Les Misérables

Here’s a question nobody seems to be asking. What effect have the gilets jaunes disturbances had on the Cannes film festival? The last time the bash b(...)

Lizzo performs onstage at the 2019 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival o in Indio, California. Photograph: Emma McIntyre/Getty Images

Not this again. You didn’t like Shazam!? Well, I’d like to see you make a superhero films. Down on Adele? I didn’t know you had such a way with the wi(...)

Some think the French actor is ‘a bit frightening’ because of the characters she has played, most recently in Neil Jordan’s Greta. But Isabelle Hup(...)

Agnes Varda: “I was curious, curiosity is a good thing. And I was curious about different people.” Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The friends and family of Agnès Varda – among the untarnished greats of postwar French cinema – can draw consolation from the awareness that she died (...)

Top of the list: Seven Samurai, directed by Akira Kurosawa. His Rashomon came in at No. 4

Over the last few years, BBC Culture has been asking the world’s critics – including this writer and my colleague Tara Brady – to vote for their 100 f(...)

Ethan Hawke in the 2016 film Maudie, directed by Aisling Walsh. His contention that Hollywood blockbuster Logan lacks the intellectual heft of a Bresson film has the Nerd Herd up in arms

Where you stand on Ethan Hawke is the defining question of our cultural week. During an interview with Film Stage, the actor attempted an apparent tak(...)

Louise Brooks in “Pandora’s Box”: director GW Pabst wanted her for the role.

Watching the newly restored version of Pandora’s Box, one can’t help but suspect that Louise Brooks, who died in 1985, is some contemporary YouTube st(...)

Asia Argento delivers a speech next to jury member Ava DuVernay at the closing ceremony of Cannes Film Festival. Photograph:  Eric Gaillard/Reuters

The 2018 Cannes film festival, an edition characterised by controversy and transition, has ended with the awarding of the Palme d’Or to the Japanese f(...)

 Kristen Stewart  looks at   Cate Blanchett   ahead of the opening of the 71st edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. Photograph: Getty Images

At lunchtime on Sunday, torrential rain swept its way in from the Mediterranean to drench those squabbling in queues outside various bits of the Canne(...)

US director Ryan Coogler: These actresses could easily carry their own movie. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Ryan Coogler ponders an all-female Black Panther spin-off Ryan Coogler, director of Black Panther, has been enjoying a “rendezvous” (they really do c(...)

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