The Commitments (1991): Alan Parker's euphoric adaptation of the 1987 Roddy Doyle novel

Over the past 20 years, since the Irish film industry shook itself properly awake, somebody or other has been talking about showing us a Dublin you ne(...)

Despite being caught up in the events of 1968, the Cannes film festival has announced no official acknowledgement of this year’s 50th anniversary

Fifty years ago this month, Peter Lennon, the late Irish journalist and film-maker, did something very brave. He shouted back at Jean-Luc Godard. Len(...)

Marsha Timothy channelling Clint Eastwood

As the feminist satay western you never knew you needed to see opens, Marlina (Marsha Timothy channelling Clint Eastwood) is home alone, save for the (...)

Clint Eastwood in 'A Fistful of Dollars'

In 1964, A Fistful of Dollars, a Spanish-shot, English-dubbed, German-co-produced, Mexican-set remake of the Akira Kurosawa’s 1961 Japanese samurai mo(...)

Kung Fu Killer

Kung-fu movies, spaghetti westerns, cult horrors, blaxploitation joints, direct-to-video action flicks, trashy thrillers and anything straight out of (...)

West Germany 1972 What do you get if you cross Total Football with tiki-taka? Ramba Zamba fussball, the name given to the colourful, vibrant style (...)

‘Ma spoke about a lovely new song and how she thought of me every time she heard it. Little did we know that for the next 20 Christmases she would be listening to the Pogues while preparing for my annual visit.’

All eyes were fixed on the bend the train would take from Dalkey. Mine flicked from the tangled weeds and bushes lining the tracks, to the ivy-clad wa(...)

Tommy Maguire, who has died aged 75, was a Tyrone man who contributed a new genre to film. As Italian director Sergio Leone invented the Spaghetti Wes(...)

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