Ben Foster and Thomasin McKenzie in Leave No Trace. Photograph:  Scott Green/ Bleecker Street

Teenager Tom (Thomasin McKenzie) and her war veteran father, Will (Ben Foster), live off the grid in a public park near Portland, Oregon. This small s(...)

Ruben Östlund: “What I remember most strongly – and I think it was in Cork rather than Dublin – was seeing kids begging on the street. I don’t know that they were homeless.” Photograph: Maarten de Boer/Getty

In a strange twist of fate, the late former taoiseach Jack Lynch and his wife Maureen had a hand in Ruben Östlund’s Oscar-nominated The Square. Back i(...)

Elijah Wood as Frodo Baggins in Lord of The Rings: Amazon’s TV  adaptation will explore  new storylines preceding Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring. Photograph: Reuters/HO-New Line Cinema

He just keeps on giving, does JRR Tolkein. The latest move in the fantasy epic is towards downsizing, from the big screen to the small, as Amazon plan(...)

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(...)

Jodie Whittaker will become the first woman to play the Time Lord in Doctor Who, the BBC has revealed. File photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Broadchurch star Jodie Whittaker will become the first female Doctor in Doctor Who, the BBC has announced. The actress (35), will take over from Pete(...)

Expect a “La La Land” sweep on the night, including best film, best director and best actress

Spoiler alert! La La Land is going to win best picture at this weekend’s Oscars. Roll up the red carpet. Shelve the champagne flutes. Send the televis(...)

French film My Life as a Zucchini, which is nominated for an Oscar for Best Animated Film

The Oscars will be handed out at a February 26th ceremony in Hollywood hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. Here are the nominations: Best Picture Arrival, Fen(...)

Irish-Ethiopian actress Ruth Negga who has been nominated for best actress for her role in the film Loving. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

Irish-Ethiopian actor Ruth Negga has been nominated for best actress at the 89th Academy Awards. Ms Negga was honoured for playing Mildred Loving, th(...)

La La Land looks likely to be the first original film musical to win best picture since Gigi in 1958

Well, here we are again. On Tuesday at lunchtime — a little later in the year than usual — we will learn the 2017 Oscar nominations. There will be so(...)

Fionnula Flanagan: donated $3,000. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Sinn Fein counted some of Hollywood’s biggest stars among the party’s American donors. Several film industry celebrities donated money to the party du(...)

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