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It shouldn’t be this way. But more than a few movie enthusiasts will approach the average filmed play – particularly the two-hander – with the feel(...)

Open letter: Dylan Farrow. Photograph: Frances Silver via New York Times

A couple of years ago I was involved in a casual act of censorship. I was writing a piece for an arts organisation about contemporary performance and (...)

It seems like a long time since we got ourselves in a tizzy over the explicit sexual content in a motion picture. Nobody saw it coming. When, at the s(...)

Robert Harris: trademark approach. Photograph: Geoffrey Swaine/Rex

It was the dodgiest of all dossiers. “It’s quite small,” says Robert Harris. “It was written on very flimsy paper – rice paper, or old-style typing pa(...)

Rome Cavalieri, Rome, Italy
Hotels with movie magic
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  • September 28, 2013, 01:00

Rome Cavalieri, Rome, Italyromecavalieri.comThis Waldorf hotel puts guests in the picture by recreating the film La Dolce Vita with them in the starri(...)

Part of the cover of  The Girl: a Life in the Shadow of Roman Polanski, by  Samantha Geimer

Roman Polanski took the photograph of then 13-year-old Samantha Geimer in February 1977, three weeks before the film director would be accused of tak(...)

Workers sets up a giant 66th Cannes Film Festival official poster at the front of the Palais des Festivals, showing Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward kissing on the set of  A New Kind of Love  in 1963. The Cannes Film Festival starts today. Photograph: Lionel Cironneau/AP

Cast a quick glance about Cannes tonight and you could be forgiven for deducing that Hollywood bosses the world’s greatest film festival. For t(...)

‘You don’t know who I am. You don’t know where I am. And you’ll never see me coming.” Ben Kingsley, actor, Knight of the Realm and now Ma(...)

Let’s be honest. There is one adjective that describes Pierce Brosnan best. He is smooth. He is smoother than the smoothest surface sold in Smo(...)

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