Todd Phillips

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‘We are so wedded to the smartphone we have trouble imagining life without it.’ File photograph: Getty Images

There is a scene in Todd Phillips’s Joker where . . . No, no. Come back. This is not another think piece on that film’s engagement with toxic masculi(...)

Joker: US cinema chains  will ban masks and costumes from screenings

For close to a century, newspapers have got themselves in a tizzy about the possibility that some film or other may have inspired an act of violence. (...)

Rian Johnson’s Knives Out

The Toronto International Film Festival (sometimes Tiff) is not like its rivals in Cannes or Venice. Taking place within the fourth-largest city in No(...)

Joaquin Phoenix in Joker

HOW DID AN UNPREDICTABLE STAR KNOWN FOR LONERS AND KILLERS WIND UP IN JOKER, A STUDIO BLOCKBUSTER BASED ON A COMIC BOOK? THINK OF IT MORE AS A CHAR(...)

Actor Joaquin Phoenix and director  Todd Phillips of Joker, with the  Golden Lion award for best  film at the  Venice Film Festival. Photograph:   Alberto PIzzoli/ AFP/Getty Images

The dark drama Joker about the origins of the villainous character won the Golden Lion award at the Venice Film Festival on Saturday, while Roman Pola(...)

Jojo (Roman Griffin Davis) has dinner with his imaginary friend Adolf (writer-director Taika Waititi), and his mother, Rosie (Scarlett Johansson) in Jojo Rabbit. Photograph: Kimberley French/Twentieth Century Fox

And just like that it was deep winter. The football season ceases for around 10 minutes. So we shouldn’t reel too much at the news that awards season (...)

Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker. Photograph: Warner Bros

Joaquin Phoenix goes from sign-waving clown to crazed villain in the creepy final trailer for Joker. The origins story of the Batman supervillain, di(...)

Neasa Hardiman’s Sea Fever will be among the 54 per cent of films directed by women playing in the Discovery strand at Toronto

Next week, the Dublin Feminist Film Festival makes a welcome return to the Light House Cinema. It hardly needs to be said that the event swells with m(...)

Sea Fever: Neasa Hardiman’s film stars Hermione Corfield, Connie Nielsen and Dougray Scott in a science-fiction tale about a marine-biology student confronting a mysterious organism on an Atlantic trawler

Four Irish films have been announced as part of the Discovery programme at next month’s Toronto International Film Festival. This strong showing at th(...)

Directed by Todd Phillips, Joker is set for release in October

The trailer for the hotly anticipated Batman spinoff Joker has hit the internet. Starring Joaquin Phoenix in a role already played by Jack Nicholson (...)

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