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(...)

Mark O’Halloran and Pat Shortt. Photographs: Alan Betson and Brian McEvoy

When did you last cry? Mark: I’m a great person for crying at films, I have to say. Pat: Yeah Mark: I love when that happens because it means you’r(...)

The Ticket Awards 2017 is entering the final straight, but there is still everything to play for in this year’s poll. Voting across all categories f(...)

Loyle Carner. Photograph: Other Voices

Favourite film? I just saw The Florida Project and I recommend that highly. It’s centred on a motel in which residents stay long-term, and pay for th(...)

Meryl Streep, Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks on the set of “The Post” which portrays   the “Washington Post”’s efforts to publish the Pentagon Papers in 1971. Photograph: Niko Tavernis/Twentieth Century Fox

It is just over a year since Donald Trump blathered his way to an unlikely electoral triumph. It is, thus, surely too soon to assess the cinema of the(...)

Sean Baker’s The Florida Project set in the shadows of Orlando’s Disney World, where the hotels that once catered to budget-minded tourists are filled with homeless welfare families

It’s a balmy May night on the French Riviera and more than 1,000 people are snaked around the streets of Cannes hoping to get in the most buzzed-about(...)