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 One of the four pairs of ruby slippers worn by Judy Garland in the 1939 film “The Wizard of Oz” on display during a 1996 media tour of the “America’s Smithsonian” traveling exhibition in Kansas City, Missouri. File photograph: Ed Zurga/AP

A pair of sequined ruby slippers worn by Judy Garland in The Wizard Of Oz, which were stolen from a museum in her home town 13 years ago, have been re(...)

Angelina Jolie, Nora Twomey and Saara Chaudry attend the 2017 Toronto International Film Festical. Photograph: George Pimentel/WireImage

Nora Twomey was 14 when she started drifting away from school. Within a year, she had dropped out. Today, however, she’s an acclaimed animator, Oscar-(...)

The organisers of the Oscars have said they will create a new award category for popular movies. File photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters

The organisers of the Oscars said on Wednesday they would create a new award category for popular movies and limit the annual televised ceremony to th(...)

Ben Foster and Thomasin McKenzie in Leave No Trace. Photograph:  Scott Green/ Bleecker Street

Teenager Tom (Thomasin McKenzie) and her war veteran father, Will (Ben Foster), live off the grid in a public park near Portland, Oregon. This small s(...)

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(...)

Czech-born filmmaker Milos Forman:  won a deluge of Academy Awards, including best director Oscars. Photograph: Abdeljalil Bounhar/AP

Miloš Forman, the Czech-born director of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and Amadeus, has died at the age of 86. Czech news agency CTK reported that (...)

Xavier Legrand: 'It struck me when I was talking to victims of domestic violence, and they were telling their stories, that sometimes they might have been relating the plot of a thriller.' Photograph: Claude Medale/Corbis via Getty

In France a woman dies at the hands of her live-in partner every two and a half days, a shocking statistic that, depressingly, doesn’t include related(...)

Hollywood great: Olivia de Havilland in 1938. Photograph: George Hurrell/Donaldson/Ochs/Getty

To the relief of film-makers and TV executives everywhere, a panel of three judges has rejected the defamation suit brought by the veteran actor Olivi(...)

File image of Ava DuVernay. Photograph: Getty Images

Diversity swings and roundabouts. Earlier this month, the Academy Awards ceremony was careful to rally around the #TimesUp and #MeToo movements. By th(...)

In 1999 Stephen Hawking made his way to Springfield for the episode They Saved Lisa’s Brain.

“This Oscar,” declared Eddie Redmayne, delirious , “belongs to all of those people around the world battling ALS. It belongs to one exceptional family(...)

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