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‘It requires something like genius – on Anderson’s part and those of his collaborators – to get such a complex machine whirring so smoothly.’ Photograph: Searchlight Pictures/Twentieth Century Fox

As the boos and the cheers faded after the Cannes premiere of Wes Anderson’s latest, critics began squabbling among themselves about a near-theologica(...)

West Side Story, directed by Steven Spielberg. Photograph: Fox and Amblin Entertainment

Let’s try this again, shall we? It is some measure of the speed with which Covid descended that, in mid-February of last year, when we attempted to pr(...)

50 scary films to watch at Halloween
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  • October 18, 2020, 06:00

No Halloween parties. No trick-or-treating. What else is there to do but scare ourselves silly watching some terrifying films? Below you’ll find 50(...)

Waris Ahluwalia in the 2007 Wes Anderson movie, The Darjeeling Limited

Real-life adventures Wild (2014) Cheryl Strayed decided to walk the Pacific Crest Trail to face her demons, and her memoirs were turned into this upl(...)

Irish actor Charlie Murphy with director David Caffrey on the set of series four of Peaky Blinders. Photograph: Robert Viglasky/A Caryn Mandabach and Tiger Aspect Production

The new season of Peaky Blinders has lived up to expectations. The fourth season’s opener was a quintessentially Peaky episode, with meat hook attacks(...)

Thomas Shelby played by Cillian Murphy. Photograph: Robert Viglasky

Few TV series can boast an end to match the wreckage of season three of Peaky Blinders. After blowing up a train, doing a triple- or even quadruple cr(...)

Steve Martin and Michael Caine are rival con artists scamming wealthy marks on the French Riviera in 'Dirty Rotten Scoundrels'. Their one-upmanship makes for one of cinema’s great comic rivalries

A few years ago, we published a guide to the best films available on Netflix. It proved to be one of our most popular stories ever. Since then many n(...)

Raymond Carver called it “smoked-glass prose”, writing that is blurry or not clear in sentiment. It is the downfall of many novice writers, and som(...)

Paul Haggis is a tricksy sort of writer-director. Watching In the Valley of Elah, in which Tommy Lee Jones investigates the death of his Iraq veter(...)

Is there an antonym for “seamless”? What word does a tailor use when three pieces of cloth come together in a particularly ugly knotted mess? Anywa(...)

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