Audrey Tautou: ‘Fame is something that scares me more than it attracts me’

Out here in Anglophonia, we are wary of granting proper stardom to any actor who doesn’t speak the language. It can happen, of course. But to fully cr(...)

Peter Morgan: ‘Stephen Frears once said that the most interesting years of a career are between 40 and 60. So, I am halfway through. I find that encouraging’ 2:15

I worry a little about Peter Morgan receiving the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival’s Volta Award. It’s not that the man doesn’(...)

Breaking Bad

Acornucopia of cultural riches this year left us reaching for superlatives. Everything from Breaking Bad on television to Daft Punk in music, Gone Gir(...)

‘A couple of years ago I decided to branch out,” explains Daniel Brühl. “So I opened a tapas bar. It’s still there. We’re not bankrupt. And you’re (...)

Naomi Watts in Diana: not critic-proof

We’re living through a time when $100 million spend on film advertising is considered chump change. Critics, we’re told, can’t compete with those numb(...)

James Hunt  was all about instinct, thrill and, most importantly, the fun of celebrating. Photograph: Keystone/Getty Images

One of the best things about Rush, Hollywood’s cheerful account of the scintillating 1976 Formula One season dual between James Hunt and Niki Lauda is(...)

Ron Howard – the feelgood kid

It would require a spectacular effort, one feels, to fall out with Ron Howard. Long after he played winsome against Henry Winkler’s Fonzie and John Wa(...)

Review: Rush
Review: Rush

Ron Howard’s Rush – a study of the rivalry between Niki Lauda and James Hunt – is not an altogether easy sell. For every person who loves Formula One (...)

From up on Poppy Hill

“Ever since the wars, it seems the whole country is eager to get rid of the old and make way for the new,” notes Umi (voiced by Sarah Bolger), the res(...)