Actors Nicole Kidman and Tim Roth at a photocall for the film “Grace of Monaco” in Cannes yesterday. Photograph: Pascal le Segretain/Getty Images 2:16

Grace of Monaco, the opening film of the 67th Cannes Film Festival, brought top-end glamour and juicy controversy to the Côte d’Azur last night. Nicol(...)

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For the first two scenes of Olivier Dahan’s peculiar hagiography of Princess Grace, the director shoots his heroine from the rear. Nicole Kidman manag(...)

The atmosphere at the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival yesterday. Photograph: Pascal le Segretain/Getty 1:54

There is, we are led to believe, usually some sort of conference on at Cannes. If it’s not the Boat and Yacht Show, it’s the Retail Real Estate Market(...)

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Michael Legge, Hugh O'Conor, Peter McDonald, Andrew Scott, Andrew Bennett and Brian Gleeson in 'The Stag'

Hugh O’Conor mentions the fact while we are arranging coffee and cake. So, I presume he won’t mind me repeating it here. The fresh-faced star of My(...)

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(...)

Dame Judi Dench: her intervention in the guise of M helped ease the classification to a PG-13.

Another week passes and we get another chance to ponder how far we’ve come. Only a few short decades ago, this nation could boast a censorship regime (...)

It’s only November, but Oscar pundits are already salivating at the prospect of next spring’s Best Actress race. The outcome, as yet, is uncertain.(...)

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(...)

Author Eoin Colfer, a former teacher, has sold more than 25 million Artemis Fowl books, translated into 44 languages around the globe. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Crime pays – at least the fictional sort – for Ireland’s best-selling children’s author, Eoin Colfer. New figures show that accumulated profits at his(...)