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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(...)

Empty seats at the Alpine Cinema in New York in February. Photograph: Devin Oktar Yalkin/The New York Times

People are talking about the Oscars this year. Namely, how they won’t be watching. A lot of people don’t even realise the show, once an edge-of-your-s(...)

Dave Prowse played Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy.

Dave Prowse, the Bristol actor who played Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy, has died aged 85. The weightlifter-turned-actor, who also ea(...)

It’s slight, silly and, as an early Christmas treat, goes down smoothly

The original 1978 Star Wars Holiday Special was the dirty little secret tucked away at the back of the franchise’s underwear drawer. It has never been(...)

Dads: Bryce Dallas Howard with her father, Ron Howard. Photograph: Apple TV+

When Bryce Dallas Howard started making the documentary Dads, her family was clear: this was not going to be about them. The actor’s father, Ron, the (...)

The Mandalorian begins five years after Return of the Jedi

Ever since Jar Jar Binks and George Lucas’ terrible prequels trilogy, Star Wars devotees have greeted each new chapter of their beloved intergalactic (...)

US actor Kelly Marie Tran attending the European Premiere of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker in London. The deleted scene invovled two minor female characters.  Photograph: Neil Hall/EPA

Disney has cut a lesbian kiss from the latest Star Wars movie - one of the top Christmas films - Singapore’s media regulator said on Tuesday, so that (...)

Adam Driver as Kylo-Ren: Intense

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is not a very good film. It is overblown and soulless – a tin-can final part in Disney’s variable Star Wars trilogy. (...)

Anthony Daniels as C-3PO, John Boyega as Finn and Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron in STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER

Time to face the truth about your sister’s awful husband. You know you’ve been defending him only because your even more ghastly parents can’t stand t(...)

Star Wars: The Last Jedi ranks down the list in the Star Wars roll call. Photographs: LucasFilm

Oh no. It’s another Star Wars ranking. Here’s how we think the 11 films in the saga, including The Rise of Skywalker, compare to their light-sabe(...)

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