Harvey Keitel was originally cast in the lead role but, deemed unacceptable, was replaced by Martin Sheen (above)

Forty years ago this week, Francis Ford Coppola finally premiered Apocalypse Now at the Cannes film festival. The movie had been mooted a decade earli(...)

Composer David Shire talks to Aedín Gormley at the Light House cinema about his life in the movies. Photograph: Simon Lazewski

The Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival welcomed two legends back to the city – one a home boy, the other a late Englishman of Irish desce(...)

Alita: Rosa Salazar plays the title role in a motion-capture suit

Robert Rodriguez made ‘El Mariachi’ for $7,000. His new film, ‘Alita: Battle Angel’, made with his pal James Cameron, cost $200m. ‘They’re get(...)

Actors Anouk Aimee and Robert De Niro present Bernardo Bertolucci with a special award for his film The Last Emperor during the 1987 Cannes International Film Festival. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Forty-six years ago, Pauline Kael, the New Yorker’s influential film critic, did not hold back when heralding the debut of Bernardo Bertolucci’s Last (...)

Screen wedding: Winona Ryder says she and Keanu Reeves may have married for real in Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Photograph: Kevin Winter/Getty

Francis Ford Coppola has backed a theory by Winona Ryder that she and Keanu Reeves might be married. The director of the 1992 film Bram Stoker’s Drac(...)

Actor R Lee Ermey, at a premiere of “Willard,” at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood in 2003. File photograph:  Jim Ruymen/Reuters

American actor R Lee Ermey, known for playing Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in 1987 film Full Metal Jacket, has died at the age of 74. His manager said he(...)

The cast of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, it’s no Jesse James Meets Frankenstein’s Daughter.

Over the last few weeks, if you went among the film community, you’d find critics, distributors and exhibitors mouthing certain apparently unrelated w(...)

Xavier Legrand: 'It struck me when I was talking to victims of domestic violence, and they were telling their stories, that sometimes they might have been relating the plot of a thriller.' Photograph: Claude Medale/Corbis via Getty

In France a woman dies at the hands of her live-in partner every two and a half days, a shocking statistic that, depressingly, doesn’t include related(...)

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(...)

Start the app when you sit down to watch a film, and it will buzz at the boring bit

Even the corniest summer blockbusters now regularly clock in at two-and-a-half hours. So perhaps it should be no surprise that RunPee, an iPhone app a(...)

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