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Instagram influencer  Taylor (Elizabeth Olsen) and her unhinged stalker Ingrid (Aubrey Plaza) in ‘Ingrid Goes West’:   social media misquotations and mistranslations  pepper the movie

In television-land, the “sadcom” likely peaked sometime between Phoebe Waller-Bridge sobbing through the denouement of Fleabag and Sarah Lynn’s visit (...)

Some Like It Hot: the greatest comedy of all time?

Billy Wilder’s Some Like it Hot has been voted the best comedy of all time in a poll for BBC Culture. Some 253 critics from around the world – includi(...)

Writer-director-actor Warren Beatty in Los Angeles: “Rather than sit around and mourn the demise of the big screen and an audience of hundreds, we should be waiting for a revival of movies that are not sequels: a revival of the unknown.” Photograph: Emily Berl/New York Times

There’s a photograph of Warren Beatty that I’ve often wondered about. In it, Nancy Reagan is beaming like a star-struck teenager. Warren Beatty is bes(...)

Gerald Kaufman, who has died aged 86, on a  visit in 2010 to the Palestinian Legislative Council in Hebron, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. Photograph: Abed al-Hashlamoun/EPA

Politicians from all parties have paid tribute to Labour MP Gerald Kaufman, who has died aged 86. Sir Gerald was one of the sharpest and most acerbic (...)

Warriena Wright (26) from New Zealand fell 14 storeys to her death from the balcony of Gable Tostee’s apartment in Surfers Paradise, Australia. Photograph: Queensland police

Gable Tostee has been found not guilty of the murder or manslaughter of Warriena Wright after four days’ of deliberation for the jury. Mr Tostee (3(...)

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(...)

Image from a new underwater investigation at Loch Ness, showing a monster-shaped object that turned out to be a 1970s film prop. Photograph: Kongsberg Maritime/VisitScotland/PA Wire

Nessie hunters were left disappointed when monster remains uncovered at the bottom of Loch Ness turned out to be a film prop from the 1970s. The 9m m(...)

Casablanca (1942)
Ten great movie bromances

FRIENDSHIP WEEK: From best mates to bromances - All week on irishtimes.com/life-and-style, we take a closer look at friendship Sometimes a buzz ph(...)

Christopher Lee with his wife, Birgit Kroencke, in 2007. He identified with Dracula, he said, as an embarrassmnet to an aristocratic family. Photograph: Arno Burgi/EPA

The film actor Christopher Lee, who has died aged 93, lent his impressive height, distinguished good looks, Shakespearean voice and aristocratic prese(...)

The German-Russian museum in the Berlin district of Karlshorst: jointly funded by Germany and Russia, the museum includes a permanent exhibition highlighting Nazi Germany’s Russian campaign during the second World War. Photograph: John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images

Two doors lead into the Berlin hall where the second World War in Europe ended, at 11.01pm on May 8th 1945. In Moscow it was already May 9th. Today th(...)

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