James Cameron: ‘People didn’t trust scientists in the 1950s because they gave us the atom bomb. But they believed. Scientists were believed’

The sun has just risen in Ireland. On the other side of the world, James Cameron, hard at work on a raft of Avatar sequels, is doing whatever people d(...)

Marlee Matlin:  ‘Deaf is not a costume.’ Photograph: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic/Getty

When early financial backers of Marlee Matlin’s new film, Coda, expressed their preference for hiring big-name actors to play the roles of two major d(...)

The 8th

THE 8TH ★★★★★ Directed by Aideen Kane, Lucy Kennedy, Maeve O’Boyle. Featuring Ailbhe Smyth, Andrea Horan, Ivana Bacik, Wendy Grace, Una Mullally,(...)

Devin Toner remains an important part of the Leinster squad. File photograph: Inpho

The milestone is within reach. One more appearance will see Devin Toner pull alongside Gordon D’Arcy (261) as the most capped rugby player in Leinster(...)

Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival 2021: Stanley Tucci and Colin Firth in Harry Macqueen’s Supernova

The actors Stanley Tucci, Colin Firth and Nina Hoss and the director Steve McQueen are among the filmmakers lined up to appear at next month’s Virgin (...)

The moral centre of the action is Andréa, played by Camille Cottin

The world is divided between those who have never heard of Parisian comedy Call My Agent! (Netflix) and those who will proclaim it the best thing sinc(...)

It was not until she was 35, in 2013, that the edgy hidden-camera prank show Connasse brought Camille Cottin  to her nation’s attention. Photograph: Joel Saget/AFP via Getty Images

“I bought a few sheep during lockdown. Nobody told me they’d eat all my plants. How Parisian is that?” I’m discussing the pandemic with the actor Cami(...)

Michael Apted at his office in West Los Angeles in December 2012. Apted was the acclaimed British director of  films such as the Coal Miner’s Daughter. Photograph: Robert Yager/The New York Times

Michael Apted Born: February 10th, 1941 Died: January 7th, 2021 Michael Apted, who has died aged 79, was a director who moved with ease between socia(...)

Gloriously daft: Steve Martin as Dr Hfuhruhurr in The Man with Two Brains

He’s a master of slapstick, a surrealist clown, the don of comic film roles from Roxanne to The Jerk. As he turns 75, comics including Sarah Silverman(...)

Oscars 2020: Bong Joon Ho accepts Parasite’s Academy Award for best international feature film. Photograph: Etienne Laurent/EPA

Triggering one of the great upsets in Oscar history, Bong Joon Ho’s Parasite, a social satire wrapped in a farce, won best picture at a busy, rain-dre(...)

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