David Oyelowo:   “When I first read the script, in 2007, my reaction was spiritual. I felt a call of God that I was going to do this.” Photograph:  Bon Duke/New York Times 5:46

Having watched Selma, it’s impossible not to do a double take when David Oyelowo walks into the room. He is a svelte, youthful-looking 38-year-old,(...)

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(...)

Thirteen Days (2000): Or how the Kennedys saved the world between games of touch football.
Hollywood's JFK

Primary (1960) A group of America’s most talented young documentarians chronicled Senator Kennedy’s efforts to secure the presidential nomination(...)

Film review: The Butler

When White House maître d’hôtel Eugene Allen retired during the Reagan administration, he had served at Pennsylvania Avenue’s most prestigious residen(...)

Regular visitors to Planet Cinema might be forgiven for squinting a little during the frolicsome summer confection 2 Guns. Who is that untrustworthy N(...)

The Paperboy

The United States is, as I understand it, awash with organisations arguing against the misrepresentation of minorities. You can barely move without(...)