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Actor Michael Caine and England player Bobby Moore of the POW XI celebrate during a match against Germany for the film Escape to Victory. Mandatory Credit: Allsport UK /Allsport

Critics of Escape to Victory down the years have often suggested that disbelief needs to be suspended from the highest rafter while watching it, which(...)

Christopher Lloyd in Senior Moment

It seems appropriate for a man whose most famous role had him struggling with the nature of time that Christopher Lloyd arrives for our interview half(...)

Gene Hackman as Coach Dale in Hoosiers,  directed by David Anspaugh.

A few days after the 1997 Oscar ceremony, the film maker David Anspaugh was invited to meet Billy Bob Thornton for lunch. Thornton, a free-spirited an(...)

‘Plonk your bum in an Irish grove before Saint Patrick’s Day and you are likely to have your daffodils frozen off.’

There is no more pointless activity than updating the list of things that can cause you to be labelled a West Brit. Saying “Boxing Day”. Preferring He(...)

Z Nation: putting the fun back into the undead

My favourite type of art is “things that are better than they ought to be”. I realised this a few years ago when watching Z Nation, a joyfully silly p(...)

The Borat actor on his new film, why he's reluctant to be a celebrity and his long-standing distaste for Trump Borat uses the flower bed in fron(...)

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(...)

In this binary world of Donald Trump and Boris Johnson, everything is political  so the economics becomes irrelevant

TS Eliot believed that “humankind cannot bear much reality”; Jack Nicholson famously told us that “we can’t handle the truth”. Neither the poet nor (...)

Actor Elliott Gould: ‘Sometimes things work, sometimes things don’t work, and we learn from it’. File photograph: Christopher Polk/Fox/Getty Images

The best review ever received by Elliott Gould – renowned actor and star of M*A*S*H and The Long Goodbye, not to mention Ross and Monica’s d(...)

‘As we all educate ourselves about this, expect a surge in sales of tripods and lenses, as well as Instagram-style beautification apps’. Kathy Bates in Misery. Photograph: Columbia Pictures

Everything acclerates in a crisis. That’s as true of culture as it is of technology, politics and economics. Standards and priorities change, new form(...)

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