Richard E Grant stars opposite Melissa McCarthy  in Can You Ever Forgive Me? Photograph: Mary Cybulski

In 1991, actor, perfumier, director and keen diarist Richard E Grant was on the set of Rambling Rose with Laura Dern when he met an enthusiastic young(...)

The Favourite: Yorgos Lanthimos’s film, starring Olivia Colman, is the most nominated Irish production in Oscar history

The Favourite could hardly have done better With 10 mentions, Yorgos Lanthimos’s historical comedy The Favourite – produced by Element Pictures in Du(...)

Photograph: Damian Dovarganes/AP

Best picture Black Panther BlacKkKlansman Bohemian Rhapsody The Favourite Green Book Roma A Star is Born Vice Best director A(...)

Emma Stone in ‘The Favourite’

The Irish production The Favourite has received 10 nominations for this year’s Academy Awards including a nod for best picture. It is, alongside (...)

Colin Farrell  during the Pendulum Summit  at  Dublin’s Convention Centre. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

We enter in masses beneath a mighty arch and encounter a stage emblazoned with the words “Leading you to Greatness”. This can mean one of only two thi(...)

Rachel Weisz and Olivia Coleman in The Favourite

You could reasonably describe the latest film from Yorgos Lanthimos as his most conventional to date. Then again, you could reasonably describe Das (...)

Polish director Pawel Pawlikowski  and his team members pose with all their awards for their film ‘Cold War’ during the 2018 European Film Awards ceremony in Seville. Photograph:  Cristina Quicler/AFP/Getty Images

Pawel Pawlikowski’s Cold War was the big winner at the 31st European Film Awards in Seville. The beautiful, monochrome drama, detailing a complicated (...)

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(...)

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