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(...)

Leap of faith: Off the bike McQueen, that's not how it happened

It’s Oscar season, which means it’s time, yet again, to ponder the significance of historical accuracy in films. The question is, each year, thrust up(...)

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(...)

Judi Dench, pictured with Steve Coogan in a scene from the adoption drama Philomena,  has been nominated in the category of best actress in a drama for for her role in the film.

Judi Dench has been nominated for a Golden Globe Award for her role in Philomena. The film, which tells the true story of Philomena Lee’s search for(...)

‘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(...)

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

From up on Poppy Hill

“Ever since the wars, it seems the whole country is eager to get rid of the old and make way for the new,” notes Umi (voiced by Sarah Bolger), the res(...)

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(...)

The sixth feature from the director of Sideways could only be more Oscar bait-y if it were dragging Meryl Streep along on a hook in its wake. B(...)

The French New Wave unquestionably brought fresh energies to American cinema in the early 1970s. Suddenly every second film found its(...)