Adam Mckay

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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(...)

Johnny Depp as Donald Trump in The Art of the  Deal – The Movie: almost as funny as the real thing

It’s hard to compete with the power, drama, emotion and scandal coming to us live from the Olympics, which continues to dominate schedules until this (...)

Steve Martin and Michael Caine are rival con artists scamming wealthy marks on the French Riviera in 'Dirty Rotten Scoundrels'. Their one-upmanship makes for one of cinema’s great comic rivalries

A few years ago, we published a guide to the best films available on Netflix. It proved to be one of our most popular stories ever. Since then many n(...)

Race for the prize: Mad Max is  usual in that it’s a mainstream film in the best picture fight

This year, the Academy has gone for eight best picture nominees. They have finally achieved their aim of allowing a few mainstream, marquee pictures i(...)

Ireland’s Saoirse Ronan arrives at the British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House in London. Photograph: Paul Hackett/Reuters

Brooklyn, John Crowley’s adaptation of Colm Tóibín’s novel, continued its triumphant march through awards season by picking up best British film at th(...)

‘An audacious gripping screenplay’: Brad Pitt in The Big Short

We need to talk about regulation. The Big Short: Inside The Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis spent 28 weeks on the New York Times non-fiction bestse(...)

Donald Clarke predicts that Saoirse Ronan will receive an Oscars nomination for her role in Brooklyn. Photograph: Getty

For the last three months we have been predicting an unprecedentedly strong Irish performance at awards season. Last Sunday, at the Golden Globes, (...)

 Emma Donohoe, who is nominated for a  Golden Globe  for best screenplay for Room, photographed at The Lighthouse cinema in Dublin on Thursday night.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

The initial skirmishes have taken place. In September, Lenny Abrahamson’s Room won the Oscar-friendly People’s Choice Award at the Toronto Film Festiv(...)

Film review: Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

Here’s a thought. What would you have said if, eight years ago, somebody told you that the world would – at Christmas, no less – grind to a halt for a(...)

Steve Carrell, Paul Rudd, director Adam McKay, Will Ferrell and David Koechner from Anchorman 2 at the Irish premier of the film in the Savoy Cinema. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

There hasn’t been a media circus like it since the panda Ling Wong gave birth in the first Anchorman movie.Last night, a similar melee ensued when Wil(...)

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