Splashdown: Will Forte and Maxine Peake in ‘Run & Jump’

It would be overstating things to say that Will Forte has found himself at the centre of a controversy, but he is certainly somewhere in the vi(...)

Curmudgeon and proud of it: Armond White

If, as is often argued, Armond White lives to court controversy then he must be a very happy man this week. Formerly published in the New York Press a(...)

 Michael Fassbender. Photograph: Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images

As expected, three films dominated when Chris Hemsworth read out the Oscar nominations in Los Angeles at lunchtime. Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a (...)

12 Years a Slave star Chiwetel Ejiofor (left) and director Steve McQueen. The film is   expected to lead the UK charge for Oscar glory when the Academy Award nominations are announced. Photographs: PA Wire

The goats have been slaughtered. Their entrails have been spread about the place. And we can now make a fairly good stab at assessing who or what is g(...)

BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOUR The winner of this year’s Palme d’Or – a lengthy lesbian romance set in Lille – gained notoriety for the duration and explicitness of its sex sequences.But Abdellatif Kechiche’s film is most notable for its determination toimmerse us in every nuance of a tempestuous relationship. Adèle Exarchopoulos and Léa Seydoux give astonishing performances.

Click here to cast your vote When it comes time to assess developments in cinema – over a year, decade or century – hard-working pundits sti(...)

‘It’s a part I’ve waited 77 years for.” When Bruce Dern’s turn in Alexander Payne’s Nebraska deservedly took the Best Actor prize at this year’s Canne(...)

Paul Duane and Werner Herzog at Telluride Film Festival

‘Your movie made me so angry I was punching the walls.” The screenwriter of The Graduate, Buck Henry, stares at me through his trademark jam-jar spect(...)

Ancient cannibalistic religions have less eccentric calendars than does the movie universe. The long run-in and dreary aftermath to Christmas d(...)

Admission

Have you ever wondered how the admission procedure functions in Ivy League universities? No, me neither. That is, however, one of many unasked ques(...)

Director Abdellatif Kechiche (centre), and actors Lea Seydoux (left) and Adele Exarchopoulos on stage at the Cannes Film Festival after he received the Palme d’Or award for the film ‘La Vie D’Adele’. Photograph: Reuters/Eric Gaillard

The Cannes Film Festival came to a close last night with the presentation of the Palme d’Or, awarded for best fil(...)