Howard Shore: ‘Different stories always felt very natural to me: it was comedy one night, tragedy the next.’ Photograph: Valerie Macon/Getty Images

When you are the architect of the musical accompaniment to people’s fondest movie memories, it can be hard to choose your finest moment. One of the(...)

Peter Berg: “I was interested in trying to capture that fight as it was written in the book. Reading it, it almost felt like a piece of orchestral music to me”

Harken, fans of movie miscellany and listology. Pop quiz. Is the shoot-’em-up between Taliban fighters and a four-man Navy Seal reconnaissance team at(...)

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(...)

Writer/Director David Gordon Green at the Sundance festival in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

Imagine, if you will, that Terrence Malick decided to direct an instalment of the American Pie franchise. Further imagine that, rather than mould t(...)

I’m sitting down with Cate Blanchett when a star-struck guy comes up, handshake at the ready: “You’re fabulous,” he says. (He’s talking to Cate, ob(...)

Kevin Spacey at the Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival. Photograph: Rob McDougall.

The “golden age of television” cited by Kevin Spacey at the Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival is defined by flawed characters and m(...)

Would you believe?

In 2007, Cristian Mungiu ’s 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days , a study of abortion in Nicolae Ce(...)

Stoker is the latest Hollywood film with a Korean hue

For as long as there has been a film business, there has been debate about its purpose. Should art be political or populist? Is a film useless (...)