Top of the list: Seven Samurai, directed by Akira Kurosawa. His Rashomon came in at No. 4

Over the last few years, BBC Culture has been asking the world’s critics – including this writer and my colleague Tara Brady – to vote for their 100 f(...)

Russian director Andrey Zvyagintsev: “I am a pessimist who views the future with optimism.”

“Fortunately I do not speak a foreign language,” Andrey Zvyagintsev tells me (in Russian). “So I don’t know what they say about us or my films outside(...)

Steven Soderbergh  with Daniel Craig on the set of Logan Lucky. Photograph: Claudette Barius/Fingerprint

What are you doing here, Steven Soderbergh? A few years ago, the director of Sex Lies and Videotape, Traffic and the Oceans trilogy told us that he wa(...)

Maudie: Ethan Hawke in Aisling Walsh’s new film

Time is always at our elbow. Ethan Hawke, who has changed little in 30 years, is at the Soho Hotel to talk about his role in Aisling Walsh’s irresist(...)

Remember that moment in The Simpsons when Troy McClure dismisses Homer’s pitch by saying: “But they’ve already made some movies about World War II”? D(...)

 Haluk Bilginer and Melisa Sözen in Winter Sleep

When the latest, enormously long film from Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Turkish master of the slow reveal, took the Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Fes(...)

Timothy Spall as Joseph Mallard William Turner in ‘Mr Turner’

You could be forgiven for thinking that the visual arts and cinema were made for each other. And there are some great films about artists, fictiona(...)

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Why not just call the thing Citizen Kane and have done with it? By naming his new experimen(...)