Who doesn’t like a good war film?

The New York critics have decided. The Los Angeles critics have decided. And now the Dublin Film Critics Circle has awards its prizes for the year. Ch(...)

Saoirse Ronan chatting to Mary J Blige on the red carpet at the IFP Gotham Awards in November, while Greta Gerwig is interviewed. Ronan won an award for her role  in Lady Bird, which Gerwig directed.  Ronan has also been nominated for a Golden Globe award. Photograph: Rebecca Smeyne/The New York Times

Saoirse Ronan continues a seemingly inevitable run to a third Oscar nod with a nomination for best actress (comedy or musical) at the upcoming Golden (...)

Gregory Porter: “I feel I have to read something that makes me smarter, which keeps me away from fantasy and fiction.” Photograph: Mauricio Santana/Getty Images

Favourite film? Fences, with Denzel Washington. Film, music and other art forms work to normalise different cultures, and Fences does exactly that. A(...)

Dakota Fanning: “If you’re not challenging yourself, that’s no fun.” Photograph:  Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic

For the longest time, Dakota Fanning was framed as an “old soul” by her invariably impressed co-stars. Glenn Close deployed the phrase when, in 2005, (...)

Damien Chazelle accepts the Best Director Oscar for La La Land at the  89th Annual Academy Awards.  Best picture is voted in a proportional system. Best director is first past the post. Photograph:  Christopher Polk/Getty Images

Something truly remarkable just happened at the Oscars. No, not that. For the first time, a film by an African-American director won best picture. Her(...)

From left,  Mahershala Ali, Emma Stone, Viola Davis and Casey Affleck pose with their Oscar in the press room during the 89th Oscars. Photograph:  Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images

La La Land Won Directing for Damien Chazelle, Actress in a Leading Role for Emma Stone, Cinematography for Linus Sandgren, Music (Original song) for (...)

“La La Land” producer Jordan Horowitz looks at the card reading Best Film ‘Moonlight” next to US actor Warren Beatty and host Jimmy Kimmel after Beatty mistakingly read “La La Land” initially at the 89th Oscars. Photograph: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images

Best buck passing Warren Beatty gets confused when the envelope that is supposed to contain the best picture winner holds a card re-announcing Emma St(...)

Director Barry Jenkins holds the Oscar as Moonlight wins best picture. Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

The 89th Academy Awards ended on Monday morning with what was certainly the most shocking moment in Oscar history. In the final segment of the ceremo(...)

Casey Affleck: Manchester by the Sea performance deserves the best actor Oscar. Photograph: Emily Andrews/The New York Times

Oscar weekend and here we go again: who will win versus who should win. Last year’s Academy Awards were dominated by the lack of recognition for (...)

The one the critics want to win: Mahershala Ali and Alex R. Hibbert in Moonlight

There was a time when ranking the films nominated for the best picture Oscar would have been no more enticing a prospect than determining the greasies(...)

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