Robert Pattinson’s pasta dish involves burning a burger bun. Photograph: Ryan Pfluger/The New York Times

Alyx Gorman explains it to Steph Harmon Hi Alyx. Why is everyone messaging me about Robert Pattinson’s chaotic pasta? Robert Pattinson, the Twilight(...)

Zoë Kravitz: ‘I was trying to re-create a world that I know, and that’s what it looks like. It doesn’t look like a bunch of white girls.’ Photograph: Ana Cuba/New York Times

One recent afternoon, Zoë Kravitz is sitting in a sushi restaurant on the second floor of a Los Angeles mall, but her thoughts are 5,000km and 10(...)

Charlize Theron plays Megyn Kelly (left) in a study of sexual harassment at Fox News, with Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie

What a cornucopia of delights are coming our way in 2020. We offer a few warnings. One or two of these may slide into 2021. On the upside, the odd exc(...)

Simon Reynolds called Burial’s 2007 masterpiece Untrue the most important electronic album of the century so far. In Ghosts of My Life: Writings on De(...)

Back row, left to right, Stig Abell, Juno Dawson, Kit de Waal, Syima Aslam, with (front row left to right) Mariella Frostrup and Alexander McCall Smith, the BBC-assembled panel who chose a new BBC list of 100 important  novels that shaped our world. Photograph: David Emery/BBC/PA Wire

Pick a side. Obviously, the BBC’s list of “100 Novels that Shaped Our World” is terrible. All such lists are terrible. Each one generates complaints (...)

Robert Pattinson. Photograph: Ryan Pfluger/New York Times

When Robert Pattinson signed on to play the antagonistic dauphin of France in Netflix’s medieval epic The King, he knew it was a juicy role that would(...)

Ad Astra marks director James Gray’s second collaboration with Brad Pitt

The film industry is seldom a cake-walk, but even by the various standards of the “biz”, James Gray’s career has been a fraught one. His second film, (...)

 Joanna Hogg: ‘I didn’t want to fetishise the shape of a glass or whatever. I wanted it to be about the story and not about the interior decoration’ Photograph: Danny Martindale/Getty Images

Golly, it’s been nearly a decade since I last met Joanna Hogg. In 2010, I hosted an enthusiastic Q & A after the screening of her film Archipelago(...)

Sea Fever: Neasa Hardiman’s film stars Hermione Corfield, Connie Nielsen and Dougray Scott in a science-fiction tale about a marine-biology student confronting a mysterious organism on an Atlantic trawler

Four Irish films have been announced as part of the Discovery programme at next month’s Toronto International Film Festival. This strong showing at th(...)

The Dead Don’t Die: the online pretrailer for Jim Jarmusch’s film is attention-span deficit in action

Not many cultural entities go through a golden period a century after their first emergence. Who guessed that the rise of the internet would prove so (...)

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