Barry Keoghan and Nicole Kidman at the screening of The Killing of a Sacred Deer at the Cannes Film Festival in May. Photograph: Getty Images

Barry Keoghan has come a long way, but one formative professional controversy won’t leave him alone. It is May and we are on the roof of the Palais d(...)

“No one likes a pop idol with a tarnished reputation”

Satoshi Kon, the Japanese film-maker and comic-book artist, died from pancreatic cancer in 2010. He was 46. Seven years on and finally the late, great(...)

Blade Runner sequel: Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford in Blade Runner 2049

“I need chewing gum,” Denis Villeneuve says in his foggy Québécois accent. “I find that when I am tired the first thing that goes is my English. Chewi(...)

Ashore thing: Shin Godzilla

Dear Hollywood, this is how you make a melon-farming kaiju movie. A prime minister reassures the public during an emergency broadcast: “We don’t expe(...)

Transformers: The Last Knight - the stench will remain for centuries

Since the late 1970s, when Jaws and Star Wars changed everything, the American summer has been defined by a “blockbuster”. The word originally meant a(...)

German troops entering Dunkirk in June 1940. In the film, the emphasis is on melodrama rather than authenticity. Photograph: Ullstein Bild/Getty Images

Christopher Nolan’s blockbuster Dunkirk is without doubt the most wonderfully innovative war film I have ever seen. This is not just because it gives (...)

 Roland Møller in Land of Mine

It’s a small thing, but we should probably get that awful English-language title out of the way first. Under Sadnet (literally “Under the Sand”), a te(...)

Ships carrying members of the BEF leaving Dunkirk during the evacuation of British troops.   (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

It would be consistent with a certain kind of Britishness for the nation to ruin itself through sheer embarrassment. Having gone to the trouble of vot(...)

Director Christoper Nolan on the set of Dunkirk  with Kenneth Brannagh

Christopher Nolan is 46. He is just about old enough to remember how, until the late 1970s, the second World War dominated British popular culture. Bo(...)

Fionn Whitehead in Dunkirk

Dunkirk ★★★★★ Directed by Christopher Nolan. Starring: Fionn Whitehead, Tom Glynn-Carney, Jack Lowden, Harry Styles, Aneurin Barnard, James D’Arcy, Ba(...)

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