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(...)

American actor Kirk Douglas in 1955. Photograph:  Silver Screen Collection/Hulton Archive/Getty

Kirk Douglas Born: December 9th, 1916 Died: February 5th, 2020 Kirk Douglas, one of the last surviving movie stars from Hollywood’s golden age, whose(...)

A scene from ‘Sicilian Ghost Story’

In November 1993, 11-year-old Giuseppe Di Matteo was abducted by the Sicilian Mafia in order to silence his father, a gangster who had become a “penti(...)

Gloria Stuart in 'The Old Dark House'

Right-thinking people will have few more pleasant experiences at the cinema in 2018 than a trip to this spanking digital restoration of James Whale’s (...)

Anderson’s dogs don’t have traditional hind legs, but instead walk on what seems like two sets of front legs, akin to a table

Dog lovers and design lovers, perk up. Wes Anderson has a movie for you. The director, no stranger to the meticulous crafting of worlds, has created a(...)

Kids’ stuff: Jaeden Lieberher and Jacob Tremblay in  The Book of Henry

Historically, the phrase ‘one and done’ used to refer to those filmmakers who made a stone cold classic – say Charles Laughton’s The Night of the Hunt(...)

Creeping dread: Olivia Bond and Diana Agostini in The Eyes of My Mother. Photograph: Borderline Film

Francisca (Olivia Bond and later Kika Magalhães) grows up on an isolated cattle farm that might have once been painted by Edward Hopper. As a hobby, h(...)

Madge Herron on the streets of Kentish Town. “Isn’t she wonderful,” a psychiatrist once said of the poet. “It would be a shame to cure her.”

Here is a memory of Donegal poet Madge Herron. We are walking to the tube station in Camden Town, her recalling how shortly after the second World (...)

Maureen O’Hara photographed in her front yard in Los Angeles. Photograph: Harold Filan/AP Photo

It may seem odd to describe a middle-class lady from Ranelagh in the following terms, but, with the death of Maureen O’Hara at 95, cinema has lost a o(...)

Actor Maureen O’Hara pictures in  1943. Photograph: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

Maureen O’Hara, who died on Saturday, was Ireland’s first great Hollywood star and appeared in over 50 films. Ranked among the world’s most beautiful(...)

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