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‘The Hole in the Ground’ writer-director Lee Cronin: “You really need the wind at your back.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Lee Cronin, writer-director of Irish horror film The Hole in the Ground, has one eye on the forecast. His debut feature will be released in Irish and (...)

 Spike Lee   at the premiere  of his new film ‘BlacKkKlansman’   in   California. “I hope that this film can give some little extra push or touch or anything to get people to register to vote.” Photograph: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic

Spike Lee furrows his brow, peers across the table and asks: “How old was Kurosawa when he stopped making films?” On the spot, I don’t have an exact (...)

Adam Driver and John David Washington create a pairing – the former laconic; the later bemused – that cries out for further exploitation

Spike Lee has been getting in trouble throughout his career. He can handle it. Veteran Lee watchers may, however, be surprised by the precise col(...)

'Breaking In' producer and actor Gabrielle Union: 'I think people in the industry finally get that people want to see themselves reflected on screen.' Photograph: Steve Marcus/Reuters

Gabrielle Union, the producer and star of Breaking In is chatting amiably about representation. Well, of course she is. Breaking In, which features Un(...)

You haven’t escaped yet. Before awards season closes down for a month or two – it’s now almost as long as the football season – we beg your indulgence(...)

Actor, writer, director Jordan Peele accepts best director for ‘Get Out’ at the 2018 Film Independent Spirit Awards  in Santa Monica, California, on Saturday. Photograph: Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images

Get Out was the big winner at a sodden, rain-swept Film Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, California, on Saturday, winning best feature and b(...)

Saoirse Ronan and Laurie Metcalf in “Lady Bird”

1. Did anybody actually see these films? Yes, they did. But this is still the lowest-grossing set of best-picture nominees since 2011. Dunkirk, which (...)

This image released by A24 Films shows Saoirse Ronan in a scene from "Lady Bird." Ronan was nominated for an Oscar for best actress on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. The 90th Oscars will air live on ABC on Sunday, March 4.  (Merie Wallace/A24 via AP)

THREE IS A MAGIC NUMBER FOR THE IRISH Have we got blasé about Saoirse Ronan’s record at these awards already? Only one other female actor has scored (...)

Oscar contenders: Daniel Day Lews, Saorise Ronan and Martin McDonagh’s ‘Three Billboards’

Best Picture Call Me by Your Name Darkest Hour Dunkirk Get Out Lady Bird Phantom Thread The Post The Shape of Water Three Billboar(...)

Saoirse Ronan: Golden Globe and Oscar contender, at the American Film Institute annual  Awards at Four Seasons Hotel in  Beverly Hills on Saturday. Photograph:  Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

Ah, The Golden Globes. Once a year, we stop to ponder why this odd ceremony continues to attract such furious attention. Professional awards such as t(...)

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