A cinema in Shenyang in China is sprayed with disinfectant as it prepared to reopen in March: all cinemas in China are now closed again. Photograph: STR/AFP via Getty Images.

On the sides of the ghost buses now hurtling through Dublin, you can still see posters for A Quiet Place Part II, one of dozens of films to have their(...)

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The speed with which the shutdown progressed is staggering. It is just over two weeks since Universal Studios announced that No Time to Die, the 25th (...)

A woman wearing a facemask amid fears of the spread of Covid-19 walks past a poster for the James Bond movie No Time to Die. Its release has been delayed to November. Photograph: Mladen Antonov/AFP

As concerns grow about the effect of the coronavirus on cultural and sporting events, it has been announced that No Time to Die, the 25th James Bond f(...)

Blake Lively in The Rhythm Section

It’s unfair to damn an entire film for its unconvincing representation of heroin addiction or for music supervision that values thudding explicitness (...)

Billie Eilish at the 2019 Electric Picnic. Yes, the Californian performer probably isn’t in the great Bondian tradition. Photograph: Dave Meehan

I’ve bored you about it before and I’ll bore you about it again. The most telling line in the James Bond franchise begins with an observation on high-(...)

Pierce Brosnan: #MeToo ‘has been relevant and significant and well needed’, so the Bond films ‘will have to address that’. Photograph: Loïc Venance/AFP/Getty

Pierce Brosnan has said it is time for a woman to take on his former role as James Bond. “I think we’ve watched the guys do it for the last 40 years.(...)

Daniel Craig, Naomie Harris and Lashana Lynch at the Bond 25 film launch in Jamaica. Photograph: Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures

Anybody who doubts the continuing appeal of James Bond need only look to the furore generated by even the flimsiest snippet of gossip. The Daily Mail (...)

Pierce Brosnan in GoldenEye. Photograph: United Artists

Pierce Brosnan, actor The first film I saw when I came to London as a boy was Goldfinger, which starred Sean Connery as 007. In Ireland, I had been b(...)

Daniel Craig will take  the Aston Martin round the block one more time

These pages have, in recent months, been much taken up with discussion of the candidates – some admirable, some outright cranks – vying for a ceremoni(...)

US director Cary Fukunaga: taking on the Bond director’s chair. Photograph: Neil  Hall/EPA

The next James Bond film will be directed by American Cary Joji Fukunaga, the man behind the first season of US drama True Detective and the Netflix c(...)

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