Who will win the best picture Oscar?

Between the writing of this piece and its publication, the Academy will, no doubt, have suggested settling best actress with a nude mud-wrestling matc(...)

Posters of late communist leader Mao Zedong and President Xi Jinping  at a market in Beijing:  next step is to bring the China Dream overseas. Photograph: Greg Baker/AFP/Getty

A colourful propaganda poster on a billboard, tucked inside the gate of a leafy residential compound in Beijing’s Chaoyang district, unswervingly prom(...)

Christopher Robin (Ewan McGregor) and Winnie the Pooh

A few years ago the first trailer for Paddington arrived to an almost universally hostile reception. Disturbed by the uncanny-valley quality of the ex(...)

Chris O’Dowd: “I used to write a lot in my spare time, in between jobs. But in the last three years I’ve had two kids.” Photograph: Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images

Phew, that’s a relief. I thought we’d lost Chris O’Dowd there for a minute. Not on the phone – the phone connection to LA is fine, if a little distant(...)

Incredibles 2: Mr Incredible struggles as a stay-at-home dad in this sequel to Pixar’s 2004 hit

Lessons have been learnt. Back in 2014, some weeks after Brazil were thoroughly spanked by the Germans, Hollywood’s summer sputtered to a halt after t(...)

Irish actor Domhnall Gleeson on Goodbye Christopher Robin: “I suspect the reviews will go many different ways. But I’ve seen people weeping in a cinema watching it. That’s hard to do.” Photograph:   Vera Anderson/WireImage

Everything’s coming up Domhnall Gleeson. And to paraphrase the title of one of his best-loved movies, it’s about bleeding time. Good tidings we bring:(...)

Ruth Negga on the carpet at Cannes in 2016. She is now a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Photograph:  Julien Warnand/EPA

If we were feeling awkward we would complain that only 39 per cent of those just invited to join the American Academy of Arts and Sciences were women.(...)

EH Shepard’s drawing of Winnie the Pooh as he played “Poohsticks” with Piglet and Christopher Robin has sold at auction for more than £300,000. Photograph: Philip Toscano/PA Wire

EH Shepard’s original ink drawing of Christopher Robin, Piglet and Pooh on the famous ‘Poohsticks’ bridge has sold for £314,500 (€398,249), a new worl(...)