12 Years a Slave star Chiwetel Ejiofor (left) and director Steve McQueen. The film is   expected to lead the UK charge for Oscar glory when the Academy Award nominations are announced. Photographs: PA Wire

The goats have been slaughtered. Their entrails have been spread about the place. And we can now make a fairly good stab at assessing who or what is g(...)

Illustration: Philip Barrett
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SCENE IThe AnnunciationA young woman called Mary, living in a ghost estate somewhere in the midlands, is up late trying to watch as many episodes of T(...)

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(...)

Diaz think we’d go see The Counsellor just cos  big stars like Cameron are in it? You betcha.

Linguists tell us that English has acquired a new preposition.Because internet. So cinemagoers had best huddle together in expectation of many, many s(...)

Skoda Yeti

You can sum up the work done to update and refresh the Skoda Yeti as a shopping trip with two stops: one at the Botox clinic and one at Great Outdoors(...)

Gravity

Despite what you may have heard or concluded, Alfonso Cuarón’s indecently exciting palm-dampener is not, in any sense that matters, a sci-fi picture. (...)

Sandra Bullock in Gravity: ‘She is an amazing actress. She is precise and disciplined. To perform under these conditions is a miracle’

Lord, we’re sick of sequels. Heavens, we’re tired of remakes. We’ve had enough adaptations of comic books. It would be nice if somebody could direct a(...)

It’s only November, but Oscar pundits are already salivating at the prospect of next spring’s Best Actress race. The outcome, as yet, is uncertain.(...)

Ancient cannibalistic religions have less eccentric calendars than does the movie universe. The long run-in and dreary aftermath to Christmas d(...)

The Heat

The Bridesmaids dream team – director Paul Feig and star Melissa McCarthy – deliver this year’s sweariest comedy, with Oscar winner Sandra Bullock in (...)

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