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Lynn Cohen, Magda on ‘Sex and the City,’ Is Dead at 868h Lynn Cohen, Magda on ‘Sex and the City,’ Is Dead at 86
She had a long career onstage and on film and TV. But she found her greatest fame late in life, as a stern housekeeper on a hit HBO series.
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On my radar: Chris Steele-Perkins’s cultural highlights9h On my radar: Chris Steele-Perkins’s cultural highlights
The photographer on the latest Tarantino film, a psychedelic flower show, and where he goes for a good fry-up
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Midnight Family review – superb documentary on Mexico’s private ambulances10h Midnight Family review – superb documentary on Mexico’s private ambulances
Luke Lorentzen’s film follows an enterprising family exploiting the gap in Mexico City’s dire emergency servicesThere’s a twilight zone that the Ochoa family, the subjects of this superb observational documentary, inhabit. It’s a very dirty grey area situated somewhere between moral and amoral, occasionally dipping into outright immoral. The Ochoa men (and only once do we get a glimpse of one of the women of the family) save lives. Which, in any normal world, would make them the good guys. But the Ochoas live in Mexico City, in which there are just 45 government ambulances to support a population of around 9 million. Mopping up the overspill is an unofficial network of private ambulances, for-profit services that ferociously compete to pick up the victims of accidents and then charge them – or at least attempt to charge them – for emergency care. The Ochoas run one such ambulance; Luke Lorentzen’s remarkable film rides along inside a vehicle that supports an extended family financially and provides a lifeline for the injured and sick. It also serves as a mobile childcare unit for the younger Ochoa boy, who prefers the outlaw thrill of prowling the streets at night to the grind of the school day. And who can blame him? Captured by a camera that frequently rattles against the sides of the hurtling ambulance, the Ochoas’ night-time escapades are electrifying and urgent, doused in strobing emergency lights and powered by adrenaline.
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28h Updated The Batman begins filming in Glasgow city centre
Film crews set up around the Necropolis cemetery as Batman is seen riding a motorbike.
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4 Film Series to Catch in N.Y.C. This Weekend 20 Feb 5:00pm Updated 4 Film Series to Catch in N.Y.C. This Weekend
Our guide to film series and special screenings.
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Review: A Curious Burlesque House Imperiled by Gentrification 20 Feb 3:27pm Updated Review: A Curious Burlesque House Imperiled by Gentrification
Michael Imperioli stars in a Bruno de Almeida film featuring faded European glamour not pinned down by time or place.
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My Salinger Year review – bafflingly insipid Berlin opener clunks hard 20 Feb 2:00pm My Salinger Year review – bafflingly insipid Berlin opener clunks hard
Based on Joanna Rakoff’s memoir, this simpering knock-off of The Devil Wears Prada is so wet you could shoot snipe off it There’s an unfortunate tradition at Berlin of beginning with a film that clunks hard enough to smash concrete. So it has proved with this bafflingly insipid, zestless, derivative film – a simperingly coy knock-off of
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Kids to the Rescue: Film Festival Shines a Light on Activism 20 Feb 12:43pm Kids to the Rescue: Film Festival Shines a Light on Activism
The New York International Children’s Film Festival returns with dozens of works from more than 30 countries.
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In ‘We Are the Dream,’ Oakland Students Channel Dr. King 20 Feb 11:35am In ‘We Are the Dream,’ Oakland Students Channel Dr. King
Mahershala Ali returns to his Bay Area roots with this HBO film, his first undertaking as a documentary producer.
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‘Goldie’ Review: Scraping to Get By, and Get Fabulous 20 Feb 11:34am ‘Goldie’ Review: Scraping to Get By, and Get Fabulous
The fashion model Slick Woods makes her film debut in this candy-colored tale of a Bronx dreamer and her siblings.
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20 Feb 3:49am Updated Dame Julie Walters reveals shock of bowel cancer diagnosis
The actress tells Victoria Derbyshire her next film, The Secret Garden, could possibly be her last.
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David Mitchell: ‘I see myself as a coward’ 20 Feb 1:00am David Mitchell: ‘I see myself as a coward’
The former Peep Show star felt right at home playing a lily-livered journalist in Michael Winterbottom’s film Greed. He talks about marriage, capitalism – and Armageddon ‘I find nuclear war quite comforting,” says David Mitchell when we meet. The 45-year-old has been trying to make himself feel better about the state of the world, and this – weapons of mass destruction primed to annihilate us all – is what he’s landed on. “What’s comforting is that, these days, it’s so far down the hit parade of threats that we barely reflect on it at all,” he continues, before pausing to consider this. “It almost makes me think that there
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The New York Film Festival Names Its New Director 20 Feb 12:58am The New York Film Festival Names Its New Director
Eugene Hernandez, the deputy executive director of Film at Lincoln Center, will take the reins from Kent Jones, who departed last fall.
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Incidental Characters review – muddling along, looking for love 19 Feb 11:00am Incidental Characters review – muddling along, looking for love
Four people in an English market town search for meaning in their lives in this quirky but underpowered comedy Benjamin Verrall’s film is a quirky, low-key if underpowered British indie set in Lewes, East Sussex, and although it never quite came alive as a film, there are some nice moments. It could yet work well as a pilot for a TV series. Tony (Steve Watts) is a gentle, sensitive middle-aged guy without a partner who owns an independent publishing company and regularly visits his aged mum (Lucinda Curtis) who is in a care home. Alison (Isabella Marshall) is his office manager, a woman on whom Tony, in his muddled emotional state, has persuaded himself he has a crush. The firm employs shy, difficult young Alf (Howard Perret) to create promotional videos to advertise their books on social media, and Alf has a talent somewhere between Jim Henson and Michel Gondry. Poor Alf is falling hard for Josie (Sophia Carpasso) who – like him – is an artist.
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What do female film-makers have to say about male stories? 19 Feb 7:37am What do female film-makers have to say about male stories?
The directors celebrated in a new season at the Barbican – focusing on films about men, made by women – on turning the traditional gaze on its head When Ana Kokkinos found out her second film was going to be shown at Cannes in 1998, she was overjoyed. Charting 24 hedonistic hours in the life of a gay Greek-Australian teenager, Head On is a fierce and evocative depiction of queer identity and masculinity in crisis. Then she had her first interview. “The journalist told me there was a rumour that I must have been a man because a woman couldn’t possibly make this film.” The Australian film-maker was unsurprised. “There aren’t many female directors and when women get the opportunity to make a film they tend to want to make them about women. But when women make films about men there is still a taboo around that. There’s a cliched view that women can’t explore masculinity or the male experience.”
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Midnight Family review – racing to disaster in Mexico City 19 Feb 7:00am Midnight Family review – racing to disaster in Mexico City
This bleak and blackly comic documentary trails a private ambulance crew as they zoom recklessly through the streets hunting for accident victims Were it not for the real tragedy and horror involved, this documentary could almost be filed under the bleakest and often hilarious kind of black comedy. Film-maker Luke Lorentzen follows the crew of one of Mexico City’s dozens of private ambulances, guys who zoom recklessly through the streets to the site of an emergency, either directly called via the private medical insurance firm with whom the unfortunate person is insured, or after they have checked the police scanner alerting them to a likely sounding disaster. One such crew is the Ochoa family, dad Fer at the wheel, teenage son Juan in overall charge and his kid brother Josué, somewhat pointlessly along for the ride, confidently handling their dodgily maintained equipment. (Whether or not he should be in school is a moot point.)
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18 Feb 7:08pm Back To The Future is being rebooted - on stage, not on screen
Another movie would be like "selling your kids into prostitution", one of the film's creators says.
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‘Corpus Christi’ Review: An Ex-Convict Finds His Calling 18 Feb 12:59pm ‘Corpus Christi’ Review: An Ex-Convict Finds His Calling
This Polish film, which was nominated for the international feature Oscar, is about a man who pretends to be a priest.
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Rogue colons, endless ellipses: the worst grammar crimes in film titles 18 Feb 4:00am Rogue colons, endless ellipses: the worst grammar crimes in film titles
New Austen adaptation Emma. puts the period into period dramas. What other film titles include incongruous punctuation? In “the most
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17 Feb 9:37pm Steve Coogan: We ignore the imbalance between rich and poor
The Alan Partridge star takes on the retail industry in his new film Greed.
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BFI accused of stealing concept of Thirst Aid Kit podcast 17 Feb 10:30am BFI accused of stealing concept of Thirst Aid Kit podcast
New film season called Thirst covers same themes as podcast and has similar artwork The British Film Institute has been accused of “erasing” a popular podcast series after the launch of a forthcoming film season that shares part of its title, covers the same themes and has similar artwork.
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16 Feb 8:28pm Nikita Pearl Waligwa, Star of ‘Queen of Katwe,’ Dies at 15
The Ugandan teenager, who debuted in the 2016 Disney film about a chess whiz, died of brain cancer, her school said.
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David Byrne’s ‘American Utopia’ Will Return to Broadway Next Fall 16 Feb 4:30pm David Byrne’s ‘American Utopia’ Will Return to Broadway Next Fall
The theatrical concert has been a critical and commercial success. A film version by Spike Lee is also on the way.
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In a Post-‘Parasite’ World, What Happens Next? 14 Feb 12:38pm In a Post-‘Parasite’ World, What Happens Next?
Can the film’s big Oscar win change Hollywood, or will things go back to business as usual?
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14 Feb 10:17am Updated ‘Birds of Prey’ | Anatomy of a Scene
The director Cathy Yan narrates a sequence from her film starring Margot Robbie.
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14 Feb 9:06am Updated This Millennial ‘Emma’ Respects Its Elders
Autumn de Wilde’s new film adaptation of Jane Austen’s novel nods to the recent popularity of spiky costume dramas, but doesn’t stray too far from its source.
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The real star of Bong Joon-ho’s Oscar-winner Parasite? The house 14 Feb 8:39am The real star of Bong Joon-ho’s Oscar-winner Parasite? The house
Four carefully crafted sets give the appearance of a luxurious labyrinth of burnished wood and crystal-clear glass – a perfect location for menace and suburban depravity Pretty much every actor in Parasite puts in a note-perfect performance, but as the film unfolds there’s no doubting the star of the show. The house where the bulk of the action takes place – a gloriously opulent modernist building, shot to ensure no gleaming surface or painstaking furniture arrangement goes unnoticed – is truly a thing of wonder. Bong Joon-ho’s big-screen creations to date include
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Revisiting ‘Fantasy Island’: What to Watch 14 Feb 7:00am Revisiting ‘Fantasy Island’: What to Watch
With a new horror-tinged film version of “Fantasy Island” in theaters, a look back at some of the creepier episodes from the TV series.
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14 Feb 4:46am Updated Sonic the Hedgehog movie: Critics put the brakes on
The Sega game character is now a new-and-improved film star, but still not good enough for some.
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Review: Hulu’s ‘High Fidelity’ Is a Cool Cover, but It Misses Some Notes 13 Feb 3:54pm Review: Hulu’s ‘High Fidelity’ Is a Cool Cover, but It Misses Some Notes
Zoë Kravitz is great in this gender-flipped version of the book and film, but the show itself offers only superficial pleasures.
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Review: ‘High Fidelity’ Is a Cool Cover, but It Misses Some Notes 13 Feb 3:16pm Review: ‘High Fidelity’ Is a Cool Cover, but It Misses Some Notes
Zoë Kravitz is great in this gender-flipped version of the book and film, but the show itself offers only superficial pleasures.
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13 Feb 10:26am Rick Moranis returns to acting for Honey, I Shrunk The Kids sequel
The actor's last on-screen film role was in 1997 - but he's about to return to the big screen.
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Rick Moranis to make Honey I Shrunk the Kids reboot after 23-year break 13 Feb 8:13am Rick Moranis to make Honey I Shrunk the Kids reboot after 23-year break
Canadian actor and comic who took time off from films will appear with Josh Gad in the comedy Shrunk Rick Moranis, the Canadian actor and comic who made a high-profile screen career in the 1980s and 90s playing bespectacled nerds in a string of films such as Ghostbusters, Little Shop of Horrors and Spaceballs, is to return to the screen after a 23-year break after agreeing to act in a reboot of the science-fiction comedy Honey, I Shrunk the Kids. Moranis began to wind down his film acting career after the death of his wife, costume designer Ann Belsky, from breast cancer in 1991. His last credit was in 1997, with the third in the Shrunk series, the straight-to-video Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves.
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13 Feb 7:00am ‘Olympic Dreams’ Review: A Hopeful Rom-Com Fails to Medal
The setting of the movie, which was shot at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, is the film’s greatest asset.
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13 Feb 7:00am ‘Come as You Are’ Review: Three Disabled Men on a Sex Quest
This charming film recasts the sex comedy genre in a new light.
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12 Feb 7:10pm Updated After ‘Parasite,’ Are Subtitles Still a One-Inch Barrier for Americans?
The South Korean film made history at the Academy Awards. Are we finally ready to embrace subtitles?
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12 Feb 7:48am Does drill music cause crime, or offer an escape from it?
A new film gives a voice to drill rappers, while exposing hard truths about links to knife crime.
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A female director Oscar? Three ways to fix film awards season 12 Feb 7:08am A female director Oscar? Three ways to fix film awards season
From Netflix-only own ceremony to a big Baftas shakeup, here are three bold steps to right the wrongs highlighted by this year’s mistakes History has been made. For the first time in the 92-year history of the Oscars, best picture has gone to a non-English language film. And
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My Sister, My Daughter: Behind the Scenes of a Great American Film 12 Feb 5:00am My Sister, My Daughter: Behind the Scenes of a Great American Film
“The Big Goodbye: ‘Chinatown’ and the Last Years of Hollywood,” by Sam Wasson, contains plenty of nuggets about a classic movie.
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‘The Hunt,’ a Film Turned Lightning Rod, Will Arrive in Theaters in March 11 Feb 5:41pm ‘The Hunt,’ a Film Turned Lightning Rod, Will Arrive in Theaters in March
The satire, which depicts elite Americans killing “deplorables” for sport, was shelved after mass shootings last year.
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11 Feb 8:40am Should the Oscars rip up the rulebook on the ceremony?
As viewing figures fall again, some film fans say the ceremony is "too long" and "boring".
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To All the Boys: PS I Still Love You review – entertaining romcom sequel 11 Feb 6:56am To All the Boys: PS I Still Love You review – entertaining romcom sequel
Lara Jean finds that dating her dream boyfriend isn’t as blissful as she expected in To All the Boys I Loved Before follow-up To All the Boys I Loved Before was much more than just a sweet-natured romcom about a teenage girl whose secret stash of love letters to her old crushes were accidentally mailed out. It also heralded a positive step for representation with an Asian American protagonist in a John Hughes-style US high school film. Lara Jean Song Covey (Lana Condor) returns in this first of two sequels, which were shot back-to-back after the unexpected success of the Netflix original in 2018. The first film ended with her getting together with handsome jock and former fake boyfriend Peter Kavinsky (Noah Centineo). Now she’s blissfully living out her very own fairytale, except it’s not quite as blissful as she imagined. She has to deal with the anxiety-inducing reality of dating one of the most popular boys in school, a jealous ex-girlfriend, and – most importantly – the arrival of an old childhood crush (and recipient of one of those letters).
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11 Feb 5:08am Nanny McPhee actor Raphael Coleman dies
Raphael Coleman who starred in the film Nanny McPhee has died, after collapsing, at 25.
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Oscars 2020: Highlights From a History-Making Night 10 Feb 4:06pm Updated Oscars 2020: Highlights From a History-Making Night
“Parasite” was the first movie not in English to win best film. It also won best director, best international film and best original screenplay.
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Oscar Triumph for ‘Parasite’ Reflects Academy’s Evolving Identity 10 Feb 4:03pm Updated Oscar Triumph for ‘Parasite’ Reflects Academy’s Evolving Identity
The film academy vowed to diversify in the wake of #OscarsSoWhite. That has meant a growing number of members from around the world.
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Translating for Bong Joon Ho at the Oscars: Aspiring Director Sharon Choi 10 Feb 11:20am Updated Translating for Bong Joon Ho at the Oscars: Aspiring Director Sharon Choi
Choi, who interpreted for the “Parasite” director and others involved with the film, has become a familiar face throughout awards season.
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Oscar for ‘Parasite’ Quenches Koreans’ Long Thirst for Recognition 10 Feb 10:15am Updated Oscar for ‘Parasite’ Quenches Koreans’ Long Thirst for Recognition
As Bong Joon Ho’s film received Academy Awards for best picture and best director, the honors set off cheers and a burst of pride in a country fearful of being overlooked.
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Parasite makes Oscars history as first foreign language winner of best picture 10 Feb 5:41am Parasite makes Oscars history as first foreign language winner of best picture
Bong Joon-ho’s South Korean satire wins the top prize after sweeping up best director, international film and original screenplay
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Parasite makes Oscars history as first foreign language film to win best picture 10 Feb 5:28am Updated Parasite makes Oscars history as first foreign language film to win best picture
South Korean satire directed by Bong Joon-ho wins the top prize after sweeping up best director, international film and original screenplay
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Oscars 2020: ‘Parasite’ Makes History With Best Picture Win 10 Feb 4:15am Oscars 2020: ‘Parasite’ Makes History With Best Picture Win
The South Korean film was the first foreign-language movie to win the top award. It also won best director, best international film and best original screenplay.
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‘Parasite’ Makes Oscar History With Best Picture Win 10 Feb 2:06am Updated ‘Parasite’ Makes Oscar History With Best Picture Win
The South Korean film was the first foreign-language movie to win the top award. It also won best director, best international film and best original screenplay.
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‘Hair Love’ Receives a Lot of Love at the Oscars for Best Animated Short Film 10 Feb 1:32am ‘Hair Love’ Receives a Lot of Love at the Oscars for Best Animated Short Film
The animated short centers on an African-American father who is learning how to style his daughter’s natural hair for the first time.
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10 Feb 12:55am Oscars 2020 pictures: The best of the ceremony
The ceremony saw history being made as the first non-English language film won the main award.
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Oscars 2020 Live: ‘Parasite’ Wins Best Picture 10 Feb 12:06am Updated Oscars 2020 Live: ‘Parasite’ Wins Best Picture
‘Parasite’ won best director, best international film and best original screenplay, while Brad Pitt and Laura Dern picked up their first acting awards.
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Oscars 2020: Parasite wins best international feature film – live! 9 Feb 10:43pm Updated Oscars 2020: Parasite wins best international feature film – live!
Follow all the action from Hollywood as we find out who’s wearing what, who’s winning what and whose acceptance speech is dropping jaws
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Oscars 2020 Live: Brad Pitt and Laura Dern Win Their First Acting Awards 9 Feb 10:26pm Updated Oscars 2020 Live: Brad Pitt and Laura Dern Win Their First Acting Awards
‘Parasite’ won best original screenplay, and ‘Toy Story 4’ was named best animated feature film.
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2020 Oscars Live Coverage: Brad Pitt and Laura Dern Win Their First Acting Awards 9 Feb 9:32pm 2020 Oscars Live Coverage: Brad Pitt and Laura Dern Win Their First Acting Awards
‘Parasite’ won best original screenplay, and ‘Toy Story 4’ was named best animated feature film.
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Oscars 2020: Live Coverage of Academy Award Winners 9 Feb 9:11pm Oscars 2020: Live Coverage of Academy Award Winners
Brad Pitt was named best supporting actor, and ‘Toy Story 4’ won best animated film.
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2020 Oscars Live Coverage: ‘Parasite’ Wins Best Original Screenplay 9 Feb 8:54pm 2020 Oscars Live Coverage: ‘Parasite’ Wins Best Original Screenplay
Brad Pitt was named best supporting actor, and ‘Toy Story 4’ won best animated film.
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Oscars 2020: ‘Parasite’ Wins Best Original Screenplay 9 Feb 8:48pm Oscars 2020: ‘Parasite’ Wins Best Original Screenplay
Brad Pitt was named best supporting actor, and ‘Toy Story 4’ won best animated film.
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Parasite wins best original screenplay Oscar 9 Feb 8:39pm Parasite wins best original screenplay Oscar
South Korean satire directed by Bong Joon-ho becomes first Asian film to win the original script Academy Award
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The big picture: Gordon Parks captures Muhammad Ali in a reflective moment 9 Feb 2:00am The big picture: Gordon Parks captures Muhammad Ali in a reflective moment
The photographer, film-maker, musician and novelist captures the embattled motormouth’s thoughtful side in 1966 When
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Mr Jones review – gripping Stalin-era thriller with James Norton 9 Feb 2:00am Mr Jones review – gripping Stalin-era thriller with James Norton
Norton plays a journalist uncovering unpleasant truths in Uncle Joe’s backyardOn the cusp of the second world war, with Hitler stirring his power base and Stalin selling the idea of a communist utopia to the west, a young Welsh journalist takes the unfashionable stance that there is only one “truth”. Gareth Jones (James Norton), former adviser to prime minister Lloyd George, hustles a trip to Moscow with the intention of interviewing Stalin, but instead stumbles on the story of a man-made famine in Ukraine. Twenty minutes have been cut from Agnieszka Holland’s fact-based drama since its premiere last year and the result is a stirring, at times vividly inventive piece of film-making that strikes a note of warning about the risks of fake news. Holland fills the Moscow cityscape with colour – skies of Soviet red and interiors decorated in a decadent palette of bourbon and naked flesh – then evokes icebound Ukraine in a stripped-down monochrome. A subplot about George Orwell is perhaps surplus to requirements, but otherwise the film is a striking, efficient political thriller.
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8 Feb 7:01pm How some women are still losing out on Oscars
A film critic explains why Oscar-winning roles for minority women are rarely strong leads.
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Oscars ad time to be hacked by protest against lack of female director nods 8 Feb 11:38am Oscars ad time to be hacked by protest against lack of female director nods
Non-profit initiative Giver Her A Break creates online portal to replace commercials with showcase for female film-makers The Oscars ceremony is no stranger to the act of protest, but this year will see arguably its most unique demonstration yet, because it won’t be taking place outside the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles but inside the telecast itself. Non-profit initiative Give Her A Break has created an online portal that allows viewers to watch the awards as normal, but one with one key difference: every ad break will be replaced with a showcase for a female-directed film.
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Kevin Conway, Actor Known for His Intensity, Dies at 77 8 Feb 11:29am Kevin Conway, Actor Known for His Intensity, Dies at 77
In a wide-ranging career, he appeared in “The Elephant Man” on Broadway and was the voice of Mark Twain for a Ken Burns film and of an “Outer Limits” reboot.
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8 Feb 11:18am The Razzies: Cats and Rambo sequel among worst film nominees
Nominations for the Razzies, which celebrate the worst films in Hollywood, have been announced.
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Viral social media moments that deserve the Hollywood treatment 8 Feb 6:00am Viral social media moments that deserve the Hollywood treatment
After Zola – a film based on a Twitter thread – became a breakout hit at Sundance, we look at what else might be heading to cinemas soon The breakout hit at this year’s Sundance festival was
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What’s on TV Saturday: ‘Horse Girl’ and ‘Ma’ 8 Feb 1:00am What’s on TV Saturday: ‘Horse Girl’ and ‘Ma’
A new psychological thriller is available on Netflix. And an Octavia Spencer horror film is on HBO.
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7 Feb 8:14pm Should the Oscars rip up the ceremony rulebook?
Organisers have cultivated a ceremony that's "too long" and "boring" according to some film fans.
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Kevin Conway, ‘Red Ryder’ and ‘Elephant Man’ Actor, Dies at 77 7 Feb 6:48pm Kevin Conway, ‘Red Ryder’ and ‘Elephant Man’ Actor, Dies at 77
In a wide-ranging career, he was also the voice of Mark Twain for a Ken Burns film and of an “Outer Limits” reboot.
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Sam Mendes in final push for glory at male-dominated Oscars 7 Feb 10:00am Sam Mendes in final push for glory at male-dominated Oscars
Mendes’s macho first world war drama 1917 is tipped for success on Sunday night, but one thing is certain: the best director winner will be a man The Brits are coming back: every awards bellwether so far this season suggests Sam Mendes’s first world war drama 1917 will scoop best picture and best director at the 92nd Academy Awards this Sunday. The film, which was inspired by stories told to Mendes by his grandfather, Alfred, about his time on the western front, took the top prize at the Golden Globes, at last Sunday’s Baftas, and at a wide range of smaller ceremonies including the Producers’ Guild America, which has matched the Oscars’ big winner 13 times already this century.
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Oscars 2020: who will win | Peter Bradshaw 7 Feb 7:06am Oscars 2020: who will win | Peter Bradshaw
The Guardian’s chief film critic makes his picks for the big night – can Bong Joon-ho pull it off with Parasite? Will win:
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A New Era for the Berlin Film Festival, With Two at the Top 7 Feb 6:44am A New Era for the Berlin Film Festival, With Two at the Top
The event, which starts this month, joins many other German arts organizations in having two equal leaders rather than a single all-powerful figure.
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Horse Girl review – Alison Brie shines in frustrating Netflix psychodrama 7 Feb 4:05am Horse Girl review – Alison Brie shines in frustrating Netflix psychodrama
A provocative question – what if you can’t trust your own mind? – is raised and then squandered in an initially unsettling yet underwhelming mind trip It’s a testament to Alison Brie’s performance as Sarah, a mousy and socially awkward thirty-something – huge eyes seemingly on the verge of welling with tears at all times, voice pitched up in uncertainty – that it’s clear from the first minutes of Horse Girl something is off. Sarah leads a quiet, tentative life: a job at a craft store, pop-ins to offer unsolicited advice to young riders at a barn housing her beloved horse Willow, nights on the couch obsessively watching her favorite sci-fi TV series, Purgatory. But the routine skirts around a yawning darkness: minutes into the film, her roommate’s boyfriend finds her sleepwalking in the kitchen, blank-staring at the wall; the barn owners seem wary of her sunny presence.
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Dolittle review – Robert Downey Jr does nothing in pointless remake 7 Feb 2:00am Dolittle review – Robert Downey Jr does nothing in pointless remake
Deploying a terrible Welsh accent and surrounded by CGI-mouthed animals, the eccentric Victorian gent comes to the aid of the sickly queen An exotic new film accent has arrived, to be treasured alongside Dick Van Dyke’s Beverly Hills cockney in Mary Poppins, Michael Keaton’s lockjaw Mummersetshire in Much Ado About Nothing and Russell Crowe’s Geordie-Cornish-Glasgow in Robin Hood.
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Why Once Upon a Time in Hollywood should win the best picture Oscar 7 Feb 1:00am Why Once Upon a Time in Hollywood should win the best picture Oscar
Tarantino’s cinematic ode to the movie industry is so relaxed it is barely a film at all and there are scenes that will stay with you for days One of the highlights of the final furlong of awards season is the Hollywood Reporter’s Brutally Honest Oscar Ballot series, in which Scott Feinberg talks outrageous truths out of an anonymous voter (whose identity Twitter then scurries to guess). The
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Disney Chairman Apologizes to P.T.A. Asked to Pay Fee After ‘Lion King’ Screening 6 Feb 1:20pm Disney Chairman Apologizes to P.T.A. Asked to Pay Fee After ‘Lion King’ Screening
Two months after a Berkeley, Calif., elementary school showed a privately owned DVD of the film at a movie night, a licensing representative for Disney told the school to pay a $250 fee.
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Disney Chairman Apologizes to P.T.A. Asked to Pay Fine After ‘Lion King’ Screening 6 Feb 1:05pm Disney Chairman Apologizes to P.T.A. Asked to Pay Fine After ‘Lion King’ Screening
Two months after a Berkeley, Calif., elementary school showed a privately owned DVD of the film at a movie night, a licensing representative for Disney told the school to pay a $250 fee.
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Fine for Showing a Disney Movie at a School Fund-raiser? A Third of the Take 6 Feb 8:27am Updated Fine for Showing a Disney Movie at a School Fund-raiser? A Third of the Take
Two months after a Berkeley, Calif., elementary school showed a privately owned DVD of the film at a movie night, a licensing representative for Disney told the school to pay a $250 fee.
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‘Horse Girl’ Review: Facing an Emotionally Taxing World 6 Feb 7:00am ‘Horse Girl’ Review: Facing an Emotionally Taxing World
The film, which stars Alison Brie as a psychologically disturbed woman, delves into a troubled mind only to get lost in its oddity.
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‘Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made’ Review: Kid Sleuth on the Case 6 Feb 7:00am ‘Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made’ Review: Kid Sleuth on the Case
Tom McCarthy’s new film goes inside a boy’s imagination, but not interestingly or with charm.
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5 Feb 7:43pm The Toronto studio behind the shoes on screen
Jitterbug Boy has crafted 17,000 pairs of footwear for film and TV productions.
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5 Feb 5:00pm Silent Witness star Liz Carr set for Hollywood film role
The star reveals she is to appear in her first Hollywood movie after leaving the show on a high.
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Review: Film Overwhelms Dance in a Mud-Caked Trip to Brazil 5 Feb 2:32pm Review: Film Overwhelms Dance in a Mud-Caked Trip to Brazil
Companhia de Dança Deborah Colker returns to the Joyce Theater with a work inspired by a river.
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The Pharmacist review – when doctors become drug dealers 5 Feb 12:49pm The Pharmacist review – when doctors become drug dealers
Netflix’s gripping new true crime series sees a murder investigation give way to deadly truths about America’s opioid emergency Sometimes when you watch a documentary – particularly one of the new wave of true crime serial documentaries – you can’t help but imagine the moment when the producers first met their key interviewee and, within a couple of minutes, realised they were looking at factual-film-making gold. Dan Schneider, the hero – and here, that’s not hyperbole – of Netflix’s rollicking new four-parter, The Pharmacist, is such an interviewee. An open-hearted, grey-haired bear of a man who is articulate and eager to tell his shattering tale, often through thick tears and repeatedly invoking God as a helper and witness, Schneider has an attribute even the best sources don’t usually offer: he has recorded, on film or audio cassette, everything he has been through, meaning The Pharmacist has a vivid immediacy most documentaries can’t achieve.
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La Dolce Vita at 60: the fame, the fortune, the fountain 5 Feb 10:15am La Dolce Vita at 60: the fame, the fortune, the fountain
Federico Fellini’s sumptuous yet existentially punishing drama offers up a view of an elite class that has since gone rotten Federico Fellini’s 1960 masterpiece La Dolce Vita premiered in his native Italy 60 years ago today, eventually trickling into American theaters just as they were getting hospitable to foreign films. Stateside moviegoers in the ‘60s looked at the latest releases from the big-name masters – Bergman, Kurosawa, Godard – as two-hour passports to far-off lands, and the ineffable Italian-ness of Fellini’s cinema played a significant role in its US reception. As world-weary gossip columnist Marcello Rubini, the great Marcello Mastroianni embodied the image of Euro-cool, resplendent in his jet-black sunglasses and slickly tailored suits. The film’s
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A Bit of a Stretch by Chris Atkins review – how to survive in prison 5 Feb 2:30am A Bit of a Stretch by Chris Atkins review – how to survive in prison
An acclaimed documentary film-maker was given a five-year sentence for tax fraud. He details his time behind bars in a shocking, scathing, entertaining account If you thought you knew how bad British prisons are, you haven’t read this book. Drugs, riots, suicides, squalor, overcrowding, understaffing, dangerous criminals let out early, minor offenders kept in too long or wrongly banged up in the first place; that’s only a fraction of the story. Chris Atkins’s journal of his time in HMP Wandsworth shows why conditions are so atrocious, with four Tory justice secretaries (
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Will 2020 be a turning point for female film-makers? 4 Feb 2:10am Will 2020 be a turning point for female film-makers?
After last month’s Sundance film festival showcased more works than ever from women, a string of blockbusters is set to slowly level the playing field A funny thing happened on the way to my eighth screening at this year’s Sundance film festival. Like many major lineups, it’s front-loaded with most of the biggest premieres taking place within the first weekend and almost three full days in, I’d seen some of the buzziest titles to be unveiled. I was walking with a fellow critic, recounting what I’d seen and I figured out that thus far, I’d only seen one film directed by a man.
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What’s on TV Tuesday: ‘Contact’ and the State of the Union 4 Feb 1:00am What’s on TV Tuesday: ‘Contact’ and the State of the Union
A film starring Jodie Foster is airing. And President Trump delivers his third State of the Union Address.
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3 Feb 7:15pm Oscars 2020: The lowdown on the international film nominees
All you need to know about the contenders for this year's best international film statuette.
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3 Feb 7:09pm After Oprah’s Departure, Film About Simmons Accusers Finds New Home
The new streaming service HBO Max will carry “On the Record” after Oprah Winfrey’s decision to back out amid a pressure campaign by the hip-hop impresario.
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Can the Sundance Film Festival Stage an Oscar Comeback? 3 Feb 4:08pm Can the Sundance Film Festival Stage an Oscar Comeback?
Here are the films and performances from this year’s edition that already have pundits talking.
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Disney to bring hit musical Hamilton to the big screen 3 Feb 2:22pm Disney to bring hit musical Hamilton to the big screen
In what’s allegedly a record-breaking $75m deal, the Pulitzer prize-winning stage musical, with the original cast, will land at cinemas worldwide in 2021 The hit Pulitzer prize-winning musical Hamilton will be in cinemas worldwide in 2021 after a deal with Disney reportedly worth $75m. The 160-minute film was shot in 2016, two weeks before the original cast left the Broadway show and is being described as a cinematic stage performance that will combine “the best elements of live theater and film”. It’s based on three live performances that will allow for multiple angles.
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‘Parasite’ Is Hoping to Do What These Movies Couldn’t: Win Best Picture 3 Feb 11:05am ‘Parasite’ Is Hoping to Do What These Movies Couldn’t: Win Best Picture
The Korean phenomenon may become the first non-English language film to win the Oscar for best picture. Here’s a look at the previous nominees that lost.
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3 Feb 1:00am What’s on TV Monday: ‘The Great Beauty’ and Iowa Caucus Coverage
Paolo Sorrentino’s film arrives on the Criterion Channel. And CNN follows the Democratic presidential candidates as they vie for victory.
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Why Parasite should win the best picture Oscar 3 Feb 1:00am Why Parasite should win the best picture Oscar
Bong Joon-ho’s tragicomic thriller is the dark horse of this year’s Oscars race. An exquisite piece of storytelling, this is classical film-making at its best Bong Joon-ho’s
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3 Feb 12:25am Bafta Film Awards 2020: 10 things we learned at the ceremony
From comments on diversity to claws out for Cats - what really went on at the Baftas?
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2 Feb 5:45pm Baftas 2020: Mendes film 1917 dominates awards
Sir Sam Mendes's war drama 1917 picks up seven prizes at the biggest night in the British film calendar.
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2 Feb 5:16pm Baftas 2020: Stars walk the red carpet
Some of the world's biggest film stars are gathering in London for the 2020 Bafta Awards.
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2 Feb 4:27pm Updated Bafta film awards 2020 under way in London
Spoiler alert! If you don't want to see the winners until the BBC broadcast ends later, look away now!
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2 Feb 3:24pm Updated Bafta film awards 2020: Who will be the big winners?
Spoiler alert! If you don't want to see the winners until the BBC broadcast later, look away now!
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2 Feb 2:51pm Bafta Film Awards 2020: The winners and nominees
See all the winners for this year's British Academy Film Awards.
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2 Feb 2:37pm Baftas 2020: The red carpet in pictures
Some of the world's biggest film stars gathered in London for this year's Bafta Film Awards.
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2 Feb 2:20pm Bafta film awards 2020: Stars arrive at Baftas ceremony
Spoiler alert! If you don't want to see the winners until the BBC broadcast later, look away now!
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2 Feb 1:39pm Robert De Niro is one of the producers of Bafta-nominated The Irishman
One of the stars of The Irishman, Robert De Niro, could be honoured for his role as a producer on the film.
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2 Feb 12:05pm Krysty Wilson-Cairns may share a Bafta with her 1917 colleagues
Krysty Wilson-Cairns is the co-writer of 1917, and has been nominated with her colleagues in the outstanding British film category.
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Very sporish! Why are so many artists mad about mushrooms? 2 Feb 1:00am Very sporish! Why are so many artists mad about mushrooms?
From the film-maker who dresses up as them to the Korean who wants to be devoured by them, we enter the strange and hilarious world of mycology – to meet the artists who are fixated on fungi Jae Rhim Lee is describing what she would like to happen to her body after she dies. No simple coffin or cremation for her. Instead, the South Korean artist is keen to be devoured – which is why she has designed a burial suit that, in her own words, looks like “ninja pyjamas”. Covering every part of her body, the outfit is black with white, branch-like patterns forking down it. The lining, she goes on to explain in an
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1 Feb 8:43pm Bafta Film Awards: Does current voting system need to change?
More than 250 films are put forward for consideration in the expectation of a fair competition.
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1 Feb 7:31pm Bafta film awards 2020: Stars due on red carpet after diversity row
Scarlett Johansson, Joaquin Phoenix, Margot Robbie and Al Pacino are among those nominated.
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1 Feb 6:53pm Updated ‘The Irishman’ | Anatomy of a Scene
Martin Scorsese narrates a sequence from his film, featuring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci.
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31 Jan 7:00am Martin Scorsese Finds Tension in Glances in ‘The Irishman’
The director breaks down a key moment in his film, when the lead character, Frank Sheeran, receives an award.
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Casting directors are essential to any great film – so where are their Oscars? 31 Jan 6:31am Casting directors are essential to any great film – so where are their Oscars?
This year’s Baftas will be the first to honour the people who chose the actors we’re used to see clutching their statuettes. When will the Oscars follow suit? As the buildup to the Oscars gets noisier, spare a thought for casting directors. They have, yet again, been given the cold shoulder. While producers, editors and special effects nerds all get to vie for the world’s most famous statuette, casting directors do not. There is no Oscar for them to tearfully clutch. Indeed, it is a rare thing when an actor, fresh from receiving the industry’s top prize, remembers to thank the person responsible for getting them the role in the first place. Change is long overdue. While the Baftas on Sunday
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30 Jan 1:58pm Daniel Kaluuya and Jodie Turner-Smith on Queen & Slim
Queen & Slim's actors talk about how they can relate to the film's theme of racial profiling by police.
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The most disturbing talking animals in film – ranked! 30 Jan 7:00am The most disturbing talking animals in film – ranked!
As Dolittle hits the multiplex of our hearts, we take a look at the creepiest vocalising varmints of cinema history
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30 Jan 7:00am ‘Incitement’ Review: A Tense, Angry Reckoning With an Assassination
Yaron Zilberman’s film presents a discomfortingly close-range depiction of Yitzhak Rabin’s assassin in the period leading up to the killing.
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Willem Dafoe and Hillary Clinton to attend Berlin film festival 29 Jan 10:25am Willem Dafoe and Hillary Clinton to attend Berlin film festival
Dafoe stars in Abel Ferrara’s Siberia in a competition that beats out Cannes and Venice for female directors, while a documentary about Clinton shows outside the main lineup Willem Dafoe, Elle Fanning and Hillary Clinton are among the big names heading for the German capital after the Berlin film festival
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29 Jan 10:00am ‘1917’ and the Challenge of Making a Film Look Like a Single Shot
The cinematographer Roger Deakins didn’t know the plan was to make it look like a real-time story until he received the script: “That was a bit of a shock.”
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28 Jan 9:30pm Star names and premieres for Glasgow Film Festival
Celia Imrie, Caitlin Moran and George MacKay are among the big names expected at the festival later this year.
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Belsen: Our Story review – the Nazi horrors that must never be forgotten 28 Jan 5:00pm Belsen: Our Story review – the Nazi horrors that must never be forgotten
As the Holocaust ebbs from living memory, survivors of the notorious concentration camp underscore the importance of remembrance in this remarkable documentary Belsen: Our Story (BBC Two) is difficult to watch, but as many people should watch it as possible. Over one hour, this sober and simple film, unsparingly matter-of-fact, uses archival audio and video footage to show the horrors of what happened at Bergen-Belsen in Germany between 1940 and 1945. Almost 75 years after the camp was liberated, the film collects together the testimonies of survivors, mostly children at the time, now among the last people able to give first-person accounts of what they suffered, and what was done to them.
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Every Studio Ghibli film – ranked! 28 Jan 9:12am Every Studio Ghibli film – ranked!
In a bonus edition, we rank all 21 animations – from From Spirited Away to Ponyo – by the revered Japanese studio, which will be available on Netflix from February The first of
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27 Jan 9:45am Updated Bafta Film Awards: British stars suggest more diverse nominees
Gemma Arterton, Carey Mulligan and others name overlooked talents they feel should be in contention.
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Downhill review – Ferrell and Louis-Dreyfus crash with redundant remake 27 Jan 1:15am Downhill review – Ferrell and Louis-Dreyfus crash with redundant remake
An unnecessary English language remake of 2014’s savage marital comedy Force Majeure never manages to rise above the pointlessness of its inception When it was announced in 2018 that the critically adored Swedish comedy Force Majeure would be remade by Fox, the overwhelming response from anyone who had seen the original was one of quizzical exhaustion. Why just four years after it won the Un Certain Regard jury prize at Cannes do we need to see a more “palatable” English-speaking remix? And is this still where we’re at as an industry and a culture that an arguably perfect film needs to be retouched just because it’s afflicted with subtitles? There was also something strangely dated about the news, the sort of quickie remake that seems to mercifully happen less these days, a slowing trend that’s the result of a string of flops as well as a wider embrace and respect of international cinema. But what kept Downhill on many a radar regardless was an undeniably impressive roster of talent. Will Ferrell and Julia Louis-Dreyfus (making a rare big-screen appearance) would play the leads. Peep Show and Succession’s Jesse Armstrong would co-write the script. And, most importantly, the film would have the blessing of the original’s writer-director Ruben Ostlund. Might there be a reason for retelling this story in a different language that’s bigger than “just because”?
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Sonny Grosso, Cop Who Severed ‘French Connection,’ Dies at 89 24 Jan 4:23pm Updated Sonny Grosso, Cop Who Severed ‘French Connection,’ Dies at 89
He and his partner broke the heroin case that inspired that 1971 film. After he retired, he became a movie and television producer and consultant.
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Publishers defend American Dirt as claims of cultural appropriation grow 24 Jan 9:53am Publishers defend American Dirt as claims of cultural appropriation grow
Jeanine Cummins’s novel, acclaimed by Oprah Winfrey, Stephen King and others, also faces scathing criticism from Latinx writers Jeanine Cummins’s British publisher, Headline, is standing shoulder to shoulder with the American press that published her divisive thriller, declaring that it is proud to publish her in the UK. As the backlash continues over her novel about migration from Mexico to the US, the imprint acknowledged the book has “sparked debate about the legitimacy of who gets to tell which stories”. American Dirt, the high-octane story of a Mexican mother who crosses into the US with her son, was published this week. It was acquired for a seven-figure sum by Flatiron Books in the US, and received effusive pre-publication praise from authors including Stephen King and Don Winslow. It went on to land a film deal and win selection from Oprah’s Book Club – a surefire guarantee of bestsellerdom.
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Miss Americana review – Taylor Swift doc is too stage-managed to truly sing 24 Jan 9:43am Miss Americana review – Taylor Swift doc is too stage-managed to truly sing
The singer emerges as charming and undeniably talented in this Netflix documentary but it’s too slick for genuine insight It’s safe to say that by the end of Miss Americana, a quickie documentary on the recent trials and tribulations of Taylor Swift opening this year’s Sundance film festival, few positions will have truly shifted. Those who already idolised the award-winning musician will continue to do so, as will the non-fans who might still begrudgingly admire her undeniable talent. And those who have questioned her knack for playing the victim as well as her lack of self-awareness will also find their minds similarly unchanged. Here is a character study authored by the character who’s being studied, a carefully controlled continuation of a story we have been following now for years. It’s brand management dressed up as insight and while it’s not
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24 Jan 6:38am Jordan Belfort: Real Wolf of Wall Street sue film studio for $300m
Jordan Belfort says the filmmakers lied to him when he first sold them the rights to his story.
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24 Jan 6:16am Laurence Fox apologises to Sikhs for comments about 1917 casting
He tweets his apology after questioning the "oddness of casting" a Sikh soldier in the film 1917.
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Madness in the movie: in defence of going gothic 24 Jan 5:00am Madness in the movie: in defence of going gothic
Joker and new psychodrama Daniel Isn’t Real depict mental health issues in outré terms – but is there a benefit to this more expressionist approach? It probably qualifies as a collective delusion that Arnold Schwarzenegger was a leading means of on-screen male wish-fulfilment in the 1980s. More than 30 years on, male wish-fulfilment still comes with those facilely superior Schwarzenegger features attached. His son, Patrick, plays the childhood imaginary friend who comes to the aid of a depressed student photographer in the new mental health-themed psychodrama Daniel Isn’t Real. At first, Daniel is egging on beleaguered Luke (Miles Robbins) to play the sensitive artist for the ladies; next thing, the alter ego is hijacking Luke’s body to engage in rough sex in underground tunnels and murdering his therapist. Adam Egypt Mortimer’s film is good unclean fun, Luke’s psychological meltdown slathered all over in gooey effects. But, as you are probably gathering, it’s not the most sensitive depiction of mental illness ever made. It seems to pick up where
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The Holy Mountain review – inside the mind of a visionary provocateur 24 Jan 4:00am The Holy Mountain review – inside the mind of a visionary provocateur
Parts of Alejandro Jodorowsky’s 1973 dreamscape might look dated but its superlative weirdness remains undimmed Alejandro Jodorowsky’s 1973 film is now revived in UK cinemas: a plumply overripe fruit of the counterculture, dripping with the juices of spiritual rebellion, semi-comic posturing, consciousness-raising and all-around freakiness. Hardly a moment passes in this movie without a situationist display of outrageousness; it is a dream tableau of the weird and occasionally wonderful. Unlike his celebrated breakthrough
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23 Jan 3:15pm Updated The Making of ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ Was as Far Out as the Movie
A jumble of memorabilia, storyboards and props, an exhibit illustrates the whirl of influences behind Stanley Kubrick’s groundbreaking 1968 film.
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Steve Coogan on Terry Jones: he was the heart and voice of Monty Python 23 Jan 10:03am Steve Coogan on Terry Jones: he was the heart and voice of Monty Python
When Coogan played Mole in Jones’s film of The Wind in the Willows, it sparked a friendship with a comic he had idolised since childhood – and who was equally brilliant in real life I was too young to catch the first, or even the second, Monty Python series when it went out on TV. So I used to listen to the records instead. There’s more detail and production value in vinyl, more craft. I still know a lot of the sketches off pat. I can recite them even now. Listening to those records and seeing Monty Python and the Holy Grail at the cinema showed me that comedy anarchy wasn’t just legitimate, you could actually make a living from it. In some ways, it was very accessible and silly, but also esoteric and deliberately avant-garde. Terry Jones was the sort of affectionate, lovable side of Python. He and Michael Palin were the heart; John Cleese, Terry Gilliam and Graham Chapman the mind. There was something wonderfully life-affirming about the spiky comedy of Chapman and Cleese; it all worked together beautifully. And when you think of that classic Python voice – “Ooh!” – that’s Terry.
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Controversial documentaries and A-listers head to Sundance 2020 23 Jan 2:15am Controversial documentaries and A-listers head to Sundance 2020
New films about Taylor Swift, Hillary Clinton and Russell Simmons join Oscar-buzzed dramas starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Michael Keaton A host of buzzy star-led documentaries and a some major A-list actors will be headlining this year’s Sundance film festival, which kicks off in Park City in Utah this week. The 36th edition of the festival will kick off with the world premiere of Taylor Swift: Miss Americana, a “raw and honest” look at the star that will land on Netflix in February. Film-maker Lana Wilson, whose previous films have covered suicide in Japan and late-term abortions in the US, has covered the singer’s rise as an activist.
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‘Color Out of Space’ Review: Bother From Another Planet 23 Jan 1:00am Updated ‘Color Out of Space’ Review: Bother From Another Planet
Nicolas Cage and Joely Richardson face an evil shade of lilac in this inventive sci-fi horror film directed by Richard Stanley.
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22 Jan 3:21pm Harvey Weinstein trial: Defence hits back after graphic prosecution claims
The ex-film mogul's defence rejects graphic prosecution statements, saying the charges will unravel.
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22 Jan 6:11am Zindagi Tamasha: Pakistan film suspended after religious uproar
Officials warned of unrest after an Islamist party objected to the portrayal of a struggling cleric.
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M*A*S*H at 50: the Robert Altman comedy that revels in cruel misogyny 22 Jan 2:15am M*A*S*H at 50: the Robert Altman comedy that revels in cruel misogyny
The anti-war film – which is regarded as one of the greatest comedies of all time – has a problem with women M*A*S*H is a rare example of a movie that has been eclipsed by its television adaptation. The 1983 finale of the long-running sitcom about a medical unit near the front lines of the Korean war was the highest-rated single television episode in history, with 125m viewers tuning in. It’s understandable that Robert Altman’s 1970 film, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this month, lives in its shadow. The subversive anti-war comedy avoided sentimentality and teachable moments in favor of cruel pranks and a more hardened cynicism. Coming at the start of cinema’s most famous decade, it is a seminal film of New Hollywood, and it bears all the hallmarks of its era: a strong anti-establishment sentiment, the foregrounding of morally ambiguous protagonists, and, unfortunately, a deep and unexamined misogyny.
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SAG Award Winners 2020: ‘Parasite’ Pulls Off Huge Victory 21 Jan 12:09am SAG Award Winners 2020: ‘Parasite’ Pulls Off Huge Victory
Joaquin Phoenix, Renée Zellweger, Brad Pitt and Laura Dern take the individual honors for film. “The Crown” and “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” win best TV drama and comedy.
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A New Player at Sundance, Backed by Laurene Powell Jobs 20 Jan 6:38pm A New Player at Sundance, Backed by Laurene Powell Jobs
One-fourth of the documentaries in the Sundance Film Festival’s competition for American nonfiction films come from the same upstart company, Concordia Studio.
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‘1917’ Becomes Oscar Front-Runner After Producers Guild Win 20 Jan 3:49pm Updated ‘1917’ Becomes Oscar Front-Runner After Producers Guild Win
Its director, Sam Mendes, dedicated the award to his grandfather, a World War I veteran who was one of the inspirations behind the war film.
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Why was pioneering director Alice Guy-Blaché erased from history? 20 Jan 4:00am Why was pioneering director Alice Guy-Blaché erased from history?
A new documentary sheds light on the career of the forgotten Frenchwoman who helped write the rules of film Call yourself a cinephile and you’ve never heard of Alice Guy-Blaché? Don’t worry, most film-makers haven’t heard of her either. But we all should have done. In fact, there should be statues of her and cinemas named after her. At the very least, Guy-Blaché’s name belongs in chapter one of cinema history, because she was the first female film director; indeed, for a good decade she was the only female film director. Guy-Blaché was in the room when the Lumière brothers held the first ever cinema screening, in Paris in March 1895. By the following year, she was making her own films. And while the Lumières were still hung up on cinema as a technological spectacle – “Look! A train!” – Guy-Blaché immediately saw its potential for telling stories. Even her 60-second debut, The Cabbage Fairy, had a fictional narrative (a fairy conjures babies from cardboard cabbages). As time went on, Guy-Blaché helped write the rules of this brand new medium. She incorporated now-standard techniques such as editing, primitive special effects and hand-tinted colour. She might even have invented the music video, back in 1905, with her use of newfangled “chronophone” technology, by which singers were filmed lip-syncing to a prerecorded playback.
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Midnight Traveler review – a remarkable, moving portrait of the refugee crisis 19 Jan 5:30am Midnight Traveler review – a remarkable, moving portrait of the refugee crisis
An Afghan film-maker fleeing the Taliban documents his family’s three-year search for asylum – on his mobile Eight-year-old Nargis is crying because she’s bored. The daughter of Afghan film-makers Hassan Fazili and Fatima Hossaini, she spent three years without a home after the Taliban put a price on her father’s head, and halfway through the film, in a refugee camp, this sanguine little girl has had enough. In this remarkable documentary shot entirely on mobile phones, Nargis, her parents and her younger sister, Zahra, seek asylum in Tajikistan, Iran, Turkey, Bulgaria, Serbia and Hungary. All four take turns filming; the combination of perspectives paints a vivid and hopeful portrait of a family, as well as an indictment of the refugee crisis. Nargis films goats and clouds, is thrilled by the “angry” water that laps at her feet, frequently confuses adventure with a sense of peril. When Zahra briefly goes missing, Hassan contemplates the ethics of looking for her with his camera. “This will be the best scene in your film,” he worries aloud.
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Just Mercy review – death row drama with quiet power 19 Jan 3:00am Just Mercy review – death row drama with quiet power
Jamie Foxx and Michael B Jordan excel in this understated true-life story of US lawyer Bryan Stevenson’s battle to free an Alabama man wrongfully convicted of murder Adapted from activist lawyer Bryan Stevenson’s 2014 memoir, subtitled “A Story of Justice and Redemption”, Destin Daniel Cretton’s timely legal drama is, for the most part, as admirably understated as its subject. Largely eschewing dramatic speechifying in favour of quieter contextualisation, it offers a movingly matter-of-fact account of one man’s struggle to lend voice to the silenced, dispossessed inmates of death row. As with the book, the film frames its wider story of poverty, prejudice and institutional racism within an infamous miscarriage of justice – the case of
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Billie Eilish: the candid, self-aware voice of a generation takes on 007 18 Jan 12:30pm Billie Eilish: the candid, self-aware voice of a generation takes on 007
The 18-year-old is the youngest person to sing a Bond theme – but she has handled a year of supernova fame with a maturity beyond her yearsAt 18, Billie Eilish will be the youngest artist ever to perform a title song for an 007 movie – a refreshingly youthful pick for the often traditional Bond machine. “It feels crazy to be a part of this in every way,” she said last week. “James Bond is the coolest film franchise ever to exist. I’m still in shock.” The singer has written and recorded the theme for the forthcoming film,
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Johnny Marr joins Hans Zimmer to score next James Bond film 18 Jan 8:00am Johnny Marr joins Hans Zimmer to score next James Bond film
No Time to Die will be the 25th film in the franchise and Daniel Craig’s final role as 007 Former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr will join composer Hans Zimmer to score the upcoming James Bond movie No Time to Die. Zimmer, widely celebrated for his scores for films such as Gladiator, The Da Vinci Code and the Pirates of the Caribbean series, was
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I should love Little Women. But sometimes it’s hard to fall in love with the perfect match | Hadley Freeman 18 Jan 4:00am I should love Little Women. But sometimes it’s hard to fall in love with the perfect match | Hadley Freeman
The novel was one of my favourites as a child. If I don’t like Greta Gerwig’s film, who even am I?
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Pressured by Simmons Over Film, Oprah Winfrey Was Caught in a Bind 17 Jan 3:40pm Updated Pressured by Simmons Over Film, Oprah Winfrey Was Caught in a Bind
Ms. Winfrey acknowledged that Russell Simmons pushed her to abandon a documentary about his accusers, but said her own concerns led her to pull support.
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New Matilda movie in works from director of West End musical 17 Jan 12:46pm New Matilda movie in works from director of West End musical
Casting call goes out for film version of the Roald Dahl classic, led by Matthew Warchus, who staged RSC’s smash hit The announcement of a
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This Austrian Village Wants ‘Frozen’ Fans to Let It Go 17 Jan 9:34am Updated This Austrian Village Wants ‘Frozen’ Fans to Let It Go
Do you want to visit Hallstatt? Officials say too many tourists — many of them fans of the blockbuster film — are coming to the 16th-century village just to take pictures.
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In Hamlet and in Life, Ruth Negga Does Not Hold Back 17 Jan 5:00am In Hamlet and in Life, Ruth Negga Does Not Hold Back
The Ethiopian-Irish actress returns to a “completely destroying” stage role. Next: a film adaptation of a 1920s novel about passing for white.
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17 Jan 1:00am What’s on TV Friday: ‘Pain and Glory’ and ‘Real Time With Bill Maher’
Stream the film that earned Antonio Banderas his first Oscar nomination, and catch House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Andrew Yang on “Real Time.”
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16 Jan 5:19pm Film Forum Asks, What Is the Experience of Black Women in Film
With over 60 movies and special events, this series tells the history of how they told their stories, both overtly and subversively.
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Martin Lawrence on Explosions On and Offscreen 16 Jan 4:08pm Updated Martin Lawrence on Explosions On and Offscreen
The actor and comedian, whose new film is “Bad Boys for Life,” looks back on his career.
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16 Jan 12:45pm Actor Stephen Graham vows to help under-represented film and TV talent
The Irishman star sets up a production company to give a platform to new and neglected voices.
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‘Troop Zero’ Review: A New Generation of Underdogs 16 Jan 7:00am ‘Troop Zero’ Review: A New Generation of Underdogs
This film about a makeshift scouting troop hits familiar beats, but is elevated by its cast.
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16 Jan 7:00am ‘Intrigo: Death of an Author’ Review: Many Mysteries, Fewer Thrills
An author and a wannabe meet on a private island in a film based on a tale by Hakan Nesser.
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Weathering With You review – thrillingly beautiful anime romance 16 Jan 6:00am Weathering With You review – thrillingly beautiful anime romance
A runaway teenager falls for a mysterious ‘sun girl’ who has the power to stop the rain in Japan’s highest-grossing film of 2019 Makoto Shinkai, the Japanese anime director dubbed “the new Miyazaki” after
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Nothing Has Changed: a nostalgic view of modern America – in pictures 16 Jan 2:00am Nothing Has Changed: a nostalgic view of modern America – in pictures
Photographer Larry Niehues has been capturing life in the US on 35mm film, from motels to diners to gas stations, to evoke the past by showing ‘all the beauty and the destruction, the tradition and the innovation, the loud cities and the quiet little spaces’. His work has been made available in the book Nothing Has Changed
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15 Jan 1:25pm The Five-Way Race for Best Picture Begins
When it comes to Oscar’s top prize, this is the most wide-open competition in years. Which film has the right factors to go all the way?
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Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché review – paean to a movie pioneer 15 Jan 11:00am Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché review – paean to a movie pioneer
This intriguing documentary shines a light on the astonishing career of the first woman to direct a film – and possibly the first director ever Pamela B Green’s hectic, garrulous, fascinating documentary recovers the story of French film-maker Alice Guy-Blaché (working from Alison McMahan’s book Alice Guy-Blaché: Lost Visionary of the Cinema). She was
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Spike Lee to Head Cannes Film Festival Jury 14 Jan 11:59pm Updated Spike Lee to Head Cannes Film Festival Jury
The director will be the first black person to lead the jury in the festival’s 73-year history.
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14 Jan 11:52am Updated Billie Eilish to sing the new James Bond theme
The pop star will record the title track for the new Bond film, No Time To Die.
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Cue the zombies! Night of the Living Dead remade in real time on stage 14 Jan 5:12am Cue the zombies! Night of the Living Dead remade in real time on stage
There are more than 1,000 shots in George Romero’s classic horror movie. Can a band of actors, armed with video cameras and Barbie dolls, recreate it? A winding road. Two bickering siblings in a cemetery. And a dark-suited, silver-haired zombie. The immortal opening minutes of the 1968 film Night of the Living Dead are unfolding onscreen at Leeds Playhouse. Meanwhile, scattered around the stage beneath, a small team work furiously, switching between the jobs of actor and camera operator. A second, adjacent screen above them reveals the results of their efforts to recreate, live and in real time, every shot in George Romero’s classic horror movie. With more than 1,000 shots in Romero’s film, it’s clear that the company,
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Uncut Gems is so stressful it should come with a panic attack warning 14 Jan 4:56am Uncut Gems is so stressful it should come with a panic attack warning
The Safdie brothers’ Adam Sandler thriller is brilliant, but watching it is a horrible experience You won’t see a better-made film this year than Uncut Gems, the Safdie brothers’ propulsive new thriller about the street-level misadventures of a petty crook. Nor will you see one that’s more stressful, aggravating or intensely unpleasant to watch. Uncut Gems may well be a minor masterpiece. It might also be the least enjoyable Adam Sandler movie of all time. As with their previous film Good Time, Josh and Benny Safdie have forged a stunningly effective tale of a man with an unparalleled ability to dig himself into deeper and deeper trouble. Sandler spends two hours at the centre of a spiralling, self-inflicted catastrophe involving Ethiopian opals, big-money bets and knuckle-cracking debt collectors. The plot is filled with a sense of mounting distress, reflected and heightened by the way it’s told: the camera ducks and weaves restlessly, voices yell over each other and jockey for our attention, garish interiors assault our eyes, discordant music fades in and out, diamond necklaces sparkle luridly, doors jam at vital moments.
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How Waves unpicks the pressures of ‘black excellence’ 14 Jan 4:00am How Waves unpicks the pressures of ‘black excellence’
Newcomers Kevin Harrison Jr and Taylor Russell on writer-director Trey Edward Shults’s drama about the aftermath of a family tragedy When Kelvin Harrison Jr, 25, was working on his lead role in Waves, his manager asked him if he wanted to pull out. “There was a fear,” he says, about whether he and the film’s writer-director Trey Edward Shults could pull off its ferocious, narrative-shifting central event. That tour-de-force moment, which we can’t get into without breaking the law of spoilers, would alter the direction of the film entirely, abruptly switching its lead from Harrison to fellow newcomer Taylor Russell, and transforming a joyful tale of young romance into a bruising one of violence and its consequences. If Waves is a film of two halves, then this jaw-dropping scene, lasting just a few minutes, is its crucial pivot. “Even A24 was scared!” says Harrison. (That’s A24 – the risk-taking production company behind
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13 Jan 8:18pm Oscars 2020: Heller and Hanks on A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Tom Hanks is nominated for an Oscar for his latest film but director Marielle Heller has missed out.
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From Hollywood to Bradford: why Helen Mirren is hanging out in West Yorkshire 13 Jan 10:25am From Hollywood to Bradford: why Helen Mirren is hanging out in West Yorkshire
The actor, who is in town to film The Duke, has been tweeting about eating at curry houses and cheering on Paul Chuckle As if we needed more reasons to love Helen Mirren. In the latest example of a favoured genre of story – Hollywood stars turning up in random UK places (see also:
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13 Jan 10:05am Updated Oscars 2020: Joker leads field with 11 nominations
The comic book origin story is up for best film, best director and best actor for Joaquin Phoenix.
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Once Upon a Time in Hollywood gets Oscar boost at Critics Choice awards 13 Jan 6:13am Once Upon a Time in Hollywood gets Oscar boost at Critics Choice awards
Quentin Tarantino’s latest wins best film as Parasite’s Bong Joon-ho and 1917’s Sam Mendes tie for best director With less than a month to go until
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12 Jan 2:18pm Updated ‘1917’ Hits No. 1 at the Box Office and Takes Aim at the Oscars
The war epic collected about $37 million over the weekend, a stellar result for a period film with no marquee stars. “Just Mercy” and “Like a Boss” each took in $10 million.
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Uncut Gems star Julia Fox: ‘I was nervous… what if I had no idea how to act?’ 12 Jan 10:00am Uncut Gems star Julia Fox: ‘I was nervous… what if I had no idea how to act?’
She was a face on New York’s club scene when the Safdie brothers got in touch to tell her she’d be perfect to star alongside Adam Sandler in their new film. Now Hollywood beckons…When sibling film-makers Josh and Benny Safdie were developing the script for
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Race, literature, lovers ... and fake breasts: my chats with Elizabeth Wurtzel 12 Jan 5:15am Race, literature, lovers ... and fake breasts: my chats with Elizabeth Wurtzel
A heartfelt tribute reveals some of the emails shared over six years with the author of Prozac NationPop culture loves the hot mess: a female character – real or otherwise – hurtling from one improbable drama to the next. She is gregarious and overshares, she is narcissistic but magnetic. She has become a familiar trope in film and television, trolleying around with fag ash, drink spilling, hem riding up, and is almost always white. It’s difficult to fathom then, that when
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My Oscar goes to... our film critics reveal their personal shortlists 12 Jan 5:00am Updated My Oscar goes to... our film critics reveal their personal shortlists
Ahead of the official Academy nominations, Observer film critics pick their own shortlists
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10 Jan 8:39pm Updated ‘Just Mercy’ | Anatomy of a Scene
Destin Daniel Cretton narrates a sequence from his film, featuring Jamie Foxx and Rob Morgan.
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Czech new wave director Ivan Passer dies aged 86 10 Jan 12:08pm Czech new wave director Ivan Passer dies aged 86
Passer was a key figure in the Czech new wave before moving to the US, where his best known film was the cult thriller Cutter’s Way Ivan Passer, the film-maker who was a key figure in the Czech new wave and who went on to direct the thriller Cutter’s Way after emigrating to the US, has died aged 86.
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Harvey Weinstein Says His Judge Is Biased. His Judge Disagrees. 10 Jan 8:02am Updated Harvey Weinstein Says His Judge Is Biased. His Judge Disagrees.
Mr. Weinstein said the judge in his rape trial should recuse himself after suggesting in court that the film producer could end up in jail.
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Italian comedy about migrant crisis infuriates far right 10 Jan 7:37am Italian comedy about migrant crisis infuriates far right
Film skewers racism and populism but was initially expected to be anti-migrant A record-breaking satirical comedy about migrants attempting to reach Europe has provoked a row in Italy, infuriating far-right politicians and their supporters. Tolo Tolo, starring and directed by the comedian
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9 Jan 6:51pm Updated Record number of female film leads, US study suggests
Box office actresses enjoy best year yet, but BAME women are left behind, annual report suggests.
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3 Film Series to Catch in N.Y.C. This Weekend 9 Jan 5:00pm Updated 3 Film Series to Catch in N.Y.C. This Weekend
Our guide to film series and special screenings.
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Bafta to review voting system after diversity row 9 Jan 11:33am Updated Bafta to review voting system after diversity row
Film academy admits change needed after lack of female and BAME nominees for awards The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Bafta) is reviewing its voting process after criticism over the lack of female directors or black and minority ethnic actors
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Keeley Forsyth: how the Happy Valley actor became the new Scott Walker 9 Jan 11:00am Keeley Forsyth: how the Happy Valley actor became the new Scott Walker
She was enjoying a successful if gruelling film and TV career when serious illness struck. But Forsyth has channelled that experience into a bleakly beautiful avant-garde album
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‘Three Christs’ Review: Exploring the Mysteries of the Mind 9 Jan 7:00am ‘Three Christs’ Review: Exploring the Mysteries of the Mind
The film is based on a book by a social psychologist who studied schizophrenia in the late 1950s.
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This Festival Could Alter Your Sense of Film History 8 Jan 6:57pm This Festival Could Alter Your Sense of Film History
To Save and Project, the annual MoMA series, unearths forgotten work by Australian women, a French auteur and even George A. Romero.
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Peter Wollen obituary 8 Jan 11:47am Peter Wollen obituary
Film-maker and theorist whose groundbreaking textbook was instrumental in launching a new academic disciplinePeter Wollen, who has died aged 81 after suffering from Alzheimer’s, did much to launch film studies in the UK and US. In 1967 the pioneering teacher Paddy Whannel invited him to join the British Film Institute’s education department, and while working there he wrote Signs and Meanings in the Cinema (1969). It has remained in print in successive editions since, and provided a basic text for the new academic discipline. The book contains essays on the director and theorist Sergei Eisenstein, rescuing him from the reputation of being Stalin’s propagandist and placing him among the avant-garde artists of the early Soviet era; on auteur theory, already proposed by French and American critics, underpinning the idea of tracing a consistent signature within routine commercial filmmaking; and on semiology, the study of signs, applied here to the language of film.
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Lullaby review – bad-nanny thriller up past its bedtime 8 Jan 11:00am Lullaby review – bad-nanny thriller up past its bedtime
A young couple make a terrible childcare choice in this strained, unsatisfying drama based on Leïla Slimani’s bestselling novel If a young couple hire an apparently perfect nanny to look after their two young children, allowing them to return to the carefree world of socialising and professional fulfilment that they once enjoyed … well, in theory, that nanny could just turn out to be a thoroughly nice person. But in the movies she must gradually reveal herself to be a sinister weirdo. This strained and unsatisfying bad-nanny drama is from French film-maker Lucie Borleteau, who directed
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Silvio Horta, creator of hit TV series Ugly Betty, dies aged 45 8 Jan 6:05am Silvio Horta, creator of hit TV series Ugly Betty, dies aged 45
Tributes paid to the screenwriter and producer behind the comedy-drama starring America Ferrera Silvio Horta, the creator of hit TV show Ugly Betty, has died at the age of 45 in an apparent suicide. The television producer and screenwriter, who was of Cuban-American decent, began his career with the satirical teen film Urban Legends starring Jared Leto, and created two sci-fi programmes, The Chronicle and Jake 2.0, which were broadcast in the early 2000s. He went on to have mainstream success with the comedy-drama starring Vanessa Williams and America Ferrera, which became a worldwide smash following its cancellation in 2010. Ferrera, who played the show’s titular character, an unlikely fashion intern, paid tribute to Horta on Instagram. The actor said she was “stunned and heartbroken to hear the devastating news”, adding that Horta’s “talent and creativity brought me and so many others such joy and light”. Elsewhere, Williams, who played the role of fearsome editor Wilhelmina Slater, added that his “creativity and passion will be missed by so many of us that worked with him. May he Rest In Peace”. Michael Urie, who played Slater’s personal assistant Marc, commented that Horta had “[broken] barriers and saved lives. Losing him is hard … I hear from LGBTQ people all the time that the show helped them.”
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8 Jan 3:34am Updated Bafta film awards 2020: Joker leads nominations amid diversity row
Joaquin Phoenix's film has 11 nods, but there is criticism that the acting nominees are all white.
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‘Joker’ Leads BAFTA Nominations 8 Jan 12:27am Updated ‘Joker’ Leads BAFTA Nominations
The Todd Phillips movie earned 11 nominations for Britain’s equivalent of the Oscars, including best film, best director and best actor.
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Hans Zimmer hired to score Bond film No Time to Die at last minute 7 Jan 5:04am Hans Zimmer hired to score Bond film No Time to Die at last minute
Famed composer behind Inception and Gladiator drafted in to replace Dan Romer following creative differences Hans Zimmer has been drafted in as a last-minute replacement to score the James Bond movie No Time to Die, less than three months before its release. He replaces Dan Romer, who departs due to creative differences with the film’s production company Eon Productions,
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7 Jan 4:21am Updated Joker leads Bafta film award nominations
Joaquin Phoenix's film has 11 nods, but there is criticism that the acting categories are all white.
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Baftas 2020: Joker leads pack with 11 nominations 7 Jan 2:59am Baftas 2020: Joker leads pack with 11 nominations
Supervillain story frontrunner for British film awards, with The Irishman just behind Todd Phillip’s controversial superhero origin story Joker was given a huge nod of approval by Bafta as it led this year’s pack with 11 nominations, including best director, best picture and a best actor nod for Joaquin Phoenix. Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman were its closest contenders with 10 nominations each, but Phillips’ film which was heavily criticised upon its release for its nihilistic worldview, was the surprise package despite only winning two Golden Globes on Sunday.
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The film industry has utterly failed women. I won’t put up with it any longer | Alice O’Keeffe 7 Jan 2:00am The film industry has utterly failed women. I won’t put up with it any longer | Alice O’Keeffe
I’m sick of films dominated by male characters and perspectives. This year I’m changing my cinematic diet
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7 Jan 12:25am The New Mutants: The X-Men spin-off that took two years to be released
The first trailer for The New Mutants dropped back in 2017 and the film's been delayed ever since.
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Awkwafina Becomes First Asian-American to Win Best Actress at Golden Globes 6 Jan 11:03pm Updated Awkwafina Becomes First Asian-American to Win Best Actress at Golden Globes
Awkwafina’s award for her role in “The Farewell” was the film’s only win of the night.
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6 Jan 7:55pm British stars await Bafta film award nominations
Hot on the heels of the Golden Globes, the Bafta film award nominations are due to be announced.
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‘Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood’ and ‘1917’ Win Top Awards at Golden Globes 6 Jan 10:21am Updated ‘Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood’ and ‘1917’ Win Top Awards at Golden Globes
Renée Zellweger and Joaquin Phoenix won the lead acting prizes for film, while “Fleabag” and “Succession” each took home two TV awards.
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Let it Go! Why the mayor of Hallstatt is telling Frozen fans to stay away 6 Jan 10:10am Let it Go! Why the mayor of Hallstatt is telling Frozen fans to stay away
The tiny Austrian village was reportedly the inspiration for Arendelle in the Disney film – and up to 10,000 tourists overwhelm it each day
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Stop mewling! Cats is no turkey, say our dance and theatre critics 6 Jan 10:00am Stop mewling! Cats is no turkey, say our dance and theatre critics
Film reviewers sank their claws into Cats, but is it really so awful? Our stage reviewers steeled themselves for the caterwauling ... but ended up quite enjoying it It can be very pleasurable as a critic to really get your claws into something, but the landslide of snide that met the Cats movie didn’t tally with the film I saw. In fact, I was baffled by the mass freakout. Again and again, critics were confounded by the idea of humans dressed up as cats. But what were they expecting? Had anyone seen the musical?! The cats in the film look like a more sophisticated version of the stage dancers in their catsuits. Like all dancers, they have person-shaped bodies (including boobs, where appropriate) and smoothed over knobbly bits. (This obsession with them having no visible genitals – it would be a lot weirder if they did, no?) The CGI ears and tails have elicited some cattiness, but they’re twitchily intriguing rather than disturbing.
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Dancing on Ice’s first same-sex partnership is a milestone we should celebrate 6 Jan 8:28am Dancing on Ice’s first same-sex partnership is a milestone we should celebrate
H from Steps brought tears to the judges’ eyes with his performance. Now, more than ever, we must cherish these moments of LGBTQ visibility One of the most peculiar aspects of realising that you are LGBTQ is the loneliness. Your immediate family is unlikely to belong to the minority you may feel you have been arbitrarily parachuted into. You may be fortunate that they have supportive attitudes; many are not. The odds are that you have heard derogatory terms about LGBTQ people thrown around the playground not once or twice but like confetti. On TV and film screens, on advertising billboards, in magazines and in books, society’s expectations about settling down with someone of a different gender will bellow at you. You may struggle to come out to yourself, let alone anyone else, and fear judgment and rejection. That is why major cultural events, such as the
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