Elizabeth II: Screening the Queen

Queen Elizabeth II has reigned longer – 60 years compared with 44 – than namesake Elizabeth I, but the current monarch trails her predecessor when it comes to the number of times she has been depicted in movies.

Five Irish Films for St. Patrick’s Day

The first Irish movie I ever saw starred Scotsman Sean Connery. It was a revival showing of Darby O’Gill and the Little People, a 1959 Disney film that worked overtime to be charming and had a plot involving leprechauns.

‘This Means War': Is Tom Hardy Leading Man Material?

Newly-minted British movie star Tom Hardy gets his first chance to top-line in a big-budget studio film with This Means War, a comic action romance opening on today (February 17). He gets equal billing (though his name is listed third) …