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Donegal-shot God’s Creatures stars Paul Mescal (left), Emily Watson (right) and Aisling Franciosi

God’s Creatures, a Screen Ireland production starring Paul Mescal, Emily Watson and Aisling Franciosi, is to have its world premiere in the prestigiou(...)

Harry Wootliff: ‘I definitely want to champion the sort of woman that can’t easily be put in a box and that has different emotions, sometimes buried’

Harry Wootliff, one of Britain’s most exciting and rising filmmakers, follows the impeccable fertility drama Only You with True Things, starring Ruth (...)

‘Without Angela Bassett, there is no Viola Davis. Without Angela Bassett, there is no Halle Berry. She’s the one who came in and did things Meryl Streep was doing, as a black actress.’ Photograph: Rozette Rago/New York Times

Even via a video call, from an anonymous-looking office in New York, against a backdrop of stacked cardboard boxes, Angela Bassett exudes glamour. Dre(...)

French director Julia Ducournau hugs French actor Vincent Lindon upon winning the Palme d’Or for her film Titane during the closing ceremony of the 74th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France, on Saturday evening. Photograph: Valery Hache/AFP/Getty

Julia Ducournau’s Titane has won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes film festival in what turned out to be the most extraordinary circumstances. Spike Lee,(...)

The Sons of Sam: A Descent into Darkness May 5th Another month, another historical murder case exhumed by Netflix. The true-crime story getting the i(...)

He Got Game: from left, Hill Harper, Travis Best, Ray Allen, John Wallace and Walter McCarty. This was Allen’s first acting role. A raft of rising NBA star’s auditioned to play Jesus Shuttlesworth. Turns out Ray Allen could act. Photograph: ©Touchstone Pictures for Sky Premier

A film comes along every so often that captures the essence of sport. Well, American sport. In this case basketball. He Got Game shows how professiona(...)

Daniel Kaluuya as Illinois Black Panther leader Fred Hampton in Judas and the Black Messiah

We have recently seen a lot of decent, respectable, borderline dreary historical dramas – naming no names – creeping onto our smaller screens. Good ac(...)

Tina Fey (L) and Amy Poehler arriving for the 2020 Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills.  Photograph: Chris Delmas/AFP via Getty Images

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, best known for handing out the Golden Globes, will be relieved that Ricky Gervais is not returning to host th(...)

Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer in a promotional portrait for The Sound Of Music, 1965. Photograph:  Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images

Christopher Plummer, who has died in Connecticut at the age of 91, accumulated, over seven decades, all the honours an actor could wish for. As long (...)

American Utopia was shot with respect by Spike Lee at a performance of David Byrne’s Broadway show

Irish Talking Heads fans hold Stop Making Sense, the band’s groundbreaking 1984 concert movie, in particularly high esteem. During its residency at th(...)

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