Saoirse Ronan wins Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for ‘Lady Bird’. Photograph: Paul Drinkwater/Courtesy of NBC/Retuers

Saoirse Ronan, the most celebrated Irish actor of her generation, has won the award for best actress in a comedy or musical at the 75th Golden Globes.(...)

Playwright Martin McDonagh: ‘New York audiences always respond especially well to Irish plays, so let’s see how they are with an English one’ Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

At a time when every allegation of sexual impropriety in film and theatre seems to be matched by a tone deaf response – we’re looking at you Matt Damo(...)

Jessica Chastain wears clothes like weapons as she powers her way towards the capitalist dream

With his directorial debut, Aaron Sorkin is here to prove that middle-brow American cinema is not always about men and their daddy issues. Not always.(...)

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(...)

Saoirse Ronan chatting to Mary J Blige on the red carpet at the IFP Gotham Awards in November, while Greta Gerwig is interviewed. Ronan won an award for her role  in Lady Bird, which Gerwig directed.  Ronan has also been nominated for a Golden Globe award. Photograph: Rebecca Smeyne/The New York Times

Saoirse Ronan continues a seemingly inevitable run to a third Oscar nod with a nomination for best actress (comedy or musical) at the upcoming Golden (...)

Jessica Chastain: ‘She’s the nicest woman in Hollywood’ said the late Joan Rivers. Photograph: Chad Batka/The New York Times

She replies to her fans on Facebook and Twitter. The first time she was nominated for an Oscar, for The Help, she took her granny. She loves animals s(...)

A drifting Republican or an opportunist? Jessica Chastain in Miss Sloane

The closest model for this utterly daft – but undeniably propulsive – exercise in liberal self-congratulation might be Alan Parker’s ill remembered Th(...)

Jessica Chastain in The Zookeeper’s Wife: Chastain’s Polish accent is perfectly serviceable, but it does nothing to distract from the creakiness of the enterprise

Not every film concerning the Holocaust needs to exhibit ruthless documentary integrity. But there is an invisible line beyond which prettification ri(...)

Viola Davis on race and TV: “Things have changed in TV, certainly, because you now have 400 television shows on the air. There are stations you’ve never heard of. Because of the sheer volume you have more opportunity for actors in general.”

We have rarely had an Oscar favourite as unassailable as Viola Davis. At time of writing, one particularly mean bookmaker has her at 1/66 to win best (...)

Maria Schneider and Marlon Brando in the 1972 film Last Tango in Paris

The film industry has reacted with disgust at the admission from a director that one of the most notorious rape scenes in modern film history was sho(...)

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