Pierce Brosnan at  Trinity College with his mother May where he was presented with an Honorary Patronage of the DU Players Society. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / IRISH TIMES
Pierce Brosnan: Our New VBF

We need to talk about Pierce Brosnan. More specifically, we need to talk about Pierce Brosnan’s Instagram account. As one of the biggest heartthrobs f(...)

Jessica Keenan Wynn, Lily James and Alexa Davies in Mamma Mia! Here We Go again.

Few objective criteria exist to help us determine whether Mamma Mia! was a good film or a bad film. There were objectively terrible things about that (...)

Rebecca Ferguson: born and raised in Stockholm, she counts as Swedish but has an English mother of Northern Irish descent. Photograph: Vera Anderson/WireImage/Getty

A glance at the cast list for The Snowman, Tomas Alfredson’s thumping adaptation of Jo Nesbø’s crime novel, confirms that the new age of the internati(...)

Nina Hoss in Return to Montauk

The latest film from the great Volker Schlöndorff – director of The Tin Drum and The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum – looks very much as a novelist had(...)

Shia LaBeouf as John McEnroe

Take a hike, Nadal. There have been other great tennis rivalries and matches, but nothing in the sport’s history can compare with the 1980 Wimbledon f(...)

Dafhyd Flynn in Michael Inside, the best new Irish film at the Galway Film Fleadh

There was a time when you could take the temperature of the nation by glancing at the tight handful of Irish features premiering at the Galway Film Fl(...)

Fionn Whitehead in Dunkirk

Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk, among the summer’s most anticipated films, will receive its Irish premiere at this year’s Galway Film Fleadh. Nolan’s fi(...)

Alexander Skarsgård (right) and Michael Peña in ‘War on Everyone’, a bad cop comedy movie, written and directed by John Michael McDonagh, who previously made ‘The Guard’ and ‘Calvary’

‘I really hate monotony,” laughs Alexander Skarsgård. “I hate when things get too familiar and comfortable. There’s no better feeling than going out i(...)

Return to Montauk: Colm Tóibín and Volker Schlöndorff in New York. Photograph: Franziska Strauss

It takes less than three hours to drive from Brooklyn to the fishing port of Montauk, on the far tip of Long Island. But for Colm Tóibín it has been a(...)

Panti Bliss. The Queen of Ireland. Rory O'Neill. Directed by Conor Horgan

A colleague recently complained about the dilution of Irish art. Work, he reckons, is being workshopped to death; collaborations are sluicing away th(...)

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