Don’t bet against The Painted Bird winning the Golden Bear at Venice this weekend. 

There’s so much to the theatrical experience that you can’t get from a watching a film on even the biggest television. The communal buzz. The envelopi(...)

Timothée Chalamet and Selena Gomez with director Woody Allen on the set of A Rainy Day in New York. The film has just been unveiled in Poland. Further releases are planned, but there is no sign of it emerging in these territories.

“Cancel culture” is not a real thing. It’s a side-project for bores who spend the rest of their days whingeing about “snowflakes”. Right? Or is “cance(...)

Leonardo Di Caprio plays a TV star – based on Burt Reynolds – struggling to make a career in movies. Brad Pitt plays his stunt double

Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, a pop-cultural tour of late 1960s LA starring Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio, is to have its premi(...)

The Festival Palace at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, which opens tomorrow. Photograph: EPA/Carsten Riedel

What do we mean by the Palme d’Or? That’s not quite so facile a question as it first appears. The Cannes Film Festival first awarded a top prize – to(...)

Jennifer Lawrence (right) and Amy Adams promoting American Hustle

Who won 2013? We snooty critics hailed the likes of Joshua Oppenheimer, director of The Act of Killing, alongside other auteurs such as Abdellatif Kec(...)

The Ticket Awards: Film

See winners list below It is always unwise to second-guess the electorate, but it is not unreasonable to assume that, had Gravity made it into (...)

BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOUR The winner of this year’s Palme d’Or – a lengthy lesbian romance set in Lille – gained notoriety for the duration and explicitness of its sex sequences.But Abdellatif Kechiche’s film is most notable for its determination toimmerse us in every nuance of a tempestuous relationship. Adèle Exarchopoulos and Léa Seydoux give astonishing performances.

Click here to cast your vote When it comes time to assess developments in cinema – over a year, decade or century – hard-working pundits sti(...)

It seems like a long time since we got ourselves in a tizzy over the explicit sexual content in a motion picture. Nobody saw it coming. When, at the s(...)

Forgive me, for I have sinned. The subject of this column is the media’s depressing habit of expressing the quality of any new release in terms of its(...)

Ancient cannibalistic religions have less eccentric calendars than does the movie universe. The long run-in and dreary aftermath to Christmas d(...)