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Actor Dominic Cooper says he was not expecting to get the part in Mamma Mia! and wasn’t sure if he wanted it anyway. Photograph: Jason Merritt/Getty Images.

Dominic Cooper nearly didn’t try for the first Mamma Mia! film. He was in the middle of shooting something else and reluctantly went along to the audi(...)

Jessica Keenan Wynn, Lily James and Alexa Davies in Mamma Mia! Here We Go again.

Few objective criteria exist to help us determine whether Mamma Mia! was a good film or a bad film. There were objectively terrible things about that (...)

Cher  on the red carpet  for the world premiere of the film Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again in London on Monday. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Cher to release album of Abba covers following Mamma Mia! role Cher has revealed that she has recorded an entire album of Abba covers, following her a(...)

Dwayne Johnson succeeds because he has enormous charm and because he is disciplined in his choices. Photograph: Ryan Conaty/The New York Times

This weekend sees the release of two potentially huge blockbusters: The Incredibles 2 and Skyscraper. Already the highest-grossing animated film in th(...)

Actress Amy Adams: ‘I don’t feel any sense of pride or accomplishment if I’m not being pushed.’ Photograph: John Phillips/Getty Images for BFI

Amy Adams reached into her fanny pack and fished out a stick of sunscreen. “I’m such a mom-nerd,” she apologised, as if sensing the pretense of Hollyw(...)

Christopher Walken plays Russian roulette. The scenes are arguably Michael Cimino’s most impactful contribution to cinema

John Milius, screenwriter of Apocalypse Now and director of Conan the Barbarian, once claimed that “the Vietnam veteran – because he lost the most, be(...)

The imbalance in film criticism is, sadly in keeping with the rest of industry.  “On screen and behind the camera, Hollywood is predominantly ‘pale and male’,” the report notes

The #MeToo conflagration may have blossomed into a genuine movement, but it has yet to make a sizable dent in many parts of the film industry. The la(...)

US president Donald Trump: After winning by warning voters they were being suckered, he’s made them all suckers. Photograph: Chris Kleponis

Con artists have always been slithering around. Huckleberry Finn tangled with flimflam men on Mississippi riverboats. There was a flirty snake-oil sal(...)

Incredibles 2: Mr Incredible struggles as a stay-at-home dad in this sequel to Pixar’s 2004 hit

Lessons have been learnt. Back in 2014, some weeks after Brazil were thoroughly spanked by the Germans, Hollywood’s summer sputtered to a halt after t(...)

Nora Twomey of Cartoon Saloon. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

If Nora Twomey is pretending to have “never been into heels and dresses”, as she puts it, she’s doing a top notch job. Having already walked the Acade(...)

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