Leaked emails show movie star Ben Affleck requested details about a slave owning ancestor be omitted from a geneology programme. Photograph: Reuters

The film star Ben Affleck asked television chiefs to hide that one of his ancestors was a slave owner, according to a newly published batch of hacked (...)

US director Michael Bay received the Worst Director award at the 35th annual Golden Raspberry Awards in Los Angeles. Photograph: EPA/JENS KALAENE

Cameron Diaz received the dubious honour of being dubbed the year’s worst actress at the 35th Annual Golden Raspberry Awards (aka the Razzies).And the(...)

“Gone Girl” starring Ben Affleck opened last weekend with the backdrop of cover-ups on NFL domestic violence.

Fighting Superman is super hard. “The guy is tough,” says Ben Affleck, who is playing Batman in a new iteration filming now in Detroit where the Caped(...)

David Fincher: “There’s way too much risk in offending people now”. Photograph: Alberto E Rodriguez/Getty

David Fincher stops halfway into a biscuit. He looks deep in thought. “Enough bitching from me,” he says. “I’ve bitched so much. I’m embarrassed. R(...)

Opinion is divided as to what David Fincher should be doing with himself. His supporters believe an enormous talent is being wasted on adaptations (...)

David Fincher: “There’s way too much risk in offending people now”. Photograph: Alberto E Rodriguez/Getty

David Fincher stops halfway into a biscuit. He looks deep in thought. “Enough bitching from me,” he says. “I’ve bitched so much. I’m embarrassed. Righ(...)

The many faces of Batman

On July 20th, 2012, the world awoke to reports of another mass shooting in the US. This all-too-familiar headline was distinguished by the location – (...)

BEST PICTURE Will win 12 Years a Slave. After three months somewhere near the head of the pack, Steve McQueen’s slavery saga still looks l(...)

How To Train Your Dragon 2: Coming July 4th

Welcome to our bumper guide to another year of sequels, remakes and leftfield experiments. The most comprehensive preview available is, f(...)

Naomi Watts in Diana: not critic-proof

We’re living through a time when $100 million spend on film advertising is considered chump change. Critics, we’re told, can’t compete with those numb(...)