Rian Johnson’s Knives Out

The Toronto International Film Festival (sometimes Tiff) is not like its rivals in Cannes or Venice. Taking place within the fourth-largest city in No(...)

Richard E Grant stars opposite Melissa McCarthy  in Can You Ever Forgive Me? Photograph: Mary Cybulski

In 1991, actor, perfumier, director and keen diarist Richard E Grant was on the set of Rambling Rose with Laura Dern when he met an enthusiastic young(...)

Santa Claus Conquers the Martians: terrible, but features an eight-year-old Pia Zadora as a Martian child

Is it too early for a feature on Santa Claus in cinema? Well, tough. You’re getting one anyway. The decorations are up. The latest version of the Grin(...)

Sound of Music (1965)Julie Andrews

In 1965, New York’s critics were in agreement regarding the merits of Robert Wise’s The Sound of Music. Pauline Kael described the film as “the sugar-(...)

“We rarely hear Dolores’s voice. The story is written by a male writer and narrated by a male character, and they both deny her existence as a human, instead creating this fantasy being called ‘Lolita’”

Dolores Hazes is not a famous literary character. But Lolita is. When Humbert Humbert, the child rapist narrator in Nabokov’s novel, imposes his nickn(...)

Actor Charlie Plummer: Next week you can see him shine in Andrew Haigh’s wonderful ‘Lean on Pete’.  Photograph: Tiziana Fabi/AFP/Getty Images

Right now, some old jerk is somewhere complaining that younger people communicate only through grunts and emojis. Old jerks have been doing this since(...)

Octavia Spencer, Sally Hawkins and Jimmy Kimmel attend the 90th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. Photograph:  Matt Sayles

“I’ve got some things to say” Frances McDormand gave the most impassioned speech of the night. “If I fall over during my speech,” she began, “someone(...)

Saoirse Ronan and Laurie Metcalf in “Lady Bird”

1. Did anybody actually see these films? Yes, they did. But this is still the lowest-grossing set of best-picture nominees since 2011. Dunkirk, which (...)

Director Martin McDonough, Pete Czernin, Sam Rockwell, Frances McDormand and Graham Broadbent with the Bafta for best film. Photogaph:  Ian West/PA

Best film WINNER: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Call Me by Your Name Darkest Hour Dunkirk The Shape of Water Best director WINNER: Guil(...)

Oscar contenders: Daniel Day Lews, Saorise Ronan and Martin McDonagh’s ‘Three Billboards’

Best Picture Call Me by Your Name Darkest Hour Dunkirk Get Out Lady Bird Phantom Thread The Post The Shape of Water Three Billboar(...)

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