Any idiot could play Magneto. You just turn up, scowl a bit, throw a submarine at an aeroplane with your mind and then cash the cheque

The Snowman is a turkey. Everyone saw it coming, and now it’s happened. Audiences simply did not want to see Michael Fassbender play a man called Harr(...)

Start the app when you sit down to watch a film, and it will buzz at the boring bit

Even the corniest summer blockbusters now regularly clock in at two-and-a-half hours. So perhaps it should be no surprise that RunPee, an iPhone app a(...)

File image of actor Daniel Day-Lewis posing with his Oscar for best actor for his role in ‘Lincoln’, in Hollywood, California, the US. File photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters

Sir Daniel Day-Lewis is to retire from acting, it has been announced. The surprising news came in a statement to Variety magazine from his representat(...)

The Coach House at Old Conna Village

Old Conna Village lies in the grounds of Aravon House in Rathmichael, which was sold last year by songwriter Chris de Burgh to John Scottus School – a(...)

Johnny Harris and Michael Smiley in Jawbone: the film exists on the same mean streets as Nil By Mouth, I, Daniel Blake or the hardcore kitchen-sink milieu of the late Alan Clarke.

Just when you think the boxing movie is beyond reinvention, along comes Jawbone to give the genre a meat-punching, raw-egg-drinking workout up and dow(...)

The Promise: Christian Bale and Charlotte Le Bon in Terry George's film about the Armenian genocide during the first World War

Terry George, the Irish film-maker behind Some Mother’s Son and Hotel Rwanda, is surely accustomed to rubbing shoulders with the glitterati, having at(...)

Brian O’Driscoll during the 2014 Six Nations (left), and on TV analysis duty (right). Photograph: Inpho (left) Getty images (right).

It’s a humdrum Wednesday evening in London’s suburbia and way too murky for the pilots descending into nearby Heathrow to observe in miniature the boy(...)

Ryan Gosling in La La Land, which as been nominated for an almost unprecedented 14 Oscars, including Best Actor and Picture.

There are regular complaints about the Oscar nominations proving too predictable, and this year is no exception. Still, many of the categories will ki(...)

The 88th Oscars in Hollywood: Mark Rylance, Brie Larson, Leonardo DiCaprio and Alicia Vikander. Photograph: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty

What were your cultural highlights of 2016? I’m not sure if this counts as “cultural”, but getting to attend the Oscars was a treat. The surge in Iri(...)

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(...)

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