Adam Mckay

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Kenneth Branagh, Oscar nominated as director and writer of Belfast, tested positive for coronavirus after the recent Bafta awards. Photograph: Neil Hall/EPA

A marked escalation in Covid infections is hampering efforts to restore normality before tonight’s Academy Awards. As the red carpet is rolled out at (...)

Sebastian Stan and Daisy Edgar-Jones in Fresh. Image courtesy of Sundance Institute

Daisy Edgar-Jones – looking increasingly like Anne Hathaway – stars in this proudly silly, wildly entertaining dating horror-thriller. The Normal Peo(...)

Kenneth Branagh, Jessie Buckley and Ciarán Hinds are among the nominees for the 94th Academy Awards. Photomontage: Getty Images

Kenneth Branagh’s Belfast, a Northern Ireland Screen production, has received seven nominations for the upcoming 94th Academy Awards including one for(...)

Statuettes at the 79th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California, USA, 09 January 2022. Photograph: EPA/Emma McIntyre

The winners of the 79th Golden Globes, presented in private by the controversy-stricken Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), have been revealed(...)

Don’t Look Up: There are occasional whispers of a better, less heated film bursting to get out. Photograph:. Niko Tavernise/Netflix

You can’t fault Adam McKay for lack of ambition. Six years after winning an Oscar for The Big Short, the writer and director returns with a satire of (...)

Don’t Look Up: Jennifer Lawrence as Kate Dibiasky, Leonardo DiCaprio as Dr Randall Mindy,and Rob Morgan as Dr Clayton ‘Teddy’ Oglethorp. Photograph:  Niko Tavernise / Netflix

It is reasonable to ask if Adam McKay, Oscar winner for The Big Short, creator of other classics such as Anchorman and Talladega Nights, has made it t(...)

Michael Lewis, the bestselling author, in his writing cottage in Berkeley, California. Photograph: Peter Prato/The New York Times

The bestselling author’s latest book follows scientific freethinkers who both predicted and managed the US’s Covid-19 crisis in the face of bureauc(...)

The self-indulgent incoherence of David Fincher’s Mank, with Gary Oldman as Herman Mankiewicz, Arliss Howard as Louis B Mayer and Tom Pelphrey as Joe Mankiewicz. Photograph: Netflix

Why are Netflix’s films so mediocre? The streaming giant has turned the movie business upside down, transformed viewing patterns across the world and (...)

The streaming giant’s recently unveiled 2021 slate is coming down with romantic comedies, family films and mid-budgeted dramas

Donald Clarke on the big names, Oscar contenders and everything from westerns to romcoms that will hit the small screen this year Nobody now dou(...)

Kerry’s own Jessie Buckley in I’m Thinking of Ending Things. Photograph: Netflix

Savour canny acquisitions and ambitious original productions. And catch the classics while you can. They may not be there next month. There h(...)

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