Oscar season in Toronto: Lady Gaga in A Star Is Born

It was a very special edition of Toronto International Film Festival for the Irish director Carmel Winters. At the screening of Float Like a Butterfly(...)

‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ is very much in thrall to its source material

All major festivals have their traditions. It is entirely in character that screenings at the Toronto International Film Festival begin with the audie(...)

In ‘Rosie’, Sarah Greene (above) and Moe Dunford  play a couple who find themselves without accommodation.

Paddy Breathnach’s Rosie, a searing film tackling the nation’s homelessness crisis, has had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festi(...)

The Oscarologists may be most interested in Bradley Cooper’s take on “A Star is Born” which co-stars the director and Lady Gaga.

The Irish Times is attending the Toronto International Film Festival for the first time since 2008. It would be understating the case to argue that, i(...)

Sarah Greene during filming for ‘Rosie’.

There are enough complications to making a film without having to cope with the real world. It is late March and we – the crew, the cast, that bloke t(...)

“The Farthest” by Emer Reynolds: “I was obsessed with space as a child. I spent part of my childhood growing up on a farm in Tipperary with really dark skies overhead. I could see the Milky Way.”

In June 1977, four days after the death of Elvis, the first of two Voyager space probes were launched. More than 40 years later, Voyager 1 and 2 are s(...)

Margot Slattery: Guilty pleasure is Diet Coke. Photograph: Kieran Harnett
The Lighter Side

What business person do you most admire? Louise Phelan of PayPal What is your guilty pleasure? Diet Coke How do you unwind? At our house in Le(...)

Pat Shortt (right) in The Flag: “This goes back to the older class of emigrant. We want to give that feeling of the guy down on his luck.”

“As you can see, I am not pulling any faces. I’m not jumping around. There are no jazz hands,” Pat Shortt tells me. It’s a lovely autumn afternoon,(...)

William Burroughs in a still from the film Burroughs

‘The biggest challenge with this film, even in pitching it, was that it was about so many things,” Aaron Brookner says of his documentary Uncle Howar(...)

Viva, directed by Paddy Breathnach, is one of the highlights of Gaze 2016

Accenture has renewed its sponsorship of the Gaze International LGBT Film Festival in a three-year commitment. The professional services brand’s spons(...)

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