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‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’: “deliberately messy and difficult”.

Much in the same way that a candidate may be vetted before a big convention, so too have this year’s nominees for the best picture Oscar been subject (...)

Oprah Winfrey speaks after accepting the Cecil B Demille Award at the 75th Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California. Photograph: Paul Drinkwater/NBC/Reuters

Oprah Winfrey became the first black woman to be awarded a Golden Globe for lifetime achievement on Sunday, delivering an impassioned speech in suppor(...)

Menashe Lustig as Menashe, with Ruben Niborski. 'I was just blown away by this portly, funny comedian,' says the director. Photograph: Federica Valabrega

Made on a micro-budget, shot guerilla-style over two years, and performed almost entirely in Yiddish by non-professional actors, Menashe is a warm and(...)

Elijah Wood as Frodo Baggins in Lord of The Rings: Amazon’s TV  adaptation will explore  new storylines preceding Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring. Photograph: Reuters/HO-New Line Cinema

He just keeps on giving, does JRR Tolkein. The latest move in the fantasy epic is towards downsizing, from the big screen to the small, as Amazon plan(...)

Is there something more to Thelma’s unexplained fits and strange animal magnetism? The film’s denouement provides satisfactory answers

A young girl and her father wander across a frozen lake and into a snowy forest. Spying a fawn through the woods, he raises his rifle, only to point i(...)

Rocky Ros Muc joins four other Irish films on the 170-long list.  Photograph: Getty Images.

A documentary about a Connemara-born boxer who fought for a world title in the 1980s has become the first Irish-language film to make the longlist for(...)

Sareum Srey Moch in First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers

It’s not as if Angelina Jolie hasn’t proved her worth as a writer-director before now. Following on from the Bosnian war drama In the Land of Blood an(...)

Barry Keoghan at the premiere for “The Killing of a Sacred Deer” at the Toronto International Film Festival. Photograph: Geoff Robins/AFP/Getty Images

Awards season has begun. Okay, that’s not quite true. With next year’s Oscars happening in March we’re still more than six months away from the ceremo(...)

Big and boring: ‘Gone With the Wind’

Can we compare Gone with the Wind with statues representing Confederate generals? Something like that seems to be happening in Tennessee. Earlier this(...)

Al Gore attends the UK premiere of  ‘An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power’ at  Somerset House in London earlier this month.  Photograph:  Jeff Spicer/Getty Images

Just over 10 years ago, An Inconvenient Truth, featuring former US vice-president Al Gore, opened in cinemas. Jollied along by Gore’s now well-travell(...)

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