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Saoirse Ronan chatting to Mary J Blige on the red carpet at the IFP Gotham Awards in November, while Greta Gerwig is interviewed. Ronan won an award for her role  in Lady Bird, which Gerwig directed.  Ronan has also been nominated for a Golden Globe award. Photograph: Rebecca Smeyne/The New York Times

Saoirse Ronan continues a seemingly inevitable run to a third Oscar nod with a nomination for best actress (comedy or musical) at the upcoming Golden (...)

Film director Ridley Scott: “You can’t tolerate any kind of behaviour like that.”  Photograph: Hannah McKay/EPA

Movie director Ridley Scott has spoken out about his decision to relpace actor Kevin Spacey in his new film. The film, All the Money in the World, had(...)

John Eagle, about to get chemotherapy for the first time

I am a survivor. It scared the living beejeepers out of me a year ago when I was told I had cancer of the oesophagus, a rush of cold sweat flowing dow(...)

Any idiot could play Magneto. You just turn up, scowl a bit, throw a submarine at an aeroplane with your mind and then cash the cheque

The Snowman is a turkey. Everyone saw it coming, and now it’s happened. Audiences simply did not want to see Michael Fassbender play a man called Harr(...)

Ryan Gosling in a scene from Blade Runner 2049. The  film was expected to take $45 million. It looks as if it will end up with around $31 million. Photograph: Stephen Vaughan/Warner Bros/AP

Looked at from one angle, Blade Runner 2049 was destined to fail. Ridley Scott’s 1982 original opened to modest reviews and underwhelming box office. (...)

Blade Runner sequel: Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford in Blade Runner 2049

“I need chewing gum,” Denis Villeneuve says in his foggy Québécois accent. “I find that when I am tired the first thing that goes is my English. Chewi(...)

Ryan Gosling’s deadened quality suits a character who (we assume, anyway) is not a paid-up member of the human race. Photograph: Stephen Vaughan/Warner Bros/AP

It is jarring to consider that the gap between Blade Runner and today – 35 years – is about the same as that between Blade Runner and the high era of (...)

Harry Dean Stanton photographed in Los Angeles in October 2016. File photograph: Getty Images

Veteran US actor Harry Dean Stanton has died at the age of 91, his agent has said. The actor had appeared in dozens of films including Repo Man, Coo(...)

“The Farthest” by Emer Reynolds: “I was obsessed with space as a child. I spent part of my childhood growing up on a farm in Tipperary with really dark skies overhead. I could see the Milky Way.”

In June 1977, four days after the death of Elvis, the first of two Voyager space probes were launched. More than 40 years later, Voyager 1 and 2 are s(...)

Sigourney Weaver as Ellen Ripley with Jones the cat in Alien. A long-mooted Alien 5, directed by Neill Blomkamp, has been cancelled

As Alien: Covenant arrives in cinemas, there are tidings good and bad for fans of the spacefaring franchise. On the one hand, eager acolytes have been(...)

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