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Joe Dante’s entry into the film business was so cartoonish it might easily be a scene from a Joe Dante movie. Arriving in California as an aspiring ed(...)

Moments in Between: H&M’s cinema ad from Christmas last year

Late last year a complaint landed at the Irish Film Classification Office, or Ifco, after the correspondents had brought their children to see Star Wa(...)

Ennio Morricone: one can no more imagine The Good, the Bad and the Ugly without his score than one can imagine Swan Lake without Tchaikovsky. Photograph: Luciano Viti/Getty

There are a tiny handful of film composers whose work is instantly recognisable from just a few isolated bars. None was quite so distinctive as Ennio (...)

La Dolce Vita: Anita Ekberg and Marcello Mastroianni  in a scene from Federico Fellini’s 1960 film available on Curzon Home Cinema.

In 2017 the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Bafta) quite rightly recognised Curzon with an award for outstanding British contribution to (...)

Waiting for Oscar. Laura Dern (left) and Scarlett Johansson in Noah Baumbach’s film Marriage Story. Photograph: Netflix

A year on from the Oscars ceremony that saw the Netflix-backed Roma fall conspicuously short of winning the Best Picture gong, the streaming giant app(...)

Robert Pattinson in The Lighthouse. Photograph: A24 Pictures

“Doldrums. Doldrums,” warns Willem Dafoe’s salty lighthouse keeper, Thomas Wake. “Eviler than the Devil. Boredom makes men to villains.” Following on(...)

Renée Zellweger: ‘I stopped recognising that I had to take care of myself.’ Photograph: Ryan Pfluger/New York Times

“We will start this interview at some point,” I insisted to Renée Zellweger. “No, no,” she said. It was mid-August, and I had gone to the Beverly Wi(...)

Elizabeth McGovern: ‘I did feel like a fish out of water for a long time. I don’t anymore.’ Photograph: Aaron Richter/New York Times

The British period drama Downton Abbey launched in a nice teatime telly slot on ITV in 2010, looking decidedly out of place on a medium then defined b(...)

Netflix once had the field to itself. Now Disney and other Hollywood behemoths are closing in – and they’re here to take your money “In Hollywood (...)

João Gilberto in 2008. The performer is credited with helping  to turn bossa nova into a global symbol of a young and confident Brazil. Photograph: Marco Hermes/AFP/Getty Images

João Gilberto, one of the primary creators of bossa nova, the intimate Brazilian music that became a major cultural export, has died. He was 88. His s(...)

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