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 Blindboy Boatclub: listed Flann O’Brien as one of his great heroes, alongside “Bob Dylan and Tom Waits”

Doing an interview as part of the International Flann O’Brien conference during the week, Blindboy Boatclub of the Rubber Bandits listed the writer as(...)

Iggy Pop stars as Male Coffee Zombie in  Jim Jarmusch’s The Dead Don’t Die. Photograph: Frederick Elmes / Focus Features © 2019 Image Eleven Productions, Inc

 The early trailers for Jim Jarmusch’s latest movie suggested the distributors were a bit nervous about the content. Edited with zany fury, the p(...)

Jim Jarmusch with Adam Driver, Selena Gomez, Bill Murray, Chloë Sevigny, Tilda Swinton and Luka Sabbat. Photograph: Julien Mignot/New York Times

YOU CAN READ THE FILM-MAKER’S PERSONALITY IN HIS DEADPAN, SARDONIC CINEMA. HE DOESN’T SOUND EXACTLY HAPPY – BUT HE’S NOT IN DESPAIR EITHER Here (...)

Mick Flannery: His 2005 concept album Evening Train,  about small-town gamblers and strivers, has  been made into a musical.

A few years ago, while they were researching a musical, the singer-songwriter Mick Flannery brought the writer Ursula Rani Sarma outside her comfort z(...)

Quentin Tarantino: his drama of hippy Hollywood will turn heads. Photograph: Jean-Philippe Ksiazek/AFP/Getty

Pedro Almodóvar, Ken Loach, Jim Jarmusch, Quentin Tarantino and Terrence Malick are in competition. Werner Herzog and Abel Ferrara are also offering n(...)

Cannes 2019: Penélope Cruz and Raúl Arévalo in Pain and Glory (Dolor y Gloria), directed by Pedro Almodóvar

New work from Terrence Malick, Ken Loach, Pedro Almodóvar and the Dardenne brothers will compete for the Palme d’Or at the Cannes film festival next m(...)

Tanya Sweeney: “I’ve started to think about the times my own mother taught me left from right, tying shoelaces, the difference between ‘their’, ‘they’re’ and there’. The most basic and quotidian things, doled out in moments of selflessness and sacrifice.” Photograph Nick Bradshaw

When you get pregnant, you hear a lot of very nice platitudes. “You’re glowing.” (That’s not a glow, that’s a life without wine.) “You’ll be an amazin(...)

Spacek and Redford: The dialogue is witty, but sparse. The editing is leisurely. This is why we need movie stars

We may as well begin by saying what The Old Man and the Gun is not. It’s not among that exhaustingly tedious genre of old-geezer crime films that has (...)

November is hard to love in its own right. Photograph: Elena Leonova/iStock

It has become a point of annual principle with me to embrace the eleventh month of the year as an event in itself, without reference to the twelfth. B(...)

Robin Wright: taking charge in House of Cards

House of Cards – Season 6 (November 2nd) The secret weapon of the political drama now takes centre stage in the final season of House of Cards as Rob(...)

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