Cate Blanchett in Carol, Todd Hynes’s  adaptation of a Patricia Highsmith novel about a lesbian romance

This correspondent has developed a theory that recent Cannes Film Festivals are a little like Star Trek films. Over the current decade, the even-numbe(...)

Actors Catherine Deneuve and Emmanuelle Bercot at a photocall for  La Tête Haute (Standing Tall), the opening film of this year’s annual Cannes Film Festival. Photograph: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images

The 68th Cannes Film Festival began last night in marginally more low-key fashion than usual. Following criticism of last year’s opening film, Grace o(...)

Reflector: Guy Pearce. “Between 2001 and 2002, I questioned everything. I wanted to be left alone. I had to strip everything away, come back and say: Is this valid? Am I any good at this? It took a while to say yes to those things”

It is quite a trick to gain the status of suave leading man – or woman for that matter – while still getting to play fleshy humans with nuanced person(...)

We could forgive Nicole Kidman for coming across like a mildly ambulatory waxwork in this already notorious hagiography if she were, at least, coming (...)

Stranded on Planet Nepotism:  Will Smith and his son Jaden appear a scene from After Earth. Photogaph: Sony, Columbia Pictures

Father and son Will and Jaden Smith have something they can bond over - they have both awarded Razzies for After Earth. Jaden (15), was (...)

The Ticket Awards: Film

See winners list below It is always unwise to second-guess the electorate, but it is not unreasonable to assume that, had Gravity made it into (...)

Naomi Watts in Diana: “vulgar, tasteless and nonsensical without ever skirting the status of camp classic”

Elsewhere in this issue we discuss those film-makers who are discovering new routes towards excellence. This fellow breaks fresh ground. This other ch(...)

You wouldn’t blame Naomi Watts for feeling the pressure. Presenting yourself to the British public as Princess Diana must be a little like meeting the(...)

Review: Diana
Review: Diana

The folk behind this already notorious life of Saint Diana – she who walked through minefields for our sins – should be thoroughly ashamed of themselv(...)