Irish actress Ruth Negga: "I don't think I was prepared for how much I have to talk about myself. I find that intensely boring."

Ruth Negga accommodates a rare combination of strength and frailty. She professes to nervousness when speaking in public. She talks sincerely of a ne(...)

Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Damien Chazelle and Justin Hurwitz hold their awards at the annual Golden Globes awards ceremony. Photograph: Mike Nelson/EPA

Damien Chazelle’s romantic musical La La Land pushed all competitors into the dust at the Golden Globes awards in Los Angeles on Sunday night. Sadly, (...)

Ken Loach celebrates next to producer Rebecca O’Brien after he was awarded the Palme d’Or for the film “I, Daniel Blake” during the closing ceremony of the 69th Cannes Film Festival in southern France. Photograph: Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images

Ken Loach has won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival in one of the most surprising awards ceremonies in decades. Loach won the festival’s top(...)

Andrea Arnold’s American Honey

‘Spring is here. Spring is here. Life is skittles. Life is beer.” So sang Tom Lehrer in Poisoning Pigeons in the Park. Or is it early summer? Either(...)

Palme d’Or contender: Cate Blanchett in Carol, directed by Todd Haynes

Such is the nature of the news cycle that some editions of the Cannes film festival come to be identified with satellite scandals only obliquely relat(...)

Muffled: Gabriel Byrne and Amy Ryan in Louder Than Bombs

Joachim Trier, Norwegian director of the piercing Oslo, August 31st, has made a film about somebody who is no longer here. This achingly tastef(...)

 Samuel Beckett. Photograph:  IC Rapoport/Getty Images

Michael Gambon is concentrating on his spaghetti bolognese, and on keeping it away from his green tweed jacket, when he announces: “Oh, Beckett is gre(...)

The Nun

Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the cinema, this bland, sanitised French heritage drama hits our screens, leaving little lasting im(...)

Dead Man Down

And then they all walk into a bar together and there’s a punchline. Danish film-maker Niels Arden Oplev directs Irishman Colin Far(...)

If you know anything about Michael Haneke, you will approach this documentary with guarded expectations. Famously evasive about the mean(...)

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