Firm favourites: Toni Collette in Hereditary (centre) and from left, Cold War, Climax, Lady Bird, Sorry to Bother You and Loveless

We should begin by acknowledging the continuing eccentricities of the distribution business. For once there was, in this place, only the mildest of ey(...)

Jessie Buckley with the Most Promising Newcomer award, during the 21st British Independent Film Awards in London. Photograph:  Matt Crossick, PA Wire

In a very successful night for Irish film talent at the British Independent Film Awards, the Element Pictures-produced The Favourite won 10 awards, an(...)

A promotional image for the film Float Like a Butterfly.

It’s a long way from Kanturk to Kentucky but that’s the metaphorical journey that Cork film director, Carmel Winter has made with her film ‘Float Like(...)

Sissy Spacek and Robert Redford in The Old Man & The Gun

The wise old lady of Irish film festivals is back with her strongest programme in some years. Founded in 1956, the Cork Film Festival has had its gidd(...)

Natalie Portman in Vox Lux: When she finally appears, she’s in every scene

It’s that time when all logic gets turned on its head. Neither A Star is Born nor Bohemian Rhapsody is a musical. The three stars of Yorgos Lanthimos’(...)

Actor Olivia Colman celebrates with the Coppa Volpi for Best Actress in ‘The Favourite’ at the Venice Film Festival. Photograph: Filippo Monteforte/AFP/Getty Images

Yorgos Lanthimos’s The Favourite, an Irish production from Element Pictures, has taken two major prizes at The Venice Film Festival. The historical co(...)

The Favourite, Yorgos Lanthimos’s much-anticipated follow-up to The Lobster and Killing of a Sacred Deer, which is produced by Element Pictures in Dublin

The first cuckoo of the 2019 awards season has sounded with the announcement of the programmes for the overlapping Toronto and Venice film festivals. (...)

Who doesn’t like a good war film?

The New York critics have decided. The Los Angeles critics have decided. And now the Dublin Film Critics Circle has awards its prizes for the year. Ch(...)

Barry Keoghan and Nicole Kidman at the screening of The Killing of a Sacred Deer at the Cannes Film Festival in May. Photograph: Getty Images

Barry Keoghan has come a long way, but one formative professional controversy won’t leave him alone. It is May and we are on the roof of the Palais d(...)

Colin Farrell, having previously channelled a cannier Fr Dougal on Valium for the purposes of The Lobster, finds unexpected new textures in flat to explore

Steven (Colin Farrell), an open-heart surgeon, discusses watches with his anaesthesiologist friend. Steven buys the watch recommended by his colleague(...)

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