Upending convention: Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake

The choreographer’s business acumen and exceptional talent have propelled his work on to stages worldwide since his Swan Lake first took dance-love(...)

Cellar Door: ‘It’s as if Darren Aronofsky made a film about the Magdalene Laundries.’

We should have seen Cellar Door coming. Focusing on a young woman as she searches for the child who may have been taken by the Catholic Church, Viko N(...)

Beautiful Boy: Timothée Chalamet and Steve Carell. Photograph: Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP

Some interviews kick off like birthday parties. Others play like awkward conversations with barely remembered relatives at family funerals. My convers(...)

Gabriel Byrne and Tony Collettte in  ‘Hereditary’, ‘a devastating portrait of an American family in sudden, inexplicable decline’

Everybody associated with Ari Aster’s Hereditary should be patting themselves vigorously on the back. Right?  After generating the noisiest buzz(...)

Tom Cruise in “The Mummy”: This year’s Razzies nominations for worst picture are as predictable as ever.

The most pointless, unimaginative, insular, celebrity-obsessed film awards of the year will take place this weekend. Once again, we’ll wonder how the (...)

Harris Dickinson as Frankie (middle) in Beach Rats. The British actor plays a conflicted teen who hangs out with his girlfriend and the lads at the beach during the day and, by night, cruises around gay hook-up websites. Photograph: Neon

Harris Dickinson is a little late for our interview, but he has a series of very solid excuses. Long story short: Dickinson is in high demand. Next Se(...)

“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(...)

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:(...)

Javier Bardem and Jennifer Lawrence in mother!

 The plot summary of Darren Aronofsky’s oddly stylised mother! – yes, the lower-case lettering and exclamation point are mandatory; more on that (...)

Left to right: Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem in mother!

There is a place for pale, retiring films that venture out only on cloudless days. We also need big, loud, even vulgar movies that grab you by the sho(...)

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