Swedish actor Noomi Rapace, famous for being The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, is now starring in US crime tale The Drop. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Noomi Rapace knows how to make an entrance. That happens with movie stars. More unusually, she (or her staff) knows how to set an enticing mise-en-(...)

Alien creator HR Giger standing with some of his artworks in Switzerland in 1981.  Giger died yesterday, aged 74, according to Swiss media. Photograph: EPA/STR

Swiss artist HR Giger, who designed the creature in Ridley Scott’s sci-fi horror classic Alien, has died at the age of 74 from injuries suffered in a (...)

Pompeii

Do you remember that brief period when, in a desperate attempt to milk the televisual zeitgeist, every second film featured somebody or other from Mad(...)

Scarlett Johansson and Jonathan Glazer attend 'Under The Skin' Photocall during the 70th Venice International Film Festival last September

Jonathan Glazer occupies a singular position in the pantheon of British film directors. When wise people draw up lists of contemporary masters,(...)

The Lego Movie 3:00
The Lego Movie

Do you remember what you were doing when you first heard about The Lego Movie ? Harrumphing?(...)

Lone Survivor 2:30
Lone Survivor

Well, the title makes no concessions to the spoiler police. Adapted from a memoir by Marcus Luttrell, Lone Survivor tells the story of an ill-fated at(...)

Out of the Furnace 2:30

Responsible Russell Baze (Christian Bale) visits with local rogue Petty (Willem Dafoe), in order to settle a debt owed by Russell’s feckless younger b(...)

A 1984 photograph of then Apple chief executive Steve Jobs (left) and president John Sculley presenting the new Macintosh desktop computer. photograph: ap

“Still standing at the intersection of technology and the liberal arts. Happy Birthday Mac!” With that tweet, sent out by Tim Cook last weekend at a 3(...)

Run Run Shaw: the pioneering Hong Kong movie producer  has died at the age of 107. Photograph: Kin Cheung/AP Photo

Legendary Hong Kong media tycoon Sir Run Run Shaw, who created an entertainment empire in Asia that encompassed television and films, died yesterday a(...)

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(...)