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Thandie Newton. Photograph: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic

The movie business is sexist and racist. Movie stars are overly indulged. Directors abuse their power on set. Casting directors demand sexual favours.(...)

Joel Schumacher: “I caused a lot of trouble with my movies on purpose.” Photograph: Benjamin Norman/The New York Times

For the rest of the world, Joel Schumacher, who died on Monday at the age of 80, was one of the men who – then already deep into middle age – helped i(...)

Patrick Schwarzenegger in Daniel Isn’t Real: ‘The first time I read the script I sat there thinking: what the heck is this?’

When one encounters a young, up-and-coming American star named Patrick, it’s customary to ask if there’s some Irish ancestry. In the case of Patrick S(...)

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(...)

Saoirse Ronan at the Little Women premiere in Paris last week. Foreground photograph: Stephane Cardinale/Corbis via Getty

SAOIRSE RONAN IS SPENDING CHRISTMAS IN IRELAND AFTER AN EXTENDED BREAK FROM ACTING, JUST AS YET MORE OSCAR BUZZ BUILDS FOR HER ROLE IN GRETA GERWIG(...)

Lee Gabay, a teacher for more than 20 years, runs a prisoner letter-writing project in New York’s Judith S Kaye High School. Photograph: Sally Hayden

Selena, a 17-year-old from Queens, New York, was surprised when she was asked to write a letter to a prisoner as an assignment during English class. (...)

Actor Susan Sarandon  attends a demonstration against the immigration policies of the Trump administration,  on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, US. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Susan Sarandon was among 575 women arrested in Washington, DC, on Thursday after they staged a sit-in protest against US president Donald Trump’s zero(...)

She-Ra, a warrior person from the gender-essentialising world of Eternia. She had a tautologically monikered brother, He-Man

Given the day that’s in it, I’m going to use my pop cultural corner of The Irish Times to talk about more of my favourite television heroines. Bette (...)

Richard Jenkins: Oacar-nominated for The Shape of Water. Photograph: Jeff Vespa/WireImage

It’s the morning after the London premiere of Guillermo Del Toro’s The Shape of Water, and Richard Jenkins – one of that film’s stars – is still marve(...)

Steven Spielberg: 'I probably watch five old movies a week and five new movies a week. And it’s the old films more that make me want to keep directing.' Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

Wrapped in a heavy suit and scarf against the wintry London day outside, Steven Spielberg walks up without a coterie of minders, a trail of rose petal(...)

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