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(...)

Martin Landau displays the Oscar he won for Best Supporting Actor at the 67th Annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles ,March 27th, 1995. File photograph: Blake Sell/Reuters

Martin Landau, who won an Oscar for his performance as Bela Lugosi in 1994’s Ed Wood, has died aged 89. Landau died on Saturday of unexpected complic(...)

Andy Serkis as Caesar in War for the Planet of the Apes. Photograph: Twentieth Century Fox

Some 15 years have elapsed since the biotech advances of Rise of the Planet of the Apes accelerated primate evolution while simultaneously wiping out (...)

Sofia Coppola. Photograph: Todd Heisler/The New York Times

Sofia Coppola enters the room noiselessly and unannounced. It’s how she does things. Her outsized dress is insanely fashionable, but low-key. Her soft(...)

Wood-burning oven at Hartwood, Tulum. From ‘Hartwood’ by Eric Werner and Mya Henry (Artisan Books). Photograph: by Gentl & Hyers

Salt is the only thing I can taste at first in Noma Mexico. Over-seasoning. I lick my chops. A salty amuse bouche. Although it’s not over-seasoned by (...)

Diane Keaton arrives for the American Film Institute Lifetime Achievement Gala   in Hollywood where she received a lifetime achievement award earlier this month. Photograph: EPA/Paul Buck

Will Diane Keaton be like Diane Keaton? It’s not such an absurd question. Forty years ago, in Annie Hall, she played a character with the actress’s ow(...)

Godfather reunion: On 45th anniversary the cast is made an offer it can’t refuse.

Al Pacino was considered too short, Marlon Brando was required to do a screen test, and director Francis Ford Coppola was almost fired. The director (...)

Director Jonathan Demme at the “Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee Kids” premiere during the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival. Photograph: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

The US director Jonathan Demme, who won an Oscar for The Silence of the Lambs, has died at the age of 73. The cause of death has been announced as “oe(...)

Michael Cimino at the Venice Film Festival in 2012. “I don’t believe in defeat. Everybody has bumps.” Photograph: Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images

Scouring the first-take obituaries for film-maker Michael Cimino over the weekend, it is interesting to note how many elevated the notorious Heaven’s (...)

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