Lynne Ramsay on Defying Clichés in ‘You Were Never Really Here’ and Her Thoughts on Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker [Interview]

Lynne Ramsay was never really trying to break the mold. The director of this year’s critical darling You Were Never Really Here chooses her movies with discretion, with a six-year gap between the Joaquin Phoenix-starring noir thriller and her last film, the haunting psychological drama We Need to Talk About Kevin. Only four feature films total populate Ramsay’s entire […]

False St Patrick’s Day cliches that drive Irish people crazy

In honor of Ireland’s national holiday RT.com presents a comprehensive run-down of the bizarre St Patrick’s Day cliches from around the globe which irritate Irish people the most. Put that green beer down and read on. Calling it ‘St Patty’s Day’ Other than people mistakenly thinking that the Republic of Ireland is part of Britain, […]

False St Patrick’s Day cliches that drive Irish people crazy

In honor of Ireland’s national holiday RT.com presents a comprehensive run-down of the bizarre St Patrick’s Day cliches from around the globe which irritate Irish people the most. Put that green beer down and read on. Calling it ‘St Patty’s Day’ Other than people mistakenly thinking that the Republic of Ireland is part of Britain, […]

Washington slides into ‘primitive Cold War clichés’, Moscow says

The Russian foreign ministry says the US is “sliding deeper” into a Cold War paradigm that is “totally detached from reality,” while warning Washington to “stop demonizing Russia and it foreign policy.” “On August 2, the US Vice President [Mike] Pence once again made a series of anti-Russian statements and intimidated the leaders of the […]

Toni Erdmann’s Sandra Hüller: ‘Everybody knows the German clichés. Maybe they’re true’

The star of the Oscar-tipped German comedy talks about growing up in East Germany and why one film – however good – is unlikely to change preconceptions about her country Actors have to empathise. If they don’t root for their characters, no one else will. They mustn’t judge, just relate. But I have never known […]