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Louise Bourgoin at the opening ceremony and screening of The Dead Don’t Die in Cannes, France. Photograph: Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images

Covering the Cannes Festival is a lot harder than you ungrateful people think. It can get awfully hot and some of the screenings are rather early in t(...)

Joaquin Phoenix as John Callahan

The title refers to a cartoon by the late John Callahan. A huddle of mounted cowboys peers at a wheelchair abandoned in the lonely desert. The leader (...)

Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black: “The fact that Pampers are including us gives people the opportunity to meet a same-sex family and, honestly, the challenges are the same.”

It’s a sign of the times we live in when a global nappy brand decides to launch a new product with a highly successful gay sports star who has recentl(...)

 Joaquin Phoenix:  “The suggestion is my parents weren’t responsible. That pisses me off. My parents are the most protective people you could meet in your fucking life.” Photograph:  Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

Joaquin Phoenix isn’t in the room. Has he climbed out the window? It’s a long way down and it’s snowing. Still, he is a bit of an eccentric. After a f(...)

James Frecheville and Hugo Weaving in Black 47

The first clips of Lance Daly’s Black 47, a rare feature centred on the Great Famine which premieres tonight at the prestigious Berlin Film Festival, (...)

No magic bullet theory: Dark Night

Hailing from the same wilfully grey space between document and fiction as Kate Plays Christine or Le Quattro Volte, Tim Sutton’s homophonic third feat(...)

‘For Jedward to stay in the striplights of fame, they’ve had to make a Faustian pact and become the jesters for ex- premiership footballers and hardened nightclub hustlers.’ Photograph: Kyran O’Brien

And lo, it has come to pass: our Jedwards have grown into Jedmen and have signed up to take part in MTV’s new celebrity dating show. Single AF (for (...)

Michel Hazanavicius’s Redoubtable pastiches the work of Jean-Luc Godard.

Cannes is celebrating its 70th edition. Next year, however, it will arguably mark a more significant anniversary. It will then be 50 years since the (...)

Palme d’Or contender: Cate Blanchett in Carol, directed by Todd Haynes

Such is the nature of the news cycle that some editions of the Cannes film festival come to be identified with satellite scandals only obliquely relat(...)

Cate Blanchett in Carol, Todd Hynes’s  adaptation of a Patricia Highsmith novel about a lesbian romance

This correspondent has developed a theory that recent Cannes Film Festivals are a little like Star Trek films. Over the current decade, the even-numbe(...)

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