Oscars 2021: Frances McDormand howls in tribute to Nomadland’s sound mixer, Michael Wolf Snyder. Photograph: Ampas/ABC via Getty

What is the greatest film ever with an unsatisfactory ending? Orson Welles’s The Magnificent Ambersons feels like the most appropriate analogy for the(...)

Tom Holland and Ciara Bravo in Cherry.

So what do you do when you’ve just made the highest grossing film in history? Robert Wise followed up The Sound of Music with the grand folly that was(...)

Francis Ford Coppola: ‘My daughter Sophia took the bullet for me,’ the director says about how Godfather III was received on release in 1990. Photograph:   Mark Mahaney/The New York Times

The director and cast, including Al Pacino, Sofia Coppola and Andy Garcia, look back at making Part III, which has been re-edited – and retitled –&(...)

Marlon Brando and Al Pacino in The Godfather (1972). The mafia drama was directed by Francis Ford Coppola. Photograph: Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images

Oh no. The champion of the untrue truism is back. He’s pressing you into the corner of the train carriage and puffing up to bore-for-Europe dimensions(...)

Audrey Hepburn in a promotional still from the 1961 film Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Photograph courtesy Everett Collection/Getty Images

The good people of Dublin 4 may need smelling salts on hand before sitting down to Helena Coan’s new documentary on Audrey Hepburn. Discussing the act(...)

Joe Dante’s entry into the film business was so cartoonish it might easily be a scene from a Joe Dante movie. Arriving in California as an aspiring ed(...)

The Goodfellas: Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro, Paul Sorvino and Joe Pesci.

“As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster,” Henry Hill (Ray Liotta) muses near the start of Goodfellas, and in the fall of 1990(...)

Virginia Morrow (née Burns). If a best-selling book from decades earlier can be believed, she had once watched her own funeral.

Twenty-five years ago this weekend, there died in Denver, Colorado, a woman named Virginia Morrow (née Burns). But according to at least one obituary,(...)

Robert Evans: the maverick Hollywood producer has died aged 89. Photograph: Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP

A women’s trousers salesman comes to Hollywood and jumps into the pool at the Beverly Hills Hotel, drawing the attention of an A-list actress. With he(...)

Flames enter a vineyard near Geyserville, California. At its peak, the Tick Fire burning in the Santa Clarita Valley north of Los Angeles forced the evacuation of about 50,000 people. Photograph: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images

Authorities ordered 50,000 people to evacuate as California firefighters raced to cut defensive lines against a wildfire in Sonoma County’s famed wine(...)

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