Great Irish movies: Eamonn Owens as Francie Brady in The Butcher Boy, directed by Neil Jordan

IN VERY PARTICULAR ORDER, HERE’S OUR (CURRENTLY DEFINITIVE) PICK OF THE GREATEST IRISH MOVIES EVER MADE No sane person will sincerely claim that(...)

From the dominance of Netflix and Disney to the rise of #MeToo and the downfall of Weinstein , there have been huge upheavals in the world of cinem(...)

THE BOOKS, BY JOHN SELF Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy By EL James, 2012 The “dirty books” about a sadomasochistic relationship that spawned a million (...)

Midsommar, directed by Ari Aster, takes third place

Oh look, it’s that person again. “I haven’t been to the cinema for years as there’s never anything good on.” “Really? Did you not enjoy Marriage Story(...)

Irish film producer Ed Guiney receives the award for Best European Comedy and Best European film, for  The Favourite, at the 32nd European Film Awards ceremony in Berlin, Germany, on Saturday night. Photograph: Clemens Bilan/EPA

Even before the official ceremony for the 32nd annual European Film Awards (EFAs) kicked off, it was a triumphant occasion for Irish production The Fa(...)

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(...)

These city films could equally be romcoms (When Brendan Met Trudy, 2000), musicals (Once, 2007) or horrors (The Canal, 2014)

Had they stopped to consider it, the audiences queueing for this year’s unexpected box office hit and awards darling, The Favourite, might have been f(...)

Eighth Grade: A humane film that recognises there is kindness among the jabbering hostility

It’s the time of year when we invite people to say: “Was that this year? It seems like ages since that came out.” There will be a little less of that(...)

Cannes do spirit: the main competition jury at the opening ceremony of the French film festival, which is also a marketplace for film-makers from all over the world, including Ireland. Photograph: John Phillips/Getty

As you read this, the lower decks of the Palais des Festivals in Cannes are awash with producers, distributors and funders. There has been all kinds o(...)

Elsie Fisher and Jake Ryan in Eighth Grade, Bo Burnham’s hilarious, charming, clever coming-of-age tale, the best film about teen angst since Edge of Seventeen. Photograph: A24

YouTube was new, only two years old in fact, when lanky 16-year-old Bo Burnham uploaded a memorable video. “Hi, gang. I just woke up, so I thought I’d(...)

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