This gently radical film illustrates the injustice of a since-overturned Irish law banning pre-marital sex for people with an intellectual disability. It still has a powerful message, though – about casting, writes Alex Dudok de Wit.
No pogs, no frigs, and one ghost too many, but Philip Kemp enjoyed the scepticism and sardonic humour of this family-friendly adaptation on its first release. Now it’s back in cinemas for the festive season.
The Resistance may be all but futile in this ominous middle chapter, but Luke Skywalker gets his long-awaited cinematic due, Kylo Ren offers rare character complexity and Rian Johnson directs even the comic critters with wit and skill, says Kim Newman.
This handsome son of the Kapoor dynasty had a long, distinguished career, including many films with director Yash Chopra and actor Amitabh Bachchan as well as starring roles for Merchant Ivory, writes Rachel Dwyer.
The Irish director’s new film dramatises the elusive life of folk singer Joe Heaney. He talks to Philip Concannon about making the local universal, his horror of biopics and why he finds all the material he needs on his doorstep.
James Franco effortlessly incarnates showbiz outsider Tommy Wiseau, the eccentric director of notorious self-financed farrago The Room, in this affectionate, not-quite-Hollywood comedy-biopic, writes Matthew Taylor.