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Best actress: Jessie Buckley in the gobsmacking Wild Rose

The good folk at Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival beat the weather this year. But it could hardly have been a more closely run thing. (...)

Stan & Ollie follows the comedians’ final years. How closely does it match the reality?

Young people using Yubo – a social network dubbed “Tinder for teens” – may be jeopardising their privacy and leaving themselves at risk , according to(...)

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(...)

Irish director Lance Daly has made his Famine film as a revenge tale in the vein of ‘Unforgiven’

Irish language speakers are to be allocated reserved places in student residences at NUI Galway as part of a scheme to boost the language at the unive(...)

Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School attend a memorial following a school shooting incident in Parkland, Florida. Photograph: Thom Baur/Reuters

US president Donald Trump’s suggestion that arming teachers is a solution to gun violence in American schools added to the sense of outrage that follo(...)

Who doesn’t like a good war film?

The New York critics have decided. The Los Angeles critics have decided. And now the Dublin Film Critics Circle has awards its prizes for the year. Ch(...)

The first official English-language translation of the rite of exorcism has been approved by the Catholic Bishops of the US. File photograph: Thinkstock

The first official English-language translation of the rite of exorcism has been approved by the Catholic Bishops of the United States but will only b(...)

 Canadian director Denis Villeneuve loves his rotten fruit. Photograph: Ettore Ferrari/EPA

What’s killing cinema this year? In the 1950s it was television. In the 1970s it was video. There have been suggestions that, in the new century, stre(...)

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At 95, she calls herself “the geriatric starlet” and believes that a woman is as old as she looks. The fearless, free-spirited Iris Apfel, a quintesse(...)

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange holds up his new kitten at the Ecuadorian Embassy. It’s  a gift from Assange’s young children to keep him company. Photograph courtesy of WikiLeaks

For one night only, revolutionary fervour is back on the Croisette. Audience members jump to their feet with #freeassange placards; there are namechec(...)

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