Sarah Connor, mother to future revolutionary John Connor, surely scores as the most impressively ‘badass’ mom of the modern era

DUMBO (1941) There was some competition between Bambi’s mother and the elephant’s mistreated parent for this spot, but, with the best will in the wor(...)

Nosferatu

At any random point in the last century, somebody, somewhere has been writing an article on “a new golden age for horror”. Meanwhile, somebody else wa(...)

The Exorcist: William Friedkin at the steps where he filmed his horror film’s climatic scene, in the Georgetown neighbourhood of Washington. Photograph: Gabriella Demczuk/New York Times

When you’ve got a demonic child in Washington splattering dark stinking bile, croaking gibberish, spewing vulgar personal attacks, lying to sow confus(...)

Jeanne Moreau in Lift to the Scaffold/Ascenseur pour L’echafaud (1958)

With her sensual, pouting mouth, her Gauloises-saturated voice, and her combination of sharp intelligence and smouldering sexuality, Jeanne Moreau, wh(...)

Jeanne Moreau in New York, March, 2003. Photograph: Suzanne DeChillo/The New York Times

Jeanne Moreau, who passed away in the early hours of July 31st at the age of 89, was arguably the greatest French woman actor ever. Her life and oeuv(...)

French actress Jeanne Moreau poses on the set of the film ‘Eva directed by Joseph Losey in Venice. French actress Jeanne Moreau died aged 89 on July 31, 2017. Photograph: AFP Photo

There are so many plausible answers to the question: when did the 1960s really begin? For a certain class of cineaste, the answer is early 1962. In J(...)

The scale and feel and pageantry of All-Ireland finals   are unique and don’t think for a moment that the light of September does not contribute to that. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

On the face of it, it is difficult to imagine an Irish September without the All-Ireland hurling and football finals. You have to ask, in fact, if th(...)

Picture dated  October 29th, 2013, shows US author and screenwriter of The Exorcist, William Peter Blatty, in the Georgetown neighbourhood of Washington DC, USA. File photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

Writer Stephen King has led tributes to the author of The Exorcist William Peter Blatty, who has died aged 89. The writer and filmmaker’s death was a(...)

The Angulo brothers in The Wolfpack: ‘They seemed or felt foreign. Almost like a tribe. Their presence was so strong’

Mukunda Angulo is from Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Growing up, in common with many aspiring young film-makers, he and his five brothers would tran(...)

Oscar Isaac in A Most Violent Year

You’ve seen All Is Lost. Right? That’s the film featuring Robert Redford as a yachtsman who gets cast adrift in a lonely ocean. There is barely a l(...)

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